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Chicago dream-pop project Fauvely has a new record out. You can listen to the self-released EP Watch Me Overcomplicate This In Rotation and by request on CHIRP Radio!
The global listening party Classic Album Sundays continues on the last weekend in June. This month's subject is the 1972 Rolling Stones double-album Exile on Main St., a record that routinely appears on lists of "Greatest Rock Albums of All Time."
Created during a turbulent period in the band's life (they were living in France at the time to avoid the UK tax man, and half the group spent the recording sessions strung out on herion), the album incorporates pretty much every style and influence the Stones' learned from American music, including Blues, Soul, Gospel, and Country.
The way the sausage was made only adds to the record's folklore. In the end, the Stones achieved a sound and feel that few groups (including themselves) would manage to match during the Rock era.
Colleen from CAS has written an excellent retrospective on this album, and Sam has prepared playlists that highlight some of the work that influenced the band as well as music that was in turn influenced by this album.
The Chicago branch of CAS will gather at Saturday Audio Exchange (1021 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657) this Sunday, June 25th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm to spin the record on super hi-fi equipment. The evening's schedule of events is as follows:
5:30-6:30 pm: Sam will play a musical leadup playlist of artists that inspired or have been inspired by The Rolling Stones, including Slim Harpo, Twin Peaks, Alabama Shakes, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, and Dr. John. Sam-made lemonade and Dark Matter Coffee coffee is available for free to attendees. It's also BYOB.
6:35 pm: Sam gives presentation on Exile on Main St., detailing its recording process and lyrical content
6:45 pm: Sam drops the needle on Exile on Main St.
Tickets to the event are $5 and can be purchased at the CAS Chicago EventBrite page.
TALsounds has a new album out on Ba Da Bing records. Selections from Love Sick are available In Rotation and by request on CHIRP Radio!
LimeRed is a local user experience (UX) firm that develops design and UX projects that emphasize social justice and innovation. Since the firm was founded in 2004, they’ve also garnered certifications as both a woman-owned business (WBE) and a Certified B Corporation (B-Corp), meeting high standards of social and environmental performance as well as public transparency and accountability. This is an especially impressive feat as Chicago is only home to 21 B-Corps and fewer than half of those businesses are woman-owned.
In the spirit of local community-building and cross-organizational efforts, CHIRP Radio Features Director Amelia Hruby spent a morning at LimeRed recently with founder and company President Emily Lonigro Boylan and Strategy Director Demetrio Cardona-Maguigad.
Amelia: How did LimeRed get started?
Emily: I started my company because I had a computer, one client, and big ideas. I didn’t know anything. After college, I had been living in Chicago and working at agencies and on social justice projects, but I moved to New York because I had nothing to lose. So I was running my own little business with clients, larger agencies, and smaller non-profits. I kind of had a 50/50 split between New York and Chicago. It was going well, and that’s when I incorporated LimeRed.
At that point I was freelancing for a company that did luxury design goods. Most of their clients were luxury e-commerce, cosmetics, travel and real estate, and that’s really where I learned everything online. But the stuff I was selling, I just couldn’t do it. So I quit and said “I can’t do this anymore.” I decided that I had to stay true to what I think and do small business and non-profit and social justice and blend it all together, because you can’t be two people, it just doesn’t work.