A new music and arts festival set on 20 acres of farmland along the Chippewa River in Northwestern Wisconsin kicks off this Friday.
At a time when violence and racism seem to dominate our cultural landscape, stories of people putting their talents toward the good of others feel particularly crucial. That’s the path rapper F. Stokes has chosen to take with his new educational project, Rappin’ Ricky.
Here’s what’s been spinning on WORT the most in the past week. To view playlists for any show or search for a specific artist, click on Playlists at wortfm.org to see the show calendar and search box. For requests, please call the station at 608-256-2001 during the show you want to hear the song on, or go to the playlists on the web site and start a chat with the host who is live on-air.
Host Kev Fenton discusses topical and timely news and plays some tunes.
Before the age of the internet, musicians and artists had to fight tooth and nail to get their work noticed. This ethos manifested itself in the punk and DIY movements, anticipating the eventual rise (and perhaps fall) of indie rock.