The 1970s was a strange decade for Chicago music. With the record industry running for the coasts and the consolidation of radio ownership, it became harder for local acts to make it nationally. Still, that didn’t stop some Chicago bands from trying to make it big and succeeding.
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.
Seems as if I just finished reporting the Congressional stupidities over 2012 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (after 10 months of delays and dithering, Congress approved precisely what President Obama had requested) and now here we are again, with the White House budget proposals for