Local band JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound has been making its mark around the world lately. Eight Forty-Eight spoke with band members about their sound and how soul and other forms of music inspire them.
We hear that Chicago’s-own Jessie Mueller, soon to make her Broadway debut as the romantic lead in a major revision/revival of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, has been moonlighting from rehearsals in spectacular fashion.
As Friday's DJ, Chuck Wren dropped danceable tunes all hour long for Eight Forty-Eight. Wren runs the Chicago-based ska and reggae label Jump Up Records and spins around Chicago regularly, including a ska/reggae night on the last Thursday of the month at Delilah's. On Monday, Oct.
On this week’s Global Notes, our weekly look at world music, Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia check out a new compilation of the eclectic, pulsating music produced by 1970s Lollywood, the movie industry in Lahore, Pakistan.
Some of the world’s great guitarists will gather in Chicago this week. They’ll join another virtuoso – one of the men behind the Chicago Guitar Festival. Goran Ivanovic leads his own group, Eastern Blok but is also known as one-half of the Andreas Kapsalis-Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo.