Articles by

Liz Ohanesian

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Details New LP and Caribou Tour

(Editor’s Note: Since the publication of this piece venues have shuttered and tours have been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, including the Caribou tour mentioned below. They are working on rescheduling those dates, but a lot is up...

Event Preview: Ami Dang, Unitard: Badassy! on 1/29 @ Joe’s Pub

Ami Dang @ Joe’s Pub January 29, 9:30 p.m.   Since the 2011 release of her debut album, Hukam, Ami Dang has carved out a singular career as a sitarist and electronic music producer. The Baltimore-based artist is classically...

Chelsea Wolfe Reflects on Birth of Violence

On Birth of Violence, released this past September, Chelsea Wolfe shines in quiet introspection. Eschewing the heavy crunch of 2017’s Hiss Spun, Wolfe drew from folk music influences and acoustic sounds, weaving threads of spirituality, perceptions of femininity, personal...

The 1983 Depeche Mode Record That’s Still Relevant Today

In the dark of the club, I’ll scroll through the voluminous list of artists contained on one of my flash drives, quickly settling on Depeche Mode. I’ll scan the track list, maybe giving the choice a second or two...

INTERVIEW: Pauline Black On Why The Selecter Is Still Relevant Today

“I don’t really think that history repeats itself perfectly,” says The Selecter front woman Pauline Black on a call from Monterrey, Mexico, where the band was on tour. Instead, she notes, “history rhymes,” adding, “I think that we’re definitely...

ONLY NOISE: DJing is My Meditation

ONLY NOISE explores music fandom with poignant personal essays that examine the ways we’re shaped by our chosen soundtrack. This week, Liz Ohanesian struggles to focus and live in the moment – until she realizes that’s exactly what she...

ONLY NOISE: How Tainted Love Became My Feminist Jam

ONLY NOISE explores music fandom with poignant personal essays that examine the ways we’re shaped by our chosen soundtrack. This week, Liz Ohanesian hits replay on the unlikely track that gave her strength on dance floors and in traffic...