Oakland L. Childers
Oakland Childers has been a music journalist since he was 16, writing for Alternative Press, ALARM, Thrasher, Rockpile, Chord, DIW, Skyscraper, Fridge and of course the Village Voice Media publications, among others. He writes primarily for the music section of Westword. In his two decades as a journalist he has served as an editor for a number of publications including managing editor of bot the Colorado Daily and Boulder Weekly.
22 days ago | Music News
The mainstream press seems to go out of its way to pigeonhole bands by insisting every town has its own unique sound. One year the “Austin sound” is the hottest thing going. Twelve months later critics are declaring Austin dead. The new essential ...
1 month ago | Music News
Despite the proliferation of digital music through downloads and streaming services, vinyl sales have continued to grow. For Louisville-based Vinyl Me, Please, a record club that offers exclusive monthly installments of “must have” albums, the tre...
2 months ago
2 months ago | Concerts
In the world of heavy experimental music there's nobody with as much clout as Aaron Turner. He founded the seminal record label HydraHead, fronted the post-metal goliath Isis for more than a decade, and has had his hand in so many groundbreaking s...
7 months ago
7 months ago | Jazz
Music is a tough subject for writers of fiction. Because unless an author has actually lived the life of a musician or someone in the music business, writing with anything approaching legitimacy is nearly impossible. Even people who know the subje...