During this episode of Live Fix Radio, we explore the music of rapper, singer-songwriter and Chicago-native Katherine Flaherty (aka K.Flay). We first discovered K. Flay’s cunning blend of hip hop, pop, rock and humorous rhymes back in March at SXSW. We caught up with Flaherty before her show at Subterranean to talk about her Black […]
During this episode of Live Fix Radio we’ll tell you a story about how a well-traveled and concert-loving quarter from 1965 inspired us to continue our Concert Genealogy Experiment. And speaking of Concert Genealogy, we’ll tell you how we discovered that a Mavis Staples throne at The Hideout Block Party, a Beatles concert in 1965 and […]
During this episode of Live Fix Radio, we explore the topic of teenage performers and how the live music experience impacts their creativity, inspiration and psychological development. We’re excited to dive into this topic and share with you the music of 14 year-old singer-songwriter Kate Diaz and soul-blues-jazz-hip hop octet Kids These Days. Ever since […]
Editorial note: Earlier this week our friend and Live Fix contributor Moira McCormick caught up with NewVillager before their gig in New York to talk about the story behind the band’s ambitiously esoteric and wonder-filled mythological live show — and what awaits Chicago fans tonight at the Empty Bottle. “What makes it exciting,” says […]
During this episode of Live Fix Radio, we explore how the female brain, body and emotions are impacted by the live music experience. We also spoke with Egyptian hardcore band Massive Scar Era. And after seeing the female-fronted quartet perform live at Obbityfest 2011, Sherine (vocals/guitar) and Nancy (violin) told us about how the […]
Say hello to Chicago-based bands Makeshift Prodigy and California Wives live from MOBfest 2011! During this episode of Live Fix Radio, we explore the details about each band’s favorite artists and most memorable concerts experiences, what role fans play during their live show, the transcendence of live concert art, and what an emerging band can […]
On this episode of Live Fix Radio, we explore the live music laboratory of Chicago-based experimental rock band The Earth Program as they give us an exclusive tour of their Spook House practice studio. The ambitious quartet also shares the inside scoop on ObbityFest 2011, a 21-band music and art festival going on in Chicago […]
Battle of the Bands contests have been going on for decades. Hundreds take place every year. But who wins, and who loses? The bands, the fans, or the brands who sponsor them? In this latest episode of Live Fix Radio we continue our exploration of this ever evolving culture of artist competition, brand promotion and […]
Continuing our Battle of the Bands exploration, here’s two exclusive interviews with the folks at JanSport and The Seedy Seeds, the winning band of the JanSport/Sonicbids 2011 Battle of the Bands competition.
In our SXSW preview, we told you about an intriguing fan-made movie called 100 Bands in 100 Days. I saw the film while we were in Austin during its world debut and it made me laugh, nearly moved me to tears and inspired me to look at live music in a new way.
Continuing our exploration into house concerts, The Little Things and other nuances and exciting elements of live concert culture, here’s an exclusive interview with Frank Orrall of Poi Dog Pondering as he leads the band to return to the Vic Theatre for two WXRT shows this weekend in Chicago.
We’re kicking off our live music adventures this year by heading out to Schubas for a special record release party hosted by Chicago-based ensemble NIGHTS.
What is likeZEBRA? And how is it helping fans discover new music and giving independent and unsigned artists the necessary tools and know-how they need to get started and get heard?
Continuing our series on virtual concert experiences, we’re pleased to bring you another Livestream event today including a live interactive fan chat with Diane Birch.