Vocalo On WBEZ Ep. 89 - Shopping Aldi, Rico Sisney, Jesse De La Pena
In this episode: As we all know, shopping for quality food can take a lot out of your budget, especially if you’re trying to be heath conscious. But luckily there are some alternatives to the high priced chain stores. WBEZ’s Monica Eng recently discovered discount grocer Aldi. She joined the Vocalo hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to talk about the joys of shopping in an unpredictable way for a lot less money.
Also: For years, Chicago MC Rico Sisney has been making soulful social commentary with his musical Hip Hop projects Sidewalk Chalk and more recently, Tree House. Now, the MC is trying his hand at a solo endeavor called Crying Wolves; one that sees his socio political commentary as piercing as ever.
We close the show with a mix from Vocalo DJ collective founder Jesse De La Pena. Tune in!
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep 87 - Atheism during holidays, DJ Limbs and Butter, Jesse De La Pena
In this episode: Our resident defender of justice Coya Paz is here to discuss the rise of Atheist visibility around the holidays, language bans in a country with no official language, and who we deem to be “fit” parents.
Also, DJ Limbs has been bringing eclectic and cutting edge sounds to clubs and parties around Chicago for quite some time. Aside from spinning records he’s also a talented producer. His most recent collaboration is with singer Ruth Varella aka Butter. The album features a mixture of downbeat, trip hop and electronica. The duo joined us for a live set and conversation.
Finally, we conclude the show with a DJ set - this time from our very own Jesse De La Pena. Tune in.
Special guest tonight: Ron Trent on the “Friday Night DJ Series” (2 hr session) + Milty Evans is back with a new mix & music to showcase (8-10pm) & resident DJs: Charlie & Big Once on Vocalo 89.5 & 90.7fm (www.vocalo.org). From Chicago to the world!
As part of Vocalo’s Record Store Week 2013, we put together a “RSW Panel Discussion” to talk about what’s happening this year on RSD and other related topics. It featured various music industry folks: Tony Fields aka Tone B Nimble (All Natural), Steve Mizek (Little White Earbuds), Michael Serafini (Gramaphone Records), Hakim Murphy & Ike Velez (Innerspace Halflife) hosted by Jesse De La Pena.
Tonight on the “Friday Night DJ Series” 8pm-2am CST. Jevon Jackson + resident DJs: ChickenGeorge, ShredOne, Trancid, Carlos Feliciano, KidCut Up hosted by JDLP on Vocalo 89.5fm & 90.7fm (www.vocalo.org) 8pm-2am CST. From Chicago to the world!
Vocalo would like to wish Sade a Happy Birthday, click on the link below to check out our 2 hour show devoted to here.
Part 1& 2 of Vocalo’s Sade Birthday Celebration 1.17.12. Hosted by Richard Steele & Jesse De La Pena + special guest Michael Serafini (Gramaphone Records) + DJ Reyna. 2 hours of All Sade music.. Classics, Covers, Remixes + stories & more. Enjoy. JDLP
Back when I was just a kid / teenager before I was a DJ, I tuned in to the various “Mix Shows” in Chicago (like most of you, it was past my bed time & had to do it on the sneak). It was always so cool when someone had a mix recorded on cassette from another city.. like New York, etc. Me & my…
Vocalo on WBEZ Ep. 45 - Los Crudos, Music Therapy, Jesse De La Pena
In this episode: HAPPY HOLIDAYS everybody! While we take a short break, we bring you stories from Vocalo Storyteller Workshop contributors and interns.
First up: Meet Alex Rojas. Our new Vocalo Storyteller. He produced a story about Los Crudos an American hardcore punk band from Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood (1991 to 1998). Being all Latinos, they paved the way for later Spanish-speaking punk bands and helped to increase the presence of Latinos in the predominantly white punk subculture.
The MusicVox intern Liz Griewe wanted to learn more about music therapy, so she visited the Institute for Therapy Through the Arts in Evanston. There, she spoke with therapist Jeffrey Wolf and a patient’s family member about music therapy and the different ways it can be used to help patients.
Lastly, our own Jesse De La Pena plugs into the mix with his DJ magic!
This Saturday Night 10/27/12. Vocalo’s DJ Collective invites you to “FUNKSHUN” @ the Chicago Urban Art Society 600 W. Cermak $5 donation (free Urban Wheat Ale to the first 100 ppl courtesy of 312 / Goose Island) 21+