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.
Hot Take: Let’s Just NOT Fix the Damn Roads in Michigan [OPINION]
It seems like everybody is fine with the roads staying just the way they are anyway.
Baby Boomers: Here is Your Trophy for Walking to School in Blizzards [OPINION]
Here is your trophy for all those times you had to go to school when it was way colder and snowier than we can even comprehend. Can we stop hearing about it now?
This Michigan Man Solved the Stonehenge Mystery Years Ago [VIDEO]
For centuries, scholars and scientists alike have debated how Stonehenge was assembled... until a retired man from Lapeer cracked the mystery and built one in his backyard.
Pres. Obama to Visit Flint Next Week in Response to 8-Year-Old’s Letter
In response to a letter from an 8-year-old girl, affectionately nicknamed Little Miss Flint, President Barack Obama will visit Flint next week for a closer look at how the water crisis is still affecting everyday life in the 810.
EPA Memo Implies Flint’s Not Worth Going ‘Out On a Limb For’ [VIDEO]
A new EPA memo has come to light in the Flint water crisis congressional hearing, and, regardless of its context, a quote saying Flint may not be "a community we want to go out on a limb for" is a huge black eye for the federal agency.
Pearl Jam + Friends Pledge $300,000 to Flint in Response to Water Crisis
Pearl Jam's has a long history of donating to charitable causes, which continues with their pledge to donate $100,000 to the United Way of Genesee County to assist Flint.
Michigan to Investigate Consumers Energy Over Estimated Billing Practices
The Michigan Public Service Commission is investigating the billing and estimated usage practices of Consumers Energy in response to customer complaints.
Patton Oswalt Makes Flint Water Emoji Joke to Win ‘@midnight’ [VIDEO]
Well, it didn't take long for the Flint Water Crisis to go from tragedy to national punchline, as comedian Patton Oswalt made a Flint water joke "For The Win" on Comedy Central's '@midnight.'
Flint, Saginaw and Detroit Listed Among the Fastest-Shrinking Cities in America
It's no surprise to anyone who's lived in this area for any decent amount of time, but a new list has Flint, Saginaw and Detroit ranked among the cities with the quickest declining populations.