The fall issue of SIGNAL TO NOISE: THE JOURNAL OF IMPROVISED & EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC is in bookstores now, with my feature story about and photos of Chicago’s drone music scene. I interviewed members of the bands DRMWPN (aka Dreamweapon), Number None, The Zoo Wheel, Guitarkestra and Goldblood, and David Daniell. I photographed the musicians this summer at the Fugue State festival at the Empty Bottle. And somehow, I managed to work in a quote by William S. Burroughs and a reference to Elvis Presley. Signal to Noise is a pretty cool magazine about a wide variety of experimental music.
Arriving this week in subscribers’ mailboxes and showing up any day on newsstands, the October issue of Chicago magazine includes my preview of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibit “Sympathy for the Devil,” which will explore the connections between art and rock music.
Some other stories I’ve had published recently: