LINDSAY TESKE – EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lindsay launched AMPLIFY. once she grew way too tired of seeing independent rock artists being underrepresented in the media. She felt moved to create an outlet that only covered musicians and bands of this nature, knowing that their music deserves just as much – or hell, even more – attention than any saturated pop song being played on KISS FM OR anything Kanye has ever done (yes, shots hath been fired and she’s not sorry one bit). So, AMPLIFY. aims to be a space for that to manifest.
Lindsay is from just outside Chicago , which has given her the opportunity to intern with and write for Consequence of Sound, as well as with Thrill Jockey Records and Bloodshot Records. Outside of AMPLIFY., Lindsay has written about bands she loves for Chicago Music Guide in her “Artist Spotlight” column, where she has the opportunity to highlight the abundance of local musical talent. Lindsay has also interned as a press assistant with Duff Press in London, where she got to do a whole variety of neat stuff like write press releases, do research, update tour schedules, learn how pre-concert press works, and help out at an event for Gene Simmons’ “The Vault” press tour.
Lindsay’s unwavering belief in rock music as a cultural entity has long been a guiding principle of AMPLIFY., and that is something that will never change. She hopes that AMPLIFY. can, in some small way, let people know that rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well (contrary to what mainstream music media and the Billboard charts will tell you) – and that some of the best stuff out there is often being made by individuals whose names you may not even know…yet.
JOSE PARDILLO – PHOTOGRAPHER
Jose Pardillo is a music photographer from Honolulu, HI who somehow made his way to NYC.
He has in ways been compared to Gollum from “The Lord of the Rings” in that he may have been driven mad (slight exaggeration) from his incessant need to get the perfect shot and to be close to his camera. His “Precious” if you will.
A great wizard once said “You shall not pass!” This clearly did not apply to Jose, seeing as he breezed through TSA and headed to NYC to further pursue his love of music photography.
*No insults intended toward Gollum/Smeagle/Former River Folk
LAINEY BERLIN – PHOTOGRAPHER
FRANK MESINA – PHOTOGRAPHER
Frank’s day job includes usability and visual design, creative direction and most importantly, cycling through as much music on Spotify. More often than not, he comes across bands he’d like to photograph in his night ‘job’ as a lover of live music and dimly lit venues. In between Chicago shows, he likes to play guitar, podcast binge and photograph…more things.