The 1990s was a boon for underground music – both on rock radio, and in the national spotlight – especially if you were a band hailing from Chicago. But what was making the cover of Rolling Stone
magazine – or hitting the MTV airwaves – only scratched at what was really happening in Chicago's vibrant local music scene. James VanOsdol was a DJ at the so-called “new rock alternative” station, Q101. He wants to print a anthology of the time, tentatively titled Chicago Rocked!
VanOsdol is working with the website KickStarter.com
to help raise funds to publish the book himself. He joins Eight Forty-Eight
's Joe DeCeault to talk about the vibrancy of Chicago's rock scene in the '90s.