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On Saturday nights in 1982, WCIU Channel 26 in Chicago broadcast The Chicago Party, a variety show that featured fantastic dance music performed by local artists. Although the show only lasted a few months, recordings of the broadcast and the music are an invaluable look into how the South Side got down in the years immediately following the death of Disco, where the beat of Soul and RnB was being driven off the Pop charts but still going strong in the clubs:
As the guitarist for Joan of Arc, Owls, Ghosts & Vodka and Cap'n Jazz, Victor Villareal has made his mark as one of the top musicians in Chicago. His playing style, which incorporates Spanish and metal influences, might even help warm you up on a chilly February night. His 2nd solo album Sleep Talk is currently in rotation on CHIRP Radio!
Chicago via Tennessee artist Angela James effortlessly brings elements of experimental jazz to her Country focused tunes. With a whimsical vocal style that alludes to her influences of Cat Powers and Roseanne Cash, James weaves a new Country experience for her listeners. Tune in to CHIRP Radio now and catch her tracks in heavy rotation!
"Lost and Found" is from her new LP Way Down Deep, released on October 21, 2014
After going the DIY route for a while, Chicago band Empires has signed on with Island Records for their 3rd album Orphan. You can hear this album in heavy rotation this week on CHIRP Radio!
Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and his son Spencer have kept things in the family by forming a nerw group and releasing their debut album, Sukierae, on the dBpm label. This album is currently in heavy rotation on CHIRP Radio, where you can always find great music from Chicago and beyond!