Faves this week include Mondo Cozmo, Yellow Days, Gerry Cinnamon, Bob Mould and Big Beat Chicago Artist of the Week, The 45. Their sound calls back to the early days of The Big Beat! As far as Chicago bands go, The 45 is a supergroup - Dag Juhlin (Poi Dog Pondering, Sunshine Boys, The Slugs), Gerald Dowd (Robbie Fulks), Liam Davis (Justin Roberts and 3x Grammy-nominated producer) and Matt Spiegel (Tributosaurus and Brother Brother). The group was put together by a killer bass player Len Kasper (who happens to call games for the Chicago Cubs). The whole show’s playlist is below and available online here.
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*Big Beat Chicago Artist of the Week: The 45 - "Pills" from the forthcoming debut due this fall.
Leon Bridges - "Sweeter" featuring Terrace Martin
Frank Ocean - "Dear April"(Justice remix)