Category: The Musical Experience

Ticket for sale: The National and Arcade Fire, tonight!

Ticket for sale: The National and Arcade Fire, tonight!
Hey hey folks. I’m sick as a dog and selling my ticket to Arcade Fire and The National tonight. Any takers?

TGIF Stuff

TGIF Stuff
Most of you know that I’m in New York right now feeling smug about having run around the city with my fabulous friends last night (tapas at Tia Pol followed by cocktails and beignets at Henry Public) and even more smug about the big LCD Soundsystem concert tomorrow. Speaking of the LCD concert- I learned... Read more »

Last weekend on the Chicago music scene-storified!

Last weekend on the Chicago music scene-storified!
I’m trying a little something new in the way of curated content- A little Chicago music scene weekend retrospective. I may try to make it a weekly thing if it’s received well. Let me know what you think.
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Via Chicago Venue Guide: A Map of Chicago's Indie Venues

Via Chicago Venue Guide: A Map of Chicago's Indie Venues
Click on the markers to find one of Chicago’s 12 best venues to catch national and local indie acts.  Map includes spots like The Aragon Ballroom, The Vic, Empty Bottle, Double Door and Subterranean.

Via Chicago Venue Guide: Schubas- A Timeline

Via Chicago Venue Guide: Schubas- A Timeline
Schubas: A timeline on Dipity. Since 1989 the Schuba brothers have been bringing local and touring acts to the center stage of the Chicago music scene.  This timeline features the over 100 year history of the building at Belmont and Southport avenues and includes pictures, videos, and quotes from an oral history given to me... Read more »

Wintry Mix- A Snow Day Play List

And now I shall squeeze the final drops from the font of inspiration that has been the blizzard of 2011. Beginning yesterday evening my buddy from school, Kris Husted, started tweeting me about the new music he started listening to as a result of the downtime provided by Snowtorious B.I.G. among the list was Beach... Read more »
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Some Highwood Kids opened for Weezer

Sam Klingher sings “Say It Ain’t So” at Highwood School of Rock Check out the article I wrote for Make It Better on the Highwood School of Rock students opening for Weezer here. Kind of felt like passing the torch for me, Weezer was a huge part of my high school experience. Seeing these kids... Read more »

Addicted to the sound: Music is literally like a drug.

Addicted to the sound: Music is literally like a drug.
I’m sure this is no surprise to you if you are reading this blog-music is addictive, whether you are really into a certain artist or genre, a daily fix is a must. Obvi I’ve always thought of my love of tunage as a proverbial addiction- but this week one of my colleagues in the health... Read more »

Via Chicago Venue Guide

Via Chicago Venue Guide
Dear Via Chicago Reader: Some of you may know that I am currently a graduate journalism student at Northwestern.  This keeps me way busier than I ever possibly imagined it would-in a good way. I’m learning all sort of new things-like how to edit audio and video. I’m taking these new skills on the road... Read more »
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Lollapalooza 2010 in Pictures

Lollapalooza 2010 in Pictures
Lollapalooza 2010 was one of the more memorable of the festivals I’ve been to. Not only did I have some fun celeb sightings (Graham Eliot, Greg Kot) but also, the concerts were fantastic and level of access I had was amazing.