Starting at noon on Saturday, October 21, CHIRP will be broadcasting on-air at 107.1FM on the north side of the city! Check out our broadcast page to find out about joining the celebration.
The next great Chicago comedy series is premiering this weekend! Low Strung is a comedy about an audacious pair of friends, Victoria Lee and Shervin Bain, and their chaotic endeavors through a surreal lens in Chicago. Directed by Addison Wright and Lili K., Low Strung gives viewers a chance to vicariously experience sex, drugs, and montages. The series also features music from local musicians ShowYouSuck, Lex Allen, Klassik, Air Credits, Celine Neon, Rahn Harper, Chason, The Rapper Chicks and Lili K.
The first four episodes will officially premiere on October 21, 2017 at AMFM Gallery (2151 W 21st St. 60608) at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public!
Sun Kil Moon, aka Mark Kozelek, performs his plaintive, haunting, poetically rambling and often autobiographical songs at the Old Town School of Folk Music (4544 N Lincoln Ave) on Tuesday, October 3rd at 8pm.
Former frontman for the San Francisco band Red House Painters, Kozolek formed Sun Kil Moon in 2002. The band’s debut, Ghosts Of The Great Highway (2003, Jetset Records) was greatly received by critics and audiences alike but the band’s largest success was the highly acclaimed Benji (2014, Caldo Verde Records), which produced the alternative radio hit "Ben’s My Friend" as well as multiple references to Panera Bread.
Sun Kil Moon is touring in support of its latest release, Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood (2017, Caldo Verde Records). A prolific songwriter with numerous solo releases and collaborations, Caldo Verde will release Kozelek’s latest, a collaborative collection entitled Mark Kozelek with Ben Boye and Jim White, on October 5th. The album will stream on Kozelek’s website in the days before its release. Sun Kil Moon will be joined at The Old Town School by Magik Magik Orchestra, Steve Shelley (drums) and Josh Haden (bass).
Looking for the perfect bridge to your next Chicago summer weekend? Join us tomorrow (Wednesday the 28th) for CHIRP’s monthly fundraising event at The Whistler. This June’s event features the high-energy garage rock of Laverne and the cerebral electro-dance-pop of Anti/Beyond. Enjoy the live local music and The Whisler’s superior cocktails while supporting independent radio.
The Whistler is located at 2421 N. Milwaukee 60647. This 21+ event starts around 8:30pm. There is no cover.
The worldwide event Classic Album Sundays has grown into a worldwide destination for those who wish to gather together to listen to and discuss the some of the greatest music ever made.
It's once again time to appreciate an audio work of art. This month's focus is on former Fugees member Lauryn Hill, whose 1998 album The Midseducation of Lauryn Hill has become a critical and commerical classic. (Read Sam Willet's excellent retrospective on the artist and the album.)
The Chicago branch of CAS will gather again at Saturday Audio Exchange (1021 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657) this Sunday, April 30th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm to spin the record on super hi-fi equipment. The evening's schedule of events is as follows:
5:30pm-6:30pm: Sam will play a musical leadup playlist of artists that inspired or have been inspired by Ms. Lauryn Hill, including Erykah Badu, Aaliyah, D'Angleo, Bob Marley, and Wu-Tang Clan. Free lemonade and Dark Matter Coffee coffee is available to attendees (it's also BYOB).
6:35 pm: Sam gives a brief presentation on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, detailing its recording process and lyrical content, detailing its recording process and lyrical content.
6:45 pm: The needle drops on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Special guests Kathleen Rooney and Eric Plattner of Poems While You Wait will also be in attendance, writing poems for everyone at CAS!
Tickets to the event are $5 and can be purchased at the CAS Chicago EventBrite page.