Monthly Archives: December 2013

An Introduction To Marrow

Like a lot of my Chicago pals, I was bummed out when Kids These Days announced the band was breaking up earlier this year. The didn’t stop the members from pursuing other musical projects though. Here is an introductory mini-profile … Continue reading

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Katie Interviews The Wooten Brothers

It’s not every day you get to interview one of your idols. I’ve loved Victor Wooten’s bass playing ever since I first started playing myself at 15 years old. His brother Roy has a helluva lot of talent as well. … Continue reading

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New Christmas Classics and Old-Folk-ies

We highlighted some out-of-the-box musical Christmas celebrations around town this month on Choose Chicago. For our monthly music scene guide, it felt like a good time to take a peek inside Chicago’s thriving folk scene.

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‘Before 10 Day’

Recently we published a profile I wrote on Chance The Rapper’s early career and YOUmedia studio, where he got his start. You can read it here.

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Katie’s New Years Eve Picks

Talk about a hard list to narrow down. There are more incredible concerts in Chicago than usually this NYE. These are the ones that I think should get your attention though. 

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Katie Covers Park’s Return!

Had some fun reviewing post-punk band Park’s first Chicago show since reforming earlier this year. Talked to the band’s lead singer/songwriter in advance of the show as well about their new music.

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