• Since writing my first article about being a small girl in mosh pits a few weeks ago I’ve received a lot of positive feedback, so I’m pretty excited to keep writing about this topic after every few shows I go to. I even got a Reva award for being “Small but Mighty” from the Women’s Resource Center for that article and for some other work I’ve done for the WRC (thanks Molly, Alex, and Blake). So here goes…   The […]

    Here's my "Small But Mighty" award
  • I’ve been going to shows since I was 13. For those of you who don’t know me, I’ve been 5 feet tall and 108 lbs since I was 13. As you might be able to tell from my size, I was very intimidated by mosh pits for the longest time. It always seemed like a male-dominated part of shows, so I would just stand at the edges of the crowd and enjoy the music. It wasn’t until I was 19 […]

    Here's the lead singer opening up the pit
  • The year is coming to an end and it’s time to take a step back and realize how crazy of a year it has been for music. The surge of streaming services, the amount of surprise album drops, and the fact that the MIXTAPE “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” went platinum are signs of the 2015 musical rapture. The music industry is changing and it’s too early to know if it’s for the better or worse, but one […]

  • So as it turns out, I’m a piece of shit. I’ve been suspicious that this was the case for a couple years now, but I’ve really come to terms with it over the past few months. The moment I knew I was a piece of shit is when I dropped a Totino’s pizza roll under the oven, rinsed it, and ate it. I’m here to help you learn how to cope with this affliction, one piece of shit to another. […]

  • Pizza FM hosted the spookiest house show this past Thursday and if you weren’t there, here’s what you missed The Phantom Broadcast Local favorites The Phantom Broadcast with a werewolf on the trumpet, Marty McFly on lead vocals, and just a generally chill energy to start off the night right.   Dirty Moons Next up were Dirty Moons from Bloomington-Normal, Illinois Dirty Moons got everyone moving as the night went on and the show got more and more crowded. They […]