A Cheeky Chat with Brad Petering of Indie Hip-Pop Band TV Girl

Photo by Lilay Cai & Billy Coughlin // NorCal based band TV Girl is so genre-bending that I’ve coined the new term “hip-pop” specifically for them. That’s how ahead of the curve they are. To prove to you what I mean, here are some sounds you can find in just their last two albums alone: Mexican mariachi… Continue reading A Cheeky Chat with Brad Petering of Indie Hip-Pop Band TV Girl

Once In A Lifetime: The Talking Heads Concert Film “Stop Making Sense” Live

One by one the members of The Talking Heads trickled onto the stage…in the 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense that is. From retro synthesizers to unsteady table lamps to one really, really big suit, the performance art piece filmed by award-winning director Jonathan Demme is truly one of kind. I only found out about the… Continue reading Once In A Lifetime: The Talking Heads Concert Film “Stop Making Sense” Live

A Cheat Sheet To (Financially) Supporting the Indie Artist

Photo by Gear Patrol // T-shirt waiting in shopping cart. Song ready to be streamed. Color vinyl bundle bought. Participating in the purchasing of music and merchandise has more strings attached to it than ever before. It’s hard to know exactly where your money is going nowadays let alone how much is actually getting into… Continue reading A Cheat Sheet To (Financially) Supporting the Indie Artist

Back To School: Art & Music at My Alma Mater

“Back to school….back to school, to prove to Daddy I’m not a fool….” (Quick, name that movie!) Yes, it’s true. I went back to school…but just for a day! Yes, this weirdo made her way back down to Normal, IL to visit her alma mater Illinois State University. I have to admit that while I… Continue reading Back To School: Art & Music at My Alma Mater

Bonsai, Silks & Ceviche at the Chicago Botanic Garden Art Show

Sometimes you just have to take a ride. With a long 4th of July weekend ahead of me, I headed an hour north to the Chicago Botanic Garden for their annual art festival. I’ve only been to the garden once in the dead of winter but I fell in love, even with not a thing… Continue reading Bonsai, Silks & Ceviche at the Chicago Botanic Garden Art Show

Welcome

Welcome to my new blog alone at the show. So, how did this come about you ask? I’ll let the below explain. Person: “Fun! Who did you go with?” Me: “No one.” Person: “Oh, you went by yourself?” Me: “Yeah.” Person: “Oh, that’s weird.” From movies to music festivals to restaurants, I do a lot… Continue reading Welcome