Thanks for visiting the archival writing hub for rock critic/journalist/reporter Kurt Orzeck. That’s me, so I’ll drop the third-person charade for the rest of this brief introduction. I started writing about rock (and, to a much lesser extent, roll) in 1998. Oh man, those were the halcyon days. Then technology came along and ruined everything. Thanks a lot, guy who invented the typewriter.

I currently contribute to Music Connection, Project FARENew Noise and other outlets.

My credits also include RollingStone.com, MTV.com, Reuters, Yahoo, Alternative Press, Filter, Flood, BBC.com, Thrasher, Soma, Venice, Royal Flush, Devil in the Woods, Rockpile, Mean Street, Harp, Edible Idaho, Greenbelt Magazine, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Idaho Family Magazine, Idaho Business Review, Magnetic, The Big Takeover, lotsa other mags and websites that went bust, and surely a few more I’m forgetting. I also served as managing editor at ICE magazine, managing editor at Buzznet and editor/copy editor/columnist at MTV News. NPR, USA Today, Politicon and others featured me as a source in some of their reports and events.

If you would like to contact me to discuss editing or writing opportunities — or just to geek out over Queens of the Stone Age, Big Trouble in Little China or MacGyver — email me at KOrzeck@gmail.com.

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  1. Thanks for listing the Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck album release for this Tuesday. If you can, please post that a free download is available here:



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