About ME

By day, Izzy Cihak is shaping young minds as a professor of Temple University’s First Year Writing Program.By night, he’s searching the live venues of Philadelphia (or, on less exciting nights, stacks upon stacks of CDs) for the music you should be listening to. From 2003-2007 Izzy drank PBR, listened to Belle & Sebastian, and mingled with hipsters at University of the Arts. In very un-hip fashion, he followed this up with an MA from Temple University. Izzy currently writes and blogs about music for Origivation and High Voltage Magazine. His writing can also be found in publications like Nerve, Baltimore City Paper, Burning Angel, Girl Punk.Net, and Lyke Magazine. Izzy’s interests include Morrissey, Weimar Berlin, and the New French Extremity.