Bloc Party has changed. Dylan Peterson caught up with founding member Russell Lissack and new drummer Louise Bartle at Lollapalooza 2016 to talk about all the changes the band has seen in the world, in the music industry, and in the band itself since Bloc Party formed over a decade ago.
CHIRP volunteer Amanda Roscoe Mayo recently sat down with Chicago band Vamos at the CHIRP studios for an impromptu singalong. And, of course, they answered some of her questions about their music and the local scene.
On the Sunday morning of Mamby on the Beach, Thao Nguyen sat down with CHIRP's Dylan Peterson before her set at the festival. They talked about the goal behind making Funny or Die videos, the bonds that form from making music with other women, and taking pride in "leaving nothing in the tank." Thao & The Get Down Stay Down released A Man Alive via Ribbon Music in 2016.
As their Facebook page puts it, Supermagical is "Music. Babes. Babes who make music. Dancing to music with babes." CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby sat down with Supermagical frontwoman Emily Kempf and bassist Zach Moore at the CHIRP studios to talk about this babefest and to hear more about their everchanging line-up, how much fun they have on stage, and what it's like to feel like they're not a real band.
Katy Goodman and Todd Wisenbaker are not only collaborators, they are newly married and have made La Sera a husband-and-wife project. Before their show at the Empty Bottle, CHIRP's Dylan Peterson talked to the couple about their other collaborations with Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis and Greta Morgan, they confirm that country is punk, and discuss how cool it is that women are making the best music in the world.