Guilty pleasure: Katy Perry

I have a confession. I’ve been listening to the Katy Perry album this week. A LOT. Sometimes you just need some fun music in your life. After playing this song (my fave off the new Prism album) during a team meeting at work today, I figured I might as well share it here, too. I … Continue reading

CIW Music: Evolution of the Artist

Tonight I attended a Chicago Ideas Week session titled, Music: Evolution of the Artist. It was MC-ed by Lin Brehmer of WXRT and featured some awesome folks from the music industry talking about their personal journeys and careers, as well as the changing industry today. The first guest was Michael Fitzpatrick from Fitz and the … Continue reading

HEX by ADR exhibiting at “From Pink to Blue” during Pilsen Open Studios

You already know that I’m supporting Adrian Zavala’s HEX by ADR project, well now you can come see it in living color! Adrian will be part of a collective exhibit during Pilsen Open Studios on Saturday, October 19. The show is being hosted by EXPO Collective, and will feature Adrian alongside seven other talented artists … Continue reading


I came across an article about Nylo on that caught my eye because she’s from Chicago, Fake Shore Drive endorsed her and she’s one of Nas’s favorite new artists. I’m definitely loving her vibe. Hope she’s back in Chicago soon so I can see her live! Here are a couple of my favorite tracks … Continue reading


You may know that I have a friend who is a very talented painter. His name is Adrian Zavala, and he’s been painting for decades, and is finally ready to show his work to the world. He’s currently working on a new project called HEX by ADR, and you should definitely check out his Facebook … Continue reading

Santiago x The Natural – “Got a Hold of Me”

I had a chance to catch up with Kevin Ross of Twoguard Media Group today and he put me on to some new music from several hot up & coming Chicago artists. One that immediately caught my ear was this track from Santiago x The Natural. This original hip-hop duo is comprised of Native American … Continue reading