Buried Treasures & SXSW 2021

SXSW Photo by Armadillo

Looking for new music that's out of the mainstream? Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot uncover some buried treasures: recent releases that you need to hear! Plus we find out how SXSW moved their festival online this year. 

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Buried Treasures

Jim and Greg share some under-the-radar new music you need to hear!


  • Silver Synthetic, "In the Beginning"
  • Yo Kinky, "Wire"
  • Reverend Mother, "Let It Live (Fuzz Cover)"
  • Marie-Clo, "At Ease"


  • Buggy Jive, “Ain’t Going Anywhere
  • The Lungs, "Vizitant"
  • Erika de Casier, “Drama
  • Armand Hammer/The Alchemist feat. Earl Sweatshirt, “Falling out the Sky

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  • Samia, "Fit N Full"

James Minor, Head of SXSW Music Festival

Jim and Greg talk to James Minor, the head of the SXSW Music Festival about going all virtual this year and what future events might look like.

Dear Listeners,

For more than 15 years, Sound Opinions was a production of WBEZ, Chicago's public radio station. Now that the show is independent, we're inviting you to join the band and lend a hand! We need your support more than ever because now we have to do all the behind-the-scenes work that WBEZ handled before (like buying insurance and paying for podcast hosting, ugh). Plus, we have some exciting ideas we'd like to try now that there's no one to tell us no!