Published Work

Below are some of my most recent published works. To see specific publications, choose from the drop down menu under "Published Work."

Nostalgia Comeback: Meat Joy

Austin, Texas, is known as the Live Music Capital. The city prides itself on the amount of local venues that allow artists of all genres to find their people through music expression. The sounds of up-and-coming bands ooze out of every bar, house and concert hall imaginable, creating a diverse and eclectic music scene.

In the 1980’s, the DIY punk band Meat Joy found their calling to entertain. Through their experimental sound, they gained a cult following both in their active years and after they parted ways. Now, 40 years later, fueled by a desire to play together again, the band reunited in the town they used to call home.

Small Venue Plays Host to The Things’ Large-Scale Performance

I might be known amongst my friends and family for being early to everything, but this was a personal best. Either I had gotten the show time wrong or it was changed and I didn’t realize it (the second option is the story I’m sticking with). Whichever happened, my sister and I showed up an hour before doors even opened, the soundcheck from inside the venue reverberating through the nearly empty street. Looks like we have to go get margarita’s from the bar next door on National Margarita Day, twi

The Thing’s new album balances the rock of the past, present and future

The Thing’s sophomore album, The Thing Is, which came out on February 2 sees the New York four piece take influence from 60s and 70s rock and musical stylings à la early Arctic Monkeys. Even though the influences of The Thing are clear, the group is able to find their own touch, adding a certain panache that those who are well versed in the musical past use to drive music’s future forward.

The LP features 11 songs and over 35 minutes of play time. One of the standout parts of the album is the m