Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Night Owl

Next Tuesday! Come on out, have a drink or two, and check out work from local artists. I'll be there with my art zine and some smaller pieces on display. Come say hi and buy me a redbull, I'm old and this goes past my bedtime (10pm-1:30am).

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Music! Books!

I haven't done one of these 'what I'm reading and listening to' posts in awhile, so here's one! I like doing this even though I am a pretty terrible writer. These aren't meant to be reviews, just a quick 'hey here's what I'm checking out and you should too' post.

I picked this up the other night when Elway played the Fireside Bowl. It was another excellent show and I've been basically listening non-stop to the new album at work (still sans laptop at home). They have some of the best whoa-oh-ohs in punk rock. Pick up the new album here from Red Scare.

Yay! An Orlando band. So stoked about this new album and can't wait to see them at Fest again.

Liz Prince likes bearded dudes and punk rock and draws them in her comics, it was kinda a no brainer to check out her work once I found out about her. I have her web comics in my google reader to read everyday and have purchased and few of her comics from her webstore. Everything she does is pretty damn funny and a good read.

I read this book in about 4 days, solely whilst commuting on the train and during lunch breaks at work. I devoured it and didn't want it to end, I could read Nate Ganglehoff's shit forever. This one is stories about growing up in the Midwest and stumbling into adulthood.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Call for Artists is Up!

Check out the call for artists here. I'm curating the exhibit titled "Independent: Chicago Band Photography"; I finally found a way to combine my love for art and music, I'm stoked! I'm also looking for people to play acoustic sets throughout the day. Contact me with any questions.

Monday, May 9, 2011


I'm still computerless, so this is a quick post from work (shh, don't tell anyone). Here's me being me at my opening. Someone was there taking professional photos so I'll share a few when I get my hands on 'em. Thanks to everyone who came out, it was so much fun! Up next: curating for the Milwaukee Ave Arts Festival this summer.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Whew's been a very interesting week. Last Friday our apartment was broken into and me and my roomie's laptops were stolen. Needless to say I am pretty bummed, but also very happy that no one was hurt in this incident. Every digital photo I've ever taken and all my music is gone. I have some photo backups on flickr and a good amount of my music still on cd's, but those who know me know how much all this means to me and how it's rough to have it all stolen.

My friend Chris and his band Tension Generation played a show that same night and had a donation jar out for me to help me get a new computer. I am so lucky to have such awesome friends! Many thanks to them.

Anyways. We got the Point of View show hung yesterday and it looks great! It was nice to take a step back when it was all done and breathe a sigh of relief. This was my first time curating and I was a bit nervous. I cannot wait for the opening reception on Saturday and hope you can come check it out!