This is the website of writer, editor and musician Hank Shteamer.

Hank contributes to various print and online outlets, including Time Out New York—where he works full-time as Music Editor—and his personal blog, Dark Forces Swing Blind Punches. In 2011, he published a book about the band Ween for the 33 1/3 imprint; that same year, he launched Heavy Metal Be-Bop, an interview series dealing with the connections between jazz and metal. Along with the Northern Spy and Aqualamb labels, he is currently producing a limited-edition vinyl box set reissuing the early work of the brilliant and underrated Cleveland post-hardcore band Craw.

Hank plays drums in several bands, including STATS and Aa (Big A little a). He lives in Brooklyn.

To contact Hank, please click the link on the banner below, or e-mail hank [dot] shteamer [at] timeout [dot] com. Follow Hank on Twitter at @DarkForcesSwing.