Tag: music

  • Bon Iver opens up a new world on long-awaited third album “22, A Million” This article originally appeared in TechNews In the time that Bon Iver has lain dormant, it’s clear the Justin Vernon has been paying close attention to the masters of modern songcraft. It seems strange to say such a thing about somebody who…

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  •                         Les Étoiles come full circle on ‘Alight, Alight’ This article originally appeared in TechNews. Eight years after the quiet 2008 release of his debut album ‘Never to Alight’, UK native David Fitzpatrick begins his latest release with a refrain of the closest thing…

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  • Parquet Courts’ “Human Performance” Is Their Most Compelling Album Yet

    There are countless many lines that can be drawn between Parquet Courts and other festival-heavy acts of the last five years. The group rose to prominence on the simultaneous nostalgia waves of revival surf punk and 60s-style psych, straddling the line between the nonchalance of groups like Wavves and the reverb-driven concentration of Cloud Nothings…

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  • Charles Bradley’s “Changes” Is True To Its Title, But Keeps Traditional Soul Sound Intact

    This article originally appeared in TechNews Charles Bradley is an unlikely figure to be making the rounds on today’s music festival circuit, drawing crowds at annual destinations as diverse as Eaux Claires, Hangout Fest, and Coachella. His truly traditional blend of turn-of-the-70s soul and funk seems somewhat out of place even in a world that’s…

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  • Daniel Knox @ The Bog

    Photos from Saturday night’s Bog show with @danielknox, hosted by Faded Frequency’s Soren Spicknall. In the last photo, from left to right, is Liza McQueney (Music Director), Viktor Koves (Business Director), Daniel Knox, Soren Spicknall (Station Manager and event host), Reno Waswil (Program Director), and David Sobel (Technical Director). Photos by Viktor Koves and Seth…

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  • Daniel Knox To Play The Bog This Saturday

    In conjunction with Union Board, WIIT radio show Faded Frequency will be curating a performance by their 2015 Chicago Artist Of The Year, Daniel Knox. The atmosphere will be similar to a seated lounge performance or the Hawks Coffeehouse series. Daniel Knox’s dark and cruel distortions of traditional American song styles, his rich, shadowy baritone…

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  • WIIT Late Nite 2016

    WIIT’s contribution to MTCC Late Niite was a four-hour hurricane of hits from the ‘90s, complete with period-correct DJ attire and commentary. DF and Co from “are we cool yet?” covered everything from Smells Like Teen Spirit to Cotton Eye Joe, including karaoke sessions with passers-by every half an hour.   Photo credits go to…

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  • At Hope’s Ravine by Holy Esque

    This article originally appeared in TechNews Holy Esque is the kind of band that you find yourself forming an opinion of within the first verse you hear. Vocalist Pat Hynes has a growling, all-or-nothing presentation that grabs your attention whether you like it or not, contrasted against a ceaselessly loud and gritty, yet somehow equally…

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  • Cardinal by Pinegrove

    This article originally appeared in TechNews It doesn’t really make any sense, but Pinegrove lead signer Evan Stephens Hall often sounds like he has a Southern accent when he sings. Though Pinegrove hail from New Jersey, listening to just the first ten seconds or so of the band’s latest album, you might mistake them for…

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  • Big Black Coat by Junior Boys

    This article originally appeared in TechNews It’s been 12 years since Junior Boys first took the world by storm with their critically-acclaimed debut, Last Exit. The duo were one of the pioneers of the warm, R&B-influenced techno-pop sound that characterizes so many of today’s festival lineups and club playlists, and had a run of forward-thinking…

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  • Student Appreciation

    An image from our tribute to Illinois Tech student Jay Morris, on air Saturday, January 30th from 5 to 7. Jay was killed early Thursday morning by a fellow student, and we’re sharing songs and stories related to his life right now.

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  • Marble Mouth by Pillar Point

    This article originally appeared in TechNews Scott Reitherman is no stranger to the indie pop community. As frontman of Throw Me The Statue until that group’s departure in 2013, he’s already become a familiar face in his native Seattle and beyond, scoring a minor college radio hit with that band’s song “Lolita” in 2009. The…

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