Category Archives: SOUND CITIZEN RADIO

LISTEN: First Track from New Beastie Boys

The Beastie Boys have released the first track from their upcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. It’s called “Make Some Noise.”

That should be all you need to know to have a listen. It’s the Beastie Boys — and you knew they’d bring it.


Hat tip to Rap Radar.

Sound Citizen Radio 18: Gigmaven Launch Party

This week on Sound Citizen Radio we preview the Gigmaven coming out party with four great Chicago bands. Gigmaven comes to Chicago with a service that helps local bands book shows at various venues in the city – a valuable service to artists of all kinds. Gigmaven, in association with HEAVE Media, is putting on a show January 6 at Subterranean to celebrate their launch. On the lineup are four great Chicago artists. You can hear them all, right now.

Please get out and support your Chicago music scene. This week’s lineup:

Dozens, “Lacuna”

Netherfriends, “I’m Gonna Start”

The Lonliest Monk, “The Ghost and the Silhouette”

Wolf in a Spacesuit, “Bark of a Cedar”

If you have suggestions for future episodes of Sound Citizen Radio, please send an email.

Sound Citizen Radio 17: Chicago Bluegrass & Blues

This week on Sound Citizen Radio, we feature one band you can find at the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival, as well as two other Chicago bands and one from Long Beach, CA. They’re all good and, hopefully, you get a chance to get out and see them.

If you have suggestions for future episodes of Sound Citizen Radio, please send an email. This week’s lineup:

Van Ghost, “Heartbroken on the Wrong Day”
December 4, Congress Theater

Dastardly, “Exercises in Self Loathing”
December 9, Schuba’s

The Fling, “Wanderingfoot”
December 4, Metro

The Ragtones, “Destruction”

Sound Citizen Radio 16: Don’t Call it a Comeback

This week we bring five great bands all playing Chicago concerts in November. You won’t want to miss this podcast or any of these shows.

It’s been a while since our last broadcast of Sound Citizen Radio, but we’re back. Thanks for staying tuned and for listening this week. We’ll keep bringing great music that you can hear locally, in Chicago.

This week’s lineup:

Dawes, “When My Time Comes”
November 10, Lincoln Hall

Coyote Grace, “A Guy Named Joe”
November 20, Martyrs

Smith Westerns, “Be My Girl”
November 5, Lincoln Hall

Horse Feathers, “Belly of June”
November 4, Schuba’s

Futurebirds, “Breathe for Days”
November 19, Schuba’s

Sound Citizen Radio 15: Coast to Coast

Sound Citizen Radio is back. After a long few weeks on hiatus, we’re ready to rock again. This week we feature four bands who span coast-to-coast, with four wildly different sounds — and we think that’s a good thing.

Make sure to mark them on your calendar.

This week’s lineup:

Menomena, “TAOS”
Metro, Saturday, September 25

Wavves, “King of the Beach”
Lincoln Hall, Sunday, September 12

Wooden Birds, “False Alarm”
Schuba’s, Tuesday, August 24

Little Gold, “Chainsaw”
Not Playing Here (See Tour Dates)

Sound Citizen Radio 14: Pitchfork Preview

It’s Pitchfork Music Festival time in Chicago. Like every year, dozens of great bands are ready to rock. So, this week on Sound Citizen Radio we preview four bands that will be playing over the weekend, along with a bonus band playing in two weeks at Empty Bottle.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Sound Citizen Radio here, or on iTunes by searching “Sound Citizen” and, as always, please send any feedback, suggestions or accolades to Enjoy the festival!

This week’s lineup:

Local Natives, “Sun Hands”
Pitchfork Music Fest, Sunday, July 18, 3:35pm

The Tallest Man on Earth, “King of Spain”
Pitchfork Music Fest, Friday, July 16, 4pm

Surfer Blood, “Swim (to reach the end)”
Pitchfork Music Fest, Sunday, July 18, 4:45pm

Smith Westerns, “Be My Girl”
Pitchfork Music Fest, Saturday, July 17, 4:45pm

Futurebirds, “Breathe for Days”
Empty Bottle, Sundday, July 25