Since their formation in 2010, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have kept themselves busy. In addition to starting their own label, Flightless, their recent album Paper Maché Dream Balloon is their seventh full-length studio release, and their second long play release of 2015. If seven albums in five years isn’t already enough to impress […]
About Claire Schroeder
(Web Director) Hey, my name is Claire and I’ve been at WPGU since 2012. I like baseball, food, and reading alone in a dimly lit and slightly chilly room.
1. Nina Simone – “Ain’t Got No – I Got Life” Though I’ve annoyed a whole bunch of people over the years by saying this, I feel the need to repeat it in writing about this song: I really can’t stand the vast majority of musical theater. I would turn down a million dollars if […]
Waiting for a new Joanna Newsom album is like waiting for a new novel from a beloved writer. In fact, I found it way more exciting to follow the media coverage for her latest release, Divers, than it was anticipating the summer release of Harper Lee’s scandalous Go Set a Watchman. Imagine that. An English […]
With 2016 presidential campaigns revving up, it seems like a month does not pass without another musical group complaining about certain politicians using their music at public events. Perhaps these complaints come from a place of embarrassment. Perhaps they are fueled by loathing of the offending politicians. Either way, there is a definite concern among […]
1. Jessy Bulbo- “Maldito” Jessy Bulbo was one of my favorite takeaways from a series of summer concerts and festivals. She played to a pumped crowd at Ruido Fest this year, and there were no dull moments in her set. On a side note, it was at her show that I felt great joy while […]
All Photos by Zachary Schroeder This past weekend (Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12) Addams/Medill Park, just north of the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago, hosted the first ever Ruido Fest. Festival promoters marketed the event as one designed to showcase Latin music spanning genres and generations, with an emphasis on Latin alternative rock and […]