Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Day 5 // Chicago loves Panels and Jazz // 9.5

Chicago, I love Panels and Jazz...

Tonight's panel discussion will feature legendary Chicago music manager Mitch Marlow, Samantha Albernethy of Chicagoist, and Billeh Ocean of WLUW/Minimal Beat discussing "PR/Getting Press" with Marcus Gilmer of WBEZ. Marcus will be hosting this weekly series each Wednesday at 8:30 with hopes of giving advice to artists on how to further our cities professionalism with secrets from our industry folks, artists, and journalists, djs, etc. SXSW charges hundreds of dollars for a badge to get this type of knowledge/advice -- luckily for us, it's free as a part of Chicago, I love you...The panel discussion will be followed by our weekly jazz series hosted by Corbin Andrick, along with a jazz jam at the end. 

Mitch Marlow
Mitch Marlow is a Chicago-based musician, producer, and manager. From 1997 to 2001, he managed Chicago’s Kingsize Sound Labs. Then, in 2001,Talent Buyer for Nevin’s Live music club in Evanston, IL. During this time, Mitch shifted focus to fostering new talent, founding Mitch Marlow Management, in 2003. Since then, Mitch’s client roster has included The Redwalls, Ezra Furman & The Harpoons, Pretty Good Dance Moves, Nicholas Tremulis, Give Back and others. Throughout his nearly 30-year music career, Mitch has also consistently performed and recorded with artists, including Robert Pollard, The Mekons, and his band various bands including, The Charming Beggars, as well as producing Universal Blues by The Redwalls.  His focus these days is primarily on personal artist management.

Samantha Abernethy
Samantha grew up in Pennsylvania, but fled the farm as soon as she could. The two-time 4-H Club President lived and worked in Washington, D.C., and came to Chicago to get her masters in journalism. After a stint in the wild west at a newspaper in rural Wyoming, then the Denver bureau of the AP, she returned to her beloved Chicago. She can be found drinking coffee, taking notes, watching a Steeler game or singing Dolly Parton on karaoke.

Billeh Ocean
Billeh Ocean was the host of Radio One Chicago on WLUW for years and today he is focusing on his successful blog/WLUW radio show "The Minimal Beat. He managed the band Jonny Rumble for years and remains a constant tastemaker within the Chicago music community. 

- panel from 8:30-9:30
- jazz till close 

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