Daily Herald Interview: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Jim spoke with Motown legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Martha Reeves who performs alongside The Vandellas on Sunday, March 12th. Martha's first recording session actually took place in Chicago. And while that track, released on a Chess Records subsidiary, failed to chart, Martha & The Vandellas would go on to chart six Top 10 singles at Motown between 1963 and 1967 alone. Plus great stories about Marvin Gaye, Motown session group the Funk Brothers and more. Full interview and concert preview at the Daily Herald: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170308/entlife/170309147/

ChicagoNow: Interview With Lol Tolhurst of The Cure

Jim spoke with founding Cure member Lol Tolhurst about his new memoir Cured, growing up alongside Robert Smith, revisiting his thirteen years in The Cure and whether or not we're likely to see the ideas that sparked the inception of punk influence pop culture similarly again. Check it out in full here: http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-at-night/2016/11/interview-lol-tolhurst-the-cure-cured-preview-book-signing-spoken-word-4810/

Daily Herald Interview: Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go's

In 1981, the Go-Go's became the first all female group to chart an album at number 1 with songs they both wrote and played. Incredibly, nobody has done it since. Jim talked with Charlotte about what it was like breaking through the male-dominated 80s record industry and eschewing the stereotypes often bestowed upon female artists in advance of the local stop on their 2016 farewell tour. Check it out in full here: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160816/entlife/160819726/