Chicago has been a significant breeding ground for all kinds of music, from gospel to improvised jazz--and so it was with alternative rock. The genre was huge in Chicago and the FM radio station Q101 was at the epicenter.
Nate Seider goes by Nate Manic when he’s at the turntables. In addition to his own mixes, he’s also the person that selects the DJs who spin at one of Chicago’s long-standing dance clubs: Smart Bar. He’s also the Talent Buyer and Music Director for the club.