Jukebox

Monday, June 10, 2013

Jukebox update: Koko Taylor, Vybz Kartel, Mikal Cronin, and more

Posted By on 06.10.13 at 06:45 AM

Vybz Kartel
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  • Vybz Kartel
Think you have better taste than we do? Prove it. Submit songs to the Reader Interactive Jukebox, a place to listen to music together.

This week, Steve Bogira serves Steve Goodman stadium sounds in the way only a depressed Sox fan mocking depressed Cubs fans could, Aimee Levitt has fun with numbers, and recently reunited bands abound.

Also hear Mikal Cronin, the Ty Segall collaborator who actually cares about melody; Koko Taylor, the blues queen whose presence looms over Grant Park this weekend; and the Dirtbombs, whose music sounds exactly how you'd expect a band with two drummers named the Dirtbombs to sound.

Hit the jump to see the rest of this week's new tracks picked by Reader staff.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Jukebox update: Kiss, Jorge Ben Jor, and more

Posted By on 05.20.13 at 07:36 AM

Jorge Ben Jor performs in London.
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  • Jorge Ben Jor performs in London.
Music is designed to be shared. Even as we plug in our headphones to hide from the rest of the CTA, we still tweet our favorite songs, gather for shows, and trek to distant deserts for festivals featuring all the same artists as the last festival in the last desert. This is why we built the Reader Interactive Jukebox: it's a place to listen to music together.

This week, Philip Montoro sneaks some "tamer" Swiss avant-metal into the mix, Luca Cimarusti gets inspired by a DJ spinning Kiss at the Continental, and Leor Galil chases paper with Kevin Gates. Brazilian funk-rock rubs elbows with Canadian electronica. Everyone has a good time.

Hit the jump to see the rest of this week's new tracks picked by Reader staff.

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