November 16th, 2017 Join us for our weekly show featuring all Chicago music, Thursdays from 6-8pm on 88.7FM WLUW or streaming online at wluw.org!
New Music from our Mail Bag – 6:00p
Some of this week’s best music submitted we’ll play for your listening pleasured selected by Hex, Vicko, Alex, and WeekendGabe.
Chai Tulani – 6:30p
Chai Tulani was born in Nakuru, Kenya and raised in Chicago, IL. His first official mixtape “Visionz of Zion” was featured on the front page of datpiff.com in May of 2013. After gaining some attention from his first mixtape he began working on his second mixtape, “Cloud High Vybes”, which was released on April 19th, 2014. His launch of the mixtape had a great start. The “Cloud High Vybes” mixtape release party brought out an incredible crowd and received a number of great reviews of the tape.Today Tulani continues to make waves with his project “Pocket Juice” which was releases in May of 2015 along with his singles such as “Ndoto” and “Stufio Love” featuring Christisn JaLon in 2016.
Little Boy Jr & The Hustle – 7:00p
“The sound listeners can expect from Little Boy Jr. is one reminiscent of wholesome yesteryear rock and roll, pulling in elements from the increasingly popular reappearance of beach rock.”
The Hustle is a young Chicago area rock’n’roll quartet in their teens. The band features Ted Ansani on bass & vocals, Tommy Hinds on guitar & lead vocals, Alex O’Malley on the drums, and Andrew Pridmore on keyboard and guitar. Growing up surrounded by great music and touring musicians, Teddy’s dad, Ted Ansani plays in Material Issue, and Alex’s dad, Sean O’Malley plays in The Safes, these kids had no choice but to follow in their footsteps of playing fun, catchy, rock’n’roll. These boys have rocked basements, house parties, talent shows, and probably would even play hydrant flushings if asked; they love to rock’n’roll. Now, The Hustle has bursted onto the Chicago music scene, playing shows at Township and Chop Shop, as well as being featured on the Chicago Vibe’s showcase, “Dishin’ at Dimos”. The Hustle are influenced by the great classic rock bands (The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Replacements, The Who), modern garage-rockers (The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant, Twin Peaks,White Reaper) as well as some hip-hop (Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Dr Dre). These boys not only write their own songs; they also record their own records. Their debut “I’m From Sharks” EP is the first example the raw, melodic rock you can expect from The Hustle. Be on the lookout for their upcoming full-length that will be released by the end of 2017 entitled “Deep Blue”.
Nov 22nd @BeatKitchen
17+ // $10 // 7:30pm
Elle Casazza – 7:30p
Elle Casazza is many things, but she isn’t “retro.” Sure her music evokes a bygone era, when jazz and soul reigned supreme; granted, her voice commands attention in a way few contemporary singers can claim. But “retro” implies she’s cashing in on a trend, and one listen to her new album “Proof” proves that Elle Casazza is nothing if not authentic.
Since 2011 Elle has performed all over Chicago, either solo or with her five piece band. In 2013 she released her first EP “For Your Pleasure.” which has played on numerous radio stations. In 2015 she released three singles: Witness, Rainy Days and Soft & Low. With her latest full album release “Proof,” Elle hopes to “bring authenticity by bringing the live band back to pop music.”