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 musical wunderkid who could use a nap
Best local response to a national music meme
Best musical YouTube sensation
Best new band that will make you think it’s 1995 again
Best reinvention of an old medium
Best local sports icon unconventionally reinterpreted as the face of midwestern microscenes
Best nontraditional music venue
Best use of old styles in new art
Best case of nostalgia, bordering on time travel
This also marks my one-year anniversary writing for the Reader:Â MyÂ profile on Strangelight landed somewhere in the middle of last year’s “Best of Chicago” issue. It’s been a wonderful year freelancing for them, and this year should be a blast as well.