Chris Parker

Chris Parker

Longform/Music/Sports Journalist

Former Cleveland Cavaliers beat reporter for Cleveland Scene, write news/policy cover stories & music features at magazines and alt-weeklies nationwide.

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Gretchen Peters: Refusing To Go Gently : NPR

Gretchen Peters: Refusing To Go Gently : NPR

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Tim Fite Finds The Essence Of Innocence In 'Teenagers'

In his strangely affecting, minimalist rock paean "We Are All Teenagers," Fite sketches out a spare electric riff with a reverb-y '50s rock air as he nails the adolescent unease that lingers into adulthood....

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Jennifer O'Connor: Looking Back, Moving Forward

In "You Come Around," O'Connor addresses a faded relationship by employing direct, economical phrasing....

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Willie Nile: Chasing Ghosts

The wistful tone of "Hear You Breathe" nicely complements the music's plush, soaring exultance....

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The Honeydogs: A Retail Solution For Heartbreak

The hook in "Broke It, Buy It" is insidiously catchy enough to ricochet through your head for days. Levy concludes with the implication that our inability to accept our failings causes more unhappiness than the failures themselves as we chase retail solutions — "we broke it, so we buy it."...

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Caithlin De Marrais: Worry's For The 'Birds'

In the powerful "Birds," the former Rainer Maria singer looks back in hard-won triumph....