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March 11, 2005

All apologies

We admit, the blog's been looking kinda lonely lately.

That's not because there's nothing going on - what with last week's launch of Time Out Chicago, dueling Ashlee Simpson reviews in all three papers, DeRo's "I Hate the 80s" bromide, notable new radio shows in BEZ's Encanta Latina and XRT's Eclectic Company, a gang of chatworthy recent and upcoming gigs, Jeff Chang's local readings, a new music editor at the Sun-Times, the WLUW budget stuff we've been promising to look into, the Thrill Jockey DVD launch and massive Tower Records in-store we missed completely last weekend, another Biz 3 party at Sonotheque tonight, SXSW right around the corner and (pant pant) more.

Honestly the neglect is owed to the fact that your man Jack's real life has demonstrated a great propensity to intervene with blog life lately. Hopefully this will let up soon - and if we're all lucky maybe we'll post on a few of the above topics over the weekend.

In the meantime, don't forget the comments section. By all means, light it up.

March 09, 2005

Radio One, 4 Different Options For Listening

Posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld

Consider this a public service to all of you who wish to stay up to date on surveying the local music scene, but find you're not around a radio (or a computer for a live stream) from 6:30-10 pm on Thursdays. You now have 2 more ways to catch WLUW's Radio One:Chicago, either via download from their archive (where they'll be available for download for approximately two weeks) or by podcast.


Posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld

New at the Riviera: Paul Westerberg (4/15), Moby (4/23), Ben Folds (5/3), Mars Volta (5/16-17)

March 07, 2005

Jonboy becomes Eclectic

From the desk of Jon Langford:

"DJ! Best job in the world!

"Tonight (March 7th) between 10pm & midnite will be my debut as host of the Eclectic Company. It's a new show on WXRT (93.1 FM) Chicago that features me blathering on and playing anything that takes my fancy.

"I'll be in the eclectic chair every other Monday playing stuff you'd never normally hear on the radio & dragging in interesting people to pick their favorite tunes and tell tall tales. Last week my rotating co-host Nick Tremulis talked to David Johansen of The New York Dolls and I've got rock-writer Greil Marcus, fellow Mekon Sally Timms and Jon King of the Gang Of Four lined up as guests."

What, no mention of the state's favorite muzikblog?

Sufjan "Stevens' record label, Asthmatic Kitty, has announced that he will release an as yet untitled collection of songs about Illinois on July 5. ... [T]here will be one song entitled 'Chicago' and, in total, the record will feature 15 to 20 songs touching on such subjects as the Lincoln/Douglass debates, the Chicago Fire, the World's Columbian Exposition, and Wrigley's chewing gum. A few historical figures/characters that may end up being thrown into the blender of Stevens' imagination include poet Carl Sandburg, Black Hawk, Superman, and John Wayne Gacy." - The Official Illinois Headquarters for All Your Corny Indie News