Rocky Votolato, “Television of Saints”

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Rocky Votolato is another former kinda-punk rock singer (Waxwing, Lying on Loot) who discovered that he also had an aptitude for dreamier, more sentimental folk rock over the past ten years. Television of Saints is a fan-funded album via Kickstarter, and is a bit more bare-bones than some of his other releases. . . . → Read More: Rocky Votolato, “Television of Saints”

This Week in Great Music: 5/14 – 5/20

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Monday, May 14 Robbie Fulks, Fountains of Wayne Hancock; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation

Tuesday, May 15 Amy Ray, Shadowboxers; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $15-18

Wednesday, May 16 Damien Jurado, JBM; Schubas. 8 pm, sold out Jenny Dragon, Nina Ferraro, Scuttlebuggs; Martyrs. 8 pm, $7

Thursday, May 17 Mayer Hawthorne & the County, . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 5/14 – 5/20

CHIRP Playlist: May 11, 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 Orcas Carrion from Orcas (Morr Music) 9:50 PM Andrew Bird Danse Carribe from Break It Yourself (Mom + Pop) 9:45 PM Sea of Bees Broke from Orangefarben (Team Love) . . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: May 11, 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: Monday, February 6, 2012

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I kicked the week off with an extra special bonus edition of my show on Monday afternoon. That’s what I get for taking the day off work. Never fear, I’ll be back to my regular time slot this Friday night on Chicago’s own CHIRP Radio, from 8 – 10 pm Central time.

. . . → Read More: CHIRP Playlist: Monday, February 6, 2012

Kickstarter Project: A New Album from Rocky Votolato

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I keep intending to highlight worthy Kickstarter projects here, but always get distracted. Now’s a good enough time to start!

One of my favorite artists, Rocky Votolato, is stepping away from the whole released-on-a-label thing and is looking to self-release his newest album, Television of Saints. He’s aiming to raise . . . → Read More: Kickstarter Project: A New Album from Rocky Votolato