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Spitalfield remembers ‘Remember Right Now’ (Episode 878)

It’s been 20 years since Spitalfield released their breakthrough album, “Remember Right Now.” To celebrate, I sat down with Mark and TJ of Spitalfield in front of a live audience at Beard & Belly in Edgewater for a longform Q&A…

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Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion ready for ‘Metamorphosis’ at Harris Theater (Episode 835)

“Metamorphosis,” featuring Third Coast Percussion, makes its Chicago premiere at the Harris Theater on Tuesday, May 2. Joining me to preview the event is Third Coast Percussion’s Sean Connors, Ensemble member and Technical Director. Third Coast Percussion is a remarkable…

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47 years of blues, now in book form! Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records (Episode 195)

“There’s nothing like being the hero of a real trainwreck.”

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‘It’s like Taste of Chicago, but everything is going to be bacon.’ (Episode 60)

Baconfest co-founder Seth Zurer, answering whether it’s possible to get sick of bacon: “First of all, it’s a ludicrous proposition.” James VanOsdol: “Second of all, shut up.” Baconfest Chicago takes over the UIC Forum on 4/30 and 5/1, with dozens…