About the Show
Last June, my then-third-year friends and I watched our fourth-year roommates graduate from my apartment living room. Between each cheer was a nervous glance at each other that read, “no chance this will be us too, right?”
It’s been a full year, and we’ll officially be members of the second college class to graduate into a pandemic. Those of us who haven’t traveled about during remote learning have leaned into the music to do it for us: for myself, a summer of Thai Funk turned into a year of new discoveries and old deep dives, setting up a spring of resounding revival.
Every quarter is a mess, but I’d be lying if I said I don’t want to tap in one last time. Listen in for tunes to guide you through the quarter and reacquaint yourself with the Chicago sun. Old or young, first or fourth-plus, Chicago or elsewhere, join me in grooving to something a little different each week.
April 1, 2021: Particle & Wave
Early spring surprise; UV cold shower
April 8, 2021: Raintrance
Powerful guitar tunes to fight the rain–or drown in it
April 15th, 2021: Riverwalk
City lights; Dance on the water; disco, funk, jazz, hiphop, and more
April 20th, 2021: Fourth Third Winter
Piano on the beat; smoking indoors encouraged; featuring two uchicago-affiliated artists!
April 29th, 2021: Sample Sampler
Sneaky samples and originals with introductions from 6 special guests
Playlist Link, but listen below for the mix!
Collaborative Samples Playlist that inspired the show!
May 6th, 2021: (Live)ly Up Yourself
Live performances from concerts, studio sessions, and elsewhere. Featuring picks from Priya, Paloma, and Diego from Midwave. Rough mix will be fixed soon for quality.
May 13th, 2021: Go Ahead (In The Breeze)
Breezy selections for going different directions