Welcome, rocker nation, to a brand new episode of Rock it Out! Blog. Every Friday, host Sami Jarroush rounds together an esteemed panel of critics, musicians, and comedians to discuss the week’s biggest headlines.
This week panel features Consequence of Sound writer Lior Phillips, writer Erin Vogel, and comedian Mike O’Keefe. Inspired by Kanye West’s forthcoming presidential run, we discuss what other musicians could and should run for office and why they would do a good job.
We also bring you an exclusive interview with Riot Fest founder Mike Petryshyn about this year’s upcoming festival, what to expect, and it’s recent move from Chicago’s Humboldt Park to Douglas Park. Finally, the panel discusses unique film concepts based off of the upcoming film Victoria which was shot entirely in one take.
Also, 101 WKQX-FM host Kevin Kellam hits the streets of Chicago to see if people would rather vote for Kanye or Donald Trump for president, and we bring you a sneak peek at our upcoming interview with Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd.