Midwest Beat

Tuesday: 7-8pm, Friday afternoons 1-3pm

"Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" is a weekly radio program all about music and the people who make it. The show's mission is to promote and expose regional and national artists of various styles and genres. Especially when they have roots in the Midwest/Chicagoland area, or will be performing in the Chicagoland region.

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This edition of  "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020 

Stephen is a music historian and professor at Delaware Valley University who specializes in rock 'n' roll and 20th Century America. In this latest effort, Tow weaves together information given to him by over 90 musicians; many who were movers-and-shakers of the 1960s era. These pages uncover the uniquely British story of classic rock’s birth.

This edition of  "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2020 

This edition of  "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 

Come join Tom Lounges with the guys from Switchback live in honor of St. Patrick's Day!

Join Tom Lounges as he spends two great hours with the even greater Liz Mandeville to chat about her new album and her latest influences all on this edition of Midwest Beat!

The lovely women of Motown join us to talk about how their group originated, how they honor the greats from that legendary label, and discuss the genre that is Motown and Soul Music all in this episode of Midwest Beat!

This edition of  "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2020  

Guest:  KEITH JACKSON of Triple Dose

This Edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired in December 2010 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.
 

TOPIC:   Tom Lounges' "Top 10 Regional Albums" of 2019

This edition of  "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020  

Guest:  VAL STARR (of VAL STARR & THE BLUES ROCKET)

Brad Toth and Richard Dean of "Thrill of the Hunt" join Tom Lounges on Midwest Beat to talk about collectibles and how nostalgia is alive an well!

"Almost Heaven: John Denver's America"  written and adapted by Peter Glazer and directed by Linda Fortunato, is a musical tribute and intimate celebration of John Denver's life and career. We have Steven Romero Schaeffer & Sarah Geist in studio to talk about thier roles and Linda Fortunato via phone on this edition of Midwest Beat! 

Shane Evans tells us upcoming events from the up and coming Hobart Art Theatre and how its evolved over the years from a movie theatre, to a full fledged concert venue on Midwest Beat!

Eric Lambert and Char this Sunday January 12th! Hear them on the show live with Tom Lounges!

BritBeat come to the Hobart Art Theatre! Come see a truly one of a kind Beatles experience where they blend multimedia with live music to create a museum of performance that you don't want to miss! 

This edition of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio on  December 12, 2019.

GUEST:  KIP WINGER of Winger 

For this installment of the program, host Tom Lounges interviews the Nashville-based, musician/composer KIP WINGER, famous for his self-named band WINGER.

"In February 1976, Skafish and his band made their Chicago debut and forever changed the Chicago music scene. The early Skafish performances are considered to be the birth of Chicago Punk.

George Butler

This edition of  "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on TUESDAY, NOVEMEBER 11, 2019

Guest:  NIC BYRD  

For this edition of "Midwest BEAT," show host/producer Tom Lounges welcomed NWI guitar virtuoso NIC BYRD to the studio to chat about his long and varied career in music.  Although best known to most as a blues guitarist, Byrd is comfortable and fluid in a variety of genres and styles of music. 

Fresh Hops are back in the studio to chat with Tom Lounges about future prospects on this edition of Midwest Beat!

Magic from the Asylum new October special!

It's that time of year again! Theatre at the Centre announces it's new year's lineup and this time its for 2020!! Join Tom Lounges as he talks to the great folks at TATC on this edition of Midwest Beat!

Stop.Drop.Rewind. has NEW content out and are trying some different ideas find out all about it on this edition of Midwest Beat!

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on November 1, 2019 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio

Folk/Americana music troubadour Ellis Paul is celebrating 30 years as a touring musician, having released 18 adult albums and two children’s albums, along with having published two children's books.  For that, he has garnered many awards.  More: www.ellispaul.com.

Join Tom Lounges as he talks to the owner of Green Door Books and Grant Fitch, actor extraordinare for a spooky episode of Midwest Beat!

photo credit to Kristie Schram

This edition of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on September 20, 2019 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.

GUEST:  JIM PETERIK of IDES OF MARCH

Come Join Tom Lounges as he talks to the director and cinematographer of Indie Film of "Bleed American",  A bold portrait of misguided youth as they learn the cruelties of life and love in the American Midwest. 

Join Tom Lounges as he talks Buddy Holly with Tribute Artists "Rave On!" on this week's Midwest Beat!

This edition of  "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019  

Guest:  STONEY CURTIS BAND 

The buzz has grown steadily on the Stoney Curtis Band since Shrapnel Records released the debut album from the veteran blues artist on July 19, 2005.

Sophie Huber takes us on a journey through time in her brand new documentary about the history of the legendary jazz label that inspired not only contemporary jazz but the current hip hop artist and producers of this generation. Sophie and Tom discuss the documentary and more on this edition of Midwest Beat. 

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