Music

Glen Hansard

Vampire Weekend Harmonizes, Glen Hansard Gets Dark

Vampire Weekend played a "no cell phone allowed" Lollapalooza aftershow last summer where they debuted new music. "Harmony Hall" seemed like a great song to start off with. Two songs featuring Danger Mouse get some play on this week's show - a collaboration with Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeah's and the...
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Hear Bob Mould Roar Back with A New Song

Bob Mould is back with a new song, a new album, and a new tour that'll spend a couple'a days rockin' Metro Chicago on February 22 and 23. I couldn't wait to start the show with his ripper " Sunshine Rock. " Video of Bob Mould "Sunshine Rock" We've been listening to Nathaniel...
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New Noise At Nine

Thom Yorke scores remake of cult-classic horror flim

Add "original film score" to the long list of accomplishments of Radiohead's Thom Yorke. He scored a remake of the 70's cult horror flick Suspirium and it sounds cool. Very Thom Yorke-ish (if that's can be used as an adjective). John Hiatt has an unmistakable voice to compliment his unmistakable...
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Elle King

Powerful Women Rule on New Noise

Aretha Franklin passed away today. We’re playing new music from some powerful female artists on this week’s show. Elle King returns after the success of “Ex’s & Oh’s” with a soulful song “ Shame ”. Equally as powerful, Jade Bird shows her angsty side with “ Uh Huh ”. Multi-instrumentalist Tash...
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Pearl Jam At Wrigley Field

Pearl Jam Created A Genre, Musically Defined A City

No one ever heard anything like it.
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New Noise At Nine

Preview Pitchfork, Lollapalooza, and new Tom Petty.

Highlights from this week's show include a ripper - I mean a ripper from Greta Van Fleet just in time for their Lollapalooza appearance. Blues Traveler has new music but it's only frontman John Popper who's heading out on tour this fall. He stops by City Winery Chicago for on September 18. I heard...
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New Noise At Nine

"New music from Tom Petty." Something Ryan Arnold never thought he'd ever say again.

I'm not often at a loss for words. When I read more than a dozen Tom Petty songs had been unearthed and plans are in the works for a massive box set all I could muster was "I'll be damned." Pre-order the 60 song (including more than a dozen previously unreleased songs recorded in the early 1980's)...
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June 8, 2018; Manchester, TN, USA; Sheryl Crow performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK

Hear Sheryl Crow tear up a new song with St. Vincent on this week's New Noise.

Sheryl Crow says she's through making records. If "Wouldn't Want To Be Like You" is indeed her swan song, it's a good one. She enlists the help of St. Vincent to make her point. St. Paul & The Broken Bones return with some blue-eyed soul and an XRT show at the Riv in October. Details on how you...
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Frank E. Lee 1979 SMF

1979, The Year We Heard On A Walkman

Once again, we returned to territory that was familiar to some, hazy to others and undiscovered country for still more. In a year filled with political turmoil, invasions and hostage-taking, we focused on the music: a dazzling blend of traditional, jittery new wave, pop classics and every possible...
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New Noise At Nine

Check out Smashing Pumpkins, Beth Orton covering Tim Buckley, and Death Cab For Cutie sampling Yoko Ono on New Noise

Along with a slew of songs we've been collecting this week I borrowed a few CDs Jason Thomas played on the Big Beat to round out a very full New Noise at Nine . Notably the latest from Interpol, Maggie Rogers, and Gorillaz . Check out the rest of this week's playlist below. I included a few links...
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