Brett Uddenberg

Brett Uddenberg
San Diego-bred, Brooklyn-based Brett Uddenberg is a music journalist and freelance PR professional. In addition to his work for the San Diego Reader, Brett writes for URB Magazine, SYFFAL, Artlux Magazine, and a host of other outlets. He has covered festivals including the CMJ Music Marathon, Church of Love and Ruin, Full Moon and Northside Festival and interviewed artists such as WHY?, Buck 65, Jackson of Grand Buffet, Pigeon John and Dessa of Doomtree. Aside from his critical writing, Brett handles in-house PR for indie label Fake Four, Inc. and writes bios and one-sheets for independent musicians across the country.

Latest Articles

Yoni & Geti park the Testarossa at Casbah

Why? trio lights a fire under Chicago rapper Serengeti

Serengeti and Yoni Wolf’s second collaborative full-length, Testarossa, is a concept album speaking to the difficulty inherent in maintaining a relationship across distance, specifically in a profession requiring perpetual travel, and of the longing, infidelity, ...

Chili Peppers' Getaway doesn't get too far

SoCal funk-rock act stays in its safe zone but gets high marks for revitalized production

Following the commercial high-water mark of Red Hot Chili Peppers' By the Way, it's been a decade plus of funk-rock mediocrity from an aging band with a formulaic sound. The average listener's impression of the ...

Open Mike Eagle and Serengeti join forces as Cavanaugh

...and press the right buttons on conceptual debut Time and Materials

For two artists who met back in the early '00s at Southern Illinois University and have undeniable chemistry as indie rappers with a penchant for exploring human sadness with wit and humor, it's surprising that ...

Atmosphere: Beats, rhymes, alcohol & women

Fight Night at the House of Blues

My last trip to catch Atmosphere at the House of Blues some five years back marked the last time I would see the enigmatic wordsmith Eyedea perform before his untimely death. Following inspired sets from ...

Sufjan, Serengeti, and Son Lux are Sisyphus

The debut full-length from Sisyphus, an amalgamation of three disparate indie forces (Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti, Son Lux) commissioned by the Walker Art Center, is grounded in a thesis Sufjan relayed in a prerelease interview on ...

Kanye West's Yeezus

Early reactions to Kanye West’s provocative sixth album, Yeezus, had some outlets calling him a revolutionary and others an egotistical prick obsessed with material excess and expedient croissant delivery. The reality may lie somewhere in ...

Afraid of Heights, by Wavves

The first quarter of 2013 has brought with it strong releases from the likes of Jim James, Foxygen, Serengeti, and Atoms for Peace, yet perhaps none catchier than the latest record from San Diego pop-punk ...

Bob Dylan's Tempest

On his 35th studio album, Tempest, there are times when Bob Dylan still has his storytelling style going strong but also moments when he sounds like a frail parody of himself. Most lyrics are commendable ...

West Coast Rising at Casbah

Following a commendable opening set from Dostoevsky-referencing Ivan & Alyosha, San Diego’s Heavy Guilt took the stage and showcased a bevy of absorbing new material. It was a sickeningly sweaty night at the Casbah that ...

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