Posts Tagged ‘Algernon Cadwallader’

October 26th, 2010 - 9:08 pm § in Freelance Work

Tomorrow: Algernon Cadwallader, Standard-Bearers of the New New Emo – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper

When second-wave emo legends Cap’n Jazz reunited earlier this year, music critics and fans rejoiced. It all seemed a little unexpected: After years of Warped-Tour banishment, emo was being celebrated again. via Tomorrow: Algernon Cadwallader, Standard-Bearers of the New New Emo – Arts Desk &[...]

June 30th, 2010 - 2:30 am § in True/Slant

The blogosphere doesn't need Pitchfork's Altered Zones

Popular indie music site Pitchfork announced it will launch Altered Zones, a sister site dedicated to DIY sounds so obscure not even those on staff at Pitchfork have heard of some of the bands or dreamt up cool new tags for the zany new tunes. Pitchfork has some lofty goals for the site, which will [...]

June 25th, 2010 - 6:48 pm § in Freelance Work

Making Friends and Losing Money | Music Feature | Chicago Reader

Matt Harmon has a lot on his plate. The 25-year-old DIY musician and concert organizer is the bassist in mathy screamo quintet Suffix and plays guitar and sings for a punk trio called Cloud Mouth, which is about to drop a new six-song 12-inch, That Ghost Is Always With Me (Ice Age), and on July [...[...]

May 18th, 2010 - 2:30 am § in True/Slant

Will Philly say 'yes' to cultural fascism?

On Friday, the Philadelphia City Paper stumbled upon a proposed bill that could dramatically alter the city’s cultural landscape. Bill No. 100267 is no ordinary promoters ordinance. If passed into law, the ordinance has the potential to stop smaller clubs’ schedules completely and leave [...]

May 13th, 2010 - 12:41 am § in True/Slant

Vinyl, cassette or CD: What's the 'right' choice?

There’s a cassette tape sitting on my bookshelf. It’s bright orange, it rattles when you move it just slightly, and the letter “B” litters the orange surface. Tiny Philadelphia-based record label Ticklebutt Records produced the tape. It’s called 75:24 and it’s pac[...]

April 26th, 2010 - 2:19 am § in True/Slant

Music and the Media, Part 3: This is an Advertisement

What is one expected to do when the economy’s in the tank and it seems harder and harder to make a decent living in your chosen industry? In music, the route to a sustainable existence appears to be written in the ads. Or, so it seems in the case of the Black Eyed Peas, a [...][...]

March 11th, 2010 - 2:28 pm § in True/Slant

All-ages and DIY shows in Chicago

I recently wrote a piece on all-ages shows and DIY venues in Chicago for Medill. The article went online Tuesday, and comes with a (brief) sister piece about the history of all-ages and DIY shows in America, a video and slideshow of a couple of venues and a handful of graphs and photos of these sho[...]

February 7th, 2010 - 1:52 pm § in Behind the scene at shows, Featured

Some kind of merchandiser

When Philadelphia's Algernon Cadwallader played Strangelight - a new Chicago DIY venue - on Friday, Feb. 5, singer/bassist Peter Helmis took some time to discuss the process of creating and selling merchandise.[...]

November 5th, 2009 - 12:32 am § in Perfect Lines

Don't Call It A Comeback

A little blog entry from a little emo band coming out of PA got me thinking: Don’t expect a reunion show! I write this because we recently celebrated our third anniversary. Three years are a long time for a band such as ours, especially when you take into consideration that many of our predece[...]

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