On his new album, Horse Heaven Hills, Crow Moses delivers a cohesive collection of songs that build upon Americana and folk traditions. Though this is his debut under the Crow Moses name, this is not his first foray into music, having previously released albums under the Musikanto moniker. But this is definitely a release that sees the Chicago folk singer expand his ability to weave compelling narratives, imagery and melodies. We’re excited to welcome the singer with his band to talk about the themes behind the album and hear some of these songs live!
Tune in Tuesday, 9/23 at 8pm CT on 91.1 FM and 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) / stream at www.vocalo.org.
Poetry Foundation president Robert Polito and poet Hanna Gamble join the Morning AMp to talk about the foundation, the magazine, and the similarities between rap and poetry. Hanna is the recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.
This week’s Barber Shop Show was our September Mid-Month Mash-Up (our monthly news roundup featuring some of our favorite journalists and bloggers). Host Richard Steele was joined by:
Lauren Choolijan (WBEZ) Maudlyne Iherijika (Chicago Sun-Times) Monroe Anderson (The Root)
We discuss media portrayals of Domestic Violence, a tightrope walker’s bid to cross the Chicago River, the killer instinct of chimpanzees, and many other notable news stories from the last couple of weeks.
The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. The show also broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ.
New Orleans artist Big Freedia is the undisputed queen of Bounce music. On her new album Just Be Free, she looks to change the sound of traditional Bounce and move it into a more progressive direction. The Queen Diva joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the album, Bounce and being an ambassador to the LGBTQ community.
Big Freedia performs in Chicago on Oct. 10th at The Concord Hall.
The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 91.1 FM & 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) / www.vocalo.org
Esso Afrojam Funkbeat on Live From Studio 10 (Sept. 2014)
You may think Chicago’s Esso is just about having a good time and getting people on their feet. That’s partially true. But beneath the Latin rhythms, jazz saxophones and funk grooves lies a socio-political dialogue.
Live From Studio 10 airs Tuesdays at 8pm CST on Vocalo 91.1 FM & 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) and Vocalo.org. The show features emerging bands and music artists from Chicago and beyond. One hour of music and interview, all live. Hosted by Jesse Menendez, produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski and engineered by Adam Yoffe. Subscribe to the podcast here: bitly.com/vocaloLFS10
WBEZ’s Yolanda Perdomo brings us a couple of stories around the impending legalization of marijuana for medical use. One story is about a local parent who wants medical marijuana to help her child cope with epilepsy. The other story is about the potential fraud that Yolanda discovered in the burgeoning medical marijuana industry.