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Clarence Ewing writesClassic Album Sundays Presents “Is This It” by The Strokes on Oct. 22nd!

The next installment of Classic Album Sundays is happening this Sunday October 22nd at Saturday Audio Exchange (1021 W Belmont Avenue 60647). The listening party will feature the 2001 debut album from The Strokes, Is This It.

Hailed as a post-mellenial masterpiece that connects modern Rock to its 1970s garage band roots, the album appears on just about every list of the best albums of the 2000s. This is your chance to hear it on top-shelf audio equipment with a group of like-minded music lovers not just in Chicago, but around the world! Tickets are $5 in advance and can be purchased here.

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Topics: classic album sundays, the strokes

Clarence Ewing writesTop 5 Things You Might Not Know About CHIRP Radio

photo: The Brox Sisters [WikiCommons]

This Saturday, October 21st, is a landmark day for CHIRP Radio as it ventures onto the broadcast airwaves for the first time at 107.1FM! It’s the end of a years-long journey to change the media landscape, and also the beginning of a new era for the organization.

While we’ll still be heard online, the addition of our broadcast signal is something we’re over the moon about. To help mark the occasion, here are five things about radio, and CHIRP radio, you may not have known…

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Categorized: CHIRP Radio News and Info.

Clarence Ewing writesThe Chicago Web Series Low Strung Premiers on Oct. 21st!

The next great Chicago comedy series is premiering this weekend! Low Strung is a comedy about an audacious pair of friends, Victoria Lee and Shervin Bain, and their chaotic endeavors through a surreal lens in Chicago. Directed by Addison Wright and Lili K., Low Strung gives viewers a chance to vicariously experience sex, drugs, and montages. The series also features music from local musicians ShowYouSuck, Lex Allen, Klassik, Air Credits, Celine Neon, Rahn Harper, Chason, The Rapper Chicks and Lili K.

The first four episodes will officially premiere on October 21, 2017 at AMFM Gallery (2151 W 21st St. 60608) at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public!

Low Strung | Official Trailer from Low Strung Series on Vimeo.

 

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Lily Y writesTake Two: “New Person, Same Old Mistakes” (Tame Impala Vs. Rihanna)

Feel like a brand new person (but you make the same old mistakes)
I don’t care I’m in love (stop before it’s too late)
Feel like a brand new person (but you make the same old mistakes)
I finally know what is love (you don’t have what it takes)

 

The Original: The final track off of Tame Impala’s psychedelic-pop 2016 album Currents is a relaxing, yet haunting, synth filled ballad about self-doubt, lack of inhibition, and spur of the moment ideas. At 6 minutes long, vocalist Kevin Parker’s hypnotizing voice perfectly suits the song and results into an electrifying confrontation about a changing mindset, and accepting any future changes that will happen. 

 

 

The Other Version: More like a note-for-note remake, rather than a cover, Rihanna’s version on her 2016 album ANTI retitled "Same Ol’ Mistakes" adds nothing new or exciting to the song. Rather than adding her own pop-reggae flair that we normally see in her albums, Rihanna focuses on Tame Impala’s psychedelic aspects by almost imitating an airy, ethereal tone much like Parker’s voice.

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Categorized: Take Two

Topics: rihanna, tame impala

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