A WINDY LENS

Chicago adventures. Hip-Hop.

MC TREEG closed out the night on a strong note, playing plenty of memorable tracks alongside New Deal Crew member Chris Crack. 

Dre Green got spacey and soulful, fog machine and all. 

Jarred AG took the stage and played some great material, including “Malcriado” with Izzy Rythm. 

SolarFive (of OnGaud) and Hurt Everybody (Carl & SupaBwe) started off the night at Emporium last week. The Wicker Park bar/arcade is slowly becoming one of my favorite venues in Chicago. 

I saw Glass Animals at Empty Bottle last week and I took horrid photos the entire night. Although it was an incredible show, I have little evidence to prove this claim. That being said, I took two cool photos as soon as I got outside. 

I went to Warren Dunes State Park in Michigan yesterday with an old friend and we couldn’t had asked for a better day. 

The boats of Puerto Engabao, Ecuador. 2012.

I worked at The Children’s Museum in Indianapolis for a little over a year. This glass monster (the largest permanent glass installation in the world) never became mundane; it was stunning every single day.

The world deserves these pictures. 2008, taken with my first shitty digital camera. This is my sophomore dorm room, covered in album covers, paintings, photos of my dad in college, and more. Shout-out Elton John, Blue Man Group, and The Mars Volta. Also, my friend Jordan is wearing my purple Cool Kids shirt which has since disappeared and my friend Sarah is wearing my gigantic hoodie which I still have. 

Last week, I spent the afternoon with one man band Netherfriends. Expect a full-length article and new music coming soon.

I spoke with Chicago producer Doc Da Mindbenda for MishkaNYC and he was grateful enough to give us an exclusive instrumental. Read the interview and stream the new track here:

https://mishkanyc.com/bloglin/2014/07/07/the-grindhouse-umbrella-speaking-with-doc-da-mindbenda

I interviewed Closed Sessions co-founders Michael Kolar and Alexander Fruchter for Viper Magazine. Read the article here:

http://vipermag.com/management-on-steroids-speaking-with-closed-sessions/

Happy Hurt Everybody Day! Great to see these talented artists release such a strong body of work. Their “EP” (which is actually 14 songs) can be downloaded and/or streamed over at their newly launched hurteverybody.com. In celebration, here’s a shot of Supa, who produced, rapped, and sang on the tape. And mixed it all.

I interviewed Mick Jenkins a couple of weeks ago and it was recently published over at Potholes in My Blog. Read the full interview below:

http://potholesinmyblog.com/thank-god-for-the-waters-speaking-with-mick-jenkins/

Before we rode the camels, an old man with broken Spanish told us all about Tangiers, about how Matt Damon jumped from building to building for his Bourne film, about how The Clash and William S. Burroughs made the Moroccan city famous, about how hashish was sold on every corner if you asked the right person.

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