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CHIRP's exclusive artist interviews, conducted on-location and produced entirely by CHIRP volunteers. Subscribe to the feed to receive new interviews with local and national acts every week.

Artist Interviews Pylon Reenactment Society

CHIRP volunteer Marites Velasquez talks with Pylon Reenactment Society member Vanessa Briscoe Hay about what it's like to continue performing after losing a band member (Pylon guitarist Randy Bewley died in 2009), how Athens became a center of independent arts in the South, and Vanessa's unique vocal stylings.

produced by Marites Velasquez and Amanda Roscoe Mayo

photo by Mike White

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Topics: athens, interview, interviews, marites velasquez, mp3, music, pylon

Artist Interviews Trevor Shelley de Brauw

CHIRP volunteer Shawna Kaiser recently sat down with Trevor Shelley de Brauw (of Pelican) in the CHIRP studios to discuss his new solo album, Uptown. They chat about "epic" sounds, the anxious origins of the album, and getting things done.

produced by Joseph Griffin

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Topics: chicago, chicago music, interview, interviews, local music, mp3, pelican, shawna kaiser, trevor de brauw

Artist Interviews Bleach Party

CHIRP DJ Andy Weber met up with the members of Bleach Party to chat about the Craigslist origins of the band, working with local label Tall Pat, and what they've been listening to lately.

Produced by Cyrus Leddy.

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Topics: andy weber, bleach party, chicago music, interview, interviews, local, mp3, surf rock

Artist Interviews So Pretty

CHIRP DJ Alli Klein sat down with local band So Pretty after a recent band practice to discuss their new record and how it highlights their ethos about staying true to yourself, your band and your fans in order to emphasize being inclusive instead of exclusive.

produced by Jenn Rourke

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Topics: alli klein, chicago, chicago music, interview, interviews, local music, mp3, punk, so pretty

Artist Interviews Cloud Nothings

Two Dylans got together backstage at Thalia Hall to talk about ghost stories, zines at Quimby's, and rock and roll parents. Dylan Baldi is the frontman of Cloud Nothings, and Dylan Peterson is the Features Director at CHIRP. Cloud Nothings' 2017 album Life Without Sound is out now on Carpark Records.

produced by Dylan Peterson (@tdvsbl)

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Topics: carpark, cloud nothings, dylan baldi, dylan peterson, quimbys, thalia hall

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