This is another video I took of Destroy Nate Allen back at the penultimate Cornerstone Festival. This folk punk couple from Kansas City (then Portland, Oregon) did some of their signature singalongs at Cornerstone in front of all us quirky people. I even got a tambourine and yes, you can hear my voice in the background. Also, I want to give a shout out to my friends Kelly and Kyra who were at this show.
Get most of their discography for free/pay-what-you-want at https://destroynateallen.bandcamp.com/
Here’s my buddy Justin performing at Side Street!
This was the first time I’ve seen him play in Elgin, but we go back a long time since we used to be involved in a different regional music scene.
Here’s a video of Lauryn Peacock playing an unreleased song back in 2012 when I was at a house show up in Crystal Lake. This is the song “Runaround”.
Here’s a video I was involved in recently.
At the Take 2 Creative Camp, there was a garage sale fundraiser for the program outside. It was in the heart of Downtown Elgin and everyone sold various clothes, shoes, toys, video games, and baby supplies to raise money for the Take 2 Creative Camp. It was quite fun. The footage was done by by Korisa of Mad Dash Productions and some of the teens. I provided the ukulele instrumental for the video. Also, yes…you do briefly see me in some shots playing the ukulele or walking around.
Welcome to another installment of Throwback Thursday!
I’m surprised I haven’t mentioned this person on my blog yet. This is my buddy Osmin AKA Oscar. This video was captured for a purely acoustic set at Elgin Books (the best bookstore in Elgin, IL right now). He decided to rock a Cruz Azul jacket while covering a Manu Chao song to serenade everyone.
Throwback Thursday time!
This another video from my friends in Rune the Lion whom I’ve mentioned on my blog before. I caught their set back years ago and they ended it by covering “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap except they do it with instruments instead of harmonized vocals. Feel free to insert your own OC reference here.
Here’s this week’s edition of #TBT.
This is husband/wife folk punk duo Destroy Nate Allen. They played a set at the Creation Station stage and got everybody singing and clapping along. Yes, you can hear me singing along in the background to their ode to cooking. Remember, you have to follow the recipe the first time that you do it!