CHIRP Radio Podcast: Person of Interest
First Fight - Ian Belknap10/28/14
Contains explicit language Ian Belknap is the Founder and Overlord of WRITE CLUB. He teaches creative writing and storytelling at StoryStudio Chicago, Second City, and elsewhere. His solo shows include Bring Me the Head of James Franco, That I May...
CHIRP's Katie Owens met up with New York's Skaters at Riot Fest 2014 where they expressed their fondness for The Orwells, reminisced about getting in trouble with the cops in Columbus, and explained the bunk beds inside of their tour van. Skaters'...
Dum Dum Girls
Dum Dum Girls front woman, Dee Dee took a moment to chat with CHIRP’s Katie Owens at Pitchfork Fest 2014. Dee Dee discussed how self-awareness contributed to Dum Dum Girls' latest full-length Too True, feeling imprisoned by her vocal injury and her...
The Breathing Light
A sunny afternoon chat at Oz Park with CHIRP's Shawna Kaiser takes us to Alabama and back, on the journey of local punks,The Breathing Light. Camille and Yumii discussed origins of the the band, their views on black/romantic punk, how art influences...
Local band Fort Frances sits down with CHIRP DJ Julie Mueller in their West Loop rehearsal space for a light-hearted discussion on how they describe their sound, what the label "pop music" means to the band and the important contribution of Jeff's...
Person of Interest: Mariam Sobh
Where: Navy Pier "The biggest obstacle I faced was just constantly being told no."
CHIRP's Michael Heidemann caught up with singer & songwriter KSRA after her show at Chicago's Threadless HQ. They discussed the truth behind the name KSRA, the inspiration behind her sound, and how she stays humble while becoming one of Chicago's...
First Impression - Pamela Maurer aka Baby Money
Contains explicit language This is a story by singer-songwriter Pamela Maurer formerly of Poor Elvis. While her background is in theatre and art, her craft these days is performing music under the nom de plume Baby Money. This May, she released her...
Brooks Nielsen, lead singer of The Growlers, took a moment to chill with CHIRP's Dylan Peterson before the band's sold out show at Lincoln Hall. With Brooks' dog running free in the little park across the street from the venue, they sat on a bench and...
The Lawrence Arms
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 Records, reuniting The Broadways and described his retirement plan. The...
Person of Interest: Aubrey Howard
Where: Wicker Park "Emotionally draining as a lot of it was, I never would give any of that up."
CHIRP DJ Cher Vincent sat with Chicago's Marrow, three-fourths of which are former members of Kids These Days, in Logan Square's Cafe Mustache. Marrow discussed the band's focal point, how to prep for your first headlining show and cultivating a new...
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...
Person of Interest: Eric Ciechanowski
Where: Logan Square "Traveling has been the most valuable education I've ever had."
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...
First Move - Barrie Cole
Contains explicit language This is a story by playwright Barrie Cole, for our show First Move. Her latest play, "Elevator Tours," which had its premiere in January of this year, was called an "unmitigated triumph of perversity" by Tony Adler of the...
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