WBEZ | music performance http://www.wbez.org/tags/music-performance Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Notes: Local Macedonian ‘show and tells’ the zurla http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-18/global-notes-local-macedonian-%E2%80%98show-and-tells%E2%80%99-zurla-95618 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-18/globalnotes1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On today's <a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank"><em>Global Notes</em></a>, we encounter the zurla, a wooden horn with a big sound. Local musician <a href="http://www.blagojclarinet.com" target="_blank">Blagoj Lamnjov</a> plays some folk songs on this one-of-a-kind Balkan wind instrument. Originally from Macedonia, Blagoj is a graduate student of performance at Roosevelt University.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>To hear all our </em>Global Notes<em> segments with </em>Eight Forty-Eight<em> and </em>Radio M<em> host Tony Sarabia, check out <a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">our series page</a>. Or, download <a href="http://wbez.org/podcasts" target="_blank">our podcast</a> so you don’t miss a beat.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Watch this video of Blagoj Lamnjov demonstrating how the zurla works:</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/35261913?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=b30000" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="601" frameborder="0" height="338"></iframe></p></p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 16:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-18/global-notes-local-macedonian-%E2%80%98show-and-tells%E2%80%99-zurla-95618 JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound deliver some 21st century soul http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-26/jc-brooks-and-uptown-sound-deliver-some-21st-century-soul-93493 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-26/pic-jc brooks 1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Local band <a href="http://jcbrooksandtheuptownsound.com/" target="_blank">JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound</a> has been making its mark around the world lately. <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke with band members about their sound and how soul and other forms of music inspire them. The band visited WBEZ's Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio recently to perform songs from their new record, <span style="font-style: italic;">Want More<em>. </em> </span> They kicked things off with their song, "Everything Will Be Fine." Below are a couple more songs from JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="338" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/31142601?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=b30000" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="601"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/31142601">J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound perform "Everything Will Be Fine" live for WBEZ's <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em></a></p><p><strong>"Awake"</strong><br> <audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483807-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/JC Brooks - Awake.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p><br> <strong>"Touch Your Heart"</strong></p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483807-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/JC Brooks - Touch Your Heart.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p></p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 13:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-26/jc-brooks-and-uptown-sound-deliver-some-21st-century-soul-93493 Grooving to some of CAVE's 'Neverendless' jams http://www.wbez.org/content/grooving-some-caves-neverendless-jams <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-14/Cave band.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/30511193?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ff0000" webkitallowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="338" width="601"></iframe><br> CAVE perform "WUJ"</p><p>The rhythmic orchestration of the rock band <a href="http://www.myspace.com/realreelpro" target="_blank">Cave</a> typically unwinds slowly but steadily over lengthy songs. They are often called "roller-rinkin’ rock for the next generation."</p><p>Confused about what that phrase means? The band sat down with <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to explain what exactly roller-rinkin' rock is and why they are not your typical jammers. Cave also performed their songs "WUJ" and "Party Legs" in WBEZ's Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio. The band will play at Hideout this Saturday on Chicago's North Side.</p></p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 15:27:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/content/grooving-some-caves-neverendless-jams Chicago band Implodes with sonic waves and texture http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-05/chicago-band-implodes-sonic-waves-and-texture-86104 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-05/implodes kranky.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The members of local band <a href="http://www.kranky.net/artists/implodes.html" target="_blank">Implodes</a> obviously play music together but they have a number of other things in common: Three of them hail from Pittsburgh and three of them work together at <a href="http://www.reckless.com/" target="_blank">Reckless Records</a> in Lakeview. Their shared roots and day jobs have helped create a laid-back atmosphere within the band, which is fitting, because atmosphere is key to the sound of Implodes.</p><p>The group spoke to <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> Alison Cuddy and performed several of their songs in the Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio.</p><p>The band will host a record release show on Sunday, May 8, at <a href="http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com/Shows/05-08-2011+Implodes+Record+Release" target="_blank">Lincoln Hall</a>.</p><p><br> Listen to the track "Oxblood" from Implodes' debut album <a href="http://www.brainwashed.com/common/htdocs/discog/krank156.html" target="_blank"><em>Black Earth</em></a>.<span class="filefield_audio_insert_player" href="/sites/default/files/Implodes%20Song3.mp3" id="filefield_audio_insert_player-103662" player="null">Implodes Song3.mp3</span></p></p> Thu, 05 May 2011 14:27:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-05/chicago-band-implodes-sonic-waves-and-texture-86104