Mike Stephen visits the show FORTS! at the Filament Theatre in Portage Park, drops by a new vinyl record store in Ravenswood, and learns the Secret History of slide guitarist John Littlejohn. This week the local music comes from The Weekend Run Club. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen learns how we can’t impeach a Chicago mayor, welcomes local jazz musician Joe Policastro to preview his trio’s show, and discovers the Secret History of blues singer Lucille Spann. Plus: Joe visits the OTL Wrap Party segment to discuss playing music in Chicago and the awesomeness of the late Neil Peart of Rush. This week we enjoy local music from The Joe Policastro Trio, of course! Also: let us know where we should go for the upcoming OTL Winter Tavern Tour! To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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Mike Stephen previews the Young Feminist Conference with Cause the Effect Chicago’s founder Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, learns about another conference aimed at connecting journalists and their communities called the People-Powered Publishing Conference, and discovers the Secret History of 60s frat-rockers 4 Taus. This week’s local music is brought to you by Jason Valley. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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Mike Stephen chats the outgoing rector of Ravenswood’s All Saints Episcopal Church and bishop-elect of The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, Rev. Bonnie Perry, about community-building and a life of service and then discovers the Secret History of 70s local country-rockers Possum River. This week’s local music is brought to you by Alex Ellsworth. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.