Hanging Out with Bobby Sessions (and Presenting at an Awards Show)

They had my face huge on the screen. "Once the drag queen comes out of the cake, you're up." I nodded to my editor and a fellow Dallas Observer writer and I walked onstage, envelops in hand. The Canton Theater was full of local artists and Dallas music enthusiasts. All eyes were on me as I…

My First Time as an Official Concert Photographer

I had never been so nervous to go to a concert. Last week, when I covered the Troye Sivan show, I was very confused about this whole concert photography thing. How does it even work? My first attempt at this was during the Haim concert. The Southside Ballroom staff was super nice and gave me…

Interviews with Kevin from Pentatonix and Kristian from Sugarland

So, quick life update for context: I’m working an internship at a summer camp is Philadelphia. Basically I’m helping to lead a leadership training program. But while living at a camp and working full time, for some reason I thought, sure. I can keep working Observer articles. So that’s what I’ve been doing. I recently…

I Got Paid to Obsess Over My Favorite Band? HAIM ARTICLE

Have you ever heard of Haim? If you follow my art Instagram, @artsyrosebud, you most likely have. *shameless plug* *click below to check it out, cough cough* I made 3 posters for a contest they had, but no, I didn't win... Anyway. When my editor asked for pitches for stories, I told her I was…

Troy and His Series of Unfortunate Events

  You see that beautiful piece of zebrawood I'm holding? That gorgeously crafted piece of art? That is my electric-acoustic Ibanez, commonly known as Troy. (Side note: My first guitar was a classical named Gabriella, so maybe you can connect the theme here. I unfortunately can't plug her in or put a strap on her,…

Song Explorer- an aid for the music nerd

For my Intro to Digital Hybrid Media Class, my professor had us listen to a couple podcasts on Song Explorer. On this website, artists take apart their music piece by piece. If you want to hear musicians dissect their work, I'd highly recommend to check it out!   I scrolled down and stopped when I saw…