News these days can tend to come in small, digestible-yet-throwaway chunks: Despite a 24-7 news cycle, endlessly scrolling headlines and ever-present links on social media, some may feel a bit short-changed on the substance of the news they’re fed. or at least, that's local musician Andrew Francis’ take on this fast-paced news feed world we live in.
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.