B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash

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I was super excited to get tickets to Jingle Bash this year because, well of course, Taylor Swift was headlining. Swift has never done a radio concert performance like this in Chicago – and she’s only doing three other ones across the country during this holiday season, so I knew that I had to jump at the chance.

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


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


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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Taylor Swift’s 10 Best Songs

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In honor of my queen, Taylor Swift, for announcing the release of her sixth album, “Reputation,” out November 10th, I’ve decided to share my top 10 Taylor Swift songs. I’ve been wanting to do this post for awhile and I finally decided to bite the bullet once I heard we’re getting new music (!!!!) tomorrow.

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Lollapalooza 2017 Hits & Misses: Sunday

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Here we go: the final recap post of my four post installation of my Lollapalooza 2017 Weekend. This was a lot of writing and a LOT of will power to keep going – but I’m glad to see that there was interest in reading these posts!

Click here to read my Day One (Thursday) recap to learn how the festival’s evacuation unfolded.

Click here to read my Day Two (Friday) recap and see who some of my favorite acts of the weekend were.

Click here to ready my Day Three (Saturday) recap and see who left me majorly disappointed.

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Lollapalooza 2017 Hits & Misses: Friday

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Here’s my second post of my 4 post series recapping my Lollapalooza 2017 weekend. To read my thoughts on Thursday (Day One), click here. To give you a quick recap – my Twitter followers voted for me to separate my review by day instead of one post. Thanks for reading!

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