Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Chastity Brown (Again!)


Erica Rivera spoke with musician Chastity Brown about her father's death, her history of heartbreak, and her loss of faith for City Pages. Read the piece in the May 31, 2017 print issue or online here.

Rivera first interviewed Chastity Brown in 2011. You can read that Q&A here.

(Photo credit: Nate Ryan.)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Erica Rivera On Block Parties


Erica Rivera asked block party organizers around the Twin Cities about the history of their events, highlights from parties past, and why these events are an important part of the community. Read the piece on the Star Tribune's website here.

(Photo: Basilica Block Party on Instagram.)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Foxy Tann


Erica Rivera asked Foxy Tann about her legacy as a Twin Cities block party emcee. Read the Q&A on the Star Tribune's website here.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Erica Rivera On Beer and Bands At Art-A-Whirl



Erica Rivera asked three local insiders whether beer and bands have eclipsed the art at Art-A-Whirl, the annual open studios tour in Northeast Minneapolis. Read their thoughts in the Variety cover story of the May 19, 2017 issue of the Star Tribune or online here.

(Photos, from top left: NEMAA, Indeed Brewing, the California Building, and Sarah Thornton.)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Mike Michel


Erica Rivera spoke to Mike Michel, a musician suffering from tinnitus. Find out how he's raising awareness about the condition through music in a new Q&A on City Pages here.

Erica Rivera Interviews Gabe Noah


Erica Rivera spoke to comedian Gabe Noah about his new podcast Profession Confession. Ever wondered what's it like to be a bank robber? A pimp? A crime scene cleaner-upper? Find out on City Pages here.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Erica Rivera Interviews Mary Bue


Erica Rivera spoke to musician Mary Bue about surviving sexual assault, an artist residency in Taos, and her side-gig as a yoga studio owner. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Erica Rivera Previews Mason Jennings and Benson Ramsey Art Exhibition


Erica Rivera asked musicians Mason Jennings and Benson Ramsey (of the Pines) about their debut art exhibition Bears and Stuff. Read how these close friends and fellow creatives discovered their painting and photography talents on City Pages here.