Jessica Risker is an experimental singer-songwriter and a licensed clinical counselor. After the COVID-19 pandemic sent Chicago into lockdown in March 2020, Risker merged those pursuits for a podcast called Music Therapy, where she speaks to artists, industry professionals, and fellow therapists about their work, creativity, and mental health. She initially imagined the podcast as […]
Folk-pop artist and licensed therapist Jessica Risker launched the long-form interview podcast Music Therapy in spring 2020, and Gossip Wolf has been an avid follower since day one. Earlier this summer, Risker and former Hideout talent buyer Sullivan Davis began producing an in-person version at Cafe Mustache called Music Therapy: Group Session, which augments the […]
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Hideout talent buyer Sullivan Davis steps down, and CIVL launches a virtual concert series to push a new benefit fund.
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Current musical obsessions of Ne-Hi guitarist Jason Balla, Hideout talent buyer Sullivan Davis, and Reader music listings wrangler Luca Cimarusti
Current musical obsessions of Hideout talent buyer Sullivan Davis, Laura Callier of Gel Set, and Reader softball captain Kevin Warwick
Plus: The Hideout replaces its talent buyer, and free-jazz and new-music calendar Now Is launches a podcast.