CHIRP Radio Podcast: Person of Interest
First Fight - ShowYouSuck12/24/14
Contains explicit language Noted by Red Bull as a “renaissance rapper”, ShowYouSuck has raised the bar for live hip-hop performances and is considered a trailblazer for a new era: alternative hip-hop. Born on the west side of Chicago, his early...
Before DJing for nearly four hours at Smart Bar, Chaz Bundick met up with CHIRP's Dylan Peterson to talk about his new dance music project, Les Sins. Chaz discussed the ways in which Toro y Moi has brought him unprecedented opportunities and life...
Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett sat down with CHIRP's Cher Vincent before playing her fourth Chicago show of 2014 at the Metro. They talked about the non-stop busyness of the last year, playing Toto songs in a cover band, the good thing...
The Black Lips
Recording albums in their underwear with a swarm of mosquitoes, embracing southern culture in America, and aspiring to play the Super Bowl were just a few of the topics discussed between CHIRP's Amanda Roscoe Mayo and The Black Lips' bassist/singer...
JR Robinson aka Wrekmeister Harmonies sat down with Katie Owens at the Logan Theater to broadly discuss themes examined within his work. In his latest release, JR explored the transformation from lightness to dark, specifically focusing on Truman...
Person of Interest: Monica Eng
Where: Navy Pier "I wanted to stop the story."
Halloween night at Schubas, CHIRP's Michael Heidemann had the pleasure of sitting down with UK psych-rock band The Wytches. They talked about the forming of the band, explained how visual art contributes to The Wytches' style, and took part in a...
Katie Owens met up with recently signed locals, NE-HI, at Rootstock in Humboldt Park where they provided context on Harry Potter uniting the band, and discussed how DIY spaces contribute to the local music community and their plans to create a...
First Impression - J. H. Palmer
Contains explicit language J.H. Palmer co-produces the monthly live lit series, That's All She Wrote, which takes place on the second Sunday of the month at Great Lakes Tattoo. She's pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, and...
First Fight - Martin Morrow
Contains explicit language Martin Morrow is originally from Birmingham, AL where he started doing stand-up, improv, and belonged to an award winning sketch/stand-up hybrid, "Tubbi and Martin." He has put on several one man shows at The Playground...
Before his headlining show as Schubas, Ahmed Gallab, best known as DFA Records' Sinkane, talked to CHIRP's Jessi D about the therapeutic process that was making his 2014 album, Mean Love. A former collaborator with Yeasayer, Caribou and Of Montreal,...
Over brunch at Grandma J's Local Kitchen in Humboldt Park, Katie Owens caught up with three-fifths of local ambient rockers, Landmarks. Stephen, Drew and Matt provided insight into which shows draw the truest music lovers, their biggest band highlight...
While backstage at Riot Fest 2014, Katie Owens caught up with BRONCHO’s Ryan Lindsey. The singer elucidated the intentional ambiguity in the title of band's second full-length, Just Enough Hip To Be Woman, talked about the French origins of their...
Person of Interest: Roman
Where: Rogers Park "La pasada está muy duro." Translation My name is Roman. I've been living here for five years. Yes, I like Chicago. It's very lovely. Chicago's very lovely. Well, here we pass our time…life is…well, very lonely. We feel very lonely...
CHIRP's Cher Vincent sat down with Mucca Pazza's Dave Smith and Ronnie Kuller at their Logan Square rehearsal space, discussing the history of the band, the latest album, L.Y.A., and what the future holds for this merry band of freaks. Mucca Pazza...
First Fight - Ian Belknap
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...
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