Wednesday, February 5, 1986

My Articles, Photo Galleries & Past Work

Scroll down and click the links to see some of my recent work.

The Detroit Live Music Journal - A Growing Collection of My Concert Reviews & Photography

Work For Metro Times 
Story Archives
Music Blog Posts

Frontier Ruckus Cover story
Richie Hawtin on Plastikman
of Montreal Interview w/ Kevin Barnes

For my Resume click here.

For a better idea of my photos hit the fullscreen icon (diagonal arrows) to check out my cooliris below. Also you can visit my Photobucket

Rothbury Music Festvial 2009 - 1  2

The Jimmy Stewart Story -

Fiery Furnaces in Detroit

Phish in Detroit

Mars Volta

Relix - On The Verge - Macpodz

Pietro Truba's Resume

Skills & Expertise
-Professional multi-format writing-
-Professional photography-
-Journalistic Reporting/Interviews & Research-
-Basic Web Video Editing &Integration-
-Web/Street/Music Festival/Social Media Marketing -

Professional Experience

Metro Times 
Detroit, MI                                            
 June 2010–Present
• Produced cover story of Detroit band Frontier Ruckus using photos and video to enhance the narrative
• Live blogging including photography of all Detroit bands performing at Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
• Weekly blogging on current Detroit music, food, films and culture
• Interviews for print and online versions including musicians and 15 chefs for a special Restaurant Week issue
• Active voice at weekly editorial board meetings
Editorial Intern Jan. 2010– June2010
• Research and write Metro Retro with a weekly archival column featuring “This week in…” for paper’s 30th anniversary
• Assist editorial board using DrillPress event writing
• Photographer for Metro Times Blowout concert series

The Bonnaroo Beacon
Manchester, TN
Writer/Photographer June 2010
• Covered the Bonnaroo Press Tent for daily artist press conferences on greening, the environment and the festival
• Wrote a pre-festival feature with Bonnaroo Greening Team highlighting environmental upgrades on the festival grounds

Relix Magazine LLC/Zenbu Media
Writer/Photographer Sept. 2005 – present
• Write live music and album reviews about artists from the U.S. and Europe
• Tell stories of live concerts through reviews and photos
Editorial Intern
New York, NY
May 2008 – Aug. 2008
• Copy editing, fact checking, creating tear sheets and content spreadsheets for Relix Magazine, Global Rhythm, Metal Edge & Metal Maniacs
• Managed content updates on Videos Section
• Composed news stories for News Section, transcribed artist interviews, wrote album and concert reviews
• Helped assemble the Rothbury Music Festival’s digital booklet with an online schedule and artist bios & HiddenTrack Blog
Sept 2007- present
• Produce music features that combine interviews, bulleted side bars and audio clips of the songs described
• Write online concert reviews with accompanying photography, and critique new albums

UG Strategies Marketing
New York, NY
College Campus & Music Festival Marketing Specialist Sept. 2007- Sept. 2008
• Created a street team to promote UG Strategies projects both at Michigan State University and at major US music festivals
• Managed aspects of grassroots promotions throughout East Lansing campus area, and social media posts

Beal Student Cooperative
East Lansing, MI
President/Treasurer/Co-op Board Member Sept. 2006- Feb. 2009
• Organized the consolidation and sale of last student run cooperative house in East Lansing to stop foreclosure
• Reached an agreement with East Lansing’s Student Housing Committee to buy back-taxes and make needed repairs
• Calculated the house budget, carried out licensing tasks and organized city-mandated repairs
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
Bachelors of Communication in Journalism May 2010
Specialization in Film, Photography & Pop Culture