A profile on the life of Malachi Ritscher, a prolific audio recorder of the Chicago jazz scene from the early 1990s to 2006. The profile was written in response to an invitation by the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In writing about Mr. Ritscher, who died in November 2006, the author wants to "share something that the public may not know exists and to see the museum lend authority and importance to a life and a creative practice that probably would not receive museum consideration..."
Interviews with An Albatros, Benoît Pioulard, Cigar-Box Guitars, Brazilian Girls, Pit Er Pat, These Arms are Snakes, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Vivian Girls, Parts & Labor, Helms Alee, O'Death, The Small Stakes, Yo Majesty, Young Widows, Jarboe, The Patrón Tequilla Express, Take-Away Shows, The Art of Screaming, Fucked Up, Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip, Love is All, Yacht, Moon and Moon, Impure Wilhelmina, Trash Talk, Mercury Rev, Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Boutique Guitar Effects, Crime in Choir, Nick Cave, Lighting Design, Green Touring, Past Lives, DIY Ventures, The Bad Plus, Serena-Maneesh.
Interviews with Carolina Chocolate Drops, League of Electronic Musical urban Robots, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Open Sound New Orleans, Gord Hill, Tim Barry, Netflix vs. the Little Guy, Mark Jenkins, J.G. Thrilwell, Mike Patton, Konono No. 1, Wu Fei, The Tango Saloon, Super/Prime, Jorge Chamorro, Ben Perowsky's Mood Orchestra, Matmos, Cougar, God of Shamisen, KEnan Bell, Trentmoller, Ben Goldberg, Trans Am, Helen Money, Scout Niblett, Kap Bambino, Rita J. Mammoth Grinder, Pierced Arrows, Phantogram, Krallice, Liars, Jesse Morris, Cory Allen, Richard Colman, The Locust, Tobacco, Mexicans with Guns, Daedelus, RJD2, Castrah, Vockah Redu, Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, Boris, Cleric, Dangers, Daughters, Tim Fite, The Magnetic Fields, Met-Banana, Mr. Hnome, Raise the Red Lantern, White Hills, White Mice, Rudi Zygadlo.
Interviews with Crystal Antlers, TV Segall, Angel Deradoorian, Dysrhyhmthia, James Blackshaw, Burning Fight, Sir Richard Bishop, Ian Svenonius, Matana Roberts, Om, Replikas, Thee Oh Sees, Wolves in the Throne Room, Poison Arrows, Gian Squid, Helado Negro, Health, Lydia Ortiz, Serengeti & Polyphonic, Viva Voce, Loop 2.4.3, Dark Castle, Gallows, Double Dagger, Vieux Farka Touré, James Spooner, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Jeremy Enigk, Quantic, Spindrift, Sunn O))), The Pine Hill Haints, Pirates Press, Simone Shubuck.
Interviews with Alash, Black Cobra, A Place to Bury Strangers, Califone, Ahleuchatistas, Mount Eerie, Why?, Fuck Buttons, Converge, Harvestman, João Orecchia, Vicious Cycle, Ballpark Organists, Miss Aniela, Themselves, Kid Koala, Rufa & the April Fishes, Blackout Film Festival, Vick Chenutt, Syntaks, Adam Cruickshank, Vernon Chatmanm, Jason Adasiewicz, Tortoise, Sound Design, Joe Gideon & the Shark, Soul Revival, God God Dammit Dammit, Baroness, Justin Walsh.
Interviews with Dalek, Staff Benda Bilili, Dan Deacon, Locrian, Justin Townes Earle, N.A.S.A., Digital Leather, Fever Ray, P.O.S., Ocean, Fire on Fire, William Elliott Whitmore, Sonnenzimmer, True Widow, Kylesa, A. Armada, Chinese Dub Orchestra, Mi Ami, Independent Publishing Resource Center, The Drones, Richard Pinhas & Merzbow, French Miami, Whino, Bob Log III, Zu, Ripo, Jerseyband, Tombs, Anavan.
172 two-sided single pages of the weekly charts, originally called "WLS Silver Dollar Survey." Each issue contains the top 33 albums and top 45 singles as played determined by WLS. Includes "Jock of the Week," song lyrics, artist bios and a "sponsored by" advertisement.