Dum Dum Girls front woman, Dee Dee took a moment to chat with CHIRP’s Katie Owens at Pitchfork Fest 2014. Dee Dee discussed how self-awareness contributed to Dum Dum Girls' latest full-length Too True, feeling imprisoned by her vocal injury and her foremost compulsion. Dum Dum Girls released Too True in January on Sub Pop and play Metro on Friday, Oct. 24.
A sunny afternoon chat at Oz Park with CHIRP's Shawna Kaiser takes us to Alabama and back, on the journey of local punks, The Breathing Light. Camille and Yumii discussed origins of the the band, their views on black/romantic punk, how art influences their music and Slash em Up!
Local band Fort Frances sits down with CHIRP DJ Julie Mueller in their West Loop rehearsal space for a light-hearted discussion on how they describe their sound, what the label "pop music" means to the band and the important contribution of Jeff's "bass face" to the group. Things turn philosophical in regards to how listeners currently digest music and how the band would be "f*#&cked" without a desire to make "popular music."
Fort Frances is currently in Maine finishing their upcoming record. You can catch Fort Frances at Lincoln Hall on December 12.
CHIRP's Michael Heidemann caught up with singer & songwriter KSRA after her show at Chicago's Threadless HQ. They discussed the truth behind the name KSRA, the inspiration behind her sound, and how she stays humble while becoming one of Chicago's premier artists.