Willis Earl Beal Interview At The Empty Bottle 2/27/2017

I went to a free show at The Empty Bottle last Monday to see Willis Earl Beal. I’ve been a fan of his work since he blew up in the Chicago scene at the beginning of the decade, but this was my first time seeing him live. There was no talk of doing an interview beforehand, but my friend August Forte, who works in the … Continue reading Willis Earl Beal Interview At The Empty Bottle 2/27/2017

The Man Behind The Throne-Chicago Premiere at CIMM Fest 5/4

Back in the day when music videos were still THE popular form of artists getting their music out there I would spend hours in front of the television watching elaborate dances to all the big pop songs. It never occurred to me that someone was coming up with all the moves the dancers were performing. It certainly never crossed my mind that one person was … Continue reading The Man Behind The Throne-Chicago Premiere at CIMM Fest 5/4

A Fictional Recap Of Pitchfork Day 1

The night before Pitchfork started despair had turned my heart darker than the blackest night. I was crying myself to sleep listening to “Lost In Everyone” by Doldrums on repeat. I didn’t have a ticket to the festival and my beautiful sprite Bjork was headlining opening night. I was literally the most unlucky person in the world. I can’t think of anything worse than not … Continue reading A Fictional Recap Of Pitchfork Day 1