Seth Colter Walls

Seth Colter Walls is a freelance reporter and critic whose writing has appeared in Newsweek, the Village Voice, the Washington Post and the Awl.

Brow Beat
Sept. 3 2013 12:30 PMKim Gordon Talks Giving Up Rock, Being a “Strong Woman,” and Appearing on Girls
Books
Aug. 9 2013 9:00 AMBritten’s BoysA new biography explores the music of Benjamin Britten, but does it give short shrift to the composer’s infatuation with the underage?
Brow Beat
March 6 2013 5:07 PMSteve Reich Channels Radiohead
Brow Beat
Feb. 7 2013 11:10 AMThe “One Drop Rule” of Jazz
Brow Beat
Sept. 26 2012 1:46 PMYoko Ono Has Been Making Interesting Music for 50 Years
Books
June 29 2012 11:37 PMQuiet RiotA new biography of 4’33” composer John Cage explores the role Zen played in his playful, revolutionary art.
Brow Beat
March 30 2012 3:58 PMThe Musical Pioneer Whose Work Shines in The Hunger Games 
Music
Nov. 18 2011 7:07 AMRadiohead SilenceWhy is no one talking about Jonny Greenwood’s excellent new recording?
Music
Sept. 27 2011 5:56 PMThe Nevermind You've Never HeardThe version of Nirvana's album that Kurt Cobain loved best.
Culturebox
Aug. 10 2011 4:36 PMIt's Good To Be KingsWho is more grossly materialistic, Kanye or Jay-Z?
Brow Beat
Aug. 9 2013 12:44 PMYou Should Be Listening to More Benjamin Britten. Start Here.
Drink
July 17 2013 5:17 AMBe a B+ Coffee SnobIt’s possible to care about how your coffee tastes without making your whole life about coffee.
Brow Beat
Feb. 11 2013 11:47 AMWatch the Lincoln-Disney Debate in Philip Glass’ New Opera
Culturebox
Dec. 21 2012 8:15 AMThe Perfect Classical Music AppEsa-Pekka Salonen’s The Orchestra puts the Philharmonia on your iPad—in very clever ways.
Brow Beat
July 2 2012 2:45 PMInterested in John Cage? Start with Our Spotify Playlist
Brow Beat
June 5 2012 4:06 PMNeil Young’s Rocking with Crazy Horse Again. So Where’d the Politics Go?
Brow Beat
Jan. 13 2012 5:16 PMWhat Portlandia Really Says About Portland: A Portlander’s View
Brow Beat
Oct. 25 2011 11:31 AM

Tom Waits on His New Record, His Grandma’s Gun, and Keith Richards

Culturebox
Sept. 9 2011 2:46 PMIn Defense of Rap RockThe only thing from the '90s no one has nostalgia for.
Culturebox
July 21 2011 6:50 PMLooming TowersThe real problem with putting a photo of the 9/11 attacks on an album cover.