2014 Year in Review: Kriss Stress

2014 Year in Review: Kriss Stress It's not hard hard to imagine Kriss Stress having multiple physicality disorder, the condition of having identical identities assigned to multiple bodies. It's the only way to possibly conceive how he gets so much work done. He is prolific to the point of mania, and I couldn't tell you when he actually sleeps (does one of him sleep while the other [more]

2014 Year in Review: Ono

2014 Year in Review: OnoOno is truly one of the most unique bands performing today. They prefer to label what they do “noise” instead of “music,” but their range of influences includes no-wave, free jazz, glam-rock, gospel, poetry, and performance art. After I was fortunate enough last year to share lunch with and interview the two original members Travis and Michael, Ono [more]

2014 Year in Review: The Dog

2014 Year in Review: The DogBooks with yellow covers do not sell. I was reminded of this piece of publishing lore while messaging with a friend about The Dog. “Fascinated by the cover,” he wrote. “Seemed deliberately designed to be blank, uninviting & uncomfortable.”Wrapping an impenetrable, consumer-deterring cover around a book whose contents dare you not to like it is the [more]

2014 Year in Review: Spotify Pushback

2014 Year in Review: Spotify Pushback I use Spotify. Every day. I’ve got playlists and albums and the radio feature, each  representing a facet of my musical taste. I know I’m part of the problem, that my plays and subscription fees are going to the streaming juggernaut and not the artists. But God damn does it feel good to have everything I want at my fingertips. Judge me all you want.Taylor [more]

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2014 Year in Review: Kriss Stress

  It’s not hard hard to imagine Kriss Stress having multiple physicality disorder, the condition of having identical identities assigned to multiple bodies. It’s the only way to possibly conceive how he gets so much work done. He is prolific to the point of mania, and I couldn’t tell...
Ono, from left to right: P Michael, Adam, Rebacca, Da Wey, Travis, Jesse (photo credit: Flint Chaney)

2014 Year in Review: Ono

Ono is truly one of the most unique bands performing today. They prefer to label what they do “noise” instead of “music,” but their range of influences includes no-wave, free jazz, glam-rock, gospel, poetry, and performance art. After I was fortunate enough last year to share lunch with and...
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2014 Year in Review: The Dog

Books with yellow covers do not sell. I was reminded of this piece of publishing lore while messaging with a friend about The Dog. “Fascinated by the cover,” he wrote. “Seemed deliberately designed to be blank, uninviting & uncomfortable.” Wrapping an impenetrable, consumer-deterring cover around a book whose contents...
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2014 Year in Review: Spotify Pushback

I use Spotify. Every day. I’ve got playlists and albums and the radio feature, each  representing a facet of my musical taste. I know I’m part of the problem, that my plays and subscription fees are going to the streaming juggernaut and not the artists. But God damn does...