Just What Could The Nets Get For Brook Lopez? Part 2 (for TheBrooklynGame)

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Aaaaand here’s the second half of my lengthy breakdown of Brook Lopez’s trade value for the Brooklyn Game. Would he work on Washington? Milwaukee? Orlando? Find out here.

DNCE – ‘dnce’ review (Rolling Stone)


Joe Jonas has a band! They’re called DNCE! Aaaaaaaand they’re not very good! I reviewed their self-titled debut record for Rolling Stone right here.

Spoiler: Their synthy-funk-pop has been done better already this year by The Griswolds on their album High Times For Low Lives. So maybe check that out instead.


The Bronx – feature interview (for FasterLouder)

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… In which I talk to The Bronx’s throat Matt Caughthran and yell about how they’re the world’s greatest punk band. Also, Bronx 5 comes up, as does Mariachi El Bronx and what the line of demarcation is between the two bands.

Plus, I get to relive one of the most memorable, come-to-god musical moments i’ve ever seen, when The Bronx single-handedly alleviated two days of miserable and wet festival going with a set that literally put me on my knees (in mud) with my arms raised to the air.

Have a read here at Fasterlouder.

Ben Lee – Freedom, Love and the Recuperation of the Human Mind review (for Rolling Stone)


The evolution of Ben Lee is pretty interesting — from weirdo indie pop to conceptual spiritual noise to agreeable adult contemporary folk-pop — and his latest album takes a very high-minded bent. Just in case you didn’t pick that up from the title. Freedom, Love and the Recuperation of the Human Mind is out now and I reviewed it for Rolling Stone here.