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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 Reviews: Beat Circus – ‘These Wicked Things’ and Michael McDermott – ‘Orphans’

Brightly inventive in the service of a dim mood, the songs on Beat Circus' 'These Wicked Things' smell of existential desperation. It's one of the cooler albums to cross my transom this year.

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Concert Review: Alexander Sitkovetsky and Wu Qian – ‘When Tchaikovsky Met Brahms’ (NYC, 6 March 2019)

Alexander Sitkovetsky and Wu Qian at the Italian Academy, Columbia University. Photo by Majid Aliyev

Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky and pianist Wu Qian gave sumptuous performances of music by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Grieg at Columbia University's Italian Academy.

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