This week’s episode features SLUG’s Tom Bennett on the phone with Chicago rockers Royal Divide, a track off the latest album from local punk band The Hung-Ups and an archival interview from Mary Enge as she chats with Jeremy Chatelain at Spy Hop Records Plus we check out a new song from hip-hop specialists Scenic Byway, and Bethany Fischer interviews Ricky Vigil in a staffer spotlight. Let us know what you think by calling our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324.

Host: JP
Executive Producer: Angela Brown
Lead Producer: Gavin Sheehan
Associate Producers: Jeanette Moses, Ricky Vigil, Esther Meroño
Theme Song by Birthquake
Theme Producer: Jesse Ellis
Audio Mastering: Andrew Glassett (andrewglassett.com)
Art Design & Logo: Thy Doan
Technical Designer: Kate O’Connor

Interviewers: Tom Bennett, Mary Enge, Bethany Fischer
Music This Episode: Loyal Divide, The Hung-Ups, Spy Hop, Scenic Byway, Fisch Loops

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