CHIRP Radio Podcast: Person of Interest
A Sunny Day in Glasgow07/25/14
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...
Two nights following their sold out show at Lincoln Hall with 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, their affinity for The...
Split Reel: It’s Raining Superheroes!
For that segment of Nerd Culture which longed for the day when Hollywood studios would pump out an endless stream of big-budget superhero flicks... that day has arrived. And once again, the story is "Be careful what you wish for." When a certain genre...
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...
First Move - Dana Norris
Contains explicit language The First Time is a regular storytelling and reading series benefitting CHIRP Radio. Each reader tells a personal story based on that month’s theme, and requests a song that’s played by our band, The First Time Three. This...
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...
First Lesson - Brian Babylon
Contains explicit language The First Time is a live storytelling series that benefits CHIRP Radio at Martys'. Brian Babylon is the host of The Moth, a frequent contributor to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and co-host of The Morning Amp on Vocalo. Check out...
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...
Intense Seeing - The Cognitive Art of Feynman Diagrams
If you’re into infographics, then you probably know about Edward Tufte. He’s arguably the world’s foremost expert in the visual presentation of data, and leader of the campaign against “chartjunk,” the gimmicks and gadgets that frequently adorn and...
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...
Person of Interest: Michael Powell
Where: Skokie "It's not just a ride home."
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.
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