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CHIRP Radio Podcast: Artist Interviews

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CHIRP's exclusive artist interviews, conducted on-location and produced entirely by CHIRP volunteers. Subscribe to the feed to receive new interviews with local and national acts every week.

CHIRP's exclusive artist interviews, conducted on-location and produced entirely by CHIRP volunteers. Subscribe to the feed to receive new interviews with local and national acts every week.
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Chicago, IL

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CHIRP

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CHIRP's exclusive artist interviews, conducted on-location and produced entirely by CHIRP volunteers. Subscribe to the feed to receive new interviews with local and national acts every week.

Language:

English


Episodes

Seasaw Interview

1/14/2019
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Features Director Amanda Mayo sits down with the dynamic duo, Meg and Eve, that make-up the band Seasaw. During their sitdown, they talk throuh the importance of self-love, childhood memories, lessons in "playing with the big dogs" and not folding to toxic masculanity. Producer: Amanda Mayo Photo Credit: Scotify Studios

Duration:00:12:54

SuperKnova Interview

1/7/2019
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Chirp's Assistant Director of Features Ari Mejia interviews Ellie Kim, the multi-instrumentalist and creator of SuperKnova (@SuperKnovaMusic). In explaining the origins of her project, Ellie details the intricacies of making queer pop music, and the magic that happens to our art and our beings when we start to honor authenticity and lead lives as our truest selves. Producer: Ari Mejia (@scienceismagic) Photo credit: Lili Fang (@Lili__Fang)

Duration:00:11:24

Nothing Interview

12/17/2018
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Features interviewer Lee Gomez talks with the Dominic, Brandon, Kyle, and Aaron from the band Nothing to discuss their new album Dance on The Blacktop, 90s infuencers, developing a sound, and shoegaze. Produced by Eugene Cabanban Photo Credit: Ben Rayner

Duration:00:15:18

Fauvely Interview

12/10/2018
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Marites Velasquez chats in the Chirp studio with local band Fauvely. They talk about the benefits and growth that come from collaboration, the power of vulnerability in songwriting, and how surprisingly relaxing recording an album can be. Produced by Marites Velasquez and Robert Patterson Photo credit: Kristin J. Thompson

Duration:00:13:18

Rubblebucket Interview

12/3/2018
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Features interviewer Bradley Morgan sits down with Rubblebucket to discuss their new album Sun Machine, making art through hobbies, work, break-ups, and women in technology. Produced by Robert Patterson Photo by Shervin Lainez

Duration:00:12:10

Cole DeGenova Interview

11/26/2018
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Assistant Features Director Sarah Brooks sits down with Chicago artist Cole DeGenova in the CHIRP studios to talk shop about influences, the transition from classically trained jazz musician to his current sound, the importance of Chicago's music scene for musical growth and collaboration, and of course, playing for the President of Switzerland. Produced by Robert Patterson Image credit Christopher Free

Duration:00:12:51

The Districts Interview

11/20/2018
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The Districts graced the Riot Fest stage for the first time in 2018. Features Director Miranda Phelps caught up with the guys after their set to talk roots, politics, activism in action, and 90s uncle vibes. produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo photo by Sarah Rudderow

Duration:00:12:15

Direct Hit Interview

11/11/2018
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Features Director Amanda Roscoe Mayo sat down with Milwaukee’s pop-punk darlings Direct Hit! at Riot Fest in the wake of their latest LP release “Crown of Nothing”. The band talks animated videos, super fans, DIY community outreach, and bad dad jokes. Produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo Photo Credit: Nicole Zenoni

Duration:00:12:12

Direct Hit Interview

11/11/2018
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Features Director Amanda Roscoe Mayo sat down with Milwaukee’s pop-punk darlings Direct Hit! at Riot Fest in the wake of their latest LP release “Crown of Nothing." The band talks animated videos, super fans, DIY community outreach, and bad dad jokes. Interviewed and Produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo Photo Credit by Nicole Zenoni

Duration:00:12:12

Tasha Interview

11/4/2018
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Interviewer Ari Mejia chats with singer/songwriter Tasha at the Chirp studio about her unique self-teaching style, the black radical tradition, and the importance of rest. Produced by Ari Mejia Photo credit: Grace Coudal

Duration:00:12:00

Okay Kaya Interview

10/1/2018
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Andrew Meriwether caught up with Kaya who records, produces, and performs her music under the moniker Okay Kaya. They talk about themes of duality on her latest release ‘Both’, her use of Norwegian language on the last song in the album, and how intimacy becomes an angle into self-reflection. Produced by Andrew Meriwether

Duration:00:12:09

Fire-Toolz

9/23/2018
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This week CHIRP Volunteer, Andrew Meriwether, caught up with Angel Marcloid of Fire-Toolz. They talk about her new album Skinless X-1, her love smooth jazz, and much more. You can find Fire-Toolz on Bandcamp.

Duration:00:12:03

Jordanna

8/27/2018
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This week CHIRP volunteer, Jessi DiBartolomeo, sits down with Chicago R&B artist Jordanna to talk about the DIY scene in Chicago and the transition to the mainstream. You can see Jordanna at Schubas on September 2nd.

Duration:00:13:35

Desert Liminal

8/12/2018
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This week CHIRP Volunteer, Ari Mejia, caught up with Sarah Jane Quillin of Desert Liminal to talk about their records from 2017 and the unsual inspriations behind their music. Produced by Ari Mejia

Duration:00:11:43

Sea and Cake Interview

8/5/2018
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Sea and Cake are back at it with a record released this year on Thrill Jockey. Sam and Archer sat down with Features interviewer Michael Reed to talk record label history, Sam’s photography practice and how it relates to the music, and snack preferences. Sea and Cake perform at Millennium Park on August 16, 2018. Produced by Michael Reed Photo credit: Heather Cantrell

Duration:00:01:27

Cafe Racer

7/30/2018
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CHIRP volunteer, Andrew Meriwether, chats with Cafe Racer about their new release, Famous Dust, on Maximum Pelt records. Produced by Andrew Meriwether

Duration:00:11:59

Ric Wilson Interview

7/23/2018
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BANBA, Ric Wilson’s latest project stands for ‘Black Art Not Bad Art’ and like much of his work is inspired by abstract artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Ric and Features Director Amanda Roscoe Mayo met up at Mamby on the Beach to dive into themes of activism, the language surrounding Black art, and of course what Ric likes to do in his down time in Chicago. Produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

Duration:00:12:00

Bret Koontz

7/16/2018
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CHIRP volunteer, Ari Mejia, caught up with Chicago based singer song writer Bret Koontz at the CHIRP Studios. They talk about his most recent record, Low Light Trades, his experimentation in multiple mediums, and much more. You can check Low Light Trades on Bret's Bandcamp and see Bret play at Hungry Brain on August 8th. Produced by Ari Mejia

Duration:00:12:00

DRAMA Interview

7/8/2018
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Vocalist Via Rosa and producer Na'el Shehade are the duo known as DRAMA. Features interviewer Miranda Phelps caught up with them at Mamby on the Beach to talk shop. They got into what it’s like to collaborate as friends, whether or not they are hopeful about love, and shared some stories from the making of their current release, ‘Lies After Love.’ Produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

Duration:00:12:04

Emily Jane Powers

7/2/2018
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CHIRP Volunteer, Andrew Meriwether, sits down with Chicago-based musician Emily Jane Powers. They talk about her new album, Restless, the societal expectations of motherhood, and being in your 30's. You can check out Restless on Bandcamp. Produced by Andrew Meriwether

Duration:00:12:03