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About 2 years ago my best friend Molly and I went to a Hippo Campus show in Chicago. We didn’t even know who the opening band was until I heard them play their last song and realized it had been on my favorites playlist for a while! They’re music is fun and easy to listen to and they’re moving up in the music world and I hopefully will see them at some upcoming festivals




For about 5 years now, Vampire Weekend has been one of my favorite alternative bands. Their music is unlike any other. Their 3rd album blew up and also won a Grammy. Not to mention, they’ve put on some of the best shows that I’ve ever been to. Although meeting Rostam and Chris after the show wasnt all I thought it would be, it was still an amazing experience!


“I’ve travelled the world and I think you’re the shortest person I’ve met”

Last Friday I saw Joseph Arthur, an artist with a strong following of 200,00 people and over 8 million listens on his Spotify account. He is a well-known and respected artist in the music industry and plays with Pearl Jam regularly.

During his show at Drew’s it was only him an his guitar. He would make a beat by patting his guitar, then play over that and continuously add melodies through a song. I’ve never seen anything like it before!

He’s definitely a character and one of the nicest artists I’ve met so far!

Arguably one of the best songs in the category of New Folk/Alternative.

One of the best weekends of my life was on July 31st to August 2nd. My best friend and two other close friends got a hotel in downtown Chicago about a mile away from Grant Park. Not only was the environment amazing, but the lineup has been one of the best I’ve seen so far. Some of the artists that performed were Misterwives, Cold War Kids, Walk The Moon, Twenty One Pilots, Kid Cudi, Tame Impala, Of Monsters and Men, Alabama Shakes, The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Florence and the Machine, Metallica, and finally Paul McCartney. I cant wait to see what the lineup looks like for 2017!

Photo Creds: Molly Stark

Two years ago on November 7th my best friend Molly and I went to see Smallpools and Magic Man at the House of Blues in downtown Chicago; still one of my favorite venues. As always, Smallpools puts on an amazing show with high energy and lots of interaction and talking with the crowd.

We were also lucky enough to meet Alex from Magic Man after the show! Unfortunately Smallpools wasnt able to stay after the show so we didn’t get to see them but that’s okay because I’ve already met them twice!


(I’m farthest to the right and Molly is on my left)

(not my video but we were front row)

Last Saturday I went to another show at Drew Eckmann’s house. A band called The Carpenter Ants were playing, and although id never heard of them, they were known as a country blues group so I thought id check them out. I was pleasantly surprised! Every single song they played I enjoyed, which is not common!


The guitarist Michael Lipton was the best guitarist ive been able to see play live! When talking to him after the show he was so humble about it and said, “there’s always someone better than me”, but he doesn’t give himself enough credit!

If you like Johnny Cash, Doc Watson, or any blues music check them out!



When I saw that Coldplay was finally coming to Chicago after not touring for a number of years, I couldn’t be more excited. The only drawback was that even for a nosebleed seat tickets were still over $100. Because of this I planned on buying tickets either the night before or the day of. The day of the concert, my best friend’s family and I were on vacation in Branson, Missouri. We tried figuring out what we could do to see them because they’ve been on my bucket list since I was in 2nd grade. To make the concert, we drove up 8 hours from Branson to Chicago and bought the tickets as we were driving. Once we finally made it back to Chicago, we were having one of the worst thunderstorms of the summer. Although the two opening acts for Coldplay was not able to play because of the delays, we still got to see Coldplay and that’s all that matters. Being at Soldier Field seeing one of my favorite bands was amazing. It will always be one of my favorite shows! The environment when Coldplay is performing is one that you wont find at any other show, you must be there to understand!


Lollapalooza 2013 was the first festival I had ever gone to, being only 15 it was very overwhelming but exciting at the same time. I saw Wild Belle, The Mowglis, Two Door Cinema Club, Vampire Weekend, and Phoenix. The crowd for Vampire Weekend was very intense but made the experience even better! Phoenix also but on a great show and after seeing those two bands play live for the first time I became a huge fan! 1093296_551349058235708_207173386_o-1