Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Spending time off Farrell Street--and still alive

Note: To the four or five ADD-addled surfers who either check or happen upon this blog from time to time, you’ve probably noticed I haven’t been posting a whole lot of work lately (aside from last year's The Mark of St. Mary).

Have I stopped writing? No; quite the opposite. I’ve thankfully been freelancing for a variety of Buffalo publications over the past three years, which has cut into my introspective blog time. I also put out a new, semi-refined copy of my first novel (Running with Buffalo) with No Frills/Amelia Press, and have spent any other writing time working on the 94th edit of my second novel, When the Lights Go Out (now available). This offering is getting closer and closer to seeing the light of day, so stay tuned for details.  

So, translation? I’ve been busy. The good news is that, if you are interested in finding anything with my byline—and you refuse to pick up paper copies of either The Buffalo NewsBuffalo Spree or WNY Craft Beer Magazine—there are plenty of links on the Interwebs to explore.

And if you need to get hold of me? Email

I’ll be back to regularly posting on this site sooner than later. Until then, scroll (and click) below to see what I’ve been doing with myself, look for more of my work on a browser near you, and stay tuned for more.  

Buffalo News reviews


Gusto's Farrell Four
Ian McFeron, Spirit of the West
The Observers, Glass Tiger
Black Star Riders, Driftwood
Texas in July, Willie May
Funktional Flow, Jony James Band
A Band Named Sue, Sauce Boss
Crikwater, World's Fair
Ozric Tentacles, Primus
The Royal Halls, Chuck Mead
Bobo, Survivor
The Tins, Turnpike Troubadours
Mac DeMarco, AJ Woods
Matthew Good, The Traditional
Time Giant, Michael King Project
Our Lady Peace, The Spin Wires
Bad Suns, Kurt and The Loders
Suzanne Vega, Buffalo Killers
Daydream Chronicles, Blue Ribbon Bastards
Arkells, MXPX
Conehead Buddha, Tugboat
Laura Stevenson, Aqueous
Pianos Become the Teeth, Applennium
Sloan, Imperial Brown
St. Patrick's Day weekend
English Beat, Sheila Divine
Tough Old Bird, Jim Lauderdale
The Naturalists, Whiskey Charmers
The Early November, Sugar Blue
Will Hoge, Head North
Imperial Brown, Pattern is Movement
Johnny Revolting, Frances Black

A winter taste of Iceland’s lager liberty
The sound of Scotland

A rockin' New Year's Eve
Buffalo's newest bar district
Keeping the Irish in Buffalo's St. Patrick's Day
Queen City crusaders
2015 summer playlist
Buffalo's summer shows--by the decade
Alternative Buffalo parties for two
Beers with the Bills: Buffalo's best football bars
Reaching across New York State for five fall beers
Buffalo's holiday traditions
Davey O. and friends sing for the Food Bank
Kerfuffle boasts stellar lineup for Christmas show
A South Buffalo pub crawl
BN Interview: David Gray
BN Interview: Jess Collins of Orations
BN Interview: Max Kerman of Arkells
BN Interview: Zak Ward of Son of the Sun
BN Interview: Tyler Westcott of Folkfaces
BN Interview: Tough Old Bird
BN Interview: Sara Elizabeth
BN Interview: Casey Mullaney of Tugboat
BN Interview: Chris Malachowski of Wolf Tickets
BN Interview: Tommy Z
BN Interview: Sharon Mok of Tiny Rhymes
BN Interview: Neko Case
BN Interview: The Sadies
BN Interview: The Spin Wires
BN Interview: Crikwater
BN Interview: The Steam Donkeys
BN Interview: Ron Hawkins
BN Interview: Sam Roberts
The case for: Oinktoberfest
The case for: the Buffalo Irish Festival
Coffee and concerts at Daily Planet
Celebrate fall beers (national)
Celebrate fall beers (Buffalo)

Buffalo Spree features

Buffalo Business First reviews/features

Block Club: Issue 33

(Author's note: This post and list were updated while listening to "Like A River" by My Morning Jacket.)