Yup, I am once again asking for your support in coming out to see my band play. We will be performing at LanaLou's in Vancouver on Friday, April 14. Attendance is mandatory. See the Facebook event page for more details.
stirring things up
Despite my recent history in marketing and PR, I spent a considerable portion of my career prior to that as an arts journalist. I am happy to report that I'm dipping my toes into those waters again, thanks to Stir. For the curious, here's everything I have written for Stir to date: Agatha Christie-style mystery … Continue reading stirring things up
The starling effect returns—again!
My band is playing another show, and if you're going to be in Vancouver next Thursday, I would love to see you there. For full details, please visit the Facebook event page. Here's a taste of what we sound like:
The Georgia straight sells out (again) while others create a stir
Last time the Georgia Straight changed hands, a large chunk of the editorial department was let go. A few of the former Straight staffers subsequently launched their own web-based venture called Stir, which has become a bastion of local arts coverage in Vancouver.
from the archives: Perfect pussy thrives on feedback and chaos (2014)
I offer to refrain from reporting any of this—including the part where he describes bassist Greg Ambler as “a fucking asshole”, but Sutkus responds with a nonchalant “Oh, I don’t care if you do.” So there it is.
self-promotion, part two
Need a dazzling bio or web copy for your band? I have 20-plus years of experience as a professional music journalist with stints in public relations and marketing. For several years I also ran an indie music label, writing all the artist bios and other promotional material and landing the bands coverage in national and … Continue reading self-promotion, part two
Self-promotion, part one
Do you need a copy editor to make your copy sparkle? As a professional writer and editor with over two decades of experience, I will help you polish your copy until it sparkles.Whether you need someone to give your work a quick surface read-through or a substantive edit, I can help you elevate your writing … Continue reading Self-promotion, part one
My new(-ish) job
On May 2 of this year, I started a new job as the in-house copywriter at PressReader. This is my first real marketing position, after years in journalism and a stint in public relations. so that's pretty exciting. What is PressReader, you ask? You'll find a more complete explanation here, but PressReader's main product is … Continue reading My new(-ish) job
The starling effect returns
After a two-year hiatus from live performances (thanks to a certain global pandemic that shall remain unnamed), my band will be playing a show in the New Year. February 12 at the Princeton Pub in Vancouver, to be specific, along with Hotel Empress and Doom Cocoon. More details as I get them. Peep the poster … Continue reading The starling effect returns
Back in the music-writer saddle: mother mother
When I worked at the Georgia Straight, I wrote about music. A lot. It was one of my main beats. Since then, I have done very little writing about music, but thanks to the Vancouver Guardian, I recently had the chance to write a short article about local-band-made-good Mother Mother. Check it out. I have … Continue reading Back in the music-writer saddle: mother mother