Editor-in-chief of Mind Equals Blown, I've been on staff since 2011 — before I even knew I wanted to write for a living. My passion lies in the punk scene I grew up in, and it's led me to a deep love for all sorts of heavy music. On the site, I combine both loves (as well as my love for film), shining light on true artistry in our scene. I'm also a lover of Chipotle, Cherry Coke, vinyl records, and baseball.
Jimmy Eat World’s Futures has led me through several years of unpredictable outcomes. I first heard the album as a senior in high school, in the midst of ...On September 26, 2014 / By Tim Dodderidge
“With music, you can’t lose.” For years, I used this statement to argue that music is better than sports. My dad, who works as the sports information director ...On March 31, 2014 / By Tim Dodderidge
I’ve had some show experiences this year that have brought forth an array of emotions, and they’ve changed my perspective on the pop-punk, hardcore, and metal show-going experience. ...On December 2, 2013 / By Tim Dodderidge
Switchfoot has been one of my favorite bands since I can remember. I have fond memories of listening to The Beautiful Letdown as a young kid, and Oh! ...On October 18, 2013 / By Tim Dodderidge
The career of The Devil Wears Prada has been interesting to follow. I’ve been listening since the beginning, and can recall the scene-kid obsession with the metalcore outfit ...On August 30, 2013 / By Tim Dodderidge
When Counterparts first announced the title of their third album, The Difference Between Hell and Home, I recalled the emotional distress related with familiarity. Sure, I love my ...On July 23, 2013 / By Tim Dodderidge
Many bands come into being with the ultimate goal of inspiring others, defining the essence of hope in their lives and often hatching positivity in the most negative ...On June 12, 2013 / By Tim Dodderidge