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/ CHIRP Spins at Ravenswood Art Walk 10/4-5 for Chicago Artist’s Month

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Ravenswood Event Center
4043 N Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60613

The Ravenswood Community Council is proud to present the 13th annual Ravenswood ArtWalk. Now in its 13th year, the ArtWalk highlights the neighborhood’s standing as a hub for creative innovation and industry.

The event features over 300 talented artists whose work will be displayed throughout Ravenswood’s galleries, studios, industrial buildings and streets.The ArtWalk’s paths will converge on a central entertainment area featuring live music from CHIRP and local musicians, food trucks, craft beer tents and, a new addition to RAW 2014, a children’s corner loaded with engaging performances and activities.

For more information, visit http://ravenswoodartwalk.org/

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CHIRP Spins at Taste of Switchback 2014 - October 4th

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The Test Kitchen
1511 W Cortez St.
Chicago, IL 60642

21+


Join Switchback Books for an evening of craft beer tastings, expertly paired and presented alongside poems from Switchback Books' authors.

Switchback authors Stefania Heim and Kathleen Rooney perform poems live while guests enjoy craft beers chosen to complement the mood and taste of each poem.

Get a taste of Switchback at your own pace with interactive and virtual performances/exhibits from Marisa Crawford, Alyse Knorr, Jenn Marie Nunes, Morgan Parker, Jennifer Tamayo, Monica de la Torre and Caroline Noble Whitbeck

Award-winning brews and seasonals from Michigan's Saugatuck Brewing Company

Plus, raffle prizes, light appetizers, and music from CHIRP!

Must be 21+ to attend.

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4th Annual CHIRP Record Crawl

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All Ages


The CHIRP Record Crawl returns this fall! Come aboard the CHIRP trolley to join fellow music fans as we 'crawl' en masse to some of the city's greatest independent record stores — and enjoy exclusive discounts while we shop!

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10:30am - Check-in / Shop at Groove Distribution (346 N Justine St.)
**Free coffee courtesy of Intelligentsia!
**Special appearance by the Doughnut Vault van!

11:45am - Board trolley

12pm - 12:45pm – Permanent Records Chicago

1pm - 1:45pm - Dusty Groove Records

2pm - 2:45pm – Reckless Records on Milwaukee Ave.

3pm - 3:45pm - Laurie's Planet of Sound

4pm - Trolley departs Lincoln Square and heads back to Groove Distribution area for drop-off

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$5 admission includes:

  • trolley transportation throughout the crawl
  • exclusive in-store discounts
  • limited edition badge
  • free coffee upon check-in at Groove Distribution, courtesy of Intelligentsia Coffee

 

Space is limited! RSVP today at RSVP@chirpradio.org.

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Categorized: CHIRP Record Crawl

New Volunteer Orientation, October 11th at Conrad Sulzer Library

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Conrad Sulzer Regional Library
4455 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

18+


Our next New Volunteer Orientation is scheduled for Saturday, October 11th at 10:30 a.m. at the Conrad Sulzer Regional Library in Lincoln Square, 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue.   

To become a CHIRP staff member/volunteer it is mandatory that you attend one of our new volunteer orientations.  This orientation should last an hour, ending at 11:30 a.m. 

At the orientation, you get to hear from our department heads on how to get involved in areas like Events, Marketing, Production, Tech, Partnerships and more.  You will also be able to learn about our DJ training and find out more information on CHIRP, what we are all about, and specific ways in which you can volunteer with us. 

Afterward, if you decide to join CHIRP, you get access to our volunteer intranet and volunteer task sign-up site. We have monthly staff meetings where we discuss what's going on that month as well as what we have planned long term.  These general staff meetings are held the third Thursday of the month. 

In the mean time, if you are interested in checking out more CHIRP activities - consider attending one of events found on the CHIRP events calendar.

We ask you to RSVP in order to estimate the number of attendees.  

Thanks!

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Categorized: New Volunteer Meetings

CHIRP Radio & Kickstand Productions present J Mascis

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Subterranean
2011 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-6600

17+


CHIRP Radio and Kickstand Productions proudly present J Mascis of Dinosaur Junior to Subterranean on Saturday, October 11!  J Mascis, one of indie rock’s most influential pioneers, is touring in support of his second solo album, Tied to a Star.  Australian duo Luluc open!

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CHIRP Night at the Whistler with Zapruder Point and Shelley Miller & the BCC

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

21+


Every second Monday 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 unparalleled cocktails, and the good feeling of supporting independent radio. This October, we are excited to welcome local acts Zapruder Point and Shelley Miller & the BCC. As usual, there is no cover for this 21 and over event, and it all kicks off around 9pm.

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CHIRP Radio presents The First Time: First Fight

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

21+


CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series, The First Time, pairs a reader’s personal story about a First Time event 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 Three band. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more each story or each song.

Hosted by CHIRP DJ Jenn Sodini, October's theme is First Fight for Wednesday, October 15th at 8 p.m.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and scheduled performers include:

ShowYouSuck, Performance Artist
Ian Belknap, Producer of Write Club
Nathan Rabin, Writer - The Dissolve
Martin Morrow, Comedian
Katie Prout, Storyteller
Maya Schenwar, Journalist
Jessi D. , CHIRP DJ

The First Time is a benefit for CHIRP Radio and tickets are $10.  You can purchase tickets on the Martyrs' website.

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Categorized: The First Time

CHIRP Radio welcomes Marketa Irglova

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Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-6000

All Ages


CHIRP Radio is proud to welcome Marketa Irglova to Old Town School of Folk Music on Thursday, October 16th! Since winning an Academy Award as half of The Swell Season for a song from the movie Once, Irglova has slowly cultivated a solo career and is touring to support her second solo album, MUNA, just released on ANTI- Records. This all ages show gets started at 8 PM with opener Rosi Golan. Be sure to stop by our table and say hello!

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Categorized: CHIRP Presents Shows

/ / CHIRP returns to Multiples. for Chicago Artists Month

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2605 W. Armitage
2605 W. Armitage
Chicago, IL 60647

Multiples. is a temporary crossover market open for one weekend in March and October to showcase objects produced as multiples. Multiples. seeks to span the division between art and craft, which are intimately connected, yet often artificially separated by preconceived notions of social value. Modeled as a hybrid of the contemporary commercial art fair, critical craft markets and an exploration of visual art forms, Multiples. is an affordable option for contemporary artists and makers looking to expose their practice and sell their editions, replicated hand-made, or manufactured works in Chicago.

CHIRP will be spinning all weekend at the Opening Night Party Friday, October 17th and during the show's public hours Saturday, October 18 12pm-8pm and Sunday, October 19 12pm-6pm.

For more information, visit http://www.artmultiples.net/

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CHIRP Radio & Kickstand Productions present White Fence

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Subterranean
2011 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-6600

17+


We're thrilled to parther with Kickstand Productions to present White Fence at Subterranean on Saturday, October 18! King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Ultimate Painting, and Uh Bones are also on the bill! Be sure to stop by our table and say hello!

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CHIRP Night at the Whistler with Blasted Diplomats & The Noise FM

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

21+


Every second Monday 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 unparalleled cocktails, and the good feeling of supporting independent radio. This November, we are excited to have Chicago's own Blasted Diplomats and The Noise FM. As usual, there is no cover for this 21 and over event, and it all kicks off around 9pm.

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Categorized: CHIRP Night at the Whistler