I feel like the music is really whatever I'm feeling, and women contain multitudes. - Ali
CHIRP Features Director Amelia Hruby caught up with Ali and Nicole of Upset at Riot Fest 2017. They chat about how the band got together, recording with bronchitis, and their neverending fear of someone finding all the notes and voice memos on their phones.
After opening Lollapalooza 2017, Evanston native Kweku Collins met up with Dylan Peterson to talk about moving into a segregated Chicago, channeling Karen O and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and making music about Dylan's girlfriend, Rose.
Kweku Collins makes his homecoming at Space on November 25th, for Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days in Chicago.
CHIRP volunteer Michael Reed interviews Andrew Cashen from A Giant Dog before their recent show at the Empty Bottle. They discuss the personal nature of the lyrics on their new album Toy, how a Texas taxidermy shop inspired Andrew to sculpt the Toy cover art, and his favorite Chicago bands.
Lakshmi Ramgopal is the artist behind ambient project Lykanthea. She was invited to perform this fall at MCA Hearts Chicago as part of the museum's 50th anniversary celebration, and she's gathered a diverse ensemble of dancers and musicians to develop new songs and arrangements for the October 21st event.
Lakshmi and her collaborators Adele Nicholas and Bindu Poroori recently came by the CHIRP studios to speak with Features Director Amelia Hruby about Lykanthea and the upcoming ensemble performance.