For this week’s Music Thursday, Richard Steele and Tony Sarabia offer up some of their favorite space-themed songs, with tunes about flying into space, visits from space, intergalactic love, rock n' roll and space and more.
On this week's Global Notes, Jerome and contributor Catalina Maria Johnson explore some musical collaborations that were almost unimaginable until they actually happened.Israeli pop star and pianist Idan Raichel and Malian virtuoso guitarist Vieux Farka Touré paired up after a chance meetin
Phil Rockrohr discusses indie rock’s role in Chicago music history by looking at how an unlikely punk scene, a fledgling club scene, and two gay men from Colorado paved the way for a flourishing collective of indie labels.
Baseball season is upon us, and in honor of America’s pastime, Eight Forty-Eight brings you a special sports edition of Music Thursdays. WBEZ music lovers Tony Sarabia and Richard Steele spin their favorite “jock jams,” from hometown fight songs to Brazilian futbol tunes.
According to Syrian opposition groups, the Assad regime has sent tanks into rebellious areas to hunt down activists and torch or bulldoze their homes. The actions come ahead of an April 10 United Nations deadline calling for full compliance with a peace plan to end the violence.
Many of us grew up with a sense of identity and community through the music we listened to. Now, with fast-paced technology, the biggest global community exists online. In a techie world, how has counterculture, and the discovery of new music, taken a new shape?