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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

Kitten Forever

12/11/2017
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Kitten Forever is a feminist party punk band from Minneapolis. Features Director Amelia Hruby caught up with the band at Riot Fest to talk about how the band got together, swapping instruments, and where their name came from. produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

Duration: 00:09:33


Radar State

11/28/2017
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Production Director Amanda Roscoe-Mayo caught up with Radar State members Josh (also of The Anniversary) and Jim (also of The Get Up Kids) at Riot Fest this year. They chat about how the band got together, playing Riot Fest as their second show ever, and choosing a band logo before they even had a name. produced by Brad Helm photo by Mike Alexander

Duration: 00:08:04


The Curls

11/19/2017
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Local band The Curls came by the CHIRP studios recently to chat with Features Director Amelia Hruby about their upcoming album Super Unit. See them at their album release show on 11/30 on Emporium. produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

Duration: 00:09:40


Upset

11/13/2017
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I feel like the music is really whatever I'm feeling, and women contain multitudes. - Ali CHIRP Features Director Amelia Hruby caught up with Ali and Nicole of Upset at Riot Fest 2017. They chat about how the band got together, recording with bronchitis, and their neverending fear of someone finding all the notes and voice memos on their phones. produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

Duration: 00:10:32


Kweku Collins

11/5/2017
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After opening Lollapalooza 2017, Evanston native Kweku Collins met up with Dylan Peterson to talk about moving into a segregated Chicago, channeling Karen O and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and making music about Dylan's girlfriend, Rose. Kweku Collins makes his homecoming at Space on November 25th, for Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days in Chicago. produced by Dylan Peterson (@_dylanclub_)

Duration: 00:12:43


INVSN

10/29/2017
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CHIRP Volunteer, Amanda Mayo, caught up with Swedish rockers, INVSN at Riot Fest 2017. Listen to them discuss the origins of their name, the significance of politics in their music, and much more! produced by Amanda Mayo

Duration: 00:09:59


A Giant Dog

10/23/2017
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CHIRP volunteer Michael Reed interviews Andrew Cashen from A Giant Dog before their recent show at the Empty Bottle. They discuss the personal nature of the lyrics on their new album Toy, how a Texas taxidermy shop inspired Andrew to sculpt the Toy cover art, and his favorite Chicago bands. produced by Michael Reed

Duration: 00:09:41


Lykanthea

10/18/2017
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Lakshmi Ramgopal is the artist behind ambient project Lykanthea. She was invited to perform this fall at MCA Hearts Chicago as part of the museum's 50th anniversary celebration, and she's gathered a diverse ensemble of dancers and musicians to develop new songs and arrangements for the October 21st event. Lakshmi and her collaborators Adele Nicholas and Bindu Poroori recently came by the CHIRP studios to speak with Features Director Amelia Hruby about Lykanthea and the upcoming ensemble...

Duration: 00:13:23


Rich Jones

10/16/2017
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CHIRP Volunteer, Andrew Meriwether, sits down with Chicago rapper Rich Jones. They talk about his recent feature on NPR Music, hip-hop in Chicago, his latest EP Vegas. Produced by Andrew Meriwether

Duration: 00:12:36


Liars

10/8/2017
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CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby caught up with Angus Andrew of Liars at this year's Riot Fest. They talked about how the band now functions as a solo project, recording the new record Theme from Crying Fountain in the Australian bush, and the meaning behind the album's wedding imagery. produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

Duration: 00:10:11


Bonelang

10/1/2017
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Matt and Samy from Bonelang stopped by the CHIRP studios to chat with Features Director Amelia Hruby about their early Blink 182 covers, their Venn Diagrams album/experience, and how sunflowers have become a important symbol for their art. Bonelang's Venn Diagrams Pt. II releases on Friday, October 13th. produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

Duration: 00:10:28


The Drums

9/24/2017
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On Abysmal Thoughts, Jonny Pierce is The Drums. Pierce met up with Dylan Peterson at Lollapalooza 2017 to talk about taking sole ownership of the project, and what it taught him about trusting his inner artist. They talk about the horribleness of evangelical Christianity's fake love, not being afraid to speak up for yourself, and hoping that it rains at the festival (it did.). produced by Dylan Peterson (@_dylanclub_)

Duration: 00:11:22


Big Sadie

9/18/2017
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Local band Big Sadie visited the CHIRP studios to talk to CHIRP volunteer Amanda Mayo about their folk influences, Chicago roots, and recent debut album Keep Me Waiting. See Big Sadie live at Schubas on September 23rd. produced by Amanda Mayo (@AmandaRMayo) photo by Carolina Rodriguez

Duration: 00:09:54


Pinegrove

9/13/2017
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Volunteer, Andrew Meriwether, caught up with Evan Hall of Pinegrove at Pitchfork music festival. They discuss his lyricism, what he's reading these days, and much more. Find out more about Pinegrove on their website and come see them wehn they come to Thalia Hall November 26th. http://www.pinegroveband.com/ Produced by Andrew Meriwether

Duration: 00:12:00


Al Scorch

8/30/2017
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CHIRP Volunteer, Andrew Meriwether, sat down with Chicago folk-punk artists Al Scorch to talk about his origins, his inspiration for song writing, and much more.

Vagabon

8/6/2017
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No one knows what you're capable of but you. Stay true to that. If you feel like you can do it, then you probably can. Features Director Amelia Hruby caught up with Laetitia Tamko aka Vagabon at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. They chat about how it feels to be in the right place, being hard on yourself, and her advice for budding musicians. produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa) photo by Ebru Yildiz

Duration: 00:09:39


Lili K

8/1/2017
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Local artist Lili K stopped by the CHIRP studios to check in with Features Director Amelia Hruby. They talked about the relationship between collaboration and maintaining your own voice, music that defies genres, and performing in a post-Trump era. ​produced by Jenn Rourke Elizondo

Duration: 00:13:54


Frankie Cosmos

7/23/2017
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Greta Kline met up with CHIRP's Dylan Peterson before Frankie Cosmos played at the 2017 Pitchfork Music Festival to talk about the long and short of songwriting, how Bob Dylan and Bandcamp influence her music, and her favorite donut spot in Chicago. produced by Dylan Peterson (@tdvsbl)

Duration: 00:11:08


Weatherman

7/17/2017
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Features Director Amelia Hruby recently caught up with Annie, Jason, and Josh of local minimalist pop group Weatherman. They talk about how the band got together, their upcoming record, and the future of the group as members move across land and sea. Weatherman EP releases on July 28th, and you can see Weatherman live at their EP release show at Constellation on July 29th. produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

Duration: 00:13:32


BJ the Chicago Kid

7/11/2017
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CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby caught up with local legend BJ the Chicago Kid at Mamby on the Beach this summer. They chat about his recent Grammy nominations, Chicago's "realness," and the album he calls an "audio-blunt." produced by Amanda Mayo

Duration: 00:10:35

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