As you may have heard on Wednesday, independent music label and distributor Touch and Go announced they're scaling back their operations. The Chicago operation has been an integral part of the independent music industry for more than 25 years.
With the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, Chicago finds itself at the center of international media attention. Reporters from as far away as India and Hong Kong descended upon Hyde Park this morning and Grant Park tonight. But that's just the beginning.
Whenever possible Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot like to get out of the studio to spread their rock gospel across the city. This Thursday night at 7 they do it at the Music Box Theatre with a special screening of the Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter.
The general consensus at the water cooler this morning was that last night's Emmy Awards ceremony was really boring. As we told you, the This American Life TV crew grabbed 2 awards, at the Creative Emmys last week. Ira's acceptance speech was, of course, charming and quick.