ChicagoVerseUniteD: Chicago Scene Salvation

Save The Clocktower Visit Vocalo’s Live From Studio 10 For Interview, Performance

Posted in Save The Clocktower,Vocalo by Jaime Black on August 19th, 2012


A new podcast of Vocalo’s Live From Studio 10 program has posted online, featuring Save The Clocktower. The episode features a live set and interview, and is hosted by The Music Vox on Vocalo host Jesse Menendez. Find that episode below, following Save The Clocktower’s recent interview on the CVU podcast, in support of their new album, Through The Glass.

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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.

Vocalo Uploads Numerous Live From Studio 10 Performance Sets

Posted in Live From Studio 10,Vocalo by Jaime Black on April 19th, 2012


Vocalo radio segment Live From Studio 10 has posted nearly 30 live performance sets from artists who have played live on the radio program. Sets range from Chicago talent like Apteka, Loyal Divide, and Yawn, to Kids These Days, Scattered Trees, Gold Motel, and many, many more. Find that abundant live audio archive below.

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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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Company Of Thieves Perform Everywhere With New Vocalo & Audio Tree Videos, Daytrotter Audio

Posted in Audio Tree,Company Of Thieves,Music Vox,Vocalo by Jaime Black on August 18th, 2011

Company Of Thieves
(Photo via the Audio Tree Facebook)

Continuing a summer filled with live performance clips, another pair of Company Of Thieves studio session treatments have hit the web. First up is a second posting of footage from the act’s recent visit to Vocalo‘s Music Vox program, which finds the group delivering passionate live renditions of “Death Of Communications,” “Nothing’s In The Flowers,” and “Gorgeous/Grotesque.” Also up now is the band’s set for Audio Tree, which clocks in at over an hour and features soulful and electrifying versions of cuts like “Queen Of Hearts,” “Look Both Ways,” “Modern Waste,” and more. Additionally, the audio from the set can be streamed at the Audio Tree site, while the group’s Daytrotter session is also online now . Find the Vocalo and Audio Tree features below, immediately following the group’s CVU podcast from earlier this summer.

CVU80 – Company Of Thieves

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.