Lollapalooza 2018 Predictions & Rumors

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I know that a lot of people think this is WAY too early to be starting a list…but I actually started my predictions list earlier last year (you can read the post here). I only recently just started paying attention to rumors and I get the majority of my info from Reddit – as well as guesses that I’ve come up with on my own. I think guessing headliners is a lot trickier compared to being able to place the undercards – since Lollapalooza changed their format to four days in 2016, it’s fairly easy to guess the majority of an undercard if you’re as into music as I am.

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New Music Sunday – 11/19/17

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Hi guys! I’ve decided to do a weekly blog post every Sunday with a bit of a round-up with some of my favorite songs that I’ve heard during the week. I think that Sunday suits best because so much new music comes out on Fridays – and writing about it the same day it comes out doesn’t really give me time to soak up the music and digest it. I’m not really going to limit this post to a certain number of songs – weeks can be SUPER hit or miss in terms of whether or not I’m feeling music that was released that week. Here we go!

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An In-Depth Look at Taylor Swift’s “Reputation”

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As many of you know, I have been a huge Taylor Swift fan for the past 11 years – starting when I was just 12 years old. I have seen Taylor Swift perform seven times and will be seeing her for the eighth time at B96’s Jingle Bash on December 7. I was lucky enough to meet her at her 1989 World Tour stop in Chicago at Soldier Field – click here to read about it.

While I have been extremely anxious about what her 6th album is going to bring, it has brought me a ridiculous amount of desire to write about the music she has been releasing.

This piece has been a work in progress – the content has been stirring in my head since the release of her first single back in August – and I sit here typing just two weeks out from the official release of the album.

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A Guide to My Favorite Music Venues in Chicago…and Their Neighboring Bars

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A lot of people ask me about the music scene in Chicago and I’m hoping that this post can be used as a guide that people can return to in order to learn more about the unique music venues in Chicago. I feel like I’ve been to so many of them (I’ve been to all of the ones I’ve listed below except one), and it’s awesome that the city is so massive that I probably won’t ever actually get to every single venue.

I have been working on this blog post for awhile, but I had so many ideas for it that I needed time to really draw out how I wanted it to go. Thank you to those who voted on my Twitter and Instagram polls on what you wanted to see: it helped so much!

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Eight Artists to Watch in 2018

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As weird as it sounds, 2017 is quickly coming to an end – and I honestly can’t be more excited to start the new year. 2017 was weird in general – I graduated college and started “real life,” I moved home, started working full time and had a lot of personal crises about the state of our world. I definitely started questioning whether or not it was worth my time continuing to write and create things to share with the world, but I knew that letting that go would just make me unhappy.

I think that 2017 was a great year for art, I continuously find myself being extremely inspired about new music, television and movies – but I think that I’m ready to look towards what’s next (but be sure to keep looking out for my 2017 Music Recap posts).

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10 New Songs to Listen To From The Past Week

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The idea of writing about new releases came to me after I had been struggling with writers block – it’s a weird time of the year to constantly find new topics to write about, since I already wrote about upcoming album releases (here), upcoming shows in Chicago (here) and my favorite albums to listen to during the fall (here). It’s far too early in 2017 to write about my favorite albums of the year – although the draft has been worked on.

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Five Quintessential Fall Albums

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Sometimes I wonder if I am the only person who has albums specifically important to me that I listen to more during the fall. I’ve had this conversation with a decent amount of friends and family and I’m usually the only one who specifically categorizes my music into seasons.

With that being said, I have collected a handful of albums over the years that I tend to listen to much more often during the fall than any other time of the year, whether that may be because I find the music to sound like fall, or that I discovered said album during the fall at some point in my life.

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