CSULB journalism grad. I've created a wide range of music/media-related content both DIY and in local publications, in the form of interviews, criticism, feature writing and digital audio/video production.
"I have a lot to say about this sad sack of **** song that I love..."
-Bob Castrone, Throwback Podcast (2019)
Throwing back with artists, fans and bloggers ahead of the new festival about where this 2010 indie pop nostalgia is coming from barely a decade later. Includes interviews with Denise Nouvion of Memoryhouse and Sami Jarroush of the late Rock It Out! Blog.
Owner Rand Foster on the shows that made the latest Record Store Day at his store an all-day event for music nerds. Also includes interviews with artists who played there, such as former Jane's Addiction/Garbage bassist Eric Avery and Milo Greene singer/multi-instrumentalist Marlana Sheetz.
Q&A interview with Brittney Slayes, lead vocalist and songwriter of Canadian power metal band Unleash the Archers. Takes an in-depth look at the songwriting process behind their recent concept album Apex, as well as their experiences playing in the SoCal area.
A first-person editorial piece/concert review hybrid where I, an OCML writer clueless about electronic music culture, attend the OCML house music night at a local bar. I set out to learn & get across the appeal behind this kind of show, including interviews with DJs and a sidestage painter along the way.
A feature revolving around the band Car Seat Headrest's packed album-release show at Hollywood record store Amoeba Music. I took professional photos, recapped the event and frontman Will Toledo's journey to this point, and interviewed drummer Andrew Katz about his recent involvement.
This profile piece on prolific DIY producer/songwriter Eric Taxxon touches on how he produced over 20 albums of varying genres in three years, the online critical circles he has received the most buzz in, and how he feels about one especially personal song people have attached to.