By Sarah on April 21, 2012
I played a few songs tonight for Levon Helm, who sadly passed away earlier this week. Kelly Hogan posted a beautiful little blog post on her Tumblr about Helm and her reaction to his death that you should take a few minutes to read. Hear my delightful music selections every Friday night on Chicago’s own CHIRP Radio, […]
Posted in Radio Playlists | Tagged alabama shakes, arbouretum, au, dave douglas, emily wells, gemma hayes, gemma ray, hockey, horse feathers, jc brooks & the uptown sound, jeff parker trio, josephine foster & the victor herrero band, mumford & sons, natalie walker, occidental brothers dance band international, ollabelle, over the rhine, pinetop seven, rilo kiley, sarah jaffe, sarah siskind, spiritualized, tedeschi trucks band, the band, the magnetic fields, the mountain goats, the staple singers, the weepies
By Sarah on October 23, 2011
Who would have guessed that an empty radio studio in a manufacturing building would be creepy at midnight when you’re there all by yourself? Crazy, isn’t it? Made a couple of good musical discoveries, though, of artists I’d never heard before randomly selecting them to play. That’s always a plus. Here’s what I played to […]
Posted in Radio Playlists | Tagged a.c. newman, andrew bird, azita, bon iver, bonnie prince billy, brian wright and the waco tragedies, chin up chin up, dan mangan, deer tick, devotchka, feist, guster, helen money, jc brooks & the uptown sound, joe firstman, johnny flynn, kate mcgarrigle, laura marling, malajube, mar caribe, mates of state, melissa ferrick, mike and the censations, my brightest diamond, neil young, neko case, over the rhine, pinetop seven, rachael cantu, regina spektor, ryan adams, sarah siskind, sharon van etten, st. vincent, tegan and sara, the acorn, the cell phones, the david mayfield parade, the mountain goats, the traveling wilburys, thea gilmore, twin sister, vashti bunyan, we were promised jetapacks
By Sarah on April 1, 2011
It’s been a bit of a quiet month around here. I blame the Mountain Goats. Because I can. At any rate, here’s a glimpse of what I spent March listening to.
Posted in Monthly Mixes | Tagged gotye, lost in the trees, matt pond pa, neko case, rocky votolato, sarah siskind, spirits of the red city, teddy thompson, the avett brothers, the mountain goats, thomas dybdahl | 1 Response
By Sarah on December 12, 2010
I was introduced to Sarah Siskind’s music for the first time last night, when she opened for Over the Rhine at the Old Town School of Folk Music. I’ll write more about her later on, once I write my review for that show, but until then, I want to introduce you to her, in hopes that you’ll fall in love with her, too.
By Sarah on December 6, 2010
A little bit of a slow week for music that catches my eye (and/or ear). There are plenty of shows going on, but these are the ones I’d recommend.
Posted in Upcoming Events | Tagged avanti guitar trio, badly drawn boy, chely wright, derek nelson, donna fulks, evanston space, fitzgeralds, gerald dowd, hayward williams, hideout, house of blues, indigo girls, jane baxter miller, jay brannan, jeffrey foucault, jon langford, justin jones, kc mcdonough, kelly hogan, las guitarras de espana, lincoln hall, lucy kaplansky, nora o'connor, old town school of folk music, over the rhine, punch brothers, robbie fulks, sarah siskind, scott ligon, seth glier, shawn mullins, subterranean, the flat five, the sanctified grumblers