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 […]
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.
I had fairly high expectations going into My Morning Jacket’s new album, The Waterfall. Z, Evil Urges, and Circuital are some of my favorite albums of all time, so I have come to hold the band to pretty high standards whenever they release new music. That said, these first few listens to The Waterfall have […]
1. Titus Andronicus- “Dimed Out” It was recently announced that Titus Andronicus will release a new album this summer. The album supposedly will be over an hour and a half long, which is great news for fans of these disillusioned and aggressive thinkers/musicians. Here is the first song they have released from their forthcoming follow-up […]
This week we wish a happy 56th birthday to Robert Smith. In his decades-long rock career, Smith has collaborated with tons of artists, like Siouxsie and the Banshees, Blink-182, Billy Corgan, Korn, Crystal Castles, and many others, but he is most widely known as the frontman for the Cure. In addition to being a guitarist […]
Modest Mouse’s Strangers to Ourselves, their sixth studio album and their first since 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, is certainly an album many music fans across genres have been anticipating with hopeful skepticism. The current band lineup is noticeably different from the original group, with the two only real constants being […]
Cesspool – Ten Dead Birds in a Toilet or the Failure of a Family Business I really wanted to hate Cesspool. Their cover art is disturbing and their album title is downright depressing. After giving them some time, though, it has become clear that their music is not gratuitously awful for the sake of being […]