CHIRP Radio Podcast: Person of Interest
Person of Interest: Benjamin Smith03/02/15
Where: Humboldt Park "I prefer having my current profession and then writing things I want to write and that I care about."
In Tall Buildings
On a drizzly Sunday afternoon, Katie Owens met up with Erik Hall of the solo project, In Tall Buildings, in Chicago's Fulton Market District. Hall disclosed why he likes critics calling his music melancholy, recounted his most prolific moments and...
Just back from a European tour, Brian Case of Disappears sat down with CHIRP’s Amanda Roscoe Mayo to discuss their latest release Irreal out on Kranky. These noteworthy Chicago musicians never seem to sleep, putting out five records and one EP in six...
Before they took to the road for their fall tour, members Tommy Evans and Justin Frederick of the 60’s psych-pop group, Secret Colours caught up with CHIRP's Michael Heidemann. Listen up as they discuss their latest creative plunge with the album,...
First Chance - Stubhy Pandav
Contains explicit language A first generation American, Kaustubh “Stubhy” Pandav was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. Over the course of his career, he has toured the United States, Japan, and Europe with his bands Lucky Boys Confusion and...
First Chance - Tim Akimoff
Contains explicit language Tim is a writer, editor, multimedia producer and digital journalist. He oversees digital content and social engagement for Chicago Public Media. Prior to coming to WBEZ in July, 2012, Tim was the director of digital content...
First Chance - Ali Clayton
Contains explicit language Ali Clayton is a southern girl and proud of it! After receiving a BA in theatre performance in 2008 she left her home state of NC to pursue her dreams of becoming a comedian. She has been performing stand-up for five years...
First Chance - Richard Joyce
Contains explicit language Richard Joyce is a Chicago-based writer and storyteller. He hosts Collector's Edition, a reading series that brings together essays and live music to tell stories about the roles that pop songs have in people's lives....
First Chance - Nicole Oppenheim
Contains explicit language Nicole grew up in northern New Jersey, but attended high school in central Ohio. Before settling in Chicago, she spent a bunch of time in Boston & New Haven, CT. So although she currently resides in the Midwest, she remains...
First Chance - Freda Love Smith
Contains explicit language Freda Love Smith is a writer, drummer, and lecturer living in Evanston. She was a founding member and drummer of The Blake Babies with Juliana Hatfield, and has since played with Antenna, The Mysteries of Life, and Some...
First Chance - Lily Be
Contains explicit language Lily Be is a momma, a nanny, a friend, and a storyteller. She's a wise Mexican badass from Humboldt Park with a straight from the hip style of storytelling that has made her stand out in the storytelling community. She is...
Whether he's playing DIY house shows or a sold out Beat Kitchen, Alex G has no problem with living in two different worlds at the same time. He talked with Dylan Peterson about how his guitar-based music is heavily influenced by electronic artists...
Person of Interest: Rachel Foster
Where: Little Village "I just think that the best things in life are things you can't see."
Nonesuch Records' Sam Amidon sat down with CHIRP's Amanda Roscoe Mayo before his show with Wilco at the Riviera. He talked about his spin on continuing the traditions of American folk music, not being influenced by The Grateful Dead, and why he...
Matt Arbogast met up with Katie Owens at The Rocking Horse in Logan Square to discuss his band, The Gunshy. Matt mused about his “grunt purge” vocal style, the band’s proclivity for being unpredictable, and owning his own DIY venue (8AM). The Gunshy...
Person of Interest: Meegan Czop
Where: Bucktown "It's really rewarding to see things get a second chance and a new life."
Elizabeth Morris, lead singer of London's Allo Darlin, sat down with CHIRP's Nicole Oppenheim to talk about her recent move to Italy, feeling relaxed enough to make a relaxing album, and being anti-nostalgia. The band's third full-length release, We...
First Fight - ShowYouSuck
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...
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