Archive for October, 2010

October 29th, 2010 - 6:00 pm § in Freelance Work

A.V. Video: Behind the scenes of “Luma’s Corner” | Music | The A.V. Club Chicago

Love Kuma’s Corner, but wish they could do a little more than just “metal” themed burgers? Well, Christmas came early this year: To celebrate Halloween, Lula Cafe will transform into Luma’s Corner, an indie-music themed burger joint inspired by Kuma’s. via A.V. Video: Behind the scenes of [...]

October 28th, 2010 - 5:20 pm § in Freelance Work

Gapers Block : Transmission : Chicago Music – DIY in the Ice Age

The music industry is dying, and Ice Age Records founder Kris Di Benedetto couldn’t care less. For the 20-year-old Do It Yourself record label head and musician, the well publicized issues affecting many an established record label exists in an entirely different universe. via Gapers Block : T[...]

October 28th, 2010 - 5:13 pm § in Blog

RyeBread|Radio | RyeBread Radio: B-Movies & Indie Music

Freelance journalist for Newcity, the A.V. Club Chicago (the Onion), Chicago Reader and various other sources, Leor Galil joins us on our discussion on indie music and B-movies. via RyeBread|Radio | RyeBread Radio: B-Movies & Indie Music. The guys at RyeBread Radio decided to interview me for th[...]

October 26th, 2010 - 9:08 pm § in Freelance Work

Tomorrow: Algernon Cadwallader, Standard-Bearers of the New New Emo – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper

When second-wave emo legends Cap’n Jazz reunited earlier this year, music critics and fans rejoiced. It all seemed a little unexpected: After years of Warped-Tour banishment, emo was being celebrated again. via Tomorrow: Algernon Cadwallader, Standard-Bearers of the New New Emo – Arts Desk &[...]

October 20th, 2010 - 9:58 am § in Freelance Work

The League Live | Sports | Interview | The A.V. Club Chicago

When The League debuted on FX last year, few could have predicted it would spawn a live tour that would sell out Chicago’s House of Blues. Now in its second season, The League has transformed into a sleeper hit, with a talented cast and crew turning a show about a group of lifelong friends who [..[...]

October 20th, 2010 - 9:52 am § in Freelance Work

CIFF 2010: It’s All in the Family < PopMatters

There are so many ways to tell a story about drama in the family: many of the films at this year’s Chicago International Film Festival do just that, to varying degrees of success. Some, like Polish Bar, stutter and fall flat, while A Screaming Man and All That I Love manage to show something of [.[...]

October 18th, 2010 - 1:31 am § in Freelance Work

CIFF PopMatters reviews, part two

Here’s a quick roundup of the Chicago International Film Festival reviews I wrote for PopMatters last week: -Bitter Feast review -Norman review -The Matchmaker review[...]

October 14th, 2010 - 1:17 am § in Freelance Work

Everything’s Coming Up Kittens | Music Feature | Chicago Reader

Last month a Chicago band called Houses hit the charts at the Hype Machine, a massively popular online aggregator that tracks which artists and songs more than 1,500 music bloggers are posting about. Their track “Soak It Up,” an airy, infectious bit of electronic pop, reached number six [...]

October 13th, 2010 - 12:27 am § in Freelance Work

The Defiled director Julian Grant | City Life | Interview | The A.V. Club Chicago

Among the Cannes winners and Oscar hopefuls scheduled to screen at the 46th Chicago International Film Festival is The Defiled, a locally grown, black and white horror film. It’s not quite a foreign affair, but the movie covers some uncharted ground in the genre of horror: After a virus transform[...]

October 11th, 2010 - 12:25 am § in Freelance Work

Behind Musical Of The Living Dead    | Theater | The A.V. Club Chicago

With Halloween around the corner, now is the perfect time to fulfill all those horror-narrative needs. Just in the nick of time comes Musical Of The Living Dead, a new “musical zom-com” for those folks who want a little music with their carnage. via Behind Musical Of The Living Dead    | Theat[...]

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