About Us

We started CultureSonar to help grownups find cool music, film, TV, books, events, activities and other worthy things. There are lots of people who are as open as ever to new experiences, but whose lives are a bit more, well, complicated than before. Finding the time to wade through the tsunami of available content can be daunting. We can help you find the good stuff.

In the roughly two years since we started, you’ve made one thing REALLY clear. You love music most of all. You’re probably the kind of person who can debate the merits of your favorite bands at great length; and can build a playlist to suit any occasion.

We love you for that.

Music is the heart of what we do. We dig into the stuff you grew up with — while also trying to look ahead. We’re aiming for fresh takes on familiar things, and tips on emerging artists we think you’ll enjoy. We particularly like “deep dives” that shed new light on well-traveled territory. Our “Deconstructing the Beatles” series (we started with the world’s biggest band, naturally) will give you a sense of our geekish joy in the creative process. Another series, Wine & Vinyl, combines two passions in, we hope, an innovative way.

Every now and then, we’ll take an odd departure — just because. Like you, we’re open to new ideas, and enjoy the occasional off-the-beaten track excursion.

And thanks so much for visiting our store, where we've collected things to enrich your musical and creative life. When you buy from us, you help support over 60 writers, editors and producers that keep CultureSonar going. We really appreciate that!

One last thing.

We believe in kindness. There’s a lot of nasty behavior online. We’re trying to do our part to swim against that tide, and create a congenial, positive place where folks appreciate things and don’t tear them — or each other — apart.

All in all, we’re totally making this up as we go along. Feel absolutely free to comment, contribute and schmooze as often as you like. We’re not entirely sure where this will take us; but are really grateful you’re along for the ride.

Away we go…