I've got a whole city to hold down

February 16, 2004

How friendly are we, really?

During the week of Jan. 28, WBEZ held a series of roundtables on Chicago, its arts communities, and how hospitable this town really is for local artists. If you didn't catch the discussions on-air, you can hear them via the magic of the internet. The rock and hip-hop roundtable included Bettina Richards of Thrill Jockey, Steve Albini of Electrical Audio, and an insightful Columbia College student and rap-scene scholar named Christopher Baugh. Label mavens Bob Koester of Delmark, Joanie Pallato (Southport) and Bruce Iglauer (Alligator) made up the jazz and blues panel.