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First Time First Catch | Steve Krakow

Chicago-native Plastic Crimewave aka Steven Krakow is known for being a "psychedelic guru" of sorts, and is the creator of the Galactic Zoo Dossier, a hand-drawn magazine published by Drag City since 2001. Crimewave also runs the Galactic Zoo Disk reissue label imprint that is manufactured/distributed by Drag City and roving label Galactic Archives, draws/writes the bi-weekly Secret History of Chicago Music comics for the Chicago Reader for over a decade, has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary art, and has drawn countless comics, posters and album covers.and art for Lush Cosmetics.

From 2001-2011, PCW headed up Plastic Crimewave Sound, legendary space-punk ensemble that recorded 5 LPs, toured nationally with Acid Mothers temple, Comets on Fire and The Ponys, and whom Julian Cope described as "outtasite." PCW currently leads Plastic Crimewave
Syndicate (who have opened for Hawkwind, Keiji Haino, Loop, Purling Hiss and Woods); conducts the Plastic Crimewave Vision Celestial Guitarkestra of up to 70 guitarists (performed in NY, Hyde Park Arts Center, and every year at the Hideout block party),
and has DJ-ed all over the world--from London to Tokyo.

produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago music, drag city, first catch, first time, martyrs, plastic crimewave, steve krakow

First Time First Catch | Micki LeSueur

Micki LeSueurIn addition to writing stories for fun and her own amusement, Micki LeSueur is a creative director and copywriter, writing fiction posing as non-fiction and putting on shows for major corporations and their agencies. She is also the founder and host of Fictlicious, a live reading and music series at The Hideout in Chicago, and president and founder of Coat Angels, a local not-for-profit proving warm winter coats for cold Chicago kids.  

produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago, dating, first catch, martyrs, micki lesueur, storytelling, the first time, the hideout

Artist Interviews Liars

CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby caught up with Angus Andrew of Liars at this year's Riot Fest. They talked about how the band now functions as a solo project, recording the new record Theme from Crying Fountain in the Australian bush, and the meaning behind the album's wedding imagery.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

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Topics: amelia hruby, australia, interview, interviews, liars, mp3, riot fest, tfcf

Artist Interviews Bonelang

Matt and Samy from Bonelang stopped by the CHIRP studios to chat with Features Director Amelia Hruby about their early Blink 182 covers, their Venn Diagrams album/experience, and how sunflowers have become a important symbol for their art.

Bonelang's Venn Diagrams Pt. II releases on Friday, October 13th.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

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Topics: amelia hruby, bonelang, chicago band, interview, interviews, local band, local music, mp3, sunflowers

Artist Interviews The Drums

On Abysmal Thoughts, Jonny Pierce is The Drums. Pierce met up with Dylan Peterson at Lollapalooza 2017 to talk about taking sole ownership of the project, and what it taught him about trusting his inner artist. They talk about the horribleness of evangelical Christianity's fake love, not being afraid to speak up for yourself, and hoping that it rains at the festival (it did.).

produced by Dylan Peterson (@_dylanclub_)

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Topics: dylan peterson, jonny pierce, lollapalooza, the drums

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