Interview with George Saunders in the White Review

A little less than a year ago I turned in a Master’s dissertation on George Saunders (mostly), the crowning jewel of which was twenty page appendix containing our email exchange – my fumbling questions and his generous answers – in their raw, effusive, and original form. Now The White Review will be publishing selections from thatContinue reading “Interview with George Saunders in the White Review”

WOMPS – New Music from Glasgow

Displaced Records’ first-signed band, WOMPS, drop their debut record Our Fertile Forever on 10 June, and I recommend giving it a listen. I spent a few hours and drank a few pints with this new band from Glasgow, “formed from the ashes of Algernon Dolls,” vocalist Ewan Grant’s last solo project, when I was at SxSWContinue reading “WOMPS – New Music from Glasgow”

Foundlings Poetry Zine Launches May 1st

I’ve kept this under wraps for a while, but Artvoice was cool enough to break the news that Buffalo will be home to a new poetry magazine, Foundlings, which will launch with a “reading and rager” at Sterling Tap and Wurst on 1 May at 7pm. I’m a co-editor along with my traveling partners Max CrinninContinue reading “Foundlings Poetry Zine Launches May 1st”

In Austin, TX for SxSW 2016

Music festival reporting can be physically and mentally exhausting: last summer Scotland’s T in the Park saw me haul-assing across a muddy wasteland to catch a very late and very crowded bus, and Latvia’s Positivus (though the accommodations were more comfortable) left my schedule in the hands of some seriously hard partiers. Then Edinburgh’s Fringe made AugustContinue reading “In Austin, TX for SxSW 2016”

Sun Ra Arkestra at Summerhall

Sun Ra and I share a birthday. We celebrated my 21st together at The Pausa Art House in Buffalo’s Allentown – or at least some local Ramen and women and one original disciple (I believe it may have been Marshall Allen) celebrated Sunny’s birthday while I sat with friends and family, contemplating a globular glass ofContinue reading “Sun Ra Arkestra at Summerhall”