Song 93: Let me be your dog/let me be adored

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“Let Me Be Yer Dog” by bunny Elaina: I just discovered this band recently and have been trying to catch a show ever since. Their sound reminds me of a cross between Cherry Glazzer and Mitski without so much rocking. They play often at the Hideout, which is an old bar that feels kind of […]

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Song 93: Let me be your dog/let me be adored


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“Let Me Be Yer Dog” by bunny Elaina: I just discovered this band recently and have been trying to catch a show ever since. Their sound reminds me of a cross between Cherry Glazzer and Mitski without so much rocking. They play often at the Hideout, which is an old bar that feels kind of […]

07/13/2018

Song 92: A city personified in song


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[Still of Kanye West in the video for “Homecoming” directed by Hype Williams] “Homecoming” by Kanye West Elaina: Say what you will about Kanye West, but this song is a jam. I love the idea of Chicago personified as “Windy,” a tough yet nurturing motherly figure, and how even an upbeat, catchy song of Kanye’s […]

07/12/2018

Song 91: Local powerhouse


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“Time of Death” by Jennifer Hall Elaina: Jenn is an extremely talented singer/songwriter native to Chicago and a good friend of mine. We met a few years ago (she had rescued a dog that then became mine!) and after seeing her album release show at SubT I was HOOKED. I included a link to her […]

07/11/2018

Song 90: Buried tracks


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[Photo by Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune] “Pusha Man/Paranoia” by Chance the Rapper Elaina: Chance the Rapper has gone from young rapper hopeful to full blown Grammy winner, Chicago star and role model in a few short years. Hanif Abdurraqib wrote an essay “Chance the Rapper’s Golden Year” in his collection of essays “They Can’t Kill […]

07/10/2018

Song 89: Exile in Guyville


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“6’1″ by Liz Phair Elaina: Oh man. I love this album and it was hard to choose just one song. Liz Phair is from Chicago (actually the Northern suburbs) and recorded the album while living in Wicker Park, which is known more now for bros in bars than indie rock. I listened to this album […]

07/09/2018

Assignment 20: My kind of town


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Name: Elaina Dixon Location: Chicago, Illinois Relationship to Music: listener and concert goer Industry: occupational therapist in neuro-rehab You may remember Elaina from the the multi-contributor Valentines week where she and her significant other talked about whether or not they had the same taste in music. This week I talk to her about music local […]

07/08/2018

Song 88: Two songs with Robert Fripp


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“Suite no. 1” by Giles, Giles, and Fripp “21st Century Schizoid Man”  by King Crimson [Note on “21st Century Schizoid Man”: The album version is not available in its entirety, the link is a shortened version of this song. The live version available on Spotify or YouTube isn’t as good.] Dad: Robert Fripp is completely […]

06/29/2018

Song 87: The hauntingly good guitarist


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“You Shook Me” by Led Zeppelin Dad: Jimmy Page is just a hauntingly good guitarist. 5songpjct: I feel like in this song, instead of sticking with the with the downplayed guitar that provided a foundation for the singer to do his work, the guitar echoes Robert Plant’s voice. Dad: I think it is the other […]

06/28/2018

Song 86: Growling guitar


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“I Ain’t Superstitious” by The Jeff Beck Group Dad: The first time I saw Jeff Beck was at the State Theater in Chicago. He was very rude. He came in late, played only forty-five minutes, and left. Didn’t even do an encore. If he wasn’t so damn good and his group so tight I would […]

06/27/2018

Song 85: Coming to you live


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“Crossroads”  by Cream I was listening to Cream, when a lot of people were going the Hendrix route. Although I thought Jimmy Hendrix was a great guitarist, this list is about the British guitarists. 5songpjct: When was Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds? Dad: I think that Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck were in The Yardbirds […]

06/26/2018