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CHIRP Radio @ Baconstock 2016

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Exit Strategy Brewing
7700 W. Madison St.
Forest Park, Illinois 60130

Join CHIRP Radio for a full day of BACON, BANDS, AND BREWS!

Baconstock started a few years ago at the home of 13-Monsters guitarist Jamie Riani as a birthday party for his wife Melissa (a bacon freak of the highest order). The event quickly became a day long mini-festival of area indie bands, ribs, bacon laden dishes of awesomeness, and a ton of beer. The lineup for Baconstock 2016 is as follows:

Parasites
13-Monsters
Vortis
TAFKAVince (The Artist Formally Known as Vince)
Koopa and Los Mysterios
I Lost Control
The 92's
The Ions
Scott McNeil

Exit Strategy's custom menu for the event will be revealed when they are finished creating in their mad scientist kitchen. Stay Tuned!

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/ / / / / / / / / / / Chirp Radio @ The 7th Annual Chicago Fringe Festival

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Costa Cafe
4801 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630

All Ages


The 2016 Chicago Fringe Festival will feature 50 groups in about 200 performances selected by lottery. 50% of shows are from the Chicago-land area and the other 50% are from across the nation and the world. The shows include comedies, dramas, dance pieces, musicals, performance art and the unclassifiable.  Options run the gamut – fire eaters, burlesque, family friendly, puppets, drama, musical and so much more!  All shows are uncensored.

Shows run from 7–11pm weekdays and from 1pm–11pm on weekends and on Labor Day.

Kids Fringe shows and activities are guaranteed to be appropriate for kids 12 and under. They will run each Saturday and Sunday of the Festival.

The 2016 Chicago Fringe Festival is located in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood on the city’s northwest side.  Locations include:

  • Fringe Central @ Costa Cafe,4801 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
  • Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, The Gym, 5320 W Giddings, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60630
  • Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, The Meeting Hall, 5320 W Giddings, Basement, Chicago, IL 60630
  • Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
  • Jefferson Playhouse – Home of Windy City Music Theatre, 4766 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630
  • The Gift Theatre, 4802 Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
  • Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60630
  • Windy City Music Theatre Blackbox Studio, 5340 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630

For more information, visit chicagofringe.org

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Join CHIRP at Classic Album Sundays feat. Daft Punk’s Discovery

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

Classic Album Sundays is an immersive album listening experience that builds the community of music lovers and CHIRP is proud to co-sponsor the series in Chicago.

On Sunday, August 28th, CAS returns to Saturday Audio Exchange to present Daft Punk’s second studio album Discovery. Taking around two years to record, the album was a departure from the duo’s previous Chicago influenced house music into ‘song’ led productions that were, in Thomas Bangalter’s own words a way of “saying to the electronic kids, ‘Rock is cool, you know? You can like that.'”

Saturday Audio Exchange will be providing a custom-curated hi-fi audio system to make this experience come to life on vinyl.

The event starts with a vinyl-exclusive playlist of artists that influenced and have been influenced by Daft Punk. Attendees should take this warm up time to take a look around, visit with event partners, socialize with new and old friends, and drink beverages. When we have a full house, we will give attendees a ten minute warning to use to the bathroom and make any phone calls before the album starts. Then, CAS Chicago organizer Sam Willett will introduce the album drop the needle. From there, your mind should be completely involved with the album and prepared for a musical adventure.

More information, including a pre-album playlist, event recaps, and an online community of audiophiles, can be found at classicalbumsundays.com or the Classic Album Sundays Facebook page.

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New Volunteer Meeting Fall 2016

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

18+


Are you interseted in CHIRP Radio? Come to our new volunteer meeting to find out more information about volunteering. The meeting will start promptly at 7pm, so please do not come late. If you can't make this one, or if you come too late, we ask that you wait and attend the next volunteer meeting.  There is a lot of info that is covered, so come with your questions and see if we are a fit for you!

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CHIRP Radio welcomes The Handsome Family

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

CHIRP Radio is excited to welcome husband and wife duo, The Handsome Family, to Old Town School of Folk Music on Sunday, September 18th! Also at the show will be special guests, Anna & Elizabeth

If you were able to snag tickets, make sure to swing by the CHIRP table at the show! 

Photo courtesy of The Handsome Family 

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CHIRP Radio welcomes Sara Watkins

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

CHIRP Radio welcomes the amazingly talented Sara Watkins to Old Town School of Folk Music on Wednesday, September 21st! Come out and hear songs off her latest release, 'Young in All the Wrong Ways'. Also sharing the stage we have songwriter and composer, Mikaela Davis

Be sure to say hi to th CHIRP'ers at the show! 

Photo by: Marrten de Boer 

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CHIRP Night at the Whistler with MAKS The Fox and Winkler Mill

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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 delicious cocktails, and the good feeling of supporting independent radio.

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

Photo credit: Ben Siegel

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Chirp Radio presents The First Time: First Gig

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

21+


CHIRP Radio's quarterly storytelling & music series The First Time returns with a new cast of storytellers and the theme: First Gig. 

Our readers will pair their story with a handpicked song that is then performed by our houseband, The First Time Four (Gerald Dowd, Steve Frisbie, Liam Davis, Scott Stevenson). This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell what the audience enjoys more: each story or each song!

Hosted by Jenn Sodini (The Moth, Psychotic Break)

Benefits CHIRP Radio.  $10 at Martyrs'.

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CHIRP Radio welcomes Hiss Golden Messenger

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

CHIRP Radio welcomes folk musician, Hiss Golden Messenger to Old Town School of Folk Music on Sunday, November 6th! The band will be playing in support of the new release, 'Heart Like a Levee'. Be sure to also get there early so that you can catch singer, Tift Merritt, starting off the night! 

Make your way to the CHIRP table when you get there! 

Photo by: Andy Tennille 

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