I started this blog because my friends often ask me for music suggestions. My goal is to make it as unpretentious as possible. I want people who know a lot about music to be able to enjoy the blog, but I also want this to be a place for people who are simply looking for some cool new bands to come find them. Just because someone doesn’t have a lot of time to devote to discovering indie music doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate it. I will not put up obscure things because they are obscure. I will not be afraid to report on someone more mainstream. My only criteria for posting something will be whether or not I think my friends would like it.
I also think transparency is important. Who am I, and where am I coming from? I’m 23 years old. I grew up in New Jersey and went to Swarthmore College. I now live in Brooklyn and freelance at a small, on-line radio station as a DJ. I’m also the photo editor at Impose Magazine. I’m currently looking for work (need a writer or photographer? Let me know!). I like to go to shows, spend time with my friends, and watch sitcoms and teen dramas. I also play bass and guitar. My favorite band is The Hold Steady because I like guitars and clever lyrics. I don’t care if you think this means I have bad taste. I love 70s American punk, and don’t have a good enough grasp on music history, but I promise you that I’m working on it.
A note on the photos: If you would like to use any of the photos on this blog in any capacity, please e-mail me first. I will almost certainly say yes, but it’s nice to be asked.
If ANYTHING on this blog isn’t for posting, please tell me immediately and I’ll take it down. I just want to promote bands I like to my friends. I believe that by putting up one or two mp3s, people are much more likely to pay money to see an artist. Please shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions/complaints/comments/requests.