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A Word With the D.I.Y Music Guy

Student: Max Whitehead

School: DePaul

Age: 21

Favorite Chicago music venues:

Lincoln Hall, Coles Bar, and The Observatory

 Favorite Chicago-based bands:

Smith Westerns, The Orwells, Flesh Panthers, Modern Vices

WN: How do you go about finding shows?

Max: I follow various music blogs like DIY Chicago and OMR Chicago. I also go to record store and different DIY shows which helps me get a feel for what’s going.

WN: What is your favorite part about smaller venues?

Max: Not having to show up early and the music is a lot more real. It shows that the musicians are just normal people too because it is so intimate. It is also a lot cheaper.

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