Wednesday, September 1, 2010

North Coast Music Festival

Helloooo lovely listeners!

Hopefully you've heard our PSAs announcing the North Coast Music Festival for this upcoming Labor Day weekend. No you say? What is North Coast Music Festival? Ahhh let me drop some science: NCMF the FIRST of it's type... Chicago welcomes jam bands, electro geniuses, dub step gods, reggae renegades and hip hoppers alike. This weekend, Sept 3-5 in Union Park you can witness the kick off to a festival that's sure to continue year after year. There's a great line up including Pretty Lights, Nas and Damien Marley, Umphrey's McGee, the Disco Biscuits, Green Velvet, Flying Lotus, The Chemical Brothers.... the list literally goes on and on. And! There's a local stage where you can see Chicago's finest DJs, artists, and performers. North Coast actually ran a promotion where they allowed people to submit their music, have it rated by the public, and then underwent auditions. Great way to spread the local talent! Rock on NCMF. Check out the full line up here:

Stay tuned to 88.7fm and check out our facebook ( for tickets!
But if you don't win, you can still buy 'em here:

We'll be there all weekend with goodies, so stop by and say hello! :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

WLUW's Chris Widman of Abstract Science featured in Time Out Chicago

Time Out takes time to review WLUW DJ Chris Widman's band, Quadratic, and gives a little nod to us. Check it out:

Sunday, March 7, 2010

"Gospel Memories" on Music Clip of the Day for 3/7/10

WLUW's "Gospel Memories" with Bob Marovich was mentioned on the Music Clip of the Day blog, along with a great short film of Rev. Louis Overstreet and a congregation held in the grip of the Holy Ghost and Overstreet's stinging guitar licks.

Music Clip of the Day

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Belatedly Yours, My Top 10 of 2009

Hey fellow dj's and WLUW listeners,

I've had the nagging feeling of some unfinished business since the new year began and I think it's because I haven't yet posted my top records of 2009. I misplaced the little notepad which had my list and I was going to blow off the annual ritual, but I found it hiding in a coat pocket recently so, better late than never, here's a few of my favorite musical things from 2009. Not only did I like the sound of these records, I liked the band names and the album titles--short and sweet, mostly. I hope this will kickstart a few more belated Best of 2009 postings from WLUW dj's. In no particular order:

Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens - What Have You Done, My Brother?
Various - Ghana Special
Atlas Sound - Logos
Reigning Sound - Love and Curses
Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange EP
Obits - I Blame You
Drummer - Feel Good Together
The Clean - Mr. Pop
Thee Oh Sees - Help
Ceu - Varagosa

Dave L.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The host of WLUW's Drinking and Writing Brewery in the Chicago Tribune

The host of WLUW's very own Drinking and Writing Brewery, Steven Mosqueda and Sean Benjamin, were featured in the Chicago Tribune this week for a review of their live show, "To Cure a Hangover."

Read the full review here: Antidote for a down-in-the-mouth month