MusicVox (Weekdays 4-6 PM)

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Tokyo Police Club has released their much anticipated follow-up to 2010’s Champ. The new album, Forcefield is the band’s first album of original material in four years. David Monks of Tokyo Police Club joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the different approach to writing this album.

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

Vince and Nicky of L.A. based pop garage rock outfit The Singles spoke with Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox about their new album - Look How Fast A Heart Can Break - an album of catchy rock tunes steeped in heartache.

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

What started as an impromptu folky performance under a joke name “Doomsquad,” has evolved into a legitimate electronic project that incorporates everything from tribal rhythms to Eastern spirituality and dark trance music as its influence. Allie and Trev of Doomsquad joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about their debut LP Kalaboogie.

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

Midwest Hype has spent years defying genre boundaries and getting people to dance. They stopped by the Vocalo studios to discuss what went into their new album The Time, and what listeners can expect from their 3rd LP effort.

The MusicVox airs M-F 6-8 PM CT on 89.5 FM (NWI) / 90.7 FM (CHI) /www.vocalo.org

Acumental and Terminal Knowledge make up rap duo The Palmer Squares, and they stopped by the Vocalo studio to share their new song “Nowhere to not Go”, as well as discuss the writing process and their favorite artists. It’s irreverent and fun, two things that we find usually go hand in hand.

The MusicVox airs M-F 6-8 PM CT on 89.5 FM (NWI) / 90.7 FM (CHI) / www.vocalo.org

Midwest Hype has spent years defying genre boundaries and getting people to dance. They stopped by the Vocalo studios to discuss what went into their new album, and what listeners can expect from their 3rd lp effort.

The MusicVox airs M-F 6-8 PM CT on 89.5 FM (NWI) / 90.7 FM (CHI) / www.vocalo.org

Every neighborhood in Chicago is as distinct as the voices it produces. Yet, if we look close enough, we’d be surprised to find the similarities between them. In our on-going #Block2Block series, we explore various neighborhoods and the flourishing cultures within them through the voices of musicians living and creating music in those neighborhoods. In this episode, we hear about Lincoln Park through the eyes and the voice of singer/songwriter David Safran.

The MusicVox airs M-F 6-8 PM CT on 89.5 FM (NWI) / 90.7 FM (CHI) /www.vocalo.org

Produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski

Marsha Ambrosius talked with Jesse Menendez about her new EP, “Late Nights & Early Mornings”, as well as her forthcoming album. It also turns out the sensational English singer has soft spot for Chicago.

The MusicVox airs M-F 6-8 PM CT on 89.5 FM (NWI) / 90.7 FM (CHI) / www.vocalo.org

Chandler London comes through to discuss his latest concept album, the character of Ritchie Hi-tone Dreamer, sobriety, and inspiration. It’s an action packed 15 minutes with Jesse Menendez and the man behind one of the most refreshing EPs in a while.

The MusicVox airs M-F 6-8 PM CT on 89.5 FM (NWI) / 90.7 FM (CHI) / www.vocalo.org

NY-based electro-punk / breakcore band Mindless Self Indulgence have been raising havoc for years with their frenetic sound and live shows. They’ve been called crass and offensive, but what about thoughtful? Jesse Menendez spoke with front man Jimmy Urine about their current album “How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence,” the intricate production on their albums and certain “thoughtful” songs.

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