Alex White of local band White Mystery recently came to the CHIRP studios in advance of her upcoming show at Thalia Hall on January 18th. She chatted with CHIRP volunteer coordinator Jessi D about ten years (and almost 1000 shows!) of White Mystery, what it means for music to be a business, and where her energy comes from.
SNST (featuring Chris Broach of BRAID and Steve Znavor) recently came by the CHIRP studios to chat with Features Director Amelia Hruby about their new album Turn Out the Lights. They discuss the origin of the band, deciding to write more political songs, and how an adult ADD diagnosis changed their music.
Kitten Forever is a feminist party punk band from Minneapolis. Features Director Amelia Hruby caught up with the band at Riot Fest to talk about how the band got together, swapping instruments, and where their name came from.
Chicago-based filmmaker Joe Swanberg visited the CHIRP studios to talk with Dylan Peterson about hyper-localism in his work, Greta Gerwig's actual first film, forgetting to tell his little brother that he kind of made a movie about him, and carrying on the Chicago spirit that has defined the city since the World's Fair of 1893.
Production Director Amanda Roscoe-Mayo caught up with Radar State members Josh (also of The Anniversary) and Jim (also of The Get Up Kids) at Riot Fest this year. They chat about how the band got together, playing Riot Fest as their second show ever, and choosing a band logo before they even had a name.