Adia Victoria, Goodbye Ronnie Spector, Plus Opinions on Earl Sweatshirt and FKA twigs

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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview singer and songwriter Adia Victoria about her stunning 2021 album A Southern Gothic. They also review some new music from Earl Sweatshirt and FKA twigs, plus they bid farewell to the late Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes. 

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Sick! Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt SICK

Earl Sweatshirt was a member of the shock-rap group Odd Future, but like group members Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean, he has matured into a thoughtful artist. His new album, Sick! grapples with becoming a parent and dealing with pandemic quarantines.

Caprisongs FKA twigs

FKA twigs CAPRISONGS

FKA twigs is sometimes called the “English Björk” for her experimental pop albums like Magdalene. Her current project, Caprisongs, is called a mixtape rather than an album. It is a more relaxed sound without a strong overarching concept, but still experimental.

Adia Victoria

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Jim and Greg talk with blues artist Adia Victoria. Her 2021 album, A Southern Gothic was on both of their top albums of 2021 lists. They discuss her experience playing the tuba in school, how playing the guitar helps her feel connected to her body, working with producer T. Bone Burnett and where her musical fire comes from.

Obit: Ronnie Spector

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Jim and Greg pay tribute to Ronnie Spector, the leader of The Ronettes, who died January 12th.

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