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Articles by Jay Gabler

'We're at that cliff': Rev. Moose of NIVA on independent music venues at the brink Article

Since April, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) has represented America's independent music and entertainment venues in their struggle to survive amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rev. Moose, NIVA's executive director, told The Current's Jay Gabler where things stand - and what's being lost as venues start to permanently close.


Interview: Crooners' Andrew Walesch talks about live music as winter comes Article

Since early summer, Crooners Supper Club in Fridley has been holding live concerts with precautions taken to deter the spread of COVID-19. Andrew Walesch, the venue's music director, talked about how it's been going - and what plans are as weather turns increasingly adverse.


Rock and Roll Book Club: Interview with 'Mirror Sound' creators Article

'Mirror Sound' is a new book from writer Spencer Tweedy, designer Lawrence Azerrad, and photographer Daniel Topete. The book, subtitled 'A Look Into the People and Processes Behind Self-Recorded Music,' features the personal studio spaces of artists including Sharon Van Etten, Sadie Dupuis, Mike Eagle, Melina Duterte (Jay Som), Emitt Rhodes, Suzanne Ciani, Laetitia Tamko (Vagabon), Ty Segall, and tUnE-yArDs.