MusicVox (Weekdays 4-6 PM)

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Chicago’s Twin Peaks have been on a rapid rise since the release of their first album Sunken. The band joined Jesse Menendez to talk about new music, their collaborative approach to writing songs and how they may have played a small part in Chance The Rapper’s 10 Days Mixtape.

New album Wild Onion comes out 8/5.

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

Brooklyn’s fuzzy garage rock trio Unicycle Loves You return to their old Chicago stomping grounds and sit down with Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox to discuss their new album and the romaticism of touring. Their love is true. (Is it too soon? Okay, it’s too soon.)

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

Atmospheric indie rock band Hundred Waters has been hailed as best new music by Pitchfork. Front woman Nicole joined Jesse Menendez to talk about the new album The Moon Rang Like A Bell, the accolades and whether or not they mean anything to the band.

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

The MusicVox intern Emily George spoke to owner of beloved Chicago music venue The Hideout about the history of the building, the little-house-that-could, built in the 1880s and outlasting over two centuries of Chicago history and music.

"Cowboys and Indies - The Epic History of the Record Industry," is being called the first definitive history on both sides of the Atlantic. The book covers more than 100 years and, among other things, it looks to demonstrate that to truly understand the industry’s future we must be knowledgeable of its past. Jesse Menendez spoke with the book’s author Gareth Murphy.

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

Fusing elements of jazz rock, raggae and R&B, Chicago’s multifaceted Fatbook recently released their self-titled album of genre blaring songs. Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox sits down with founding members Harjinder, Reed, and Evan to discuss the origin of their eclectic sound and their efforts to spark local social change both on and off the stage.

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

Its safe to say Iggy Azalea is one of the country’s biggest pop stars. Her song fancy has been atop the billboard top 100 chart for the last 18 weeks. Which is great but not without controversy. See, Iggy is White and speaks in an Australian accent but when she raps she affects what some have called a blaccent. Some, like journalist and cultural commentator Derrick Clifton are calling it an act of cultural appropriation. He joined Jesse Menendez on air to discuss his recent article for the Daily Dot called, How to Talk to White People About Iggy Azalea.

This year, Chicago garage rock duo White Mystery released a double album called Dubble Dragon and embarked on a world tour to support it. Upon their return, Alex and Francis joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to share their travel stories and talk about the fantasy-themed album and the new approach they took to writing it.

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

Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox sits down with weekly contributor Shantell Jamison of Chicago’s Black Youth Project to discuss two thought provoking articles. The first focuses on the staggering number of debanked and unbanked citizens living in Chicago while the other’s shocking headline sparks a discussion of racism in politics and journalism.

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

The Los Angeles based singer/songwriter phones into the MusicVox to share the inspirations for his most recent batch of songs, including a friend’s ill-fated prophecy and the more corporeal influence of his theatrical past. Jesse Menendez hosts this distinctly eerie sounding guest who, despite his best efforts, has branded a low bellowing voice all his own.

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