BY RACHEL KUPFER PHOTO BY BELLE FALL Tonight at 5 p.m., Maine-based producer, vocalist and songwriter Bensbeendead. will join WNUR’s Airplay at Home performance series for a special live-streamed concert open to the general public.  Bensbeendead. will be performing selections from his recently released EP, GARDENING, a critically acclaimed project composed of seven tracks. Each […]

  • Ajani Jones Preview

    BY JOANNE HANER Chicago-based MC Ajani Jones brings his hip-hop and neo-soul style to a new Instagram Live performance series Friday, November 6 at 6:30 PM CT.  Over the past three years, Jones has released two upbeat albums, Dragonfly and Eternal Bliss. Earlier this year, Jones released his Kenya EP, which consisted of five welcoming […]

  • DIGITAL DILLO 2020 Artist Announcement

    BY AKANSHA RAJ Mayfest Productions is thrilled to announce Rico Nasty as our headliner for Dillo Day 2020. In the last few years, Rico has experimented with many sides of her persona, releasing a string of mixtapes blending bubblegum and aggressive hip-hop into her own brand of sugar trap. On Rico’s 2018 tape Nasty, she […]

  • A Conversation With The O’My’s

    BY ETHAN SHANFELD PHOTO COURTESY OF THE O’MY’S The O’My’s don’t make soul music — they make “soulful” music. Maceo Vidal-Haymes and Nick Hennessey grew up in Chicago and have spent their career honing their craft and collaborating with the city’s most influential voices. The genre-bending duo have been making music together for over a […]

  • Favorite Records of 2018

    It’s the end of 2018 and time to look back on another amazing year in music! Click the links below to see what were the favorite records in the WNUR community this year. Safe In The Hands of Love by Yves Tumor – Ellise Shafer Sonder by TesseracT – Isabelle Johnson Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3 (Original Television […]

  • WNUR Picks: October 2017’s Best Releases

    October has been over for a minute, but its spirit lives on! Here are its best releases. Reaching for Indigo- Circuit Des Yeux It’s easy to make Haley Fohr’s voice the center of attention, but there’s a difference between the whimsical, (and slightly forgettable) music she creates as Jackie Lynn and the incessantly penetrating material […]

  • Homecoming Homage: Marquis Hill @ Constellation

    Homecoming Homage: Marquis Hill @ Constellation Recap by: Brock Stuessi Marquis Hill’s performance this past Thursday evening at Constellation was, in many ways, a homecoming for the young trumpet virtuoso. The awards and accolades which sprung him out of this city go without saying for any fan or frequenter of the Chicago jazz scene, and […]