Chicago Music

This edition of  "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on FRIDAY, AUGUST 21st on 89.1 FM-Lakeshore Public Radio

Musical Guest:  JOHNNY IGUANA 

"MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" featured two great musical guests on this date. First up from 1-2pm was Chicago music maker JOHNNY IGUANA of The Claudettes fame.  Iguana spoke of  his debut piano blues album being release that very weekend.  

Selections from the album were spotlighted as Johnny spokes with Lounges about the making of the new album, its many celebrity guests, and why the time for a solo release is now.  What wil the future of The Claudettes be moving forward?   Listen as that very question gets asked.


This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" was orginally aired on 89.1FM - Lakeshore Public Radio on January 25, 2019.

This FIRST half of the radio program, “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges,” features interviews with drummer Jonathan Schang and vocalist Leslie Hunt of the Chicago-based progressive rock group District 97.  

Lakeshore's Sarah Opat talked with Chicago progressive jam band, Stampy "On the Radar" 89.1 FM.

Two of Stampy's band members, bassist Kevin Campbell and guitarist Ian Engels sat down in the radio studio with Opat. The progressive band describes their sound as bluesy meets jazz and soul.

"Stampy's original material travels many musical avenues. From soulful grooves to high energy dual guitar solos, Stampy brings a versatile set to the table that is sure to please a variety of palates," said Campbell.

Low Cut Connie's lead singer and piano player, Adam Weiner talks with Sarah Opat On the Radar for Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1 FM.

The two talk Chicago. Grab you and your crew this THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd and head over to the Beat Kitchen for a Low Cut Connie show in Chicago. Tickets available here

Chicago rock band, The Letter Girl struts into studio Lakeshore studios Wednesday at dusk. The band chats with Sarah Opat On the Radar 89.1 FM.

Before the in studio interview, a private band meeting was held outside over cigarettes and giggles with Opat, the producer.

On the dot at 7 pm, the meeting adjourned and The Letter Girl band members sat down for an up close and personal interview. These empowering women share various stories throughout the interview and how the passion began for The Letter Girl.