The Buddies Exclusive Chicago Video Premiere

The Buddies are one of my favorite Chiacgo bands. Above that, they are one of the best live bands I’ve seen and some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. When I was offered the opportunity to premiere their new music video, I jumped at the chance.

One thing I live about the Eric and Ryan Henriquez-directed clip is that it captures the fun side of the group. The video is a throw back to the party videos of the 80’s, bringing to mind the “Fight For Your Right” video by The Beastie Boys.

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Welcome To Ashley Reunion Show Fundraiser 3/16/12 At Township

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year and a half since the first and only time I saw Welcome To Ashley perform. It was one of my first assignments as a writer, and the show just blew me away. Coley Kennedy and company were so much more than I imagined they would be on stage. The only thing I had to go on was … Continue reading Welcome To Ashley Reunion Show Fundraiser 3/16/12 At Township

The Buddies at Empty Bottle 12/22/11

Empty Bottle has often been a place of discovery for me. The first time I passed through that entry way, it was to see The Yeah Yeah Yeahs the spring before Fever To Tell dropped. Subsequent visits introduced me to acts such as Neutral Uke Hotel, Angel Olsen, Silverghost, and on this night, The Dirty Pigeons. To go along with that discovery, there were a … Continue reading The Buddies at Empty Bottle 12/22/11