Thank You: A Fan’s Tribute to Tom Petty

I remember the first time I saw Tom Petty. It was the “Refugee” music video. I remember thinking, who is this horse faced dude ridiculously creeping around an abandoned building? I laughed at his long blonde hair and funny facial expressions as he traipsed from pole to pole. But as I listened to the music,… Continue reading Thank You: A Fan’s Tribute to Tom Petty

Sofar Sounds: Chicago’s Best Kept Secret Concert Series

Photo by Carlos James // For a fierce super-hipster like myself, my philosophy has always been the less people who know about a band the better. Mostly because it usually means smaller venues, less polluted music and more dedicated fans. Always on the hunt to find my next favorite band, I couldn’t believe that one… Continue reading Sofar Sounds: Chicago’s Best Kept Secret Concert Series

Austin Thomas of spookyghostboy: The Bedroom Rocker Returns With New Album ‘Twenty Something’

Photo by Seiji Inouye // With a stage name like spookyghostboy, Nashville indie rocker Austin Thomas doesn’t waste a second bringing you into his hauntingly serene world. At first glance, one would certainly want to label him “hipster” due to his signature two-toned wayfarers, disheveled brown fringe and depending on the season, fitted baseball cap or slouchy… Continue reading Austin Thomas of spookyghostboy: The Bedroom Rocker Returns With New Album ‘Twenty Something’

Kings Of Leon: Why I Waited Eight Years To See the World’s Most Popular Rock Band

Kings Of Leon is one of those bands that’s been written about almost to death. There’s really nothing I can say about them that hasn’t already been said. The only truly unique thing I can do is write about my experience with them. So that’s what you’ll find here. I’m happy to say that after eight long… Continue reading Kings Of Leon: Why I Waited Eight Years To See the World’s Most Popular Rock Band

Paul McCartney Live: From Penny Lane to Memory Lane

When one of two surviving members of The Beatles plays a show in your backyard, you should probably go. When my mom asked me the day of the Chicago Paul McCartney show if I was going to go, I said no. She didn’t understand why, she thought it would be perfect to cover for my… Continue reading Paul McCartney Live: From Penny Lane to Memory Lane

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