Sound Opinions Show

Sep 10, 2015

ANNOUNCER COPY: Coming up… A live performance from pioneering art-punk band Wire. Plus, Low’s quiet storm and the return of hip-hop mavericks Blackalicious.




Whitney Houston will be the next deceased musician to be turned into a hologram. The pop icon will be virtually recreated by Hologram USA and will tour the world, more than three years after her death. This follows in the footsteps of other late musicians turned into holograms like Liberace, Buddy Holly, and Tupac Shakur.


Soul diva Aretha Franklin is going to court to prevent the release of a film documenting the recording of her classic 1972 live gospel album Amazing Grace. Franklin reportedly enjoyed the film, so hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot suspect that money is at the heart of her complaint.


British art-punk band Wire became a hugely influential force in music when they emerged in the 1970s. Nearly 40 years later, the band is still evolving and releasing new music. Wire joins Jim and Greg for a conversation and special live performance before an audience.



Imani Vol. 1 is the first new album from Sacramento hip-hop duo Blackalicious in ten years. The group helped create an influential Northern California rap style in the early 2000s.


Ones and Sixes is the eleventh studio album from Minnesota slowcore band Low. The trio recorded the quiet but menacing album at the studio of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.


At the end of the show we hear comments from listeners.