Chicago power pop veterans The Lilacs still endure after 25 years

Justin Kaufmann

Justin Kaufmann and Ken Kurson of The Lilacs

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Ken Kurson, of the legendary Chicago power pop band The Lilacs, joins Justin on Extension 720 to talk about releasing their first new music in 25 years, why he decided to get The Lilacs back together, never feeling part of the Chicago indie rock scene back in the 90’s, the impetus to walk away from music after some early success, the similarities between playing in a band and being heavily involved in politics and their upcoming show at Phyllis’ Musical Inn.

This is the podcast for Extension 720. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and features newsmakers, tastemakers and trailblazers.  Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Justin Kaufmann, this talk show/audio magazine goes in-depth to help you better understand the city (and world) that you live in.

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