California Literary Review

Profile of Ben Caro


Ben Caro graduated from Boston University with a degree in Film and Television. After a few years as a video editor at America’s Most Wanted, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in writing, acting, editing, and anything. He enjoys writing everything from screenplays to poetry, aiding in various filmmaking projects, and torturing his girlfriend with his eclectic taste in music. While she can put up with his penchant for indie and acoustic outfits of most kinds, it’s when he starts in on afrobeat or Latin psych from the 70s that she politely tells him, “This is the weirdest music I have ever heard.”

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benj [dot] caro [at] gmail [dot] com

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Articles written for the California Literary Review:

  • Mark Kozelek: On Tour Film Review
    Posted on 17 Nov 2011 in Blog-Music, Movies, Music

    Mark Kozelek is the immensely talented lead singer and writer for Sun Kil Moon, and before that, the Red House Painters, one of the leading bands of the sadcore movement in the 90s. When Kozelek tours, he tours alone, just his nylon string guitar and mournful, weary voice. His large fan base in Europe often […]

  • Why Buddha Would Go to Indie Rock Concerts
    Posted on 07 Sep 2011 in Blog-Music, Music, Religion

      At my 17th birthday dinner at a place that played live music, the host sat me and my family behind a wall. We couldn’t see the band; we could barely hear the muffled tones and applause. I was not 18, and in Northern Virginia, this made it difficult to see any interesting music live. […]

  • Plays Well With Others
    Posted on 29 Jun 2011 in Blog-Music, Music

    When a music playing site catches the eye of the law, you know it has to be good. is constructed for those who love the sound of their own iTunes libraries and can’t bear listening to Pandora or their perfectly made Grooveshark playlist one more time without others listening as well. In it, users […]

  • Concert Review: The Mountain Goats Celebrate Survival and Success in L.A.
    Posted on 26 Jun 2011 in Blog-Music, Music

      It’s good to be young, but let’s not kid ourselves It’s better to pass on through those years and come out the other side. -You Were Cool The El Rey Theater on Wilshire Blvd. in L.A. was the kind of large, ornate venue that you’d expect chamber music to be coursing through. The walls […]

  • You Can Never Leave: L.A. Burnout Mixes
    Posted on 10 Jun 2011 in Blog-Music, Music

    What do you do when you get tired of the place you live in? When you can’t stand the idea of heading down road that gets you to your house one more time? When you’d rather just take a right for once. Do you move? Do you give up? Let’s say you’re in Demascus, Maryland. Then I’d say yes. I’d say yes, get out of there. Find another Safeway to forage in. Find another lawn to mow. But you can’t leave Los Angeles. You’ve learned that from the Eagles.

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