Brian Howe is the Managing Editor for Arts & Culture at INDY Week, the progressive weekly serving Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, N.C. As a freelance arts and culture journalist, he mainly covers the performing arts, books, video games, and indefinably interesting people, places, and things. He has written record reviews for Pitchfork for a dozen years and counting.
He has also contributed to Paste Magazine, Edge Magazine, Hyperallergic, eMusic/Wondering Sound, Kill Screen, The Fanzine, Fender, GO, Shuffle, Very Short List, ABC.com’s “New Music Monday,” the critical anthologies The Pitchfork 500, Poetics of American Song Lyrics, Late Century Dream, and more.
He has worked as a copywriter for Duke Performances, the North Carolina Opera, and others. From 2010 to 2012, he was editor of Duke Performances‘ blog The Thread, conducting a series of more than seventy interviews with world-class performing artists there in 2013.
His poetry, sound art and videos have appeared in journals, chapbooks, readings, and festivals often enough that writing about himself in the third person does not even faze him. He capriciously runs the Wax Wroth Reading Series.