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.
Up until a few years ago, the genre of shoegaze was nowhere to be seen. But one event after another brought distorted guitars and atmospheric vocals back into ...On September 1, 2017 / By Tim Dodderidge
Ocala, Florida metalcore quintet Wage War has taken the scene by storm since their introduction via Blueprints in 2015. They’re continuing their rise in the metal ranks with ...On August 21, 2017 / By Tim Dodderidge
In less than two years, Memphis, Tennessee’s Julien Baker has gone from unknown local musician to beloved indie rock gem. I still recall when I first heard her ...On August 11, 2017 / By Tim Dodderidge
“Sometimes beginnings aren’t so simple,” Chester Bennington sings in Linkin Park’s 2007 hit “Shadow of the Day”. He’s right, as I don’t know how to start this kind ...On July 28, 2017 / By Tim Dodderidge