10 / 28 / 13
Chicago's The Future Laureates discuss new EP, Everything at Once
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Local Chicago group, The Future Laureates, join the Music Vox in-studio to talk about the Everything at Once EP and the evolution of their music and lyrics.

The Music Vox airs Weekdays at 4-6 PM on 90.7 Chicago and 89.5 Northwest Indiana and online at vocalo.org.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6chicago public radio, vocalo, the future laureates, Everything at Once, Chicago, local music, NW Indiana, 90.7, 89.5,

02 / 13 / 13

[Album] Slot-A - The Transition

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Super dope producer and emcee Slot-A recently released his debut album The Transition. A 10 track collection of authentic hip hop sounds parallel to those fans of Madlib and Dilla. The Transition features guests Neak, Add-2, Sincerely Yours and more. It’s a really great listen especially for those looking for something that’s polar opposite of what’s getting air play on commercial radio. We’ll be talking about the album tonight on Vocalo’s Music Vox program! 

Source: iamslota.bandcamp.com

6Vocalo, MusicVox, Slot-A, The Transition, Chicago, Local Music, Gabe Mendoz,

12 / 02 / 12
Summer Girlfriends surfing the sound waves with pizza and beach parties
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Chicago band Summer Girlfriends bring garage surf rock party atmosphere on their debut album Shockwaves. With a sound built out of countless pizza and beach parties, Summer Girlfriends provide a perfect escape from Chicago’s depressing Winter months. The band joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about their album and sound.

The MusicVox airs M-F 6-8PM on 89.5 FM and vocalo.org

Source: SoundCloud / Vocalo's Music Vox

6Local Music, Chicago, Surf, Rock, Garage, Summer Girlfriends, MusicVox, Vocalo,

12 / 02 / 12
The Safes on their music, work, and family
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Since forming in 2003, Chicago’s The Safes have established themselves as one of the city’s premier power-pop bands. Brothers Frankie and Patrick O’Malley join Jesse in studio to talk about their sound, music licensing, and family.

The MusicVox airs M-F 6-8PM on 89.5 FM and vocalo.org

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6Vocalo, Local Music, MusicVox, Power Pop, The Safes,

11 / 21 / 12
JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound on Live From Studio 10 (aired Nov. 2012)
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When it comes to big hair, irresistible grooves and heart-wrenching soul, it’s undeniably Chicago’s very own JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound who come to mind. They have this town on the move with their signature high energy post-punk soul sound. The band embraces some of the great soul traditions of the past but they also infuse their sound with punk rock ethos, seamlessly shifting from smooth ballads to gritty, hard-edged RnB and covering everything in between.

Live From Studio 10 airs every Wednesday at 8pm CST on Vocalo 89.5 FM and Vocalo.org, and features emerging local bands and music artists (with the occasional national act stopping by). No other station brings you this much local music, and no other show in the region does it live. Hosted by Jesse Menendez, produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski and engineered by Adam Yoffe. Subscribe to the podcast here: http://bitly.com/vocaloLFS10

Source: SoundCloud / Vocalo's Live From Studio

6JC Brooks and The Uptown, R&B, Soul, Punk, Live From Studio 10, Vocalo, Local Music, Chicago, livefromstudio10,

11 / 16 / 12
The Run Around
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From a basement in Normal, IL to stages like the Metro and The Congress Theater to Milwaukee’s Summerfest, The Run Around has proved that alternative rock is here to stay. In fact the band’s new EP, Welcome To the Circus, is full of anthemic choruses, big guitars and a bit of politicking. The Run Around will joins Jesse Menendez in studio to talk about the release.

The MusicVox airs M-F 6-8pm CT on 89.5 FM and Vocalo.org

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6Alternative Rock, Chicago, Local Music, MusicVox, Public Radio,

11 / 16 / 12
Volcanoes Make Islands release an album filled with endangered sounds
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Employing a variety of sonic temperaments, Chicago’s Volcanoes Make Islands construct a dichotomy of sounds. Their new album Museum of Endangered Sounds is a follow up to 2010 EP Sick City. The band joins Jesse Menendez about the new album and why they consider their songs endangered.

The MusicVox airs 6-8 pm M-F on 89.5 FM and vocalo.org

Source: SoundCloud / Vocalo's Music Vox

6Local Music, Museum of Endagendered Sounds, Sick City, Vocalnoes, Chicago, Vocalo,

11 / 14 / 12
Kelroy on Live From Studio 10 (aired Nov. 2012)
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Chicago’s Kelroy is colored with hints of post rock, blues and alternative. Their songs pull all of their influences together in the form of evolving chord progressions and often abstract lyrics.

Live From Studio 10 airs every Wednesday at 8pm CST on Vocalo 89.5 FM and Vocalo.org, and features emerging local bands and music artists (with the occasional national act stopping by). No other station brings you this much local music, and no other show in the region does it live. Hosted by Jesse Menendez, produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski and engineered by Adam Yoffe. Subscribe to the podcast here: http://bitly.com/vocaloLFS10

Photo: Adam Blaszkiewicz

Source: SoundCloud / Vocalo's Live From Studio

6Local Music, Chicago, Kelroy, Rock, Blues, Alternative, Vocalo, Public Media, livefromstudio10,

11 / 09 / 12
The Pear Traps on Live From Studio 10 (aired Nov. 2012)
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The Pear Traps have been steadily refining their lo-fi folk pop sound. Having progressed from “Basement Fidelity” to “cabin fidelity” on their last two EP’s, they took a leap forward with the new record “Elsewhere,” and once again recorded it, yes, elsewhere – in a recording studio. Although the band was still adamant about preserving their brand of lo-fi sound of mellow lilting melodies, soft drums and airy vocals that has earned them a comparison of “Joy Division gone Americana.”

Live From Studio 10 airs every Wednesday at 8pm CST on Vocalo 89.5 FM and Vocalo.org, and features emerging local bands and music artists (with the occasional national act stopping by). No other station brings you this much local music, and no other show in the region does it live. Hosted by Jesse Menendez, produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski and engineered by Adam Yoffe. Subscribe to the podcast here: http://bitly.com/vocaloLFS10

Source: SoundCloud / Vocalo's Live From Studio

6Lo-Fi, Folk, Pop, The Pear Traps, local music, livefromstudio10,

10 / 19 / 12
Perfect Kiss on Live From Studio 10 (aired Oct. 2012)
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Chicago’s Perfect Kiss tear up Studio 10 with a killer live set filled with dance songs about love and partyiiing!!

Having started out of the necessity to party, the Pilsen-based synth pop group Perfect Kiss have been moving the underground dance floors for some years and releasing rough homemade mixes of their songs. This year, the band decided to take things more seriously, and booked time in a professional studio. The result is their debut release Alarms EP - a collection of irresistibly danceable pop songs.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6Pilsen, Chicago, Perfect Kiss, Local Music, Vocalo, Synth Pop, Alarms EP,

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