a long-standing tradition in the surf film community to film surfers and put it
to music, but this is usually done in two parts. The surfers surf and the
rockers rock, never meeting and only being brought together by someone after both
are done.… Click here to continue reading!
some recent changes, someone had to be a professional musician and have access
to a corporate studio with thousands of dollars of high-tech equipment to
produce music. If a band wanted to make it big, it was essential to be signed
with a record label, specifically one with great producers.… Click here to continue reading!
may remember MGMT’s “Kids,” the psychedelic hit of 2008, or “Congratulations,”
its more mellow 2010 counterpart, with its absurdist music video of a sad
creature in the desert. To most, they went quiet after the release of their
second album, Congratulations.… Click here to continue reading!
releasing “Momentary Bliss (feat. slowthai and Slaves) and four other 30 to 60
second interludes called “Machine Bitez,” Gorillaz released episode two of Song
Machine, “Désolé (feat. Fatoumata Diawara),” a calm and groovy piece that was put together and produced
flawlessly.… Click here to continue reading!
Local music is fundamental to our community. The art that local musicians put out into Chicago defines our city! They tell our stories and it is vital that we support them. Below are some ways that you can help your favorite local musicians thrive and reach new heights!… Click here to continue reading!
by Kristin Roy
The Yellow Brick
Road isn’t only found in Oz, but also within some of our favorite songs from Pink
Floyd. Known for their extended compositions and elaborate live shows, Pink
Floyd, formed in London before moving over to the U.S.,… Click here to continue reading!
by Maddy O’Connell
it Rains, it Pours” by Luke Combs couldn’t be more fitting right now as we
try and fight the coronavirus that’s fighting back just as hard.
this outbreak that’s preventing us from doing pretty much anything, I’m feeling
pretty down about how I might not experience any summer concerts this year.… Click here to continue reading!
by Kristin Roy
With the recent
50th anniversary of Woodstock, FM89 looks back on one of our favorites from
that very weekend in the summer of love. Woodstock Music Festival was held at Max
Yasgur’s dairy farm from August 15th through 18th in
1969, and it was advertised as “an Aquarian Exposition: 3 days of Peace &
Music,” and it really was.… Click here to continue reading!
by Kristin Roy
Bruce Springsteen, one of our favorites on FM89, continues to be timeless. Born in New Jersey in 1949, Bruce knew that there was no other route to take but the pureness of Rock n’ Roll. As the lead singer of the E Street Band and creating a solo career, we have the chance to listen to it all at WONC.… Click here to continue reading!
by Brian Clinkenbeard
I was unable to attend the first concert of the cycle due to a scheduling
conflict, so I will treat the second concert (Friday, February 28) as the
About the Orchestra:
The name “Beethoven” is so ubiquitous that it seems to lose all meaning at times, and the 1990s film franchise about a mischievous dog surely didn’t help.… Click here to continue reading!