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June 24th, 2011 - 2:06 am § in Freelance Work

Best of Chicago 2011 | Chicago Reader

Best of Chicago 2011 | Chicago Reader. This week is the Reader‘s “Best of Chicago” issue, and I wrote a handful of blurbs for this year’s issue. Take a gander at them: Best band-on-band synergy Best musical wunderkid who could use a nap Best local response to a national music[...]

June 24th, 2011 - 1:50 am § in Freelance Work

Soundboard: June 23-June 30 | Soundboard | Chicago Reader

Soundboard: June 23-June 30 | Soundboard | Chicago Reader. This week: Idiot Glee. Paddywhack by Idiot Glee[...]

June 24th, 2011 - 1:48 am § in Freelance Work

Surviving A Candy Convention « Thought Catalog

About a month ago, I attended the Sweets & Snacks Expo, an annual conference for gut-busting treats held in Chicago. via Surviving A Candy Convention « Thought Catalog. I went, I ate, I conquered. Sort of.[...]

June 24th, 2011 - 1:47 am § in Freelance Work

The Ashton Velvet Rock Club Recording Company | Music | Tapes ’n’ Tapes | The A.V. Club Chicago

The Ashton Velvet Rock Club Recording Company | Music | Tapes ’n’ Tapes | The A.V. Club Chicago. Going strong with No. 16![...]

June 16th, 2011 - 1:04 pm § in Freelance Work

Soundboard: June 16-23 | Soundboard | Chicago Reader

Soundboard: June 16-23 | Soundboard | Chicago Reader. This week: Noveller Glacial Glow by Noveller[...]

June 16th, 2011 - 1:03 pm § in Freelance Work

I’ll do it my way: Locals pick their jams for Saturday’s Punk Rock Karaoke Chicago event | Music | The A.V. Club Chicago

I’ll do it my way: Locals pick their jams for Saturday’s Punk Rock Karaoke Chicago event | Music | The A.V. Club Chicago. Punk and karaoke, together at last. Here are some picks from Chicagoans for the second Punk Rock Karaoke Chicago.[...]

June 16th, 2011 - 1:00 pm § in Freelance Work

Listen to The Fordists’ Debut Album – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper

Local post-hardcore trio The Fordists are readying their debut full-length, and it’s streaming now on Bandcamp. via Listen to The Fordists’ Debut Album – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper. Sweet stuff from a D.C. post-hardcore trio. Watch You by The Fordists[...]

June 16th, 2011 - 12:58 pm § in Freelance Work

Monument Releases More New Old Emo – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper

Seven months after the band released its debut album Goes Canoeing, D.C. new-old-emo act Monument is back at it with a new cassette, Sweatpants Fever. via Monument Releases More New Old Emo – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper. The new stuff from Monument rips. Sweatpants Fever! by Monum[...]

June 16th, 2011 - 12:38 pm § in Freelance Work

A Neon Marshmallow s’more | Music | The A.V. Club Chicago

A Neon Marshmallow s’more | Music | The A.V. Club Chicago. I previewed the three-day Neon Marshmallow Fest in food form.[...]

June 16th, 2011 - 12:36 pm § in Freelance Work

Three Beats: Buy Chrissy Murderbot’s record collection | Three Beats | Chicago Reader

Three Beats: Buy Chrissy Murderbot’s record collection | Three Beats | Chicago Reader. The Chicago DJ/producer has a lot of great stuff for sale, and I chatted with him about the highlights of that collection.[...]



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