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Illinois Centennial Monument on Logan Square
3150 W Logan Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60647

All Ages


The Logan Square Arts Festival returns to its classic setting around the Illinois Centennial Monument on Logan Square for its tenth installment this June 22–24. The festival celebrates the creativity, diversity, and vitality of the neighborhood and features live music on two stages, art installations, artisan vendors, beer from Logan Square’s own Revolution Brewing, and cocktails from The Whistler. A portion of every gate donation will once again benefit Logan Square Preservation’s efforts to preserve important landmarks and beautify the neighborhood.

This year’s diverse music lineup features infectious dance-punk group !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk);critically-acclaimed D.C. punk band Priests; up-and-coming hip hop producer and Chance the Rapper collaborator oddCouple; psychedelic dance-pop from Ssion; and Detroit indie rock siblings Flint Eastwood. More artists will be announced on May 21 with a total of 25 bands scheduled to perform over the festival weekend.

 

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CHIRP Night at the Whistler with Wavy I.D and Sports Boyfriend

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Whistler
2421 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-3530

21+


Every fourth Wednesday of the month is CHIRP Night at the Whistler — an evening where you can enjoy the music of CHIRP-curated local artists, the Whistler’s take on classic cocktails, and the good feeling of supporting independent radio.

This June, we're excited to welcome Chicago's own Wavy I.D with Sports Boyfriend to the Whistler stage. As usual, there is no cover for this 21 and over event, and it all kicks off around 8:30pm.

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CHIRP Music Book Club Returns with The First Collection of Criticism By a Living Female Rock Critic

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Roscoe Books
2142 W Roscoe St.
Chicago
(773) 857-2676

Join CHIRP on Thursday, July 5th for a new installment of our bi-monthly book group, covering The First Collection of Criticism by A Living Female Rock Critic by Jessica Hopper.

"The pieces in The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic are diverse and important in their own individual ways—everything from a fascinating look at the synchronicity between indie musicians and advertising, and the (sadly still all-too-relevant) 2003 piece “Emo: Where the Girls Aren’t” to a profile on songwriter David Bazan that explores his complicated relationship with religion and fans, and to a Village Voice discussion with Jim DeRogatis that reexamined (and gave renewed visibility to) the sexual assault allegations against R. Kelly." —Salon

"Jessica Hopper's criticism is a trenchant and necessary counterpoint not just on music, but on our culture at large." —Annie Clark, St. Vincent

"The First Collection is a game-changer, a godsend, and a Holy Grail for those who have been forced to reside on the fringe of the notoriously "male-dominated sphere" of rock criticism and fandom [...] Hopper's work, influence, and unwavering support for the diversification of voice and perspective within music journalism have altered the landscape of rock criticism for the better. It may be the first collection of criticism written by a female rock critic, but it's definitely not the last." —The Village Voice

We'll meet at 7pm for a lively discussion with music & snacks.  For more information on upcoming books and meetings, visit roscoebooks.com

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Chirp Radio’s First Game

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Martyrs’
3855 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL
773.404.9494

21+


Join us as CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series the First Time.  The First Time pairs a reader’s personal story about a specific "first time" -- a different "first" for each show -- with a song performance. This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by The First Time Four. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song.  Six readers will be booked for your listening enjoyment.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  

The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini.

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Join CHIRP at Classic Album Sundays – Ágætis byrjun by Sigur Ros

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Saturday Audio Exchange
1021 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 935-4434

All Ages


Classic Album Sundays is a group album listening experience that builds a community of music lovers and CHIRP is proud to co-sponsor the series in Chicago. Join us during July as we will feature Sigur Rós's Ágætis byrjun.

A bold statement on their website at the time of Ágætis byrjun’s release gave a direct insight into Sigur Ros’ mind at the time. To call then “post-rock” would be an insult; piano, flutes, tremolo, horns, feedback, and inhuman sounding vocal performances create a sound that cannot really be defined by time or genre.

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Join Chirp At The Music Box Theatre for “Urgh! A Music War” Screening

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Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
773 871 6604

All Ages


Chirp 107.1 FM has partnered with the Chicago Film Society to present a rare screening of Urgh! A Music War on 35MM film at the Music Box Theatre. 

Pop quiz: who is the best new band of the 1980s? Gang of Four? Steel Pulse? The Go-Go’s? Surf Punks?

Whatever your taste in under-the-radar sounds, Urgh! A Music War has you covered. Unabashed propaganda for the new wave of rock ‘n’ roll on the rise at the head of the Reagan era and soft promotion for “Creative Consultant” Miles Copeland’s I.R.S. Records (to which several bands featured in the film were signed), Urgh! captured, on 35mm and with multichannel sound, some of the most exciting musical acts of its era live in early, prime form.

Keeping interstitial material to a minimum, Urgh! provided each of its 24 bands the space of a single song to leave an indelible impression before moving along. Showcasing in equal measure bands that were both on the precipice of breaking through as well as those who broke up or fell off the map almost immediately (anybody heard from The Alley Cats lately?), Urgh! has endured as a vital time capsule of its musical moment, presented in hi-fi with relatively little corporate intervention (save for the Dead Kennedys being booted from the soundtrack release for their inflammatory name).

So please join us as we present, on the big screen (deep breath!), Devo, Echo & the Bunnymen, X, 999, Klaus Nomi, Au Pairs, Oingo Boingo, UB40, The Cramps, Gary Numan, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, XTC, and many more in the musical event of 1981.

For more information, please visit http://www.chicagofilmsociety.org/

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CHIRP Night at the Whistler with Good at Bad and Forced into Femininity

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Whistler
2421 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-3530

21+


Every fourth Wednesday of the month is CHIRP Night at the Whistler — an evening where you can enjoy the music of CHIRP-curated local artists, the Whistler’s take on classic cocktails, and the good feeling of supporting independent radio.

This July, we're excited to welcome Chicago's own Good at Bad with Forced into Femininity to the Whistler stage. As usual, there is no cover for this 21 and over event, and it all kicks off around 8:30pm.

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CHIRP Music Quiz

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Cole’s Bar
2338 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 276-5802

21+


Come show off your music nerdery at the CHIRP Music Quiz!

Trivia, music cues, and other fun tests of your musical knowledge, without any cheating -- no devices allowed!

CHIRP DJ Mary Nisi is your quizmaster. Show up with a team or on your own (we'll create ad hoc teams with single attendees).

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CHIRP Night at the Whistler with I Lost Control and Thin Cherries

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Whistler
2421 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-3530

21+


Every fourth Wednesday of the month is CHIRP Night at the Whistler — an evening where you can enjoy the music of CHIRP-curated local artists, the Whistler’s take on classic cocktails, and the good feeling of supporting independent radio.

This August, we're excited to welcome Chicago's own I Lost Control with Thin Cherries to the Whistler stage. As usual, there is no cover for this 21 and over event, and it all kicks off around 8:30pm.

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CHIRP Night at the Whistler with Sparkletears and malci

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Every fourth Wednesday of the month is CHIRP Night at the Whistler — an evening where you can enjoy the music of CHIRP-curated local artists, the Whistler’s take on classic cocktails, and the good feeling of supporting independent radio.

This September, we're excited to welcome Chicago's own Sparkletears with Malci to the Whistler stage. As usual, there is no cover for this 21 and over event, and it all kicks off around 8:30pm.

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