Writing

I write about independent culture, DIY communities, experimental art, and the complicated bifurcation of high and low culture within for various publications.*

Recent features:
Exclaim!: Esmerine discuss climate change, cities, and riding an upward spiral of hope on ‘Mechanics of Dominion’ 
Exclaim!:  Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith experiments with self-expression inspired by nature on ‘The Kid’
Exclaim!: Forest raves, drone therapy, and noise made for three sleepless but exciting and dramatic nights at Electric Eclectics Festival
Noisey: Silver Mt. Zion’s Jessica Moss reflects on the state of the world on ‘Pools of Light’
Exclaim!: Droning on: Experimental, intense, emotional trips were a long, welcome distraction this year
THUMP: X Avant is the Toronto experimental festival creating dialogue between diverse communities
Noisey: Bruno Capinan yearns for divine grace amidst Brazil’s political crisis
AUX: Prophets of Rage head north of the border to… Make Canada Rage Again?
AUX: Hillside Festival’s big heart a win for the underdog
AUX: Lydia Lunch is the liver of America
THUMP: Inside Drone Day, the grassroots holiday encouraging DIY therapy through drone music
Noisey: Holy Holy took one last deep dive into David Bowie’s early work in Toronto
Noisey: Pizza, poutine and punk: meet the founder of Montreal’s infamous Pouzza Fest
Noisey: Colin Stetson reimagined a 1976 Polish symphony as an electronic black metal opus with saxophones
Chart Attack: Kazoo! Fest asks: What does an accessible festival look like?
AUX: Somewhere There is the heart of Toronto’s creative music scene
Chart Attack: CD-RIP: Is it possible to run a label selling CDs anymore?
Noisey: Several Futures connects parallel universes on ‘Before You Forget’
Noisey: Matt Monoogian uses solitude as a vehicle for self-confrontation
Noisey: Pantayo bridges the Filipino diaspora with their take on kulintang
Noisey: Table for one: An oral history of Dine Alone Records
Noisey: Unstoppable: an oral history of Stomp Records
AUX: Compilation seeking Big Canadian Tunes
Exclaim!: What I play: Beliefs
Chart Attack: It’s Gonna Be Us!: An oral history of Blocks Recording Club
Chart Attack: The circle closes for Owen Pallett’s early-’00s band Les Mouches
Noisey: The new single from Babysitter’s forthcoming LP is a gravel-throated call across the country
Noisey: The Folk challenges mental illness and adversity with a built in support group
Noisey: Luminato’s ‘Apocalypsis’ offered a new view to the end of the world
Noisey: Celebrating William S. Burroughs’ 100th birthday with dream machines and guttural howls
Noisey: The X Avant new music festival transcended culture
Noisey: Copyright Board of Canada defends “world’s lowest royalty rate”: “Maybe it’s too high. I don’t know.”

*In addition to contributing regular features to AUX, Chart Attack, and VICE publications Noisey and THUMP, I have written over 100 reviews of concerts, festivals and new album releases for Canadian arts and culture monthly Exclaim! since the beginning of 2015 (they’re compiled here).

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