Mick Jenkins explores water and its many manifestations...08/25/14
On his latest mixtape Water[s], Chicago up-and-coming South Side artist Mick Jenkins, flexes his opinion on materialism, youth apathy, truth, and water and its many manifestations. Mick joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the themes...
Moonrise Nation discuss "moonrising" ideas into music
Chicago indie pop trio Moonrise Nation combines influences of classical, jazz, and folk rock on their new self-titled EP. The group joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to discuss the whirlwind of their recent success, their jazz beginnings and their...
Lykanthea - ambient electronic inspired by ancient literature
Lykanthea is an atmospheric solo endeavor of solo musician Lakshmi Ramgopal. For her music, she draws on her studies of ancient history, literature and Medieval choir music. She joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about her project, her...
"In essence, what I write is doomed to always evolve" - Slug talks...
On their new album Southsiders, Atmosphere find themselves in familiar waters. The album has Slug rapping candidly about his relationships, maturity, mortality and more. Slug joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the new album, how he...
Who Is Fluffy?
Up until recently, she's been known as Psalm One's hype woman. But now she stepped upfront as a solo artist with the release of her debut EP "Who Is Fluffy." She joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the project and its themes. The...
Author Gareth Murphy discusses 100+ years of record industry
"Cowboys and Indies - The Epic History of the Record Industry," is being called the first definitive history on both sides of the Atlantic. The book covers more than 100 years and, among other things, it looks to demonstrate that to truly understand...
White Mystery explore the world of fantasy on new album Dubble Dragon
This year, Chicago garage rock duo White Mystery released a double album called Dubble Dragon and embarked on a world tour to support it. Upon their return, Alex and Francis joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to share their travel stories and talk...
Alex Wiley talks "immersive production" on new album Village Party
Since the release of Club Wiley, Chicago rapper Alex Wiley has been mentioned as one of the city's best kept secrets. With his new album Village Party, the cat is out of the bag! Alex joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the new...
Nneka reflects on her inquisitive nature and her passion to address...
Nigerian singer songwriter, Nneka mixes hip hop, reggae, soul, rock, and Afrobeat into her own unique style of politicized music.
The Science of Astronautalis
Astronautalis is undoubtedly one of the most fresh and creative voices in Alternative Hip Hop scene, incorporating sounds and arrangements outside of typical hip hop genre.
Cadence Weapon discusses creative writing and hip hop scene in Canada
Hip Hop artist and Poet Laureate of Edmonton, Canada Cadence Weapon joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about creative writing, how his poetry affects his music and his unique approach to recording his latest release Hope In Dirt City.
Cody Critcheloe of Ssion discusses labels and perceptions of his band
The music of Kansas City pop band Ssion has been called "unapologetically gay," "freak pop," and "performance art." Ssion's front man Cody Critcheloe spoke with The MusicVox host Jesse Menendez about the perception of his band's music, and whether...
Hemmingbirds Talk About Growing Old On New Album
Chicago experimental pop group, Hemmingbirds made an immediate impact on Chicagos independent music community with their debut album, Death Wave. Now the band is ready to release their sophomore album, The Vines of Age. Hemmingbirds join Jesse...
Chicago Got Me Sweatin'
Political punk, ska and reggae group Agents of Change has a new free EP out - Chicago Got Me Sweatin'.
Avion Knowledge and Rymefest Pledge to Stop the Violence and Fight the...
Avion Knowledge and Chicago rapper and Grammy nominated artist Rymefest join Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about their latest project - The Pledge Mixtape, a mixtape for the younger generation that seeks to combat the citys violence and...
City of Win - a collaboration between hip hop and street wear
City of Win is a fashion line, a blog and an outlet for independent Hip Hop music. The brand has been instrumental in promoting Chicago’s already buzzing Hip Hop community through its street wear and of course its recently released mix-tape, W1N Vol....
Life After Hate
Earlier this month, a man entered a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek Wisconsin and gunned down six worshippers. Since the tragedy it’s come out that the shooter had ties to White Supremacy groups as well as White Power rock bands.
Outernational "lay it bare" on new EP "Future Rock"
New York activist punk group Outernational does not sit idle.
Show You Suck - A One Man Pizza Party
Prolific Chicago rapper Show You Suck has been heralded as one of the city's up-and-coming artists. His new project is an EP entitled Girls, Girls, Girls and he is already working on a full-length record that will complete his Pizza Party trilogy.
A Girl In A Coma discuss Exits & All The Rest
San Antonio's A Girl In A Coma create an invigorating sound influenced by early punk, alternative and of course The Smiths.
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