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March 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm § in Freelance Work

Other Limbs | Music | The A.V. Club Chicago

So, for folks who just don’t get Radiohead’s new record or are in need of a Limbs palate-cleanser, here are eight new, great tunes from local artists to check out. via Other Limbs | Music | The A.V. Club Chicago. Eight then-new singles to check out.[...]

October 6th, 2010 - 2:07 am § in Freelance Work

The New Emo: It’s back, living underground and thriving in Chicago | Newcity Music

Joking aside, Castevet’s success is a big deal. For a band that plays basement shows as often as Castevet, the opportunity to release an album on a foreign label like Japan’s Stiff Slack Records doesn’t happen every day. Castevet is doing something big. And that big thing is emo. via The New E[...]

August 18th, 2010 - 11:28 am § in Blog

New Blog

This week, I’m editing a new blog called Reader Music Live. It’s part of a project for my final quarter at the Medill School of Journalism, and it’s a great excuse to write about music in Chicago for school. Check it out here, and be sure to follow the project on Twitter and Tumblr[...]

July 26th, 2010 - 1:51 am § in True/Slant

The Love Parade tragedy: 19 deaths and live music in limbo

Germany’s Love Parade, an annual dance music festival, was the scene of a terrible tragedy this weekend [via the L.A. Times]: At least 19 people reportedly died at the Love Parade, a well-known dance event in the German city of Duisburg, and more than 340 were said to be injured as the apparen[...]

June 18th, 2010 - 2:01 am § in True/Slant

Bad movies that are hard to resist

This week, Newcity published an article I wrote on Chicago’s bad movie scene. “So-bad-it’s-good” movies have been getting a lot of press lately. There’s “Birdemic: Shock and Terror,” “The Room” and “Troll 2,” which is finding even mor[...]

June 16th, 2010 - 12:42 pm § in Freelance Work

Horrid Shows: What, and who, is behind our bad-movie obsession? | Newcity Film

In the trailer for the new movie “Birdemic: Shock and Terror,” the film’s hero celebrates a million-dollar deal with a high-five from a co-worker. That money is an achievement, a goal people think about endlessly. It’s something recent DePaul University graduate Patrick Dowell ponders from t[...]

June 8th, 2010 - 3:06 am § in True/Slant

Can 11,000 Zooey Deschanel fans be wrong?

Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion fits approximately 11,000 people. That is, unless there is a free She & Him show. The Pavilion has 4,000 fixed seats, and the lawn fits about 7,000 people. When She & Him performed at Millennium Park’s concert pavilion Monday, the number of[...]

May 27th, 2010 - 8:34 pm § in True/Slant

The Sweets & Snacks Expo 2010 in pictures

After a troubling trek to the first day of the annual Sweets & Snacks Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place, day two was a veritable paradise. It was a feast of the eyes as much as it was of the taste buds. As such, please peruse the following collection of photos for some real treats:[...]

May 25th, 2010 - 11:39 pm § in True/Slant

The longest trek for a piece of candy: The Sweets & Snacks Expo 2010

I haven’t had a morsel of sweets pass my lips since the middle of February. That is until today, when I attended the National Confectioners Association’s Sweets & Snacks Expo 2010. With more than 450 companies rolling out products new and old, this is where anyone who wishes they cou[...]

May 21st, 2010 - 12:27 pm § in True/Slant

Metric at the Vic, May 20

Metric is a band made for the big stage. You wouldn’t know it from their background, as a term like “Canadian indie rock group” often equals total obscurity when crossing the border. But, somehow Metric has found success outside their home country. As their set at Chicago’s V[...]



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