WBEZ | Hit It Or Quit It Podcast http://www.wbez.org/series/hit-it-or-quit-it-podcast Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Hit It Or Quit It #20 - Lovesongs for the Lovesong-less, Reagan and more http://www.wbez.org/story/hit-it-or-quit-it/hit-it-or-quit-it-20-lovesongs-lovesong-less-reagan-and-more <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/HIOQI_Reagan_VD.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Hit It Or Quit It podcast is back for Season 2 just in time for Valentine's Day! Hosts Jessica Hopper and J.R. Nelson help spread love and music by choosing special songs for listeners in need. What songs do they recommend? Let's just say that Jessica considers her own special romantic song &quot;Danny's Song&quot; by Loggins and Messina...</p><p>Also, in honor of Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday they consider The Gipper's influence on music. Did you know he and Robert Johnson were born the same year? Jessica and J.R. determine once and for all whose influence was greater.</p><p>What are you waiting for? HIT&nbsp;IT!</p><p><audio class="mediaelement-formatter-identified-1328079484-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/insert-image/2011-february/2011-02-14/01-hioqi-ep-20-lovesongs.mp3">&nbsp;</audio> or download them at the <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hit-it-or-quit-it-podcast/id385754047" target="_blank">Chicago Public Media iTunes Store</a>.&nbsp; You can follow us on <a href="http://twitter.com/Hititpodcast" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, become our friends on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hit-it-or-Quit-it-Podcast/121600277863194" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, or drop us an <a href="mailto:hititpodcast@gmail.com">email</a>.</p></p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:43:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/hit-it-or-quit-it/hit-it-or-quit-it-20-lovesongs-lovesong-less-reagan-and-more Hit It Or Quit It #19 - forgetters Live Studio Performance (with video) http://www.wbez.org/story/music/performances/video-new-band-jawbreaker-jets-brazil-against-me-and-bitchin-members <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/forgetters_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em>UPDATE: 11/11/2011 - Listen to the full performance and interview with Jessica Hopper of <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hit-it-or-quit-it-podcast/id385754047">the Hit It Or Quit It podcast</a> above.</em></p><p>Blake Schwarzenbach is a hero to fans of early emo for the albums his band, <a href="http://www.loosecharm.org/history.html">Jawbreaker</a>, released throughout the early nineties. That band formed in 1986, toured with Nirvana in 1993, and signed to Geffen in 1995. After releasing their polished major-label debut, <em>Dear You</em>, the band broke up in 1996.</p><p>Schwarzenbach then formed <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jets_to_Brazil">Jets to Brazil</a> and released three albums on Jade Tree Records between 1997 and 2002. That band expanded on Jawbreaker's sound incorporating drum machines and piano, alienating some fans.</p><p>Following that band's break-up, Schwarzenbach went to grad-school to study English literature. He says living in New York City around the time of the World Trade Center attacks led to a much more radical approach to politics.</p><p>He expresses this point of view in his new trio, forgetters. The band is rounded out by bassist Caroline Paquita (formerly of <a href="http://www.noidearecords.com/bands/bitchin.php">Bitchin'</a>) and drummer Kevin Mahon (formerly of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Against_Me!">Against Me!</a>). Forgetters is a band with an old-fashioned work ethic and more classic punk sound than Schwarzenbach's most recent musical projects. We were pleased to have them stop by our Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio recently. That performance plus an interview with <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hit-it-or-quit-it-podcast/id385754047">Hit It Or Quit It podcast</a> host, Jessica Hopper, aired Wednesday evening at 8 P.M. on <a href="http://vocalo.org/live-studio-10/2010-11/live-studio-10-forgetters">vocalo.org</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Watch videos of the songs they performed here:</p><p><strong>forgetters - &quot;Stupid Libations&quot;</strong></p><p><iframe height="338" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/16778893?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ab050d" frameborder="0" width="601"></iframe></p><p><strong>forgetters - &quot;Seconds&quot;</strong></p><p><iframe height="338" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/16775912?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ab050d" frameborder="0" width="601"></iframe></p><p><strong>forgetters - &quot;Hart Crane Pike&quot;</strong></p><p><iframe height="338" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/16773966?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ab050d" frameborder="0" width="601"></iframe></p><p><strong>forgetters - &quot;It's a Death Trip, Baby&quot;</strong></p><p><iframe height="338" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/16771448?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=c9000a" frameborder="0" width="601"></iframe></p><p><strong>forgetters - &quot;I'm Not Immune&quot;</strong></p><p><iframe height="338" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/16708402?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=c9000a" frameborder="0" width="601"></iframe></p></p> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:25:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/music/performances/video-new-band-jawbreaker-jets-brazil-against-me-and-bitchin-members Hit It Or Quit It #18 - Mick Collins, an Ida family band and more http://www.wbez.org/story/music/hit-it-or-quit-it-18-mick-collins-idas-family-band-music-quiz-and-more <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2010-October/2010-10-20/dirtbombs.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>If podcasts age at the same rate they produce new episodes, we're finally of voting age! Now who should we vote for? Does anyone know of any candidates who address the problem of skyrocketing rents?</p> <p>In this episode:</p> <ul><li>Mick Collins of The Dirtbombs and The Gories talks about his early forays in house music.</li><li>Lance Barresi of Permanent Records names the best band in Chicago.</li><li>Ethan from Bloomington, IN plays the rock critic-themed Music Quiz.</li><li>Musical Performance from You Are My Flower (Dan and Liz from Ida with daughter Storey).</li><li>Gossipwolf and more!</li></ul></p> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 17:32:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/music/hit-it-or-quit-it-18-mick-collins-idas-family-band-music-quiz-and-more Hit It Or Quit It #17 - Kate Bush memories and Riot Grrrl history http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/hit-it-or-quit-it-17-kate-bush-memories-and-riot-grrrl-history <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/archives/music/2010/10/bikini-kill-e1286389855902.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It's HIOQI #17 and we're talking landmarks... - It's been 25 years since Kate Bush's monolith of weird pop amazingness, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hounds_of_Love">Hounds of Love</a>, was released.&nbsp; Washington DC-based musician, engineer and producer <a href="http://twitter.com/beautypill">Chad Clark</a> breaks down its awesomeness. - Unless you were a fetus or living in a bubble in the early 1990s, you probably heard a thing or two about <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riot_grrrl">Riot Grrrl</a>.&nbsp; Unfortunately, what you heard back then was probably wrong; Brooklyn, NY, author Sara Marcus joins us to talk about her just-released book, <a href="http://www.girlstothefront.com/"><em>Girls To The Front,</em></a> which provides the first comprehensive history of the movement. We've also got a listener quiz, Gossip Wolf, Twitter updates, and more! <!--break--></p><p>This week's music:</p><ul> <li>Marianna Ritchey, &quot;Hit It Or Quit It&quot;</li> <li>John Fahey, &quot;Take A Look At That Baby&quot;</li> <li>State of Alert, &quot;Draw Blank&quot;</li> <li>Bratmobile, &quot;No You Don't&quot;</li> <li>BIkini Kill, &quot;Alien She&quot;</li> <li>Slant 6, &quot;What Kind Of Monster Are You?&quot;</li> <li>Huggy Bear, &quot;Her Jazz&quot;</li> <li>Dntel, &quot;This Is The Dream Of Evan And Chan (Safety Scissors Spilled My Drink Mix)&quot;</li> <li>Welkin Dusk, &quot;Entrapped&quot;</li> <li>The UV Race, &quot;Gore Orphanage&quot;</li> <li>Kate Bush, &quot;Hounds of Love&quot;</li> <li>Kate Bush, &quot;The Morning Fog&quot;</li> <li>Kate Bush, &quot;The Big Sky&quot;</li> <li>Smart Went Crazy, &quot;A Good Day&quot;</li> <li>Kate Bush, &quot;Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) (Datasette Remix)&quot;</li> </ul><p>Hit It Or Quit It is hosted by Jessica Hopper and JR Nelson, and produced by Michael Catano.&nbsp; You can stream past episodes at <a href="../category/hit-it-or-quit-it">music.wbez.org</a> or download them at the <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hit-it-or-quit-it-podcast/id385754047">Chicago Public Media iTunes Store</a>.&nbsp; You can follow us on <a href="http://twitter.com/Hititpodcast">Twitter</a>, become our friends on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hit-it-or-Quit-it-Podcast/121600277863194">Facebook</a>, or drop us an <a href="mailto:hititpodcast@gmail.com">email</a>.</p></p> Wed, 06 Oct 2010 13:37:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/hit-it-or-quit-it-17-kate-bush-memories-and-riot-grrrl-history Hit It Or Quit It #16 - Bad Brains Trivia, Records Reviews, Zola Jesus! http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/hit-it-or-quit-it-16-bad-brains-trivia-records-reviews-zola-jesus <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/archives/music/2010/09/jared_0-e1285707952795.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This is episode 16 of the Hit It Or Quit It podcast and right away you might be asking yourself, &quot;what's with the <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/akdobbins/jared-letos-teen-modeling-shots">youthful, buff Jared Leto photo</a>?&quot;&nbsp; Well, check out this week's Gossip Wolf segment to find out the story behind the photo that's going to HAUNT YOUR DREAMS. Also on the show this week: - Podcast listener Stephen Sowley joins us for a round of <a href="http://www.badbrains.com/">Bad Brains</a> Trivia! - We review new records by <a href="http://www.myspace.com/nonoage">No Age</a>, <a href="http://www.myspace.com/abevigoda">Abe Vigoda</a>, and <a href="http://www.myspace.com/residualechoes">Residual Echoes</a>! - Nika from <a href="http://www.myspace.com/zolajesus">Zola Jesus</a> gives us a call to tell us how it feels to be &quot;<a href="http://www.nme.com/reviews/zola-jesus/11522">goth's new figurehead</a>!&quot; All this plus gossip on Archer Prewitt, Kid Sister, and the aforementioned Mr. Leto; a twitter update from Nicki Minaj; and a bloated double-lp concept record running time of 42 minutes!<!--break--> Hit it y'all!</p><p><a href="http://is.gd/fylL8">Download audio file</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Music this week:</p><ul> <li>Marianna Ritchey, &quot;Hit It Or Quit It&quot;</li> <li>John Hughes, &quot;You Don't Love Me&quot;</li> <li>Bad Brains, &quot;Banned In DC&quot;</li> <li>Bad Brains, &quot;Sacred Love&quot;</li> <li>No Age, &quot;Life Prowler&quot;</li> <li>No Age, &quot;Fever Dreaming&quot;</li> <li>No Age, &quot;Chem Trails&quot;</li> <li>Abe Vigoda, &quot;Dream Of My Love (Chasing After You)&quot;</li> <li>Abe Vigoda, &quot;Pure Violence&quot;</li> <li>Residual Echoes, &quot;Düds&quot;</li> <li>Residual Echoes, &quot;Eyes&quot;</li> <li>Zola Jesus, &quot;Night&quot;</li> <li>Zola Jesus, &quot;Tower&quot;</li> <li>Sam Prekop, &quot;The Silhouettes&quot;</li> <li>Archer Prewitt, &quot;Way Of The Sun&quot;</li> <li>Kid Sister, &quot;I'll House You (Reebok Remix 09 Instrumental)&quot;</li> <li>Nicki Minaj, &quot;Your Love (Instrumental)&quot;</li> <li>Zola Jesus, &quot;Sea Talk&quot;</li> </ul><p>Hit It Or Quit It is hosted by Jessica Hopper and JR Nelson, and produced by Michael Catano.&nbsp; You can stream past episodes at <a href="../category/hit-it-or-quit-it">music.wbez.org</a> or download them at the <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hit-it-or-quit-it-podcast/id385754047">Chicago Public Media iTunes Store</a>.&nbsp; You can follow us on <a href="http://twitter.com/Hititpodcast">Twitter</a>, become our friends on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hit-it-or-Quit-it-Podcast/121600277863194">Facebook</a>, or drop us an <a href="mailto:hititpodcast@gmail.com">email</a>.</p></p> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 16:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/hit-it-or-quit-it-16-bad-brains-trivia-records-reviews-zola-jesus Hit It Or Quit It #15 - 1990s Music Quiz, Titus Andronicus, and David Bazan! http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/hit-it-or-quit-it-15-1990s-music-quiz-titus-andronicus-and-david-bazan <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/archives/music/2010/09/david-bazan-fe_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This week: - Amy from <a href="http://www.myspace.com/titusandronicus">Titus Andronicus</a> gives us something old and something new in a new segment we're calling &quot;Your Favorite Things&quot; - We quiz our listener, Ben from Cleveland, on his 1990s music knowledge -&nbsp;Indie superstar <a href="http://www.davidbazan.com/">David Bazan</a> drops in to do a little chatting, a little quiz taking, and a little singing<!--break--> PLUS... Gossip Wolf spends a good 5 minutes snapping on the recent Urge Overkill reunion, M.I.A. tweets from deep inside Kanye's man cave, and we have a cameo from a bona fide NPR CELEBRITY. A podcast so immense in its power that it could not be contained to 30min! HIT IT Y'ALL:&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://is.gd/flLMY">Download audio file</a></p><p>Watch David Bazan cover 90's mega-hit &quot;Creep&quot; by Radiohead (ps- he keeps the swears in):</p><p><iframe width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/15167897?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ab050d"></iframe></p><p>This week's music:</p><ul> <li>Marianna Ritchey, &quot;Hit It Or Quit It&quot;</li> <li>Faust, &quot;So Far&quot;</li> <li>Sugar, &quot;Your Favorite Thing&quot;</li> <li>Les Rallizes D&copy;nud&copy;s, &quot;People Can Choose&quot;</li> <li>Screaming Females, &quot;Buried In The Nude&quot;</li> <li>Stereolab, &quot;Ping Pong&quot;</li> <li>Vampire's Sound International, &quot;The Ballad of a Fair Singer&quot;</li> <li>Urge Overkill, &quot;Effigy&quot;</li> <li>David Bazan, &quot;Hard To Be&quot;</li> <li>Mulatu Astatq&copy;, &quot;Ohoho G&uml;dama&quot;</li> <li>Zombi, &quot;Digitalis&quot;</li> </ul><p>Hit It Or Quit It is hosted by Jessica Hopper and JR Nelson, and produced by Michael Catano.&nbsp; You can stream past episodes at <a href="../category/hit-it-or-quit-it">music.wbez.org</a> or download them at the <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hit-it-or-quit-it-podcast/id385754047">Chicago Public Media iTunes Store</a>.&nbsp; You can follow us on <a href="http://twitter.com/Hititpodcast">Twitter</a>, become our friends on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hit-it-or-Quit-it-Podcast/121600277863194">Facebook</a>, or drop us an <a href="mailto:hititpodcast@gmail.com">email</a>.</p></p> Tue, 21 Sep 2010 13:44:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/hit-it-or-quit-it-15-1990s-music-quiz-titus-andronicus-and-david-bazan Hit It Or Quit It #14: Freddie Gibbs, Marnie Stern, and Neil Hamburger http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/hit-it-or-quit-it-14-freddie-gibbs-marnie-stern-and-neil-hamburger <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/archives/music/2010/09/gibbs.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It's been a while, but we're back!&nbsp; Episode #14 of the Hit It Or Quit It Podcast is in full effect y'all, and it is action packed for sure! This week:</p><ul> <li>Northwest Indiana hip hop superstar in the making, <a href="http://www.myspace.com/freddiegibbs">Freddie Gibbs</a>, goes head-to-head with our own Jessica Hopper in a Gary, Indiana, trivia battle</li> <li><a href="http://www.myspace.com/marniestern1">Marnie Stern</a> gives us the lowdown on NYC summer heat, adorable youtube videos, and her brand new record</li> <li>America's Funnyman, <a href="http://www.myspace.com/americasfunnyman">Neil Hamburger</a>, tells us why Kenny Chesney is an a-hole, plus what's in store for all of us when he hits Chicago's Viaduct Theater later this month.</li> </ul> <!--break--><p>We've also got Gossip Wolf, a twitter update from <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;ved=0CBMQFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fking_diamond&amp;rct=j&amp;q=king%20diamond%20twitter&amp;ei=xMiPTJSOAoy6sQO87NyxDg&amp;usg=AFQjCNF5d-6wAM9EVmXIPCoS-x3Yeu_7cw&amp;cad=rja">King Diamond</a>, and our very first commercial break!&nbsp; OH HECK YEAH.</p><p>So Hit It Y'all!</p><p>This week's music:</p><ul> <li>&quot;Hit It Or Quit It,&quot; Marianna Ritchey</li> <li>&quot;First Day Back,&quot; Braid</li> <li>&quot;The Ghetto,&quot; Freddie Gibbs</li> <li>&quot;It Ain't Right,&quot; Roscoe and Barbara</li> <li>&quot;For Ash,&quot; Marnie Stern</li> <li>&quot;Gimme,&quot; Marnie Stern</li> <li>&quot;Female Guitar Players Are The New Black,&quot; Marnie Stern</li> <li>&quot;Codex Gigas,&quot; Kommandant</li> <li>&quot;Bugaloo,&quot; Soul Vendors</li> <li>&quot;Sina Musso,&quot; Ramata Diakite</li> </ul><p>Hit It Or Quit It is hosted by Jessica Hopper and JR Nelson, and produced by Michael Catano.&nbsp; You can stream past episodes at <a href="../category/hit-it-or-quit-it">music.wbez.org</a> or download them at the <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hit-it-or-quit-it-podcast/id385754047">Chicago Public Media iTunes Store</a>.&nbsp; You can follow us on <a href="http://twitter.com/Hititpodcast">Twitter</a>, become our friends on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hit-it-or-Quit-it-Podcast/121600277863194">Facebook</a>, or drop us an <a href="mailto:hititpodcast@gmail.com">email</a>.</p></p> Tue, 14 Sep 2010 14:29:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/hit-it-or-quit-it-14-freddie-gibbs-marnie-stern-and-neil-hamburger Hit It Or Quit It #13: Woven Bones in Love and Juggalos in the Wild http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/hit-it-or-quit-it-13-woven-bones-love-and-juggalos-wild <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/archives/music/2010/07/juggalos.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Fear not, triskaidekaphobia-istes!&nbsp; The Hit It Or Quit It Podcast is here to help ease you through it's potentially cursed and/or terrifying 13th episode with a line up full of sunny weather, west coast jams, and... well... Juggalos.&nbsp; If we have anything to say about it, it's going to be a banger:<!--break--> - Andy Burr of <a href="http://www.wovenbones.com/">Woven Bones</a> talks Texas heat and rock n' roll romance - Chicago artist <a href="http://www.derekerdman.com/">Derek Erdman</a> recounts his <a href="http://www.derekerdman.com/ilovemilkshakes/august2009/DRK_CRNVL/juggalo_gathering_2009.htm">epic adventure</a> to the 2009 <a href="http://juggalogathering.com/">Gathering of the Juggalos</a> - <a href="http://www.myspace.com/3433013">Irwin Swirnoff</a> (host of <a href="http://www.kusf.org/">KUSF</a>'s <a href="http://www.kusf-archives.com/">Sleeves on Heart</a> radio show and an employee at <a href="http://www.aquariusrecords.org/">Aquarius Records</a>) gives us the inside scoop on San Francisco's best new bands ...all this plus gossip!&nbsp; Twitter!&nbsp; A Canadian substitute co-host!&nbsp; More!</p><p>HIT IT Y'ALL!</p><p>Download link <a href="http://is.gd/dOFbh">HERE</a>. This week's musical appearances:</p><ul><li>Marianna Ritchey, &quot;Hit It Or Quit It&quot;</li><li>Fabulous Counts, &quot;Who's Making Love?&quot;</li><li>Woven Bones, &quot;Wanna Tell Ya&quot;</li><li>Absolute Body Control, &quot;Numbers 4&quot;</li><li>Insane Clown Posse, &quot;Hey Ho (Instrumental)&quot;</li><li>Cornelius, &quot;Another View Point&quot;</li><li>Soft Moon, &quot;Breathe The Fire&quot;</li><li>Foreign Cinema, &quot;Northeast&quot;</li><li>Robot Hustle, &quot;Serengeti Drive&quot;</li><li>Look At The Fields, &quot;Miracles&quot;</li></ul><p>HIOQI is hosted by Jessica Hopper and JR Nelson and produced by Michael Catano.&nbsp; You can be our <a href="http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Hit-it-or-Quit-it-Podcast/121600277863194">Facebook pals</a>, find us on twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/HitItPodcast">@hititpodcast</a>, talk to us via email at hititpodcast@gmail.com, or check out our archive of past episodes <a href="/category/shows/hit-it-or-quit-it">here</a>.</p></p> Wed, 28 Jul 2010 08:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/hit-it-or-quit-it-13-woven-bones-love-and-juggalos-wild Hit It Or Quit It #12: Tegan & Marissa & Dave & Craig & Ted http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/hit-it-or-quit-it-12-tegan-marissa-dave-craig-ted <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/archives/music/2010/07/hold-steady.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>What's that you say?&nbsp; The HIOQI podcast has made it through three whole months?&nbsp; And to celebrate they've pulled out all the stops and put together a boda fide CELEBRITY PODCAST-O-RAMA?&nbsp; For reals?&nbsp; FOR REALS!<!--break-->This week: - Tegan of Tegan &amp; Sara talks choreography! - Marissa of Screaming Females and Noun talks New Jersey weather, solo jams, and how to ruin a party! - Cali of the Teenage Teardrops record label on Law of the Rope's new record! - Dave Bazan's tour stories! - Music critic and former editor at Vibe Magazine, Sean Fennessey, deconstructs the bewildering new Liz Phair internet release, Funstyle! - Craig Finn of the Hold Steady on Craig Finn and the Hold Steady! - Luke of Lucky Dragons on Pitchfork Fest and the new Burzum LP! - Ted Leo's World Cup picks! ...all this plus Gossip Wolf, Twitter news from Mick Mars, and a talking cat!&nbsp; UNBELIEVABLE!</p><p>SO HIT IT Y'ALL!</p><p>Download link <a target="_blank" href="http://is.gd/drKne">HERE</a>.</p><p>This week's playlist:</p><ul><li>Marianna Ritchey, &quot;Hit It Or Quit It&quot;</li><li>Fela Kuti, &quot;Eko Ile&quot;</li><li>Tegan &amp; Sara, &quot;Alligator&quot;</li><li>Screaming Females, &quot;I Do&quot;</li><li>Noun, &quot;Holy Hell&quot;</li><li>Law of the Rope, &quot;Beasts Will Have You&quot;</li><li>David Bazan, &quot;Bless This Mess&quot;</li><li>Liz Phair, &quot;Bollywood&quot;</li><li>The Hold Steady, &quot;You Can Make Him Like You&quot;</li><li>Lucky Dragons, &quot;Complement Song&quot;</li><li>Pit Er Pat, &quot;Water&quot;</li><li>Barry Hall and Burnt Earth Ensemble, &quot;Terra Zona&quot;</li><li>Ted Leo and Pharmacists, &quot;Give Me The Wire&quot;</li><li>Sisters Love, &quot;Give Me Your Love&quot;</li></ul><p>HIOQI is hosted by Jessica Hopper and JR Nelson and produced by Michael Catano.&nbsp; You can be our <a target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Hit-it-or-Quit-it-Podcast/121600277863194">Facebook pals</a>, find us on twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/HitItPodcast">@hititpodcast</a>, talk to us via email at hititpodcast@gmail.com, or check out our archive of past episodes at <a href="http://vocalo.org/hitit">here.</a></p></p> Wed, 14 Jul 2010 11:04:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/hit-it-or-quit-it-12-tegan-marissa-dave-craig-ted Hit It Or Quit It #11: Odd musical obsessions http://www.wbez.org/story/capn-jazz/hit-it-or-quit-it-11-odd-musical-obsessions <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/archives/music/2010/07/prince1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Obsessions and pleasures - guilty and otherwise - are the name of the game this week on <a href="http://vocalo.org/hitit">the Hit It Or Quit It podcast</a><!--break-->: - Music critic and author, Michaelangelo Matos, steps aboard the podcast train to talk about the distinctly Minneapolis-ness of The-Artist-Once-Again-Known-As-Prince. - Chicago-based playwright and musician, Eric Ziegenhagen, decodes the thick web of double-entendres embedded within '70s yacht rocker Rupert Holmes' &quot;Lunch Hour.&quot; We've also got Cap'n Jazz reunion gossip, weather by drummer internationale Kid Millions, and a botanical tweet from Snoop Dogg.</p></p> Wed, 07 Jul 2010 21:29:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/capn-jazz/hit-it-or-quit-it-11-odd-musical-obsessions