About Us

Consequence of Sound is the missing link between mainstream pop culture and the underground.

Over the past decade, the Chicago-based online publication has accrued a devoted readership in the millions for its reliability, precision, and character with regards to music and film. It’s a voice that wants to pat one’s shoulders, not stand on them.

Accolades: About.com’s Best Music Blog of 2010Technorati’s Most Influential Music Blog, and Style of Sound’s No. 2 Most Influential Music Blog.

Featured on: Metacritic, Rotten Tomatoes, and Time Entertainment.

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Founder & Publisher:
Alex Young

President & Editor-in-Chief:
Michael Roffman


Editorial Director:
Matt Melis

News Editor:
Ben Kaye

Assistant News Editor and New Music Editor:
Michelle Geslani

Executive Editor, Reviews:
Adam Kivel

Deputy Editor, Features:
Philip Cosores

Associate Editor, Features:
Nina Corcoran

Associate Editor, Stories:
Collin Brennan
Lior Phillips

Film Editor:
Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

Senior Reporter:
Karen Gwee

Social Media Manager:
Killian Young


Senior Staff Writers:
Steven Arroyo
Ryan Bray
Dan Caffrey
Randall Colburn
Katherine Flynn
Blake Goble
Jon Hadusek
Michael Madden
Derek Staples

Staff Writers:
Sean Barry
Wren Graves
Dusty Henry
Danielle Janota
Sarah Kurchak
Nico Lang
Zack Ruskin
David Sackllah
Allison Shoemaker
Clint Worthington

Contributing Writers:
David Buchanan
David Konow
Erin Manning
Kenneth Partridge
Leah Pickett
Corbin Reiff
Janine Schaults


Video Director:
Sami Jarroush

Alec Basse
Ryan Chun
Brandon Danzyger
Jillian Moore
Ben Petty
Emma Porter


Art Director:
Cap Blackard

Assistant Art Director:
Steven Fiche

Art Contributors:
Kailyn Boehm
Kristin Frenzel
Dmitri Jackson
Jacob Livengood
Virginia McCarthy
Matthew Vidalis


Contributing Photographers:
Robert Altman
Debi Del Grande
David Hall
Heather Kaplan
Joshua Mellin
Cathy Poulton
Wei Shi
Nate Slevin
Clarissa Villondo


Mandy Freebairn
Sonia Vavra


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All content and opinions appearing on the site are intellectual property of Consequence of Sound.