OUR BELOVED CONTRIBUTORS

 

Chicago Crowd Surfer is growing, and you can join the team!


WRITING


PHOTOgraphy


WEBZINE


TLM

Tina Mead
writer
first contributed #53

MDR

Mick Reed
writer
first contributed #41

MPH

Maureen Hobbs
contributing editor
first contributed #40

ELP

Emily Pinson
writer / contributing editor
first contributed #34

NBL

Nicole Locarno
writer / photographer
first contributed #29

JMF

Jason Ferrari
writer
first contributed #27

JB

Jenny Bapton
writer
first contributed #18

MV

Mike Velazguez
writer
first contributed #14

AtD

Alexann Daddono
writer / contributing editor
first contributed #14

MgC

Matt Cermak
writer
first contributed #13

JNC

Jessica Cashman
writer/photog/band wife
first contributed #8

JWK

Jonathan Kinkley
writer
first contributed #6

NB

Norma Buchholz
writer
first contributed #3

PT

Pato Thornycroft
writer / photographer
first contributed #3

MI

Matt Ivy
writer
first contributed #3

Leigh B

Leigh Barnard
writer
first contributed #0

KPL  

Kyle Land  
co-founder / writer / photographer / editor
first contributed #0

TLM

Tina Mead
photographer
first contributed #53

JBW

Joseph Waddick
photographer
first contributed #48

NBL

Nicole Locarno
writer / photographer
first contributed #29

KC

Kristy Conway
photographer
first contributed #18

KR

Katie Regan
photographer
first contributed #18

PT

Pato Thornycroft
writer / photographer
first contributed #3

AdO

Austin D. Oie
writer / photographer
first contributed #2

KPL  

Kyle Land  
co-founder / writer / photographer / editor
first contributed #0

JCB

John Barnard
co-founder / photographer
first contributed #0

KMZ

Kate Zotos
logo designer
design launched in ISSUE #0

LPL

Laura Land
writer / web design
first contributed #0

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HOW TO BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR

Being a contributor has never been easier. All you have to do is enjoy music, have a good time and tell others about it. We are a community sourced web mag, that means our experts are music lovers in your community. Yes, you are an expert music lover. (We know because you are reading this site) Our goal here is to encourage people to see live music, and have a good time doing it. Get clever with how you would like to contribute, but here are some ideas:

  • See a show and write about what made it great for you (and snap a couple pics)

  • Tell people about CCS

  • Listen to a new album and write a review

  • Share the weekly issue posting

  • Buy us a ticket to see a show - we will try to cover the show if you can’t go!

  • Post to our social media sites about news in the local music scene

  • Connect us with your contacts:

    • Press passes

    • Photo passes

    • Promo materials (buttons, stickers, gear, flyers…)

With any contribution, we request email submissions by the following Wednesday morning  (ex. If you see a Friday show, submit 4 days later; ex. Listen to a new album on Tuesday, submit the next day). Please let us know you want to contribute so we can get you into that week’s issue. You can totally submit a review later than Wednesday, and we may include it. Not to put the pressure on, but we are a weekly mag so we like to keep content current.

-LPL

P.S. If you want a little extra confidence, we really do want to hear from you and expand our community. I am not a trained writer, and personally think my reviews need a good deal of improvement. I keep writing to get better, and people are still reading it!