CHIRP Radio Podcast: Artist Interviews
The Lawrence Arms09/11/14
CHIRP’s Alli Klein met up with Brendan Kelly of Chicago-based punk 3-piece, The Lawrence Arms after an in store at Reckless Records. Brendan discussed their transition to Epitaph, reuniting The Broadways and described his retirement plan. The Lawrence...
CHIRP DJ Cher Vincent sat with Chicago's Marrow, a new project with former members of Kids These Days, in Logan Square's Cafe Mustache. Marrow discussed its focal point as a band, how to prep for your first headlining show and cultivating a new sound...
YAWN met up with Katie Owens, just before their set, at the Vans Classic & Chicago party at Bottom Lounge. They shared their love and history of former DIY venue FeelTrip, the benefits of having a recording studio in your home, and spoke about their...
A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Before their headlining show at the Empty Bottle, A Sunny Day in Glasgow talked with Dylan Peterson about the process of making their latest album, Sea When Absent, from different time zones, and what was (and wasn't) weird about that. They also had...
Their / They’re / There
Matthew Frank of Their / They're / There spoke with CHIRP DJ Julie Mueller on Record Store Day 2014 after the band's instore at Saki Records. He revealed how the band was partially conceived at a Scandinavian metal show with Evan Weiss, new places the...
CHIRP's Michael Heidemann caught up with Viet Cong's Matthew Flegel at the Wicker Park Green Music Fest. They discussed the formation of Viet Cong after the disbanding of Women, how living in Calgary influences the band's sound, and the mysterious...
CHIRP's Jessi D talked to Eagulls' enigmatic frontman George Mitchell before the band's show at the Beat Kitchen. They discussed how throwing knives into a ceiling fan at a party was a key moment in the formation of the band, and George quoted the...
CHIRP Radio's Katie Owens met up with P. Michael, Travis and Rebecca of Chicago band ONO at The Ribcage for an exclusive pre-show interview. ONO talked about why it ended its 26-year hiatus from recording in 2012, the requisite of integrating...
Two nights following their sold out show at Lincoln Hall with budding local legends The Orwells and Twin Peaks, The Symposium sat down with CHIRP Radio’s Katie Owens for an exclusive interview in Lakeview. We discussed the band’s instrumental roots,...
CHIRP Radio’s Iris Lin met up with Chicago 4-piece, Verma, for an exclusive CHIRP Radio interview at their practice space, Sound Space, in West Town. They talked about The Whislter uniting the band, apocolyptic themes influencing their...
Before their show at the Metro, all four members of Metronomy sat down at the Gingerman with CHIRP's Alex Dziura to talk about accidentally swapping their tour gear with Yann Tiersen, the thrill of becoming cartoons for a music video, and how the...
Adeline Michele, lead singer of the disco band Escort, stepped away from sound check for a few minutes to chat with CHIRP's Dylan Peterson before the band's CIMMfest show at the Concord Music Hall. The two discussed the politics inherent in disco,...
CHIRP Radio's Katie Owens joined Chris Twist, Juicy James and John Lemon of Chicago's, The Lemons, in Lakeview for an exclusive CHIRP Radio interview. We talked about the band's inclusive motto,its home away from home, anda Japanese connection made at...
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Kip Berman, frontman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, sat down with Dylan Peterson down in the basement of the Empty Bottle before the band's sold-out show. They talked about how 90s irreverence was kind of annoying, gifs vs "jifs," feeling...
Before their show at Township, some of the guys from Perfect Pussy stepped outside to hang out with CHIRP's Cher Vincent. They talked about naming songs after numbers, how to make a recording sound like you're playing in a tunnel, and almost getting...
Over beers in the green room at Schuba's, CHIRP DJ Jessi D sat down with Josh Kolenik of Small Black before their Chicago show. They talked R&B versus chillwave, not over-thinking the editing process, and paying homage to 90s hip hop with mixtapes.
CHIRP Radio’s Katie Owens met up with Chicago rockers, Tall Walker, for an exclusive CHIRP Radio interview in Noble Square. Tall Walker spoke about expanding the band for live shows, its connection with Christian music, and its dramatic writing style....
The Luck of Eden Hall
As a working band in Chicago for over 20 years, The Luck of Eden Hall has fans the likes of Billy Corgan and Jim DeRogatis. The Luck of Eden Hall are juggling several projects, but made time to sit down with CHIRP DJ Julie Mueller to discuss their...
Before their show at Schubas, Water Liars sat down with Katie Owens to discuss the erroneous genre label of “southern rock," Barry Hannah’s influence on the band, and how honesty plays into Water Liar’s live shows. Water Liars released their...
Former Emeralds guitarist Mark McGuire talked with CHIRP's Dylan Peterson before opening for The War On Drugs at the Metro. Over a cup of coffee at Uncommon Ground they discussed spirituality in music, an artist's greatest enemy, and the Nu New Age....
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