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.
You probably have a ton of memories playing video games when you were younger. If you’re like me, you probably played a lot of Madden and NHL and miss ...On February 29, 2016 / By Tim Dodderidge
I wasn’t one for jumping on the so-called Deafheaven “bandwagon” when it first began taking off in 2013. I took my time and had my hesitations, and for ...On November 6, 2015 / By Tim Dodderidge
Not too long ago, I wasn’t a fan of hip-hop. Now, I see Kendrick Lamar as a soldier in a genre that I once despised. Growing up, I was ...On March 26, 2015 / By Tim Dodderidge
It’s obvious if you know me that I like sad music a lot. There’s something to be said about songs that make you second-guess the commonplace effects of ...On November 14, 2014 / By Tim Dodderidge
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