CHIRP Radio Podcast: Person of Interest
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...
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...
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