04 / 23 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Soulful Beatles and Alexis Bouteville
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On this episode of Reclaimed Soul, we check out some soulful Beatles covers and host Ayana Contreras’s interview with Alexis Bouteville, owner of Hyde Park Records, in honor of Record Store Day.

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)

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04 / 21 / 14
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!

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04 / 15 / 14
Vinyl Economics: Why Record Stores are Not Dead


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.

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04 / 21 / 12

#recordstoreday interview with George Daniels of “George’s Music Room” up next on @WBEZ 91.5 FM 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.


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04 / 21 / 12

Vocalo on WBEZ is up next.  Listen on @WBEZ 91.5FM or wbez.org/player. We’ve got a special Record Store Day celebration going on, here’s what we have in store:

Conversations with Ralph Soul Jackson, Out of the Past Records, George Daniels, Danny The Wildchild, Scott Evil, Big Once, DJ Noble and more + DJ Sets.



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