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Throughout December, CHIRP Radio presents its members’ top albums of 2013. Our next list is from volunteer Amelia Hruby.
Throughout December, CHIRP Radio presents its members’ top albums of 2013. Our next list is from Volunteer Coordinator Dominic Weaver.
Today we celebrate one of the major figures in ‘80s rock, Peter Buck, the lead guitarist of R.E.M.. The rise of R.E.M. is effectively the rise of college radio and indie music gaining a foothold in the mainstream. I first saw R.E.M. in a cafeteria in the student center at Southern Illinois University and it was about seven or eight years later that they were headlining the Rosemont Horizon. And they did it their way. Buck was a figurehead for how could maintain integrity while achieving commercial success. Along the way, Buck and his bandmates tried to help out fellow travelers, giving opening slots to great acts like The dB’s, Minutemen and Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians. Now that R.E.M. is no more, Buck still plays bass for The Baseball Project and does whatever it is he does. He’s just a cool guy. So wish Pete a happy birthday by grabbing your iPod or MP3 player, hitting shuffle, and sharing the first 10 songs that come up.
Throughout December, CHIRP Radio presents its members’ top albums of 2013. Our next list is from volunteer Kelsey Phillips.
(Weekly Voyages is CHIRP Radio's listing of concerts in Chicago at select venues. Information about tickets can be obtained from the venues' Web sites. Do you have corrections or updates for this list? Send us an e-mail.)
The David Mayfield Parade, Al Scorch & The Country Soul Ensemble, Kevin Presbrey
Abbey Pub 9pm, 21+
Tony, Aaron & Rebecca of The Tossers
Abbey Pub 9:30pm 21+
The Elements of Style, The Vindits
Beat Kitchen 7pm, 21+
Software Giant, The Minneapolis Henrys, Warm Ones
Beat Kitchen 10:15pm, 21+
Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, Ryan Powers and the Secret Weapons, Daniel and The Lion, Geoff Dolce
Double Door 8:30pm, 21+