VBR #16: 'I Would Just Like Band Pages', with guest Tyler Sharp

I almost took a job at AltPress out of high school, there have been times I regretted going a different route, but knowing what I know now, I'm glad I didn't make the move to Cleveland. I love Alternative Press.

Day Jobs: The Lives of Musicians & Creatives In The Workforce

This piece was published at AltPress on September 15, 2015 as part of my short-lived column on morality and creativity in the music industry. The day job: a time-consuming soul sucker that financially fuels the creative person. Many of us

Bands Need Mentors

A month ago, Alternative Press asked me to be a columnist for their website. This is my first piece for that column. [1] (local backup) I think it’s so incredibly important for our youth to have positive role models.

Bands Need Mentors

Art by Alexis HowickThis piece was published at AltPress on June 19, 2015 as part of my short-lived column on morality and creativity in the music industry. I'm frustrated, and the source of my frustration is our scene. Here we

Calling It Quits, Moving On and Staying Creative

This piece was published at AltPress on June 04, 2015 as part of my short-lived column on morality and creativity in the music industry. Growing up, those who support you most will encourage you to find what it is you

Dead Leaves play earnest emo on “I Was Once An Extrovert”

Dead Leaves have started settling in. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of knowing a majority of the band members since 2010. Watching the rise of hometown favorites and the eventual fall of Call It Fiction has been a sobering

Former AltPress Editor Scott Heisel Now Substream Editor In Chief

Since I left my position at Substream Magazine in October, a lot has changed. Both the publication’s Marketing Director (Nici Arsenault) and Managing Editor (Drew Wille) have also effectively left the company. In my 6 months there, those two,