Geoff Rickly

Geoffrey William Rickly. Talkhouse Contributing Writer and former singer of Thursday and Ink & Dagger.  Current singer of UN and No Devotion, making occasional music of various shapes and sizes. You can follow him on Twitter here.

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Bio

Geoffrey William Rickly (born March 8, 1979) is a singer and songwriter from Dumont, New Jersey. He is most known for forming the alternative rock/post-hardcore band Thursday in 1997, which got its start playing basement shows in New Brunswick and surrounding New Jersey and New York areas. Thursday is on hiatus as of 2012 and Geoff is currently the frontman of the experimental punk/powerviolence supergroup United Nations. Musicians who have taken part in the project include Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw and Head Automatica and Converge drummer Ben Koller. The lineup for their performances in January 2013 includes David Haik (the drummer of Pianos Become the Teeth) and another unidentified guitarist from the band. Geoff Rickly has been playing solo shows and released two mixtapes: Mixtape 1 and Darker Matter/// Mixtape 2. Both mixtapes are available at http://geoffrickly.bandcamp.com. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Pays Tribute To His Hip-Hop Hero, Phife Dawg

By Geoff Rickly | March 30, 2016

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Pays Tribute To His Hip-Hop Hero, Phife Dawg

The rocker always felt a kinship with Phife, even if he’s more like Q-Tip.

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Talks HTRK’s Psychic 9-5 Club

By Geoff Rickly | July 9, 2014

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Talks HTRK’s Psychic 9-5 Club

Maybe we all have missing pieces. Maybe life, in its seemingly endless procession of days, strips things away until it feels like we're just...

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Talks the XX and the Most Expensive Concert Ever

By Geoff Rickly | May 10, 2014

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Talks the XX and the Most Expensive Concert Ever

A couple of weeks ago I paid $2,000 to see the XX play for forty people at New York’s Park Avenue Armory. They're not one of my favorite bands or...

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Talks Nils Frahm’s Spaces

By Geoff Rickly | February 6, 2014

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Talks Nils Frahm’s Spaces

There are moments in life when the traffic clears and the streets quiet and the ten thousand things fall away from us. Life comes briefly into focus.

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Talks the Live Evolution and Devolution of Nine Inch Nails and Godspeed You! Black Emperor

By Geoff Rickly | November 9, 2013

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Talks the Live Evolution and Devolution of Nine Inch Nails and Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Before I get started, I should probably mention that reviewing a Nine Inch Nails/Godspeed You! Black Emperor show is a personal and slightly...

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Talks Raein’s Sulla Linea Dell’Orizzonte fra Questa Mia Vita e Quella di Tutti

By Geoff Rickly | July 25, 2013

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Talks Raein’s Sulla Linea Dell’Orizzonte fra Questa Mia Vita e Quella di Tutti

Every few years, someone will start a debate about what punk really is. Most recently, this debate was sparked by a Seattle Weekly piece...

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN) Talks Deafheaven’s Sunbather

By Geoff Rickly | June 24, 2013

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN) Talks Deafheaven’s Sunbather

Some records are giant mistakes. A revered artist or a promising young band will take a sharp left turn and make an overtly ambitious...

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Talks Deerhunter’s Monomania

By Geoff Rickly | May 13, 2013

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Talks Deerhunter’s Monomania

Being an outsider isn't as easy as it seems. Just ask the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, whose instant classic "Maps" sabotaged their outsider ArtStar cachet...

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN) Talks the Nine Circles of the Warped Tour

By Geoff Rickly | April 21, 2013

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN) Talks the Nine Circles of the Warped Tour

This past summer I took a terrifying journey. Though it was a road that I had walked many times before, I was nonetheless unprepared for the...

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Talks Cult of Youth’s Love Will Prevail

By Geoff Rickly | March 22, 2013

Geoff Rickly (Thursday, UN, Ink & Dagger) Talks Cult of Youth’s Love Will Prevail

Over the course of the last 15 years of playing, listening to and talking about music, I've come to realize that there really is no such thing as a...