via Sami Promisloff
Posted on Thursday, March 6th 2014
Reblogged from Music Industry Rust Cohle
“There are professional thrills and there are professional thrills, but I am extra especially thrilled to report that FSG is going to be publishing John Darnielle’s novel, Wolf in White Van, this fall. John is famous for his work with the Mountain Goats, and I suspect that none of the many fans who know his lyrics and have heard his stories will be surprised by the revelation that his is a genuinely literary mind. And it’s true—Wolf in White Van emphatically proves that his imagination and voice are at least as at home on the page as they are in song.
There are many things worth singling out for praise in Wolf in White Van:the unforgettable main character, Sean Phillips, who has been isolated by a disfiguring injury since age seventeen; Trace Italian, the intricate game within the novel that Sean created and runs; the interplay of real and imagined worlds, which is both complex and heartbreaking; the structure of the storytelling—audacious, brilliant, and never anything but convincing and unreasonably suspenseful; the prose itself, which is precise and beautiful and (forgive me) lyrical.”
Read more from editor Sean McDonald about Wolf in White Van here.
Happy Casimir Pulaski Day!
In honor of the holiday that every CPS student loves because of the day-off, take a listen to Sufjan Stevens’ 2005 hit of the same name.
Posted on Monday, March 3rd 2014
Reblogged from CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Tonight… and tune in on Thursday nights for fresh installments of Reclaimed Soul with host Ayana Contreras. http://vocalo.org 89.5fm (NWI) / 90.7fm (CHI)
On tonight’s Reclaimed Soul, we’ll be featuring lost 1970s interviews with Herbie Hancock, Ernie Watts, and Merle Saunders talking about the musician’s life, the nuts and bolts of playing jazz, and their artistic process. It’s a Masters Class spun on wax. Plus music from Idris Muhammad, and much more.
Tonight at 8pm (CST). tune in. get down. http://vocalo.org/
Chicago’s indie rock quintet The Flips are known for earnest songs that tackle themes of faith, religion and identity through contemplative self-reflection and at times, outright anger and frustration. The band’s latest album A Harm Deep But Shining epitomizes these inner struggles through melodic arrangements that spiral into bursts of distortion and feedback.
Live From Studio 10 airs Tuesdays at 8pm CST on Vocalo 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) and Vocalo.org, and features emerging local bands and music artists (with an occasional national act stopping by). One hour of music and interview, all live. The show is hosted by Jesse Menendez, produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski and engineered by Adam Yoffe. Subscribe to the podcast here: bitly.com/vocaloLFS10
Posted on Thursday, February 6th 2014
Reblogged from Curated by #teamvocalo
Three previous members of Kids These Days, Macie Stewart, Lane Beckstrom and Liam Cunningham, along with Matt Carroll, have formed a new group called Marrow. The new indie band joined Jesse Menendez on Vocalo’s The MusicVox to discuss their new sound, new approach to writing music, and to preview new tracks!
The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) / www.vocalo.org
Okay, this GIF just showed up in my dashboard while this Pearls Negras track was bumping on the headphones and it was perfect. —Lars
A tribute to Pete Seeger.
Posted on Tuesday, January 28th 2014
Reblogged from Newport Folk Fest
Posted on Wednesday, January 15th 2014