Vocalo on WBEZ Ep. 114 - Rise Against, Checkout Lines, Derrick Carter
In this episode: Tim Mcllrath is the front man of political punk rock group Rise Against. He joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about their 7th studio album The Black Market, and how social justice and activism inform the band’s music. He also treated us to a special acoustic performance of “People Live Here,” and “Hero of War.”
The legendary Derrick Carter closes out the show with a special mix. This and more. Tune in!
Since they started, Chicago’s Empires have been committed to a DIY approach to music. That, and their hard work ethic has nurtured their impressive output of anthemic rock albums. It’s these factors that have been the key to the band’s steady climb to success. In a short time they’ve played at Lollapalooza, and made an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. The band’s new album is called Orphan (out this month). We’re excited to welcome the guys back in our studio to hear some of the new songs and talk about the new release.
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
Standing front row and one song in to Radkey’s set, I heard the guy next to me yell, “Holy sh*t these kids are f*cking amazing!” Ah, the excitement of discovering a new band. Hailing from St. Joseph, Missouri, punk rock trio Radkey took to the Radical…
On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we talk about Steve Bogira’s recent report for The Chicago Reader about the impact of PTSD on Children. According to the article, “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was first studied in combat veterans, but in recent years it’s become clear that children are especially [at risk].” Steve joined host Richard Steele at the shop and helped us to look at the cost of untreated PTSD… not in The Middle East; but in our own backyard. Plus, we learn about a program training college students to serve preschool children in under-resourced communities.
We were also joined by: Aminah Wyatt-Jones Innovation Zone Project Development Manager Illinois Action for Children
Melissa Frazin & Lupe Raya of Jumpstart Chicago at DePaul University
Bryan Stokes II Director of Programs at Gads Hill Center
Later, we heard about the need for more trauma centers on the South Side, and the ripple effect on the whole South Suburban region. For that conversation, we spoke with: J. Brian Malone, Executive Director of the Kenwood Oakwood Community Organization (KOCO) Alexis Moore, youth organizer from Fearless Leading by the Youth, (FLY) and Park Forest, IL Mayor John Ostenburg
The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 91.1FM, 90.7FM, and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. The show also broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ.
Reggie Ponder is everyone’s favorite movie critic, but he couldn’t start talking about movies until he shared his “Critic For a Minute” on domestic violence. Reggie gives a heated response to those who say they’re ‘tired’ of hearing about domestic violence in the wake of the Ray Rice NFL scandal.
World Champion Judah Friedlander is best known as Frank Rossitano on ‘30 Rock’ and his role as Toby Radloff in the film ‘American Splendor’ Arriving in a denim jacket and his signature trucker hat Judah joined Brian and Molly to talk about his stand-up and acting career.
Wendy Davis is best known for speaking on the floor of the Texas state senate for nearly thirteen hours to run out the clock on a sweeping bill that aimed to close all but five women’s health clinics providing access to abortion and lifesaving healthcare in Texas. Tens of thousands watched the event unfold live online.
Sen. Davis joined the AMp to talk about that long day, her current campaign for Texas Governor, and her memoir “Forgetting to Be Afraid”