We are very excited to announce the CHIRP sponsored “DC Against the World” show at this year’s South by Southwest music festival! On Thursday, March 13, CHIRP will bring an entire day of music to the New Movement Theater in Austin, TX. From 11am to 6pm, catch bands from all over the country, including Chicago’s own Outer Minds, not to mention the Free Beer and Free Tacos! The lineup is as follows:
11:25am-11:55am Olivia Mancini :: On team DC is the lovely and multi-talented Olivia Mancini. Mancini is a singer-songwriter who masterfully combines folk-pop, doo-wop, and rock ’n’ roll sounds into one upbeat and lively package.
12:20pm-12:55pm Audacity :: All the way from California, Audicaty is a quartet of true garage band rockers. Together since the ninth grade, these musicians have stuck together and stayed true to their guitar-driven, high energy, garage band feel.
1:30pm-2:00pm Outer Minds :: From CHIRP’s hometown of Chicago comes the band Outer Minds. They skillfully combine big garage band, pop, and psychedelic riffs together to create a unique sound.
2:35pm-3:10pm Blind Shake :: Out of Minnesota comes the dynamic power trio Blind Shake. Their unique sound comes in part from the use of a baritone guitar instead of a typical bass.The three put on an electrifying punk rock show.
3:45pm-4:20pm Deleted Scenes :: Another in the Team DC camp, Deleted Scenes bring a unique and unmatched genre to the show: art-rock. Using sound from dozens of genres—including punk, avant-garde, ambient electronic, and pop— the trio has a strong and memorable sound to go with thoughtful lyrics.
4:55pm-5:40pm The Coup :: From Oakland, California, The Coup describes themselves as playing “funk, punk, agressive-disco” music, alongside the description “political hip hop.” Their unique sound and thought-provoking lyrics will leave an audiencedancing…and thinking.
11:55am-12:25pm Vaadat Charigim :: Vaadat Charigim is an Israeli trio who consider their music both dream pop rockand conceptual art. It will be all about the tight, ambient and interestingly laced guitar sounds for most listeners, as the band sings all in Hebrew. The trio gives a breathtaking and thought-provoking performance.
12:55pm-1:30pm Vertical Scratchers :: Vertical Scratchers is a musical duo out of sunny California. Although the band is small in size, they are anything but small when it comes to soundTheir punk-pop-rock sound is extremely energetic and powerful, and the lyrics are equally so.
2:00pm-2:35pm Hospitality :: Out of Brooklyn, Hospitality is a pop-rock trio with an edge. Frontwoman Amber Papini’s smooth vocals blend well with intricate guitar solos and tight drums. This band packs a punch, but their sound is just lighthearted enough to get you bobbing your head along with them.
3:10pm-3:45pm No Regrets Coyote :: This band takes punk rock back to it’s roots. Not only do they give a great performance, leaving you ready to party, but their guitar riffs and catchy hooks prove they have great musical talent behind those just-wanna-party attitudes.
4:20pm-4:55pm Tereu Tereu :: Another for team DC! Tereu Tereu is an indie duo with a strong DC post-punk influence. They are all about past and present meeting: heavy guitar hooks combined with electronic melodies from their laptops. “We all just hope to survive the digital era,” they explain.
5:40pm-6:00pm Coeds :: From Austin & NYC, Coeds is a girl/guy electro pop duo. Between Meridith Munoz’ lyrics and vocals and Ryan Kailath’s skillfully composed music, it’s no wonder the Coeds are such a joy to listen to. They will get you dancing with a lighthearted, '80s-inspired, feel good sound!
Today, let’s celebrate the birthday of the frontman of a band that produced one of the best albums of the ‘60s. Arthur Lee was born in Memphis, but moved to Los Angeles when he was five and by high school, he met Johnny Echols and they played in bands together. He was soon writing songs, and one of his songs was recorded by a local R & B singer, with Jimi Hendrix playing guitar on the session. Love came together in 1965, with Echols and Bryan McLean, among others. The band soon became a top live attraction and garnered a local hit with their radical rearrangement of Burt Bacharach’s “My Little Red Book”. This led to a deal with Elektra Records. Love was a perfect band for the psychedelic age, mixing all sorts of genres together, but this didn’t yield any hits. Nevertheless, their first three albums are great, with Forever Changes one of the most essential albums of the era. Lee later went solo and then dealt with various substance abuse and legal (i.e. jail time) issues. In the early ‘90s, he got himself back together and began touring as Love with mega-fans Baby Lemonade backing him up. I saw this edition of Love twice, and Lee was fascinating and the music sounded great. Let’s honor Lee by grabbing your iPod or MP3 player, hitting shuffle and sharing the first 10 songs that come up.
(Weekly Voyages is CHIRP Radio's listing of concerts in Chicago at select venues. Information about tickets can be obtained from the venues' Web sites. Do you have corrections or updates for this list? Send us an e-mail.)
Friday March 7
The Holy Hour House Band
Abbey Pub 9pm 21+
The Summer Set
Beat Kitchen 7:30pm
Bigjoy, Future Monarchs, Roxy Swain
Beat Kitchen 10pm, 21+
Bottom Lounge 7:30pm
Double Door 8pm
J.J. & DRE, New Born, Captain Coopersmith
Elbo Room 8pm 21+
Will Phalen, Adam Burke, Female Basic, DJ Warp
Hideout 9:30pm, 21+
Do you have plans this Friday yet? If not, you won’t want to miss out on seeing one of the worlds most universally respected DJ duos perform. Childhood friends hailing from L.A. Tyler Blake and Michael David, make up the duo of Classixx – a name that came from their affinity for compilations of different music. The duo began touring in 2009 with their first single, “I’ll Get You,” featuring Lady Gaga’s songwriter Jeppe. Following this single, they made acclaimed remixes for the likes of Phoenix, Holy Ghost, Mayer Hawthorne, Groove Armada, Yacht, Major Lazer, Gossip and more.
After successfully collaborating with several artists, Classixx began working intently on their 12-song debut album, Hanging Gardens that came out last May. The album is warm, breezy and carefree, like memories of a wistful summertime romance. The album has been compared to early Daft Punk albums and its anthem, “All You’re Waiting For,” features vocals from ex-LCD Soundsystem member Nancy Whang.
Opening for Classixx is the duo Washington D.C. duo pop band, Gems. They were named The Best Band You’ve Never Heard by Buzzfeed earlier this year and is comprised of Clifford John Usher and Lindsay Pitts. Tickets are $15 and the doors open at 8PM at the Double Door, show starts at 8:30PM. Get them here!
This Thursday, come show your love for all things local at Elbo Room for the CHIRP Radio Benefit Showcase. Local Independent music is what CHIRP is all about. (C'mon it’s in the name!) But in order for bands and organizations like CHIRP to continue, they need the support of the local community. Lovers of all things independent are what help keep CHIRP alive and thriving. So that’s why we’ve put together a night of awesome local bands that are sure to rock your socks, mittens, and parkas off.
Come hear tunes from Chicago’s finest. We’ve got the dreamy sounds of indie pop group Careful Q. If you’re looking to get your doo wop on, take a listen to their song “Bad Like Me”. Try not to groove, I dare you.
We've also got The Symposium to play you jams off their Brain Jail EP featuring songs “The Fifties,” “Talk Is Cheap,” and more. We’ve also got female power group One Wing Low to play you awesome rock jams. These girls know how to rock, don’t believe me? Check their tunes from their latest release, Little Tigers In Your House. And rounding out the lineup is Me Jane, which includes CHIRP’s very own Marites Velasquez on bass. The group, whose creation came from a house party in Logan Square, have come together to create an amazing sound.
You love CHIRP, we love CHIRP, so let’s dance about it! Make sure to come out early to hear all of these amazing acts. Show starts at 8:00 PM. Tickets are only $10 and all proceeds go to CHIRP Radio. Get your tickets here and be sure to stop by our booth to grab some CHIRP goodies! The Elbo Room is located at 2871 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.