CHIRP Playlist: June 29, 2012

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It was hot in the studio (as it will be all summer) and I was starting to get fussy, but I pushed through and delivered a show for you.

If you find that you miss me, I’ll be doing a bonus show on July 4th, from 6 to 8 pm.

As always, you can . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: June 29, 2012

This Week in Great Music: 6/4 – 6/10

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If you’re not doing anything on Saturday, what you should really do is head down to see my band, Jungle of Cities, playing at the Elbo Room. We go on around 10 pm and cover is $10.

Monday, June 4 Robbie Fulks; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation

Tuesday, June 5 Jodee Lewis; Schubas. . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 6/4 – 6/10

CHIRP Playlist: May 4, 2012

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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 Vinyl) 9:48 PM Benjamin . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: May 4, 2012

Levon Helm, 1940-2012

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You’re going to hear a lot of talk about musical legacies, with Levon Helm. With good reason.

“The Weight” is also about legacies. It’s about connections. It’s about forming communities. It’s about generosity and shared responsibility. And every time I see and hear my favorite artists play it, I’m grateful for Levon Helm.

I’m . . . → Read More: Levon Helm, 1940-2012

CHIRP Playlist: Friday, March 9, 2012

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Here are some songs I played!

I’ll be off next week, as I go to gallivant around Atlanta with Mel, so the always delightful Scott McKenna will be filling in for me. Give his show a listen and toss a few requests his way.

Hear my delightful music selections every Friday night (except next . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: Friday, March 9, 2012

CHIRP Playlist: Friday, January 13, 2012

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I got through a four hour show without once mentioning the fact that it was Friday the Thirteenth. You can thank me later.

Next week, I’ll be back to my normal-sized two hour show, nothing to worry about. Four hours of me is a lot to take.

11:54 PM John Aler & Gino . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: Friday, January 13, 2012