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Singer/solo artist Nora O’Connor steps back into the spotlight (Episode 794)

Nora O’Connor returns with “My Heart” (Pravda), her first solo album in close to 20 years. That’s not to say she hasn’t been busy, of course. We talk about her work with everyone from Decemberists and New Pornographers to Robbie…

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BLOG – What can $10 buy at a record store? (Vintage Vinyl – Evanston, IL)

I’m conducting an experiment: Is it possible to walk into a record store with $10 and walk out happy? I explained the concept here. After leaving Squeezebox in Evanston, I headed north for a mile and a half to visit…

Posted in blog Evanston vinyl What can $10 buy

BLOG – What can $10 buy at a record store? (Squeezebox – Evanston, IL)

Record collecting isn’t a cheap habit to feed. I’m well aware that I’ve spent a fair amount of money on vinyl over the past few years. That ongoing expense got me thinking: is it possible to walk into a record…

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The FEW Spirits distillery tour and conversation with Paul Hletko (Episode 617)

Evanston was a hotbed for the temperance movement and remained a dry town for many decades. These days, it’s home to one of our favorite distilleries, the very-local and very-excellent FEW Spirits. We went onsite to the distillery for a…