Follow Friday 4.4.14

We have reached the end of another long, musically-fruitful week.  Everyone is pressed for time these days. Make it easy on yourself and maximize your time by taking a moment to browse through this week’s recommendations.

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R.I.P. Frankie Knuckles

If you grew up in Chicago, if nothing else, the name Frankie Knuckles was familiar. If you were part of the Chicago House scene (and surely any dance scene), he was an innovator and rightfully dubbed “godfather” of it. Word has come that he died and we’re all at a loss for it. Enjoy a […]

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Follow Friday 3.21.14

This is the first weekend of Spring, so it’s time to pack away the winter sweaters, find the sunscreen, and find some new albums to enjoy.  This week we’ve got a little something for everyone – from contemporary classical and futuristic pop to classic Americana and folk.

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Follow Friday 3.14.14

Even as the quality and quantity of new releases are starting to heat up, spring has a few of us looking backward.  In the case of one Editor-in-Chief, in particular, a very long way backward.  Enjoy these picks for the week, which represent a healthy balance between honoring the past and looking expectantly into the […]

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Follow Friday 3.7.14

Epic techno sets that offer listeners a deep appreciation of history, a legend stepping out on his own, guitar bands for the everyman – or the surfer set, and folk duos perfectly capturing a feeling.  This week’s recommendations include a little something for everyone.

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Thawed, briefly

The winder doldrums have me. Entirely. Chicago is in yet another polar vortex, and believe me, the polish has worn off on that phrase. In the beginning we all stayed indoors. I would take the momentary break in sub-zero temperatures to stock up at the grocery store, sure to get some fruit and vegetables though […]

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Sssssssssss

Getting a lot of press are the new Sisyphus singles, a collaboration made up of Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux and Serengeti (say that six times) that originally formed in 2012. Back then they put together an EP, this time around it’s a full album which drops on March 18. I am definitely digging these singles […]

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