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Broadcasting to the Southside of Chicago and the southwest suburbs, WXAV 88.3FM is bold and revolutionary.It offers the most dynamic and cutting edge selection of music ever to air in Chicago. With our podcast series, we feature interviews with SXU athletes, artist interviews, historical series, and much more. WXAV The Escape from Ordinary Radio.
 
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For the 50th anniversary of Exile on Main St., hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot do a classic album dissection of the iconic Rolling Stones record. They tell the story of the album’s recording, analyze the songs and reflect on its lasting musical impact. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZ…
 
In this bonus episode, Jim talks with visual artist Steve Keene about his new book "The Steve Keene Art Book" and the album covers he painted for Pavement, Apples In Stereo and Silver Jews. Become a member on Patreon: bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundops Join our Facebook Group: bit.ly/3sivr9T…
 
Lenny Kaye is a guitarist, producer, historian and writer best known for his work with Patti Smith. His newest book tells the story of ten moments that transformed rock and roll. He talks with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot about all of it this week. Plus Jim and Greg also review albums from Lucius and Warpaint. Join our Facebook Group: https://b…
 
It's time yet again for hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to share some of their buried treasures - new music that's flying underneath the mainstream radar you HAVE to hear! Whether it comes from the United States or somewhere else in the world, Jim and Greg are always digging for uncut gems. They also receive selections from the production staff an…
 
In this bonus episode, Greg adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox from the early-aughts "Meet Me In The Bathroom" NYC scene. He says this band had the roughest start to their career, but wound up with the most lasting body of work. Become a member on Patreon: bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundop…
 
Elephant 6 was more than a record label, it was an artistic movement that included the bands Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples in Stereo and Olivia Tremor Control among many others. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Adam Clair about his book on Elephant 6, "Endless Endless." Plus Jim and Greg also review new albums by Jack White and Sharon Van Et…
 
In this bonus episode news contributor Althea Legaspi pays tribute to the artist Cynthia Plaster Caster, who died April 21 at age 74. She also tells Jim and Greg the details of Chicago-based independent concert promoter Jam Productions selling an equity stake to SaveLive and what implications it could have for the concert industry. Become a member …
 
Geopolitical conflict doesn't stop great music from being made- often it influences it. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Poland's Trupa Trupa, a band that has always been haunted by the tragic history of its homeland. They also revisit an interview with Israeli musician Tamar Aphek from last year. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3…
 
Are they not men…they are Devo! This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with two of the founding members of Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale. They chat about the band’s origins, its uniqueness in both sound and image, and their nomination for the Rock Hall of Fame in their home state of Ohio. Plus, the hosts review the debut album …
 
In this bonus episode, Greg adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox from "one of the best albums of the '90s" that doesn't get the attention it deserves. He says it would work on the show Peaky Blinders, too. Become a member on Patreon: bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundops Join our Facebook Group…
 
While there have been no shortage of Led Zeppelin biographies over the years, the latest from Bob Spitz is the most in-depth and expansive yet. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with author Bob Spitz about the myths, music and misdeeds of Led Zeppelin. They also review new records from Wet Leg and Rosalía. Join our Facebook Group: ht…
 
One week after the attack on the World Trade Center, Wilco played songs from their album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" on Sound Opinions. In honor of the album's twentieth anniversary we're revisiting that session and the band's interview with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: htt…
 
In this bonus episode, Greg adds a song to the Desert Island Jukebox in tribute to a drummer who died recently. Greg and many musicians he played with say he had an understated, but unforgettable feel. Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T…
 
Female characters, whether real or fictional, are often at the center of great music. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs named after women. They also hear selections from the production staff and bid farewell to “Why Can’t We Live Together” singer Timmy Thomas. Plus, an interview with Ukrainian musician S…
 
This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate the age-old tradition of the music review. First, they give their thoughts on records from Curtis Harding, Maren Morris and Superchunk. Then, they revisit their conversation with music journalist Jaan Uhelszki about the legendary CREEM magazine. They also hear from Snail Mail about the origin of…
 
In this bonus episode Sound Opinions news contributor Althea Legaspi talks with Tara Key about her project "His Majesty's Request: A Wink O'Bannon Select," a tribute to her late friend and Eleventh Dream Day guitarist. Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah Join our Facebook Group: https://bi…
 
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Lucy Dacus about her 2021 album "Home Video" and her work with Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker in boygenius. They also review new albums from Dolly Parton and SASAMI. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.…
 
Poly Styrene led X-Ray Spex in the punk explosion of the late 1970s and inspired a generation of riot grrrls in the 1990s. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with her daughter, Celeste Bell, about her new documentary, "Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché." They also do a classic album dissection of the X-Ray Spex album "Germ-Free Adolescents" and review…
 
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