Category: Blog


Take My Money!

You know what’s infuriating? Trying and trying to buy music from a band and having them seemingly resist taking the money. I know there are lots of people that think there’s no way for a band to make money by selling music — but that seems to be spreading to bands themselves. I have Google Play Music’s…


How We Listen: On-the-Go

This will be part of a very short series of posts entitled “how we listen” that goes into the audio setup some of us use in various situations and the ups and downs. Starting off: on-the-go.

My commute is primarily by train (DC Metro) and occasionally the bus as well. I also am usually able to…


Square Froze Our Account Without Warning or Explanation

Two months ago, we published an article about the new Square Market and how it was the best way to sell merch online. Well… maybe not.

On October 14th, I received an email from Square simply stating that they had reviewed my account, detected “high-risk activity,” and subsequently…


Vinyl Records Melted Over Skulls Look Pretty Badass

Artist/musician Ted Riederer created these sculptures by melting old vinyl records over a plastic skull mold. The series is called “Primal Sound” and it’s a pretty safe bet that if these were offered for sale they would be sold out pretty quickly.

You can see…


The Worst Tour Name in Recent Memory

This tour is called the “Started from the Bottom Now We Here” tour. This is the dumbest tour name I can think of in recent memory — can you think of a worse one? It might fit for a hip-hop tour where poor grammar is a celebrated art, but even a Google search to verify…


The New Square Market is (Update: NOT) the Best Way to Sell Merch Online


Since publishing this, we’ve had a serious issue and no longer recommend Square Market. Read more in this updated blog post.

Few should be unfamiliar with Square, the little credit card reader that plugs into any smartphone’s headphone jack and allows you to take payments with their free app and…