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Artist Interviews The Wytches

Halloween night at Schubas, CHIRP's Michael Heidemann had the pleasure of sitting down with UK psych-rock band The Wytches. They talked about the forming of the band, explained how visual art contributes to The Wytches' style, and took part in a flurry of podcast-friendly swear words. The band's debut album, Anabel Dream Reader, is out now via Partisan Records.

produced by Michael Heidemann

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Topics: halloween shows, michael heidemann, partisan records, schubas, wytches

Artist Interviews NE-HI

Katie Owens met up with recently signed locals, NE-HI, at Rootstock in Humboldt Park where they provided context on Harry Potter uniting the band, and discussed how DIY spaces contribute to the local music community and their plans to create a supergroup.

NE-HI released their self-titled, debut full length on Manic Static earlier this year and will play Empty Bottle on December 1 with Landmarks, The Hecks and StarTropics.

Produced by Bri O'Reilly

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Topics: briavael o'reilley, chicago music, empty bottle, katie owens, local bands, manic static, ne-hi

First Time First Impression - J. H. Palmer

Contains explicit language

J.H. Palmer co-produces the monthly live lit series, That's All She Wrote, which takes place on the second Sunday of the month at Great Lakes Tattoo. She's pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, and she's performed in live lit and storytelling events in Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, NYC, and Michigan.

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein

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Topics: "cohen modal haplotype", "first impressions", "live lit", "love at first sight", "stand back", "stevie nicks", belief, dates, storytelling

First Time First Fight - Martin Morrow

Contains explicit language

Martin Morrow is originally from Birmingham, AL where he started doing stand-up, improv, and belonged to an award winning sketch/stand-up hybrid, "Tubbi and Martin." He has put on several one man shows at The Playground Theater and MPaact Theater, and serves as an associate producer to one of the most acclaimed comedy shows in the country, Comedians You Should Know, as well as being a part of the 100 Proof Comedy cast. He is a regular at the Laugh Factory and has performed in various cities and comedy festivals around the country including TBS Just For Laughs. He currently can be seen in You Had Me at En Vogue, Saturdays through December 6 at 9 pm at The Second City’s Donny’s Skybox Theater.

Podcast produced by Dan Epstein and recorded by Meg Ritter Alles

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Topics: alabama, band, bully, fight, half nelson, headstrong, junior high, live lit, masturbation, storytelling, trapt, wrestling

Artist Interviews Sinkane

Before his headlining show as Schubas, Ahmed Gallab, best known as DFA Records' Sinkane, talked to CHIRP's Jessi D about the therapeutic process that was making his 2014 album, Mean Love. A former collaborator with Yeasayer, Caribou and Of Montreal, Gallab's music combines funk, jazz, country, and rock into a powerfully soulful style that is distinctly his own.

Sinkane will return to Schubas next month to play a special New Year's Eve show with support from the Numero Group DJs.

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Topics: ahmed gallab, caribou, dfa, jessi d, of montreal, schubas, sinkane, yeasayer

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