Vocalo On WBEZ Ep. 101 - Shinola Manufacturing, Tokyo Police Club, DJ Chorizo Funk
In this episode: Can the Motor City (and the Second City) find some economic relief by returning to its manufacturing roots? WBEZ’s Lauren Chooljian joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to share her report on Shinola, a watch, bikes, and leather company based in downtown Detroit that advertises in the pages of Vogue and does business with the Horween Leather Company in Chicago.
Tokyo Police Club has released their much anticipated follow up to 2010’s Champ. The new album, Forcefield is the band’s first album of original material in four years. David Monks of Tokyo Police Club joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the different approach to writing this album.
Chicago’s Tall Walker create songs that are contemplative in mood and delivered with a touch of Classic Rock sensibilities. The band evokes a sense of familiarity while conjuring their own unique imagery through lyrics and sound. Tall Walker joined Jesse Menendez for an interview and live performance here on Vocalo!
We end the show as usual with a DJ set, this time celebrating the Record Store Day with an all-vinyl mix from Chorizo Funk. Tune in!
The annual celebration of the small, local record store is here and the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams spoke with Kevin Starke, owner of K. Starke Records in West Town/Humboldt Park about dealing, collecting, and the constant hunt for new customers.
#recordstoreday up next on Vocalo on WBEZ, you’ll get to listen to Chicago greats, Danny The Wildchild, Scott Evil, Big Once, and DJ Noble. They treated us with a one of a kind collaborative performance + interview.Find out what they think about the evolution of DJs as performers. Listen on 91.5FM or wbez.org./player
From the left. Myself, Chicago radio legend WBEZ’s Richard Steele, 2012 Vocalo DJ competition winner DJ Shazam Bangles, Mr. Chicago Music with over 40 years in the business a pioneer in the music industry George Daniels, co-host Shantell Jamison, and legendary Chicago DJ Jesse De La Pena.