Miss Alex White’s shadow towers against the three-story side walls of the atrium as September afternoon light streams in the west windows of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Alex and her kid brother Francis are tearing through Bowie covers to kick off opening night of the MCA’s David Bowie Is… exhibit. It’s a little sloppy but that’s part of the charm. Alex sounds commanding yet innocent on lead vocals, notes of Grace Slick and Patti Smith, Francis joining in on shouted choruses. (more…)
Welcome, rocker nation, to the newest episode of Rock it Out! Blog. Every Friday, host Sami Jarroush rounds together an esteemed panel of critics, musicians, and comedians to discuss the week’s biggest headlines live from our new set at JBTV in downtown Chicago.
This week’s panel features Consequence of Sound Publisher Alex Young, White Mysteryvocalist/guitarist Alex White, and Walter Flakus, the afternoon host of Chicago’s WKQX-FM and member of Stabbing Westward and The Dreaming. They share their thoughts on this year’s Grammy Awards, including Kanye West’s now-infamous comments on Beck’s Album of the Year victory, and they also discuss Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.