Q101 Gen X 90s Station

Classic Alternative 90s Channel

Nothing but the 90s Alternative and Modern Rock scene. When you want Nirvana, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, Ministry, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Pearl Jam, Janes Addiction, Beck, Sublime, Beastie Boys, Green Day, Weezer and more!. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Music Radio is dead. There is only 1….Q101?

As newspapers disappear, and young hip people move to the internet to get their music, news, videos and entertainment…radio is fast becoming the “newspaper” of mainstream media. Why fight it?  Well, we’re not going to fight it any more. So Q101 is boldly going where YOU are going… The INTERNET.  Except we’re already there right? …

Thank You Urlacher, Chicago Bear Fans Will Miss You

Dan Patrick hit it on the head on AM 1530 WCKG when he said the next team should make good old #54 a player coach. The Bears should have, COULD have, offer Urlacher a role in the organization beyond being a punching bag on the field. They did not. Too bad. #54 should be a…

Q101 Retro 101 Channel New Wave

Classic New Wave (80s) All Retro Channel

Nothing but the best of the ‘new wave’ of 80′s synth-pop, new wave and more. Cure, Depeche Mode, Blondie, The Smiths, B-52′s, Talking Heads, New Order, English Beat, Haircut 100, Psychedelic Furs. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Cobalt-Hired-Guns

Local 101: Interview with Tomlinson Fort of Cobalt & the Hired Guns

Independent Arts and Music Festival, otherwise known as I AM Fest recently took over the House the Blues to bring a full night of Chicago’s finest. Among the impressive lineup, which included The Studs, The Giving Moon, The Underlined, The Alaya Conscious, A Friend Called Fire, Board of Governors, Leah Druzinsky, Workout Music, and The…

Local 101: Stepdad Gets Warped

It’s 4 p.m. on a Saturday in July. The heat is peaking somewhere upward of ninety degrees and the asphalt backdrop isn’t helping. Still, every stop along the seminal Warped Tour schedule is a chance for up and coming bands like poppy quintet Stepdad to grow their fan bases. However, Stepdad’s stop in Chicago wasn’t…

Real Friends

EP Review: Real Friends “Everyone That Dragged You Here”

Real Friends are a pop punk band from the suburbs of our beautiful city. This year they released their EP “Everyone That Dragged You Here”. Shortly after the release Real Friends exploded and solidified themselves as the top pop punk band in Illinois. Everyone That Dragged You Here is filled with honesty, frustration, and passion. …

Local 101: Bullied in Chicago

Somewhere along the way, punk rock lost face. Somewhere in between The Clash and Green Day, Minor Threat and The Get Up Kids, NOFX and Rise Against, Henry Rollins, Tom Delonge and Pete Wentz, the genre lost it’s definitive sound. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. “Punk” has become a multi-faceted term and sometimes…

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