Jim DeRogatis isn't just WBEZ's music critic and co-host of Sound Opinions; he's also the drummer for punk rockers Vortis. For those who like their music loud, fast and in their face then, Vortis could be the ticket. The punk rockers have performed what they call "agi-tainment" since the early 2000s, and on Friday, Vortis will attempt to move the masses at Chicago’s Live Wire Lounge. DeRogatis has also been chronicling the life of the band in "The Vortis Diaries"
Eight Forty-Eight's Alison Cuddy recently spoke with the band, who performed a number of tracks in WBEZ's Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio. Special thanks to Mary Gaffney for audio and Andrew Gill for video production.