Member since May 2, 2007

Tristan Schmid 

As NUVO's Digital Platforms Editor, I make sure there's good stuff for you on our website and the social media (as the youth call it).

When I'm not connected to a screen, I'm hanging out with animals, making noise and enjoying the finer things in life like food, drinks and trees.
Digital Platforms Editor at NUVO. I also dabble in making noise at

Recent Posts

  • Woof Wednesday: Dog bite data; Herbie

    Indiana has landed on a list of states with the most dog-bite claims. Responsible pet ownership (shown humorously in a Best Friends video) goes a long way toward safety.
    • May 16, 2012
  • Meow Monday: Mandy, the soft Siamese mix

    Part Siamese, Mandy is a one-of-a-kind cat, "one of the prettiest cats that has ever graced" rescue organization Cats Haven.
    • May 14, 2012
  • Woof Wednesday: Awaiting family for a year

    Three dogs at FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic - Lexie, Buddy and Donna - have been patiently waiting to be adopted for more than a year.
    • May 9, 2012
  • More »

    Recent Articles

  • Review: Shovels and Rope

    Charleston duo Shovels and Rope threw down an energetic countrified rock show Sunday night in Bloomington, offering anything-but-subtle hints that they're on their way to something much, much bigger than what the tiny Bishop bar can hold.
    • Nov 14, 2012
  • Review: Metric and Cake at Klipsch

    Metric and Cake performed at The Lawn at Klipsch Music Center as part of day one of X-Fest.
    • Sep 11, 2012
  • Review: Blind Pilot at Deluxe

    Regular Indy visitors Blind Pilot put on another great show Thursday night at Deluxe at Old National Centre.
    • Aug 4, 2012
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    Latest Review

    Re: “

    Couldn't disagree more, Ga Bo. It was a perfect setting for Forecastle 2012, providing lots of shade and a variety of spaces to hang out in, whether people were listening to music or trying to take a break.

    My review of the event:…

    Posted by Tristan on 08/22/2012 at 2:58 PM

    Recent Comments

    Re: “Coffee and Beer, a match made in Heaven

    Great writeup, Rita. I enjoyed the Brewpub's Dark Hero with their housemade donuts recently and am not ashamed to admit it was the first time I dunked donuts in beer--and it was good.

    1 like, 0 dislikes
    Posted by Tristan on 03/09/2016 at 5:32 PM

    Re: “The rent is too damn high!

    I've lived, gone to school, worked, and played in Indy for a decade, and it is sad to see that there aren't more affordable housing options downtown. It's the main reason I've never lived downtown but have had homes on the east side, in Broad Ripple, Fountain Square, and Garfield Park, where I now live in a great 900 square foot bungalow a block and a half from beautiful Garfield Park with a mortgage that is less than half the cost of the "cheapest" rents shown on this page.

    There is a lot of great housing potential in these neighborhoods outside of downtown, and I hope the city continues to invest in them through efforts like the Cultural Trail (pssst: bring it down to Garfield Park and UIndy!) so people who don't make six figures can continue to live in Indy.

    5 likes, 0 dislikes
    Posted by Tristan on 02/11/2016 at 8:50 PM

    Re: “Beer Buzz 12-24

    Thanks for including Winterfest, Rita! The date is actually Jan. 31. Looking forward to seeing you there!

    2 likes, 0 dislikes
    Posted by Tristan on 12/24/2014 at 4:16 PM

    Re: “Eagle Creek bike trail brouhaha

    Bookwalter says, "When you're riding at 8 or 10 mph, you're not seeing the snake on the trail ... You're running it over."

    In at least a dozen trips to Brown County State Park and Ft. Harrison trails this year, I've spotted many squirrels, chipmunks, and a raccoon on the trail - at speed - and have hit none. And I've shooed a large black snake and moved a box turtle off the trail, both spotted while cruising at a decent speed.

    Most mountain bikers I've encountered control their bikes well enough to stop for such creatures - and well enough to stop for hikers, who are allowed on all the trails I've ridden in Indiana.

    14 likes, 1 dislike
    Posted by Tristan on 06/25/2012 at 11:39 AM

    Re: “Parking-meter suggestion box

    Good question! I've wondered the same thing, SandyR. (Though maybe we should keep our voices down - don't want to give them any ideas.) ;)

    Posted by Tristan on 05/07/2012 at 4:16 PM

    Re: “Interview: Bassnectar, the anti-hipster

    Thank you all for your comments!

    @Cameron Norman, that's an admirable goal - best of luck in your career. Sound engineering is a fascinating field.

    And cute cat in your profile pic. :)

    2 likes, 0 dislikes
    Posted by Tristan on 04/05/2012 at 10:05 AM

    Re: “Interview: Bassnectar, the anti-hipster

    @Jeff Jones, I brought up Skrillex & Deadmau5 for the reasons I mentioned (work ethic & popularity), not because they're necessarily "god-given."

    And Lorin's a nice guy - I can't imagine he'd do such a thing for breakfast.

    18 likes, 1 dislike
    Posted by Tristan on 04/04/2012 at 2:47 PM

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