Hey there newsletter crew,
Seth Johnson here with an update on my NUVO adventures. It’s been a while since we last spoke, yeah?
As you might have guessed, I’ve been busy writing all sorts of stories on music, comedy and the Indiana Pacers over the last few months. Rather than touching on all of them, I’ll provide you with a quick highlight real.
Like always, I’ve split my music coverage between local and touring acts, having some great conversations with each. In the local artist category, a few of my favorite recent chats were with esteemed singer and winner of The Voice Josh Kaufman, pop artist Wolfi and R&B rarity Okara Imani. As for touring acts, I’ve very recently written pieces on Nashville rock trio Joseph and Los Angeles indie-pop band Saint Motel as well.
I’ve been quite fortunate to chat with some comedy stars as of late, in large part due to Indy’s new Helium Comedy Club. Since the beginning of 2020 alone, I’ve spoken with Eric Wareheim, Kevin Nealon and Maria Bamford, which is quite a surreal list for me to even type. That said, I had excellent conversations with all three of these individuals, and I’d encourage you to check out my stories when you have the time.
Last but not least, I will briefly touch on the Pacers, who are currently on All-Star break. All things considered, the Pacers are standing firm at this point in the season at a record of 33-23. Since Victor Oladipo’s return, however, the team has struggled a bit to find its footing. This said, I’m waiting a few more games post-Victor return to write my next installment of the Home Dipo, in hopes of getting a fair sample size to analyze.
In addition to my next installment of the Home Dipo, another story you can be on the look-out for in the next few weeks is a profile on Indy-based producer/rapper Fresh Duzit, who recently scored a platinum hit for his production work on NLE Choppa’s song “Camelot.” Additionally, I recently interviewed country music superstar Justin Moore, who is headlining Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Feb. 28. While a little bit out of my typical wheelhouse, I really enjoyed my conversation with Justin and am excited for you to read it as well.
Before I leave, I’d like to thank all of you who contributed to my previous reader pool, asking for your input on music coverage in 2020. I will certainly take all of your answers into consideration! This said, I’d like to get some more input from you. As we enter the year’s warmer months, what outdoor concerts and music-related events are you most looking forward to? This will help me to better focus what concerts I preview and review in 2020.
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Until next time,