ChicagoVerseUniteD: Chicago Scene Salvation

CVU’s Jaime Black Talks Chicago Rock Radio And More On Vocalo Radio

Posted in Jesse Menendez,Q101,The Music Vox,Vocalo by Jaime Black on April 30th, 2012


CVU‘s Jaime Black recently guested on Jesse Menendez‘s Vocalo radio program, The Music Vox, to talk about the flux state of Chicago rock radio, the changing local rock landscape, and the response to last month’s Chicago rock scene Rockit.LIVE panelcast. Stream or download that Vocalo segment below.

New CVU Podcast: Jesse Menendez!

Posted in Jesse Menendez,Vocalo,WBEZ by Jaime Black on February 17th, 2012

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Jesse Menendez of Vocalo and WBEZ! In an interview recorded at the Vocalo studios, the host of The Music Vox discusses Vocalo on WBEZ, which kicks off this Saturday, February 18th from 8-10PM on 91.5. The radio DJ also discusses his goals with Vocalo and WBEZ programming, giving a voice to Chicago citizens and neighborhoods, and how his programming will involve Chicago artists. Stream or download that podcast below.

Vocalo on WBEZ

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Across The Chicagoverse 02/20/11: City States, Carbon Tigers, Kanye West, & More!

Because no one outlet can cover the entire Chicago music landscape, here’s what the premier talent tastemakers across the Chicagoverse and beyond have been up to lately.


-Tonight at 9PM on Q101‘s Local 101Chris Payne interviews members of The Streets On Fire (above), Comasoft, and The Felix Culpa!

Tonight on @Local101: @PayneQ101 interviews The Streets On Fire (@zstreetsonfire), @Comasoft, & @theFelixCulpa! 9PM on Q101
Local 101

-Heave Media recently featured a Flosstradmus remix of the song “Equestrian” by U.S. Royalty. Listen to the DJ duo’s upbeat treatment here.

-Following his interview last week with Do312, Kill Hannah frontman Mat Devine has opened up to AOL Video (via Popeater) about his role in the Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark musical.

-Loud Loop Press has posted a sparse and minimalist electronic cover of The Police‘s “King Of Pain” as performed by local indie act City States. Hear that here.

-Tireless live music documentarians Secret Note Shows recently uploaded a set of live clips from CVU regulars An Aesthetic Anaesthetic. Watch those here.

-Columbia College‘s AEMMP Records continues its video interview series, this time talking with Carbon Tigers. Watch that at the label’s site.

-Check out live audio and video from Secret Colours up now at Couch House Sounds.

-The vinyl release of A Lull‘s forthcoming debut full length Confetti, set to drop April 12th, is now available for pre-order through the Lujo Records Merch Online store.

-Vocalo program Music Vox, hosted by Jesse Menendez, saw a wealth of local talent as guests this past week, as evidenced in the tweet below.

-Chicago Mixtape has announced a launch party happening March 5th at Subterranean. The event will feature performances from acts like Jonny Rumble, Ornery Little Darlings, and more.

-And finally, Fake Shore Drive was easily one of the first sites on the web to post Kanye West‘s new video for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy standout track “All Of The Lights.” For anyone who has yet to catch it, watch the clip below.