07 / 18 / 14
Unicylce Loves You (They Really Do!)
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Brooklyn’s fuzzy garage rock trio Unicycle Loves You return to their old Chicago stomping grounds and sit down with Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox to discuss their new album and the romaticism of touring. Their love is true. (Is it too soon? Okay, it’s too soon.)

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

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07 / 11 / 14
The Debanked and the Destructive

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Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox sits down with weekly contributor Shantell Jamison of Chicago’s Black Youth Project to discuss two thought provoking articles. The first focuses on the staggering number of debanked and unbanked citizens living in Chicago while the other’s shocking headline sparks a discussion of racism in politics and journalism.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) / www.vocalo.org

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07 / 07 / 14
An Interview with Lawrence Rothman: A Deep Voice and Peculiar Dreams

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The Los Angeles based singer/songwriter phones into the MusicVox to share the inspirations for his most recent batch of songs, including a friend’s ill-fated prophecy and the more corporeal influence of his theatrical past. Jesse Menendez hosts this distinctly eerie sounding guest who, despite his best efforts, has branded a low bellowing voice all his own.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org.

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07 / 07 / 14
Kastaway is Doin' Fine: A look into the Chicago rapper's adopted past through his new album

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Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox sits down with Chicago west side rapper Kastaway to discuss his most recent album release, My Life in Music. The conversation highlights the performer’s unique cultural experiences growing up on Chicago’s west side, the importance of his adopted family, and his decision to turn away from the violence and darkness which seems to go hand in hand with the Hip Hop industry.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org.

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11 / 20 / 13
Adeline Michele of Escort on disco, dancing, and debauchery on the MusicVox

Adeline Michele, frontwoman of New York disco-band Escort, chats with host Jesse Menendez about singing professionally at age 5, leaving her native Paris, and the influence of New York nightlife on Escort’s new single, “Cabaret”.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI)

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11 / 20 / 13
Shantell Jamison tackles Stand Your Ground laws on the MusicVox

Web Coordinator for the Black Youth Project, Shantell Jamison, talks with host Jesse Menendez about the case of Renisha McBride and the issues surrounding “Stand Your Ground” laws.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI)

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11 / 15 / 13
Marvel Comics introduces female Muslim superhero

WBEZ blogger/podcaster Leah Pickett discusses her article, “Marvel’s female Muslim superhero smashes stereotypes”, about Marvel Comics’ reveal of Kamala Khan as the new Ms. Marvel.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI)

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11 / 11 / 13
Jimkata discuss balancing genre on the MusicVox

Jimkata is an electronic-rock band from Ithaca, New York. Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox caught up with frontman Evan Friedell and talked about how Jimkata balance electronic and rock elements in their music and their current LP, Die Digital.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI)

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10 / 28 / 13
WBEZ's Leah Pickett weighs in on the stigma of bisexuality

WBEZ blogger and podcaster Leah Pickett discusses her new article, “Tackling the stigma of bisexuality” with host Jesse Menendez during Beyond the Music on the Music Vox.

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

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09 / 11 / 13
Nobody Knows - A Conversation with Willis Earl Beal

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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

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09 / 09 / 13
Giftz talks Position of Power

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Chicago rapper Giftz has added his name to a list of artists who have Chicago buzzing. His latest mixtape Position of Power has made more people to tune for his poignant lyricism and hard hitting beats. Giftz joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the mixtape.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

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08 / 29 / 13

MusicVox (Weekdays 4-6 PM): North Coast Music Fest 4.0: Back to Basics f

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by Jesse Menendez

Chicago is a city that touts diversity. From culture, to the people living here to the music we listen to, we have variety in spades. In its first few years North Coast understood that and displayed it on its stages.

But last year, it felt as if they had fallen…

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05 / 29 / 13
JC Brooks discusses new album Howl

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Chicago’s post-punk / neo-soul superstar JC Brooks and his band The Uptown Sound have released a followup to their last successful “Want More.” The new album, Howl, deviates slightly from the upbeat energy of their previous releases and delves into a more subdued, darker side of rock and new wave, yet still with plenty of soul. JC Brooks joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to discuss the album.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 6-8 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

Source: SoundCloud / Vocalo's Music Vox

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