CHIRP's Michael Heidemann caught up with Viet Cong's Matthew Flegel at the Wicker Park Green Music Fest. They discussed the formation of Viet Cong after the disbanding of Women, how living in Calgary influences the band's sound, and the mysterious Malaysian transvestites on the cover of their album.
Alli Klein caught up with Rabble Rabble at Cafe Mustache to discuss their heavy new album, Brain Hole; what it's like being one of the only bands on Logan Hardware's label; and finding your identiy within social media's confines. And bonus!, you'll hear how drummer, Kaylee Preston got a concussion while shooting a Fight Club-esque music video!
Brain Hole was released on Logan Hardware Records on June 13. You can catch Rabble Rabble next on July 26 at Double Door for their show with Jeff the Brotherhood and Flesh Panthers.
CHIRP's Jessi D talked to Eagulls' enigmatic frontman George Mitchell before the band's show at the Beat Kitchen. They discussed how throwing knives into a ceiling fan at a party was a key moment in the formation of the band, and George quoted the first rule of fight club when Jessi noticed his swollen lip.
CHIRP Radio's Katie Owens met up with P. Michael, Travis and Rebecca of Chicago band ONO at The Ribcage for an exclusive pre-show interview. ONO talked about why it ended its 26-year hiatus from recording in 2012, the requisite of integrating community and ultimately chaos into the band's sound, and its recollection of Chicago's 1980's punk scene.