Actionbooth exploded onto Charlotte, NC for the 2nd year in a row being a part of promotions involving both Coke Zero AND Miller Lite. I got to meet a lot of great people, ran into some childhood friends, and really understood what it meant to be a student and member of the society of almuni of an HBCU. The trip was a little hectic and we didn't get to explore like we would have liked, but I'll be back with a full recap and pics/vid in a bit!
Today I stumbled upon a "Top 10 Chicago Indie Albums" post on the Chicago Tribune site and it included our friends Alex and Francis from Busy Beaver! Here's what Greg Kot had to say about the brother and sister duo named White Mystery:
"At 24, Alex White is already a seasoned veteran in the Chicago underground scene, a one-woman tornado with a voice that can blow down walls. With her younger brother, Francis, on drums, she makes what is in many ways her most stripped-down album, and that's saying something. Whether describing a crumbling relationship or a stroll around the city, the duo radiates can't-be-denied joy and revels in rescuing melodies from the chaos they throw down. (10 p.m. Dec. 18 at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Av., $10; subt.net.; 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace St., $20; abbeypub.com.)"
Since Sept. 13, Aidan has been waging a battle against a monster that is all too real. That’s when doctors discovered he has acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He’s spent weeks in the hospital and has endured chemotherapy, infections, spinal taps and other painful procedures.
To pass the time, he draws pictures of monsters. Dozens and dozens of them. Aidan’s drawings are so adorably scary that his aunt decided to post some of them on the website Etsy, where people buy and sell handmade artwork and other items. She wanted to do something — anything — to help Aidan and his family from a distance, so she figured she’d try to sell 60 prints to help defray their sudden and mounting expenses.