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.
It’s been a time of growth for Michigan DIY musician Luke Dean. Last year, he put out his first full-length under the moniker Vagabonds, and he’s supported it ...On February 19, 2018 / By Tim Dodderidge
Music has been a platform for protest ever since Woody Guthrie wrote “This Machine Kills Fascists” on his guitar. Over the past several decades, musicians — specifically in ...On December 5, 2017 / By Tim Dodderidge
We might as well call 2017 the year of both Cameron Boucher and Julien Baker. Putting the two in the same musical conversation may seem odd — the ...On October 30, 2017 / By Tim Dodderidge
Pop-punk has been in a rut the past few years. You might even argue that the genre has been in a hangover since the early 2000s, with bands ...On October 27, 2017 / By Tim Dodderidge
As the opening guitar riff of Citizen’s “Jet” meanders out, the group’s third record makes its start in straightforward fashion. In a way, it’s reminiscent of a jet, ...On October 15, 2017 / By Tim Dodderidge
On the day their first album, Pain Again, came out, Varials frontman Travis Tabron sat down with Mind Equals Blown to discuss his band’s journey from the Philadelphia metal ...On September 11, 2017 / By Tim Dodderidge