Friday, April 19

The dB's - Chicago Radio Session 2012 + bonus

“Sound Opinions” Radio Session
WBEZ 91.5 FM
Chicago, IL

session date: Nov. 16, 2012
broadcast date: Feb. 1, 2013

Chris & Peter in session, WBEZ studios, Chicago, IL
photos by WBEZ, 91.5 FM via Flickr

Live session song tracks from video and web stream sources, converted to high-quality MP3 (interview segments in standard quality). Sound quality: Ex-.

Although it was recorded back in November when the band was on its Midwest Mini Tour, the mighty WBEZ-FM in Chicago waited some months before unleashing this great live session and interview via the station's “Sound Opinions” music show. The show is co-hosted by Chicago music journalists Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot (Jim is a long-time friend and supporter of The dB’s, so I’m guessing we can thank him for getting the band in the studio). The performance? The skeptical need only stream the sample "Neverland" to hear why many of us think the deeBs were at the top of their live game in November 2012.

The bonus this time around is an interview with some members of the band aired in Jan. 2013 by NPR’s World Cafe with David Dye. Add the two interviews together, and you've got a very engaging half-hour oral history of The dB's. PLEASE ENJOY!

Listen to (and/or download and/or watch videos from) the Feb. 1st episode of Sound Opinions (#375) HERE. Read the “footnotes” for the episode and get a complete rundown of what was played HERE. (Note: 2 of the 5 live takes featured here were not aired on the show). See 4 live videos from the session on YouTube. See 8 Flickr photos from the session HERE.

BIG THANKS to Jim DeRogatis and WBEZ for getting our guys in the studio and on the airwaves!
SAMPLE: "Neverland (Chicago 2012)"

01 That Time Is Gone
02 Happenstance
03 World to Cry
04 The Adventures of Albatross and Doggerel
05 Neverland

06 Interview (@128 kbps)
07 Interview with David Dye, World Caf
é, Jan. 2013 (@192 kbps)

ERRATA:  MP3 file tags have incorrect date for broadcast (should be 2013-02-01)

The dB’s:
Gene Holder – bass
Will Rigby – drums
Chris Stamey – guitar & vocals
Peter Holsapple – guitar & vocals

Brett Harris – keyboards & additional guitar

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