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You are invited to the beginning of the next CHIRP neighborhood happening as we kick of our new Local Showcase series at Bourbon on Division (2050 W. Division St. 60622). Les Strychnine, Rare Ms Steak, and Protovulcan are the musicial talent sure to provide a memerable night starting at 9:00pm. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased here.
Behold the new video by Chicago band Ovef Ow for their song "Psycho Crush" from their 2017 Working EP! Directed by Chiago artist, designer and musician Timothy Breen, whose work with Numero Group has earned him two Gramy nominations, the video dips the band's infectious punky sounds into a pool of psychadelic colors and textures for a satisyfingly cool summertime effect.
Ovef Ow is Marites Velasquez (bass, vocals, and CHIRP volunteer...!), Sarah Braunstein (drums, vocals), Kyla Denham (synth, vocals), and Nick Barnett (guitar). Check out their CHIRP Radio podcast interview. The band will be performing Wednesday August 1 with (ORB) and Sat. Nite Duets at Sleeping Village (3734 W. Belmont) as part of the "In the Pit" Series.
Monday July 16: CHIRP Radio and The Chicago FIlm Society present Urgh! A Music War at the Music Box Theatre
Tuesday, July 17: The CHIRP Radio Local Showcase series premieres at Burbon on Division, featuring Les Strychnine, Rare Ms Steak, and Protovulcan
Friday July 20 to Sunday July 22: The Pitchfork Music Festival takes over Union Park for three days of music, food, and fun! CHIRP Radio also hosts the Record Fair and Other Delights.
On Monday Night CHIRP Radio and the Chicago Film Society present a very rare and special screening of the 1981 motion picture Urgh! A Music War at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave. 60613). It's not just a movie, but a performance experience of 26 bands that helped define the New Wave era, including Devo, Echo & the Bunnymen, X, 999, Klaus Nomi, Au Pairs, Oingo Boingo, UB40, The Cramps, The Go Go's, Gary Numan, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, and XTC. The '80s never left, they've just been waiting for moments like this. You can buy tickets here.
One of the most acclaimed albums of the 2000s was produced by Sigur Rós, a then-little-known band from Iceland. Ágætis byrjun defied easy categories and styles, and still does today. With its extended bouts of beauty and complexity, the record richly rewards those looking for musical adventure.
This Sunday, July 15th, the Chicago chapter of Classic Album Sundays will hold a listening party for this remarkable album. Music fans will gather at Saturday Audio Exchange (1021 W. Belmont Avenue 60657) to listen to the album in its entirely on high-fidelity equipment.
The all-ages event begins at 5:30pm and is part of the global listening experience of Classic Album Sundays. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.