Vocalo On WBEZ Ep 82 - White Student Union, Willis Earl Beal, DJ Bizzon
In this episode: A Georgia State University freshman’s attempt to start a White Student Union has some people up in arms due to his affiliation with White supremacist internet forum, Stormfront. While founder Patrick Sharp claims he is only fostering pride for a shared European heritage, there remains questions about ulterior motives. Dr. Coya Paz joined Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss the nuances of white student unions as opposed to minority student unions, whether white student unions are too exclusionary, and they ask the age old question, is it racist or not racist?
Also, An eclectic and enigmatic artist - Willis Earl Beal first generated a buzz with his stripped down, lo-fi bed room recordings that would make up his debut, Acousmatic Sorcery. He’s also the guy who posted hand drawn flyers around the city inviting Chicagoans to call him for a song. He spoke with Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox about the new album “Nobody Knows,” his reclusive nature, his shift in sound and much much more.
We close the show with a set from the newest Vocalo DJ collective member DJ Bizzon.
An eclectic and enigmatic artist - Willis Earl Beal first generated a buzz with his stripped down, lo-fi bedroom recordings that would make up his debut, Acousmatic Sorcery. He’s also the guy who posted hand drawn flyers around the city inviting Chicagoans to call him for a song. He spoke with Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox about the new album “Nobody Knows,” his reclusive nature, his shift in sound and much much more!
The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org
LA’s experimental pop duo IO Echo has just released their full-length debut “Ministry of Love,” and album influenced by the Far East and Kabuki culture. Ioanna and Leo joined Jesse Menendez on the line about the album, how the Asian influence manifests in their music, as well as the best way to approach songwriting when scoring for films.
Catch the band this summer in Chicago at Lollapalooza.
The MusicVox airs M-F 6-8PM on 89.5 (NWI) / 90.7 FM (CHI) / www.vocalo.org
Maps & Atlases - Maps & Atlases on Live From Studio 10 (aired April 2012)
from Live From Studio 10
Maps & Atlases are known to combine folk traditions with experimental approach to create a sound that’s light, intricate and innovative. Whether you call them art folk or math rock, Maps & Atlases continue to display outstanding musicianship and excellent songwriting. Their new album is called Beware and Be Grateful. The group joined us to talk about the album and play some new songs live.
Live From Studio 10 airs every Wednesday 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