Recorded after his SXSW Music panel with Kevin Lyman of the Warped Tour, Bogden offers insight for young creatives who are looking to break into the live event industry. He also shares strategies on how students can start building their creative industry career before even graduating college.
Howard delves into his role behind the scenes at the popular hip hop site, and reveals how he first connected with FSD founder Andrew Barber. He also shares advice for new and aspiring music bloggers, as well as sharing insights on how artists can get themselves noticed by blogs and other industry. Finally, Howard speaks on Fake Shore Drive’s weekly radio show on Eminem's Shade 45 SiriusXM station, and hints at plans for FSD’s ten year anniversary.
Anderson delves into his history as a creative in Chicago, from discovering underground cultures across Wicker Park and Clark and Belmont in the ‘90s, to working at Threadless early on. He reveals what brought him back to Chicago after heading to New York, and speaks on the meaning of the moniker NoPattern.
Anderson also speaks on his personal and professional approach to Instagram, and expands on the philosophies behind the work and people at noted creative agencies Havas and The Annex. Finally, the accomplished visual artist offers his advice for creatives still developing their careers.
In an interview recorded at Virgin Hotels, L.A. Van Gogh makes his Dynasty Podcasts debut. The artist reveals how he was motivated to begin rapping after being told he didn’t have the skill for it, and looks back at his 2016 release, Friends First. VanGogh also speaks on conquering writer’s block and his safeNsound project, and shares details of his forthcoming full length project. Finally, the artist reveals the one book he recommends to any creative.
In his debut interview on Dynasty Podcasts, activist, educator, and musician Malcolm London delves into balancing all of his interconnected roles.
London speaks on the role of Louder Than A Bomb in his training to become a poet, as well as his father’s influence in learning about activism. The artist also reflects on the human stories of Chicago’s oft-lamented south and west side neighborhoods, as well as looking at how the city’s vibrant music culture is making a national impact. Finally, London delves into his debut full length OPIA, including the importance of recognizing his family and closest friends on the album’s closing track.
Walden and Johnson speak on the origin of the site, and how they wanted to change the narrative around the black experience in Chicago. The journalists share how The Triibe aims to explore the human cost of the violence in Chicago, going deeper into the stories that get sensationalized in the national media.
Walden and Johnson also weigh in on the time and energy that goes into launching and maintaining a DIY media operation, and share plans for The Triibe to be a platform for black organizers and activists. Finally, the pair go into detail on one of the site’s more popular articles, The Moment You Realize Kanye Is In The Sunken Place, leading to a discussion on the state of Kanye West in 2017.
Marban reveals how his photography work started connecting with an audience once he began shooting musicians, and looks back at how touring with The O'My's taught him how to be a professional creative talent.
The photographer also speaks on his work with street wear brand Modern Notoriety, as well as hinting at future aspirations as a DJ and producer. Finally, Marban recalls how he first connected with Chance The Rapper, delving into detail on how he connects with and contributes to Chance’s operation.
Rud recalls being introduced to punk and graffiti culture through the Internet back in the days of Myspace, before experiencing it firsthand once he moved to the city. The writer reveals how he originally covered fashion culture via Instagram, before expanding to showcase a wider range of talent via his Chicago Creatives work.
Rud recalls how the site was inspired by a potential Joe Fresh Goods interview that never ended up happening, and speaks on the creative process that has gone into publishing over 100 interviews. The writer also reflects on the interviews that inspired and impacted him, and shares the story of a noteworthy creative project with Chicago photographer Elise Swopes.