Fred Mills

Fred Mills, from Asheville, North Carolina, has been writing about music since the late ’70s, starting with punk fanzines and eventually graduating to more respectable pursuits via such publications as Option, Spin, CD Review, and numerous alternative weeklies. He has been a contributing editor for Stereophile and Magnet, additionally serving as managing editor for the (now defunct) Harp. At present he is the editor of the online music publication Blurt and the business monthly Capital at Play. Meanwhile, approximately every decade or so he hears the siren song of records and manages to find employment at an independent music emporium — most recently (2012–2015) managing Schoolkids Records in Raleigh, North Carolina, during the latter-day vinyl resurgence. He can be reached at PO Box 15028, Asheville, North Carolina 28813.