Travis Laurence Naught

Concert Review: A Brief History of Everything Tour featuring Counting Crows and Matchbox 20

Travis Laurence Naught experienced and reviews the kickoff concert of A Brief History of Everything Tour featuring Counting Crows and Matchbox 20.   I am an early ’80s baby. That means most of my formative music years came in the mid-’90s. Suffice it to say I had to grab tickets to a show featuring bands of my favorite listening years when I ... Read the full article
Travis Laurence Naught

Travis Laurence Naught is an author who happens to be a quadriplegic wheelchair user. Individual poems, stories, and various other material by Travis have been published online (Section 8 Magazine, Empty Sink Publishing, Damfino Press, and others) and in print (Gold Man Review, Lost Coast Review, Empirical Magazine, and more). His first book of poetry, The Virgin Journals (ASD Publishing, 2012), is currently out of print, but copies can still be found. Check out for more information and original writing by Travis.

Tomayto/Tomahto: The Artistic Synergy of the Gershwins

Never has the term “include your brother” been used to greater effect than the Gershwins. George and Ira were titans together, minnows alone. Sadly, it was not to last.

The Big Smoke’s Ultimate Feels Playlist: Heartbreak, Heartache, Breakups, and Sass

Have a broken heart? Been betrayed? The Big Smoke counts down the 21 best songs to help heal a broken heart whatever stage you are at. (No Taylor Swift or Adele here.)