Ahoy Sexy! (That’s a Frances Ha reference, I hope you understand). My name is Maia and I am the resident writer/owner of this whole deal, woo! I am a young adult just crawling out of teendom, screaming into the void about music I love so I can get into shows for free, and maybe one day write for SPIN or Rolling Stone or something else cool like that, okay!? I have to give major props to my Super Cool Parents ™ for just being really awesome, but also for sparking my interest for music and art. I am going to school in Minnesota, which has arguably the greatest music scene ever. Anything DIY/Indie/Alt I probably love, and that is what the majority of this consists of, but I do like so much more. I am literal concert trash; catch me on the guest list! 😉
UPDATE: It has been two and a half years since I began the GAT blog (look how enthusiastic I was in the beginning! ie. the above “about me” which I have decided not to take down in attempts to preserve some of the history of this site, including that horribly embarrassing paragraph I toiled over for days when I was still a teen). It has brought me so much joy and so much stress. I have seen some really incredible shows, and I’ve seen some weird shows; I’ve met wonderful people who mean so much to me, and I’ve met some not so great people but that’s life, right? I’ve fallen in love with music even more than when I started this project.
I’ve slowed down on publishing to focus on school (I’m almost done, kinda) and my other, fancy-pants writing gig at The Current and working at City Pages (which have both been such important learning experiences, and have brought me sad-tears, stress-tears, but so many more happy-tears). This is still a labor of love, and I plan to continue to come back here every once in a while and post, but for now, thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way. This is so fun.
UPDATE 2.0: So here I am, 24 years old. This blog is now a little over 5 years old now (I think??). I’ve graduated school with a Bachelors degree in Professional Strategic Communications with a minor in Comm. Studies. I’m working a job that I really enjoy with people I really enjoy – but it’s definitely not where I thought I’d be when this whole website was born – and that’s okay. I realized through my later college years and my first year after, that I prefer writing about music and photographing bands just for myself, not because someone is paying me to do it. Some may say I’m a sensitive person and I have a hard time taking criticism of my writing when it’s about a topic I care about so much.
So here’s to learning and growing and continuing to find yourself and chase your dreams. The pandemic has definitely thrown a wrench in things, but with bands starting to book live gigs again I hope to be around here and writing soon. Feeling grateful.