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Don't Change A Thing For Me

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 7, 2006 3:14PM

2006_09_kexp.GIFChicagoist is, in fact, indier than thou. So obviously we lurve the radio that is independent. This is why we cried last week when we learned WOXY was finally giving up the good fight. However, we cheered ourselves up with the news that KEXP would be doing a remote broadcast from our fair city.

KEXP is in town for the next few days and there live on-air schedule is filled with Chicago favorites like (and this is just a sampling) Jon Langford, Walter Meego, Sally Timms and Eleventh Dream Day. Actually, the fact they chose Chicago as their remote location isn’t all that surprising. A quick glance at the station’s “Song Of the Day” podcasts betrays KEXP’s not-so-secret love for Chicago-based musical outfits.

2006_09_thechanges.jpgThe station celebrates their visit at The Darkroom tonight with a showcase built around some excellent local groups. The Sonnets will be bringing their amphetamine-fueled modish frenzy and The M’s will be working their fuzzed out T. Rex vibe. The big surprise of the night, though, will be the appearance of The Changes, who are already riding a wave of critical buzz around their forthcoming debut. Expect to see lots of cuties (of both sexes) fighting for space at the front of the stage for that set. Rounding out the evening are DJs Yin & Yang (a.k.a. The Ladies & Gentlemen’s Skid Marks and The Assembly’s Dave Suh) who have a habit of nicking the playlist to our heart.

The whole live shebang kicks off at 9:00 tonight, but listen up at over the next few days for lots of live music via the Internerd.