Friday, January 31, 2014

Some 2013 personal favorites

About a month ago I was asked by a buddy to contribute to Epitonic's Best of 2013, an end-of-the-year list of people's favorite music from the past year. Unfortunately, due to the time constraints of those involved, the list didn't get posted. Below are what were to be my three contributions to the list:

The Soul of Daft Punk's Discovery

Note: This piece originally appeared in The DePaulia.
Image courtesy
Romanthony was an accomplished house producer before he teamed up with Daft Punk.

12 years ago an eleven old version of me sat bored on a living room couch flipping through TV channels looking for something interesting to watch. settling on MTV Europe, which at the time still played music videos, I vividly remember a song that started to play.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Truth Behind The Lies: Nick Zanca aka Mister Lies

Nick Zanca aka Mister Lies courtesy of official Facebook page.
 Note: I originally wrote this in October last year for my journalism class and put it up on my portfolio blog. An abridged version of the interview I conducted for this article also appeared on Brooklyn Vegan Chicago. In celebration of Mister Lies' debut LP Mowgli finally being released yesterday I've decided to repost it here.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pink Frost, Coins and Scott Cortez at Saki (Jan 26.)

Chicago label Notes and Bolts held an in-store show at Saki earlier in Jan. 26. to celebrate the latest Pink Frost 7”. Others that performed at the show included Scott Cortez (of lovliescrushing and Astrobrite fame) and Coins. DJ Peroxide DJ’d between bands.

Friday, October 12, 2012

October updates

After being a contributing writer for DePaul's school paper The DePaulia for a few months I've been given an editing job at the paper. I'll be in charge of the Weekend Edition of the website which will feature short articles that focus on Chicago trends, restaurants, music shows, and so on. I appreciate the opportunity immensely and look forward to working with some great editors at the paper.

I've also been contributing some stuff to Brooklyn Vegan Chicago, probably one of the best music blogs in Chicago. You can find an interview I did for them on the site as well as my coverage of Alt-J when they played at the Empty Bottle. I managed to get some nice pictures.

I also covered the third day of Riot Fest for the DePaulia back in September. Pictures of that, as well as all my other DePaulia articles can be found here.

So if you aren't seeing a lot of updates on my blog it's probably because I have my hands full writing for the DePaulia and Brooklyn Vegan full time. Keep your eyes peeled on those sites for more of my stuff.

 I also made a little Halloween themed Youtube mix for the DePaulia which I've imbedded below. Enjoy!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Disappears @The Empty Bottle 08/20/2012

Note: This show review was originally supposed to appear on Brooklyn Vegan Chicago back in August, but my editor never got my email for some reason, so I'll be putting it here. Better late than never.

Chicago’s Disappears headlined an after party show at the Empty Bottle Friday night following their performance at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival. The band was supported by fellow Chicagoans Radar Eyes and Population.