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It’s me, Seth Johnson, back with an update on my recent writing endeavors.

After attending Pitchfork Music Festival and Lollapalooza over two of the last three weekends, I am finally feeling somewhat recovered and back in the swing of things. In case you missed it, I had some reflections on Pitchfork (I was especially impressed with their lineup’s gender diversity). In the coming days, I will also be publishing my thoughts on Lollapalooza as well, along with some excellent photos from my friend and colleague Ted Somerville.

Today, I published my latest story on an Indy-based organization called VOICES. Founded in 2010 by Kia and Trey Wright, VOICES works to change the narrative of Indy’s most vulnerable youth and families. It was my pleasure to chat with Kia and Trey and hear about their passion for Indy’s future generations.

After you’ve read my story, I’d like some input from you. What local arts or music organization do you think is doing great work? I encourage you to follow the link to this poll and weigh in with your opinion.

Finally, I appreciate all of the feedback I received on my Indy Music Strategy update story. Several questions were raised on diversity and equal representation via our poll. In the next week or two, I plan on chatting with an Indy Music Strategy representative to further discuss the points you all brought up. Thanks again for weighing in!

I’ll leave you with this beautiful live session from Indianapolis singer-songwriter Kevin Krauter, who will be performing at the first-ever BUZZ/cut queer music festival on Sept. 7 in Fountain Square.

Until next time,

Seth Johnson, Music Editor at NUVO, can be reached by email at sjohnson@nuvo.net, by phone at 317-254-2400 or on Twitter @sethvthem