Hey guys — can you help a girl out and spread the word about an amazing band named Farraday.  My best childhood friend and his band-mates are some of the most talented and wonderful individuals you will ever meet and they are hoping to fund their first full length album with YOUR help!  Please, please, please head on over to Kickstarter and pledge some dolla, dolla bills y’all (even a dollar will help!) so they can achieve one of their life-long goals as musicians.  Also, while you’re at it, check out their EP on iTunes and Amazon.  The Fear of Missing Out was released in the summer 2011 and kicks some serious booty.  Independent artists rarely get the chance to let their talent shine without people who support local artists.  Really consider giving these guys 100 pennies, four quarters, twenty nickels, or anything you can spare.  I know they’ll love you forever and you’ll love them, too!



Ho for the Holidays a la Farraday.

My great friends, Farraday, did a take on the holiday classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”.

You can get the download, FOR FREE, here.

Cheers and I hope you have a fabulous holiday season!

Farraday’s “Put Me on the Next Plane”.

My friends, Farraday, have released their official video from their first single, “Put Me on the Next Plane.”  Amazing group of individuals, wonderful musicians.  It is a blessing to know these guys!  I love it you guys!

Click here for the video!

The summer of music.

Lots of upcoming shows and events worth checking out in the Chicago area:

This Thursday at Beat Kitchen, He is We plays an early show, so you better stop by.  On 7/1, also known as this Friday, Farraday, The Born Ready, Adora, and Just Left at Metro.  6:00 PM show.  Be there or be square.  We are also celebrating our wonderful city with the Taste of Chicago.  This weekend I will be out and about working it for Metro, so come down and hang out with me at the Taste!  On 7/8 Sun Kil Moon plays at Lincoln Hall.  If you don’t know who that is, you need to look him up immediately.  Mark Kozelek is musical genius with interlacing guitar rhythms and poetic lyrics.  Absolutely gorgeous.  Then the weekend of 7/9 and 7/10 is WestFest.  Local H will perform on Saturday night.  BALLER.  There will be a DJ stage, along with another for live music throughout the day.  Food, art, music, and other entertainment for families and singles alike.  I will be working WestFest, so you should stop on by.  Pitchfork competes against Old St. Pat’s Block Party the weekend of the 15th, but both are worth checking out.  Block Party is the premiere place for singles in the city this summer.  Pitchfork is for those independent music lovers.  Farraday will be opening for Cobra Starship and Plain White T’s at the Block Party on Saturday, so you will definitely want to check that out.  Come say hi while I am working Pitchfork!

This is a summer of greatness.  Chicago offers plenty of opportunities to explore the city, delve into personal interests, and have a damn good time.  They are also amazing chances to see local talent.  These festivals offer artists from the area a chance to showcase their wares.  By going you are not only supporting them, but the city.

P.S. MARK ROSE CD RELEASE PARTY THIS FRIDAY!  Limited tickets available.  You definitely want to get those.  Live music, open bar, hardcopy of the CD and face time with the man himself.  Check out the information here.


If you haven’t seen these guys yet, this summer is the perfect opportunity to get to know them.  Not only does Farraday have a show this Friday at METRO, but they have now added on an additional show for Old St. Pat’s Block Party on 7/15.  They will be playing along with Cobra Starship, and another great Chicago band, Plain White T’s.  CHECK THEM OUT!

The arts are alive. Help them survive.

As you know from earlier posts, I am all about supporting local artists.  With this economy, it is hard to follow your passion in full force.  Other things, like making a living at jobs that may pay well, but have no connection to what is important to you, get in the way.  Few people ever have the opportunity to set off on the path that leads to a goal or dream coming to fruition.  And that, I believe, is sad.  The arts are one of the most affected areas when it comes to budget cuts, yet people fail to realize that in times of great depression (monetarily and emotionally) that entertainment has always been a saving grace.  When the world is unhappy, we turn towards the industry to give us a break from reality.  Why, then, are we not nurturing the future of art?  Why do we not support, with all of our heart, mind, and body, future artists?  Really think about it.

Plugs for music, jewelry, photography, and more…


Come check out some great local talent this weekend at Noise Fest.  Follow the link to their FACEBOOK PAGE to get a complete listing of the bands and times, along with other valuable information like when and where.  My friends Farraday are playing tonight, but there are some other great local bands like Madria, The Born Ready, Goodbye Coastline, Mark Rose (of Spitalfield fame), Victorian Halls, and Yeah Dude!, among many more.  If you like the flavor of local musicians, this is a festival for you.