The MusicVox (Weekdays 4-6 PM)

The MusicVox is hosted by Jesse Menendez and produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski. We like sharing interviews and music. Share with us too! #Chicago #music #independent #live Contact: musicvox(at)vocalo(dot)org

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Rob Cressy talks 2nd Annual Bacon, Sports & Beer Event Vocalo’s Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza attended last year’s first annual Bacon, Sports & Beer event at Union Station, so he links up with Bacon Sports founder, Rob Cressy to talk about the upgrades Rob & Co. have in store for year 2!

When: August 23, 2014 @ Union Station
Web: http://baconsportsbeer.com
Discount/Promo Code: BOOM

[Interview] The Making of A Babyface Monster

Vocalo’s Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza sits down with the Chicago based emcee, The Babyface Monster to talk about his new album, The Making of A Monster. It’s been 2 years since Gabe has spoken with BFM and they catch up on the making of TMOAM and what took so long to follow up 2012’s Cadillac Brougham Joints EP.

Chicago indie pop trio Moonrise Nation combines influences of classical, jazz, and folk rock on their new self-titled EP. The group joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to discuss the whirlwind of their recent success, their jazz beginnings and their own way of turning ideas into music, a process they call “moonrising.”

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

Chicago based folk band Burnside & Hooker create a strain of folk that’s sparse by design but also draws from blues and soul among other genres. The band joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about their sound and the current album Rail Yard Hymns.

Catch the band performing Sat, 8/16 at The Great American Lobster Fest.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

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Derrick Clifton is an editorial fellow in the Identities section of Mic and a Master’s candidate at the Medill School of the Journalism at Northwestern University. He joins Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox to discuss his recent article “Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ in the Fiercest Take on Female Sexuality of the Year”.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

Chicago singer-songwriter Kevin Andrew Prchal’s sits down with Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox to discuss the development of his clear voice, the dichotomy of good and evil, and importance of music in community development.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

Lykanthea is an atmospheric solo endeavor of solo musician Lakshmi Ramgopal. For her music, she draws on her studies of ancient history, literature and Medieval choir music. She joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about her project, her unique sound and the new EP - Migration.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

On their current album “Here’s Your Hat, What’s Your Hurry?”, Chicago power pop quintet Little Boy Jr. display strong song writing that hints at nostalgia but revels in contemporary narratives. The boys of the band join Jesse Menendez on the MusicVox to discuss the development of their eerie 60s sound and the nuances of song writing.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

On his new EP Supreme Science, Chicago MC Visual addresses his critics, talks about the struggles between good and evil, and stresses the importance of hard work and positivity. Visual and the EP’s producer, Loose Cannon, sit down with Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox to talk about the new release, Visual’s journey to Hip Hop, and “spiritual science”.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

On their new album Southsiders, Atmosphere find themselves in familiar waters. The album has Slug rapping candidly about his relationships, maturity, mortality and more. Slug joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the new album, how he got into the Hip Hop culture, and what informs his lyricism these days.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org