Alternate Take: A conversation with White Stripes historian Ben Blackwell

On this episode of Alternate Take, I chat with The White Stripes archivist and historian Ben Blackwell, discussing his recently...

Alternate Take: Spotlight on Orquesta Akokán, Milton Nascimento, Kim Gordon + more

On this episode Alternate Take, I travel the globe with new music from Brazil’s Milton Nascimento, Cuban Latin jazz ensemble...

Alternate Take: Discussing the legacy of DJ and producer Theo Parrish with writer Mike Rubin

This week on Alternate Take, I chat with music writer Mike Rubin about a recent feature on Detroit-based DJ and...

Alternate Take: An extended Movement edition of the show + the return of focus:electronic

This episode of Alternate Take is an extended four-hour Movement edition that features the return of focus:electronic. I'm joined by focus:electronic...

Alternate Take: Previewing more Movement 2024 performers + remembering jazz great David Sanborn

This week on Alternate Take, I continue to highlight artists and DJs scheduled to perform at Movement this Memorial Day...

Alternate Take: Hear Movement 2024 performers DJ Holographic, Secretsundaze, Dames Brown and more

As we approach this year’s Movement Festival, I highlight electronic music artists and DJs playing at Hart Plaza this Memorial...

Alternate Take: Hear Pachyman, La Comitiva, a Gilles Peterson spotlight and more

This week on Alternate Take, we blur the lines between jazz, acid-jazz, underground and electronic sounds, highlighting music that iconic...

Alternate Take: A tribute to Detroit music during NFL Draft week

This week on Alternate Take, I take a cue from this week's NFL Draft and feature a tribute to Detroit...

Listen to the Record Store Day 2024 edition of ‘Alternate Take’

Editor's note: This episode of "Alternate Take" has expired. Listen to the most recent episodes here. This week on Alternate...

Michigan-born actor Christophe Zajac-Denek talks ‘Sasquatch Sunset,’ dwarfism activism and more

When Christophe Zajac-Denek was diagnosed with dwarfism as a baby, there were many unknowns about what his future would hold....

Alternate Take: Hear new music from Sean Ono Lennon, The High Llamas and more

This week on Alternate Take, I play new selections from London’s The High Llamas, jazz-focused music from Sean Ono Lennon, an...

Alternate Take: Listen to Mary Timony, Jalen Ngonda, a spotlight on ‘Europeras’ and more

This week on Alternate Take, listen to new music from Mary Timony of Helium, Jalen Ngonda, an unearthed cut from Alice...