Music Runs The City


If you haven't noticed yet, this is a music blog. It is filled with news, concert reviews, music events and new music I'm currently into.

I'm a Chicago native and I am currently studying music business at Columbia College Chicago.

I work at one of the most amazing venues in the city which is House of Blues Chicago and intern with Live Nation.

I am a former GRAMMY Camp participant from 2010. Since camp, I continue to work with The GRAMMY Foundation.

Last year I got to work at Lollapalooza on one of the main stages where I was literally inches away from Dave Grohl.

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Ex-teacher Alexis Krauss on her former students:

They’re older now; they’re big, bad seventh-graders. But they’re way more interested in Demi Lovato and One Direction. You hear them trying to sound like they’re into [Sleigh Bells] though! It’s so cute. They’re like “Ummmmm, Mrs. Krauss, your music is really good but it’s kinda weird!”

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Ex-teacher Alexis Krauss on her former students:

They’re older now; they’re big, bad seventh-graders. But they’re way more interested in Demi Lovato and One Direction. You hear them trying to sound like they’re into [Sleigh Bells] though! It’s so cute. They’re like “Ummmmm, Mrs. Krauss, your music is really good but it’s kinda weird!”

10 months ago
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#sorryimnotsorry #music

#sorryimnotsorry #music


Girls invented punk rock not England #sonicyouth #kimgordon #punk #rock #music

Girls invented punk rock not England #sonicyouth #kimgordon #punk #rock #music

1 year ago
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Wow! Paramore have come a long way. I remember I discovered them on MySpace when I was 12. #Paramore #hayleywilliams #music

Wow! Paramore have come a long way. I remember I discovered them on MySpace when I was 12. #Paramore #hayleywilliams #music

1 year ago
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Wow! Paramore have come a long way. I remember I discovered them on MySpace when I was 12. #Paramore #hayleywilliams #music

Wow! Paramore have come a long way. I remember I discovered them on MySpace when I was 12. #Paramore #hayleywilliams #music

1 year ago
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Morning Jam of the day: "Lost & Found" by Lianne La Havas. Enjoy it with a cup of coffee.


Kid Rock Charges $20 for Summer Tour. Slams Jay-Z and JT.

A few days ago, Kid Rock spoke with Piers Morgan on CNN regarding his new summer tour called ‘Best Night Ever’ - in which all the tickets, including VIP, will be $20. Other amenities will be $4 beer, $20 t-shirts, free coffee and Jimmy Johns. “He also said he hasn’t reduced the length of his show or trimmed the number of employees working on the tour.”

Rock got a lot of backlash from fans complaining they weren’t able to afford his tickets which were $100+. As a response, Rock decided to take a paycut from Live Nation in order to accommodate fan’s financial needs. Keep in mind, Kid Rock’s fan base aren’t elitists or tweens, his niche market are blue collar folk with a minimum disposable income. Kid Rock is from/lives in Detroit, an area that has taken a blow from the auto industry. He is aware of what is going on politically and economically in his area and his fans.

When Morgan asked him about the current prices for the “Legends of the Summer” tour featuring Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, which top $250 with fees in cities like Detroit and New York City, the singer-songwriter didn’t hold back.

“It’s garbage. It’s highway robbery,” Kid Rock told Piers. Let me also note that Rock is working in conjunction with CEO Live Nation Michael Rapino. Live Nation is notorious for its high ticket prices ie: JT/Jay-Z. Do you think Live Nation will sway other big artists to take pay cuts in order to lower ticket prices if this tour is successful? Do you think Kid Rock’s new model will be successful? Do you feel that other artists will follow this example in the near future? Can you think of one of your favorite artists that you wish would lower ticket prices?

(Source: The Huffington Post)

1 year ago
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Selling merch for Venezuelan rock band Los Amigos Invisibles #music #latinrock (at House of Blues Chicago)

Selling merch for Venezuelan rock band Los Amigos Invisibles #music #latinrock (at House of Blues Chicago)


When I saw Adele before she blew up the charts, sweeped @thegrammys and her @theacademy award. This was the last show she sung at before her vocal injuries. #tbt #music  (at Riviera Theatre)

When I saw Adele before she blew up the charts, sweeped @thegrammys and her @theacademy award. This was the last show she sung at before her vocal injuries. #tbt #music (at Riviera Theatre)


It’s been awhile since I’ve made one of these for my room. Mission accomplished. #music #collage #inspireyourself

It’s been awhile since I’ve made one of these for my room. Mission accomplished. #music #collage #inspireyourself


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