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Monica Topping

Monica Topping has been a regular in the local music scene since the late '90s and has written about it on and off since high school. She is the coordinator for North Coast Open Studios, founded Rock Chick Designs and loves local business.

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  • Choose Love Art Show Looking For Submissions
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    • Oct 7, 2010
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    • Dec 17, 2015
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  • <em>Indigo Shoes</em>
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    By Absynth Quintet. Sidenote Records.
    • Sep 4, 2008
  • Recent Comments

    Re: “Question: Sexy Time? Answer: Booya!

    I can honestly say this is the first time I've ever been referred to as a "sexual goddess." In print. Thanks, Andrew! Now, does Team NCJ have what it takes to beat the twisted minds at KSLG/KHUM? That remains to be seen. :-)

    Posted by Rokchike on 01/27/2011 at 8:24 AM

    Re: “Quit Your Whining

    JENNSUCKS, Have you ever been arrested?

    Posted by Rokchike on 01/22/2011 at 10:42 AM

    Re: “Local Music Scene News -- The Hitch + Dragged By Horses!

    In-freakin'-deed, Terrence.

    I think everyone has a good point in regards to both the recently lacking scene, and the reasons for it. We can ruminate on those reasons all day, or we can support the folks who want to keep fighting the all-ages-venue fight, in hopes that some day the kids will have something akin to the all-ages scene that I'm thrilled existed when I was a mid-to-late teen.

    Perhaps we can start by trying to educate the bah-humbug adults on the idea that kids who have nothing constructive/supervised to do will create their own trouble... possibly involving alcohol in the adult's parking lot or in the form of "art" on their back fence. Give 'em a well supervised place to go, where they can have fun and take pride in what they're helping to accomplish, and you end up with far more proactive kids than destructive ones, I'm guessing.

    Posted by Rokchike on 01/20/2011 at 3:24 PM

    Re: “Local Music Scene News -- The Hitch + Dragged By Horses!

    Ha! Witty. I don't think they've come up with a name (heck, they've only just added the anonymous keyboard player), but ears are open for updates. :-)

    Posted by Rokchike on 01/15/2011 at 12:46 PM

    Re: “Strix Vega At The Alibi, Sept. 25, 2010

    LOL- Grabaga, please lay off the bottle. That stuff's not good for you!

    Posted by Rokchike on 09/28/2010 at 8:16 PM

    Re: “Tribute Band Weekend

    I know, Jen! Who are we if not "the girls from K-Slug"? What else do we even have to live for?

    I think I need to go back to school and work on doing something meaningful with my life, post haste!

    Posted by Rokchike on 09/21/2010 at 8:53 PM

    Re: “Tribute Band Weekend

    Gardawful-- your imagination is impressive. You should put it to better use, maybe writing books or something.

    Posted by Rokchike on 09/20/2010 at 9:09 AM

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