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...and then my heart melted.

I'm pretty sure that's how tomorrow's recollection of this monumental evening will sum up. For tonight is the night that The Felice Brothers and Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band team up for one hell of a showcase at Stubb's.

The Felice Brothers - Waterspider

Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band - I Got A Reason #1

photos by Annie Ray

Over the past few weeks I've managed to get involved with a few local projects. I'm contributing to a couple of start-up magazines and interning with a new gallery. It's like I just created my own version of grad school, finally putting my undergrad work in journalism and art to use.

For the most part everything is a crazy whirlwind and I'm just trying to figure it out as I go along. Of course everything happened at once and my daily tasks had me recalling Christina Applegate's role in Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead. You know, I was all, "I'm right on top of that, Rose," frantically figuring out how to be the hub of the communications department.

While deadlines are keeping me crazy, it's the perks that make it all worth while. Soon the rewards will be the whole seeing my name in print thing and getting paid. But for now, there's the joys of working with good friends and networking parties with free drinks & fun photo booths. Local photog, Annie Ray took these at Rare Magazine's grand opening event at Red River Flats last week.