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Roscoe writesSonny and the Sunsets Ride the Endless Summer Waves to Schubas on September 2nd

by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

Sonny and the Sunsets are coming! Sonny and the Sunsets are coming!

CHIRP Radio welcomes to Schubas this San Francisco based crew on September 2, 2014 along with White Reaper and The Sueves. The support for this show, both based in the Middle West, is proof that a band doesn’t need to live near an ocean to get into the grit of beach rock and roll. It’s a California state of mind, after all.

Sonny and the Sunsets released, Antenna to the Afterworld on Polyvinvl records in June of 2013 and it is jam packed with Sonny Smith’s signature clear but soft vocals, beachy rock, and synth-infused arrangements.

We don’t know about you but we missed a real summer in Chicago and are looking forward to being transported to a warm, happy, and breezy place via Sonny and the Sunsets, and even though the show is technically after Labor Day, we won’t judge if you rock your white denim!

Meet the sunsets and watch them compete against one another in a real nail biter.

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Topics: schubas, sonny and the sunsets

Clarence Ewing - The Million Year Trip writesWhat Was at The Top of CHIRP’s Charts One Year Ago This Week?

These were the albums at the top of CHIRP Radio's charts the last week of August one year ago...

1. Ty Segall - Sleeper (Drag City)

2. Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystal - Aquarius (Delmark)

3. No Age - An Object (Sub Pop)

4. The Moondoggies - Adiós I'm a Ghost (Hardly Art)

5. Ghost Wave - Ages (Flying Nun)

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SKaiser writesSolo Artists Create Local Business in Chicago

by Shawna Kaiser

How much passion comes to mind when you think “local business?" Not too much, really? All of us pass countless storefronts as we go about the day, but then there are those loving business owners working their craft from inside a living room, all while (more than likely) keeping day jobs intact.

Take Sarah deHebreard for example. She is the owner of bonnie, a naturally nourishing skin and body care business in Chicago. She moved here in 2007, started bonnie in 2010, and a couple years ago needed to find a larger apartment for the growing amount of product coming out of her kitchen.

“The local business owners I’m most familiar with are ones in similar situations; they work from home, along with   another full- or part-time day job, and they  don’t get out much, unless they’re participating in a festival or craft market,” she said  in an interview after participating in Coterie at Pitchfork.

With a product line ranging from facial and skin care to body balm candles (which are delightful, check them out to the right) deHebreard is looking forward to accomplishing a new connection with the community – consumer education on cosmetic ingredients.

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Topics: business

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