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Artist Interviews La Sera

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.

produced by Dylan Peterson

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Topics: dylan peterson, empty bottle, greta morgan, katy goodman, kickball katy, la sera, polyvinyl, todd wisenbaker, vivian girls

Artist Interviews Baby Money

CHIRP volunteer Amanda Roscoe Mayo spoke with local artist Pamela Maurer of Baby Money at the CHIRP studios. They discussed learning to sing by busking in Europe, where the name Baby Money came from, and the 2016 shy-CITY album trilogy (find volume one here).

produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo (@AmandaRMayo)

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Topics: amanda roscoe mayo, baby money, chicago, chicago music, interview, interviews, local, local music, mp3, shy-city

First Time First Deal - Tamale Sepp

Tamale is a stand up comedian and interdisciplinary performer who travels internationally with her fierce eyebrows. Voted runner-up for Chicago’s Best Stand Up Comedian for The Reader, Tamale is a regular at The Laugh Factory, Zanies Comedy Clubs, and countless local and national showcases. She’s been featured in national Comedy festivals, such as the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and international Festivals like the Dublin Lesbian Arts Festival, where she was the International Guest of Honor. A cast member of the groundbreaking R.E.A.C.H. (Risky Eclectic Artist Comedy Hour) at Second City, Tamale is an alumni of the Second City Conservatory Program. She’s also a graduate of I.O. Chicago and Annoyance Theater and created a unique improvised show incorporating the creation, presentation, and performer interpretation of tiny hats called Tiny Hat Time. She's well known in Chicago for producing the interdisciplinary comedic show, BrassChucklesComedy.

She travels the world far and wide as a comedian and gender performer, co-producing the internationally touring gender performance group, the Windy City Blenders.

She loves performing burlesque and drag, fire dancing and belly dancing, and often incorporates them into her comedy. A regular in the storytelling scene, she is currently working on another one woman show, based on her experience of finding a two-way mirror in a bathroom, documenting it in a video that went viral, and the subsequent change in the law around privacy violation that followed.

Check her out at http://www.TamaleRocks.com and around town as she rides (often in costumes) with her pals in Bikes and Mics!

 

Podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: bad roommate, chicago, comedian, first time, here i go again, improv, improvisation, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', scott stevenson, second city, steve frisbie, storytelling, whitesnake

Artist Interviews Cate Le Bon

Before her headlining show at Schubas, Cate Le Bon talked with CHIRP's Melanie Kruvelis about her new label home of Drag City, the childhood dreams that inspired her journey to become a musician, and Cate teaches Melanie a little Welsh.

produced by Melanie Kruvelis (@internetmelanie)

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Topics: cate le bon, crab day, drag city, melanie kruvelis, schubas

First Time First Deal - Avery R. Young

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Multidisciplinary artist Avery R. Young is a 3Arts Award winning teaching-artist, composer and producer with work that spans the genres of music, performance, visual arts and literature. Examining and celebrating Black American history and culture, his work also focuses in the areas of social justice, equity, queer identity, misogyny and body consciousness. As a writer, this Cave Canem alum has work featured The Breakbeat Poets, Coon Bidness, to be left with the body and Make Magazine. Dubbed “sunday mornin jook joint,” his performance and work in sound design merges spiritual and secular aesthetics with dramatic and comedic sensibilities. He has performed in the Hip Hop Theater Festival, Wordstock and Lollapalooza. His latest full-length release, booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid, features songs and other sound designed created during his artist residency with the University of Chicago's Arts and Public Life initiative. It was during this residency that he worked worked on sound design and concrete poems called "cullud sign(s)." Through voice, sound, visual art and performance, Young is constantly exploring the forms in which poetry can exist. His work moves through these genres seamlessly and presents a human with multiple identities. He currently is a coach for the youth Poetry Ensemble, Rebirth and working on his first full manuscript of poems.

 

podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago, first time, is it because i'm black, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', musician, parents, poetry, racism, school, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, syl johnson, teacher, teaching, west side

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