My obsessive love of rock didn't surface until later in life -- around the same time I began learning electric guitar and listening to artists like Jimi Hendrix. I spent the next decade learning everything I could about rock. Along the way I found myself gravitating towards against-the-grain bands like Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse and Queens of the Stone Age. I began pursuing a career in radio after realizing I would be able to talk about music all day and get free CDs and concert tix. After grinding it out on the intern circuit, I landed a job at the Banana! I later became a writer for Loudwire.com and I'm currently the Digital Managing Editor for Townsquare Media Flint.
Grand Rapids is Slowly Becoming Michigan’s New Concert Destination
Sorry, Detroit. Grand Rapids is eating your lunch.
9 Things Every Detroit Lions Fan Needs to Survive the Season
It's not easy being a fan of the Detroit Lions, but these items can help you survive even the toughest calls that cost your boys the game.
The Boy Scouts of America Should Stop Selling Popcorn [OPINION]
I realize that this is going to upset some people, but just know that this is coming from both a former Boy Scout and a recently disgruntled customer.
How to Build an Outdoor (or Indoor) Movie Theater for Under $200
Bringing the fun of watching a movie on the big screen to your home isn't just for rich folks anymore. In fact, you can put a pretty nice outdoor (or indoor) setup together for less than $200 -- here's how.
7 Things You Should Know About Our 25th Anniversary Bash w/ Pop Evil
Banana 101.5 is turning 25-years-old, and we're lucky enough to be able to celebrate it this Friday with Pop Evil, a few other great Michigan bands, and, hopefully, you.
Buy Tickets for the 2019 Michigan Food, Beer & Wine Fest
Tickets to the Michigan Food, Beer & Wine Festival are available in advance at a reduced price. Find out what tickets include and where to purchase them here.
Flint City Council Moves to Stop Marijuana Businesses Within City Limits [OPINION]
In a most unlikely turn of events, I have finally found myself on the same side of an argument as Eric Mays.
Apparently, I’ve Been Recycling the Wrong Stuff My Entire Life
A new article about the most-common non-recyclables that end up in the recycling bin has me feeling like a real idiot.
Flint Public Art Project Needs Our Help to Continue Making Flint Beautiful
The Flint Public Art Project has exceeded this year's mural goals, but have fallen a bit short on their fundraising target and are running out of time.
Anthony Bourdain Mural at The Loft in Downtown Flint Already Looks Amazing
A new mural being painted above The Loft in Downtown Flint featuring the late Anthony Bourdain is currently in the works, but is already quite impressive looking.
The Great Debate — The Right Way to Make S’mores
It's time to settle this once and for all. There are many different ways to make s'mores... and only one of them is correct.
When + How to See Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ in a Michigan Theater
Rob Zombie's long-awaited sequel to the beloved horror film 'The Devil's Rejects' is finally hitting the big screen... but only for three showings... and only at one Flint theater.