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  • show me the body @ the metro

    show me the body @ the metro

    Photo taken by Ricardo Adame @ricardoeadame @sasharodriguez Hailing from New York, Show Me The Body brings hardcore fans their latest studio album Trouble The Water. Incorporating elements of hardcore punk and alternative hip hop, Show Me The Body has brought the heat to every show on this tour.  Show Me The Body’s World War Tour […]

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  • The Postal Service @ The Salt Shed

    The Postal Service @ The Salt Shed

    @sasharodriguez On December 8th 2022, The Postal Service announced a 20th anniversary tour performing the entirety of Give Up. Additionally the tour announced co-headliner Death Cab for Cutie which would also celebrate Transatlanticism. Both bands are fronted by Ben Gibbard. The Postal Service brings Jenny Lewis, Rilo Kiley front-woman, and Jimmy Tamborello. Before this reunion tour, […]

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  • black country, new road @ thalia hall

    black country, new road @ thalia hall

    Written by @nicobatkoski Pictures by @colekincart Music is often best when shared with those you love. Whether it’s yelling out the lyrics  to the latest pop hit together, or basking in the pure emotion of a somber ballad, there is an intrinsic sense of unity found in music. No band captures that essence more than […]

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  • Find your frequency at WIIT 88.9 FM

    Find your frequency at WIIT 88.9 FM

    Written by @amelia.moseman for Tech News August 2023 “Since the dissipation of power is proportional to the square of the current, it may be considered to be caused by an equivalent or effective resistance which is called the radiation resistance of an antenna. Thus the radiation resistance of an antenna is that resistance which is […]

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  • Pitchfork Music Festival 2023, A Review of All Three Days

    Pitchfork Music Festival 2023, A Review of All Three Days

    @sasharodriguez Hosted in Union Park for the past seventeen years, Pitchfork Music Festival returns and brings in many talented artists to Chicago. This year’s line-up features The Smile, Bon Iver, Kelela, and many more artists spread across the three color coordinated stages across the park.  Simply put, Pitchfork brings out the very odd and very […]

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  • To Learn- Leith Ross

    To Learn- Leith Ross

    @amelia.moseman Having missed the Minneapolis stop of “The First Leith Ross Tour Ever” on June 14th, I decided I would have to supplement by writing an album review. It’s been almost a month since To Learn, the sophomore album from Winnipeg based folk artist Leith Ross came out (release date May 19, 2023), so I’ve […]

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  • Caroline Polacheck and Ethel Cain @ The Riveria

    Caroline Polacheck and Ethel Cain @ The Riveria

    @colekincart Last Tuesday night at The Rivera, fans were treated to an unforgettable triple-header featuring the immensely talented Caroline Polachek, and the rising stars Ethel Cain and True Blue. Ethel Cain, the opening act, proved to be one of the strongest performers I’ve seen in quite some time. As a rising star, Cain’s performance was […]

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  • Yves Tumor @ The Riviera

    Yves Tumor @ The Riviera

    @colekincart Last Friday, Yves Tumor and friends, performed at the Riviera Theatre to an electrifying crowd Throughout the jam-packed setlist, it was a show that will forever be in my memory. Yves Tumor, born Sean Bowie, is a critically acclaimed and enigmatic musician whose artistic vision defies easy categorization. With a background shrouded in mystery, […]

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  • The National @ Auditorium Theatre

    The National @ Auditorium Theatre

    @sasharodriguez The National, on tour with Soccer Mommy and The Beths, perform their first of four nights here in Chicago on May 18th at the Auditorium Theatre. I gleefully took my seat directly in the middle, not too far not too close, just perfect. Soccer Mommy took the stage first and the audience was really […]

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  • Durand Jones/Kara Jackson @ Lincoln Hall

    Durand Jones/Kara Jackson @ Lincoln Hall

    @dj_neon_grey 5/9/23; Durand Jones, Kara Jackson; Lincoln Hall Kara Jackson, 2019 National Youth Poet Laureate hailing from the Chicago metro area, opened with a solo acoustic set. She performed seated wearing a black dress and dark blue eye shadow. Her folk music is well written and impeccably performed. You could hear a pin drop as […]

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  • feist @ the radius

    feist @ the radius

    @colekincart Last Friday, Feist took the stage at The Radius, delivering an exceptionally contemporary concert experience that felt more like a larger piece of art than a typical live performance. The show was a perfect balance between deeply orchestrated and thematic, yet highly organic and intimate, showcasing Feist’s musical prowess and her genuine connection with […]

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  • miya folick @ the riviera

    miya folick @ the riviera

    @sasharodriguez Miya Folic, singer-songwriter from California, is currently on tour supporting the iconic duo Aly & AJ. I was able to capture some photos of her set as well which was wonderful! Miya teased the audience towards the end with a snippet of her most recent single “Mommy” and the crowd was absolutely loving it. […]

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  • interview with begonia

    interview with begonia

    @sasharodriguez I had the opportunity to speak with Winnipeg native Begonia aka Alexa Dirks. We talk vulnerability, social media perfection, and Chic Gamine. Watch to see one of my favorite interviews I’ve done so far!

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  • weyes blood @ the riviera

    weyes blood @ the riviera

    @colekincart Weyes Blood, also known as Natalie Mering, is a singer-songwriter originally from Santa Monica, California. She gained critical acclaim with her fourth album, Titanic Rising, which was released in 2019 and was named one of the best albums of the year by numerous music publications. Titanic Rising is a beautiful and haunting exploration of […]

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  • big thief @ jefferson theatre

    big thief @ jefferson theatre

    @colekincart Big Thief’s enchanting, yet nostalgic sound attributed to them finding massive critical acclaim with their 2022 album “Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You,” and the energy found on that record translated beautifully into their live shows. Despite this being my third outing at one of their performances, their concert at the Jefferson […]

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  • Lunar Vacation @ Subterranean

    Lunar Vacation @ Subterranean

    @sasharodriguez Coming from Georgia, Lunar Vacation kicks off their fall tour supporting Manchester Orchestra here in Chicago at the Subterranean. They had the local Girl K open for them and set them up for a wonderful 60 minutes of pure bliss.  I have a soft spot for indie music and here Lunar Vacation has not […]

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  • for King and Country Interview

    for King and Country Interview

    By Roxanne Dubose, Voices of Virtue Have you ever CRAVEd* to Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.*? [[Cue epic battle background music;)]] Well, do it! That kind of freedom is #Priceless*, right! So,just do it! Don’t be shy, Burn the Ships*, onward and forward, and don’t look back! Right?! What Are We Waiting For?*! Well, […]

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  • Joywave @ the Metro

    Joywave @ the Metro

    @colekincart “Joywave! The live album…near Wrigley!” This past Friday I had the pleasure of seeing Joywave perform live at the Metro. Due to a handful of reasons, this was a particularly intimate and personal concert for me. First off, I invited my dad to attend with me. I surprised him with tickets for Christmas, so […]

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  • Faye Webster @ Metro

    Faye Webster @ Metro

    @colekincart Faye Webster performed live at The Riviera Theater in Chicago on Feb 22 and I had the pleasure of being there.  As someone who’s been listening to Faye since her debut album, I was extremely eager to see her perform live. Faye opened with “Better Distractions,” the intro track of her hit fourth album–I […]

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  • Soul of Bronzeville

    Soul of Bronzeville

    @execboard Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock Quincy Jones Quincy Jones is one of the most decorated and versatile musicians to date. Jones was born in Bronzeville after his family moved to Chicago during the great migration. One of his biggest musical influences as a child was his mother, who actually had a schizophrenic breakdown when […]

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  • Current Joys @ Thalia Hall

    Current Joys @ Thalia Hall

    @mantha.maee Current Joys is the indie grunge band that you want to scream to. And cry to. I recall feeling the most main character listening to Blondie walking the streets of Chicago in the dead of winter or blasting Kids with my friends in LA as we cruise down PCH. This was a show I […]

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  • Hippo Campus and Jelani Aryeh @ Riviera Theatre

    Hippo Campus and Jelani Aryeh @ Riviera Theatre

    @colekincart and @amelia.moseman This weekend, two of our MDs here at WIIT had the pleasure of seeing Hippo Campus and Jelani Aryeh perform live at the Riviera Theatre on Friday, February 19, 2022. Starting off the night was Jelani Aryeh, an exciting up and coming performer, hailing from the suburbs of San Diego. Jelani gained […]

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  • Louis Armstrong and Dinah Washington, Soul of Bronzeville

    Louis Armstrong and Dinah Washington, Soul of Bronzeville

    This week’s (02/08) featured musicians are Louis Armstrong and Dinah Washington. You can listen to the show on SoundCloud. Louis Armstrong August 8th, 1922 (just 6 months shy of 100 years ago), Louis Armstrong boarded a train from New Orleans to Chicago. He would stay in a boarding house at 3412 South Wabash Avenue, right […]

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  • The Greeting Committee @ the Subterranean

    The Greeting Committee @ the Subterranean

    @colekincart Last Sunday, Kansas City trio, The Greeting Committee played a sold-out show in Chicago at the Subterranean. Currently, they’re on the road promoting their latest album, Dandelion. Thanks to the band, WIIT had the pleasure of hosting a giveaway for our listeners and DJs. As someone who had been listening to The Greeting Committee […]

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