Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)It's difficult to describe the cultural space Arcade Fire currently occupies. On the one hand, they recently won the Album of the Year Grammy, by definition moving them into the upper echelon of working musicians.
Alderman Proco Joe Moreno, 1st was in studio this week for an Eight Forty-Eight segment. The minute we saw him in the office, we were reminded of the great short film by colleague and comedian Steve Delahoyde.
Last year we tried a little experiment with our friends at the Tall Ship Windy here on Navy Pier. During the attraction's lunch break we invited musicians to climb aboard the pirate ship to play a few songs.
Get this video on the Live Music Thursday podcast.Damien Jurado is a singer-songwriter from Seattle who began his recording career in the late 90's. With roots in the hardcore movement, Jurado approaches traditional music forms with fresh ears.