#271: Digging Your Scene - Roundtable Discussion on Chicago in the 90s

March 22, 2016

Last year we had a lot of fun (and learned a lot) during our Australian music of the 90s episode. In fact, we had so much fun, we decided to turn it into new series we’re calling “Digging Your Scene,” where we explore a city or region that made an impact on alternative and indie music in the 1990s.

To kick off the series, we’re heading to a city once described (like a few others) as “the next Seattle,” Chicago, Illinois. To help us getting dig deep into the Chicago music scene, we’ve invited back Andy Derer of the Chicago-based Andy Derer Show podcastChicagoist Senior Editor Jim Kopeny and Annie Zaleski, writer for AV ClubSalon and more, to talk the history, the bands, the venues, the record stores, the legacy and more of Chicago.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Chicago Medley (The Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, Urge Overkill, Liz Phair, Ministry)

12:17 - Suffocation by The Pulars

25:15 - Valerie Loves Me by Material Issue

33:11 - Lotion by Wesley Willis

51:58 - Sugar, We’re Going Down by Fall Out Boy

55:51 - Get Over It by OK Go

Outro - Via Chicago by Wilco

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