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Author Archives: Jon Sobel

Jon Sobel is a Publisher and Executive Editor of Blogcritics as well as lead editor of the Culture & Society section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting at http://www.orenhope.com/ you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. Jon also writes the blog Park Odyssey at http://parkodyssey.blogspot.com/ where he visits every park in New York City. And by night he's a part-time working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

Music Review: The Fleshtones – ‘The Band Drinks for Free’

fleshtones band drinks for free

With two original members, and a stable lineup for over 25 years now, the Fleshtones, who began their journey in Queens in the 1970s, are drinking companions for the ages. Even if you can't smoke in bars anymore. Read More »

Music Review: Butch Walker – ‘Stay Gold’

butch walker stay gold

There are hundreds if not thousands of guys across America trying to make music like Butch Walker's new solid-rock album. They nearly always end up sounding maudlin, cheap, derivative, or all three. Walker raises the freshest crop out of this heartland ground I've heard in ages. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Iphigenia Among the Taurians’ Adapted from Euripides

A scene from Everyday Inferno's production of 'Iphigenia Among the Taurians.' Photo courtesy of the production.

The text of this well-staged new adaptation strikes a smile-inducing, attention-grabbing, and surprisingly believable balance between literary authenticity – this is indeed Euripides' play in all its essentials – and contemporary informality and even snark. Read More »