Stories by Jim DeRogatis
Jim and Greg explore the value of analog listening in an increasingly digital world. They’ll also review new albums from Neil Young and the mysterious Sault.
This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot chat with Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club drummer Chris Frantz about his new book, Remain In Love.
From the late 1950s through the 1970s, the Chicago Soul musical movement was thriving and inspiring listeners with its diverse sounds. From Curtis Mayfield to Minnie Riperton, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss the signature artists of the era, and how the music tells the story of political and cultural change in Chicago. Plus, they explore its lasting impact.
In these confusing and anxious times, we could all use the occasional helping hand. This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs about helping. Then they help a listener find new music to soothe her grandmother.
It’s time for another edition of Buried Treasures, where Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis share some under-the-radar new music you need to hear. Plus Caroline Rose explains how Dave Brubeck inspired her to pursue music.
Bill Withers is beloved for writing classics like Lean On Me, but Greg Kot has long contended that Withers’ best album is Live at Carnegie Hall. This week hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot honor Withers’ life by doing a classic album dissection on that record and review the latest album from Phoebe Bridgers.
Sometimes current events inspire urgent art. This week Jim and Greg share their favorite instant commentary tracks, songs that were published in a hurry in hopes of effecting change.
While the year is only half over, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot couldn’t wait until December to share their favorite albums. This week, Jim and Greg share their picks for the Best Albums of 2020 so far.
This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss the roots of the term “cover song” and dig into the surprising stories behind some of rock’s most notable examples, from Elvis’s rendition of “Hound Dog” to the Feelies doing the Rolling Stones. Plus, Jim and Greg share a few of their favorites. They also review the debut solo album by Jehnny Beth of Savages.
Looking for new music that you won’t hear on the radio or almost anywhere else? Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some recent songs they’re loving (aka Buried Treasures) that are beneath the mainstream radar. They also answer some questions from listeners in another edition of Ask the Critics.