11 Albums I Actually Listened to and Liked in 2012

Tweet So, as we’ve previously established, I am absolutely terrible at making Best Of Anything lists.  The lists are either unwieldy or never get finished.  But as I was sitting around trying to come up with some songs to play on my year-end CHIRP Radio show, I figured that I…

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This Week in Great Music: 7/9 – 7/15

Tweet There are a lot of great music-things going on in Chicago this week!  In addition to street festivals and the Taste of Chicago, we’ve also got Pitchfork rolling through, which should keep people busy for a while. I’ll be absconding off to Louisville, Kentucky, for the Forecastle Festival, so…

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CHIRP Playlist: June 1, 2012

Tweet Here are some songs I played on the radio on Friday night. If you want to hear more, I’m doing a special bonus show today on CHIRP Radio from 4-6 pm Central tome.  And next week, I take an extra long turn at the controls on Friday night — join me…

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This Week in Great Music: 5/7 – 5/13

Tweet Hey! It’s Andrew Bird week again. No big deal.  Plenty of other things going on, too, for your listening pleasure. Monday, May 7 Robbie Fulks, Greg Cahill; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation The Spring Standards, Volcanoes Make Islands, Shelby Pollard; Schubas. 8 pm, $10 Tuesday, May 8 Tim…

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CHIRP Playlist: May 4, 2012

Tweet You can hear my delightful music selections every Friday night on Chicago’s own CHIRP Radio, from 8 – 10 pm Central time. 9:55 PM Retribution Gospel Choir Poor Man’s Daughter from 2 (Sub Pop) 9:50 PM Lushlife Still I Hear the Word Progress (featuring Styles P) from Plateau Vision (Western…

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