CHIRP Radio Podcast: Person of Interest
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...
Person of Interest: Jessica “JJ” Jaffe
Where: Ukrainian Village "You can't not become emotionally invested."
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...
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...
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