Instagram Live Benefit Concert

By: Jess Dominguez On May 16th, Tonitruale, an online diary platform “based on music and fashion for people that have loud opinions” hosted a virtual concert to support AAPI women lead charities. The event raised money for a cause dedicated to sharing the stories of self identified Asian and Pacific Islander girls and women and their experiences of violence. The bands’ performances shed light on the hate crimes that many individuals of these identities face … Continue reading Instagram Live Benefit Concert

Renée Reed Joins WLUW on IG Live

By Makenzie Creden Renée Reed is a singer/songwriter hailing from Louisiana. She describes her music as “dream-fifolk from Cajun prairies,” and her debut album is just that. The self-titled album takes listeners on a dreamy journey through stories of ancestral baggage,ghosts, love, and relationships. The combination of folk and dark dream-pop creates a timelesssonic experience that feels almost surreal at times. She recorded the album on a Tascam four-track in her home last year, where … Continue reading Renée Reed Joins WLUW on IG Live

Hollyy Gives Audiences a Soulful Interlude on Audiotree Live

By Kylie Richards Every concert fanatic currently feels deprived of the comforting sounds of melodic chords in a crowded, echoing venue. Chicago music organization, Audiotree, is working to bring back that fleeting joy through live streamed concerts where artists are able to perform and share their music through a safe space during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every week, there are a variety of live streams available for audience members to tune into and enjoy.  On Wednesday, … Continue reading Hollyy Gives Audiences a Soulful Interlude on Audiotree Live

WLUW Looks Back On Live Session with Modern Vices

We are all getting a bit antsy at this point in the year with the absence of live shows. So what better time than now to look back on a studio session? Take this as an early holiday gift from our family to yours.  In 2019, WLUW had the distinct pleasure of recording a studio session with Chicago indie rock band, Modern Vices ahead of their sophomore album, If Only. Comprised of vocalist Alex Rebek, … Continue reading WLUW Looks Back On Live Session with Modern Vices

Bluefecta Virtual Festival: A Musical Mission for Midwest Voters

By: Epiphany Johnican Tomorrow, September 17,  Windy City Indie will launch “Bluefecta,” a livestream concert full of healing, hope and connection through the arts. The event headliners will be led by Chicago-based rapper Ric Wilson, who released They Call Me Disco with Terrance Martin earlier this year. Other performances will include the timeless ‘70s Detroit punk trio,  DEATH, Chi-town’s folk legend John Langforn and violin and cello duo SistaStrings of Wisconsin. Internationally acclaimed Anishinaabe hand … Continue reading Bluefecta Virtual Festival: A Musical Mission for Midwest Voters