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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 John Bellows

CHIRP's Blake Burkhart sat down with Chicago's John Bellows at his home in the Pilsen neighborhood to talk about his creative process when songwriting, how he can get his audiences to listen more attentively, and the Weird Al Yankovic album that inspired him to start making music.

(produced by Briavael O'Reilly)

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Topics: blake burkhart, john bellows, local music

Artist Interviews Chad Valley

Oxford's Hugo Manuel is Chad Valley. Before his first headlining Chicago show at Schubas, he sat down with CHIRP's Dylan Peterson to talk about why indie kids are getting over pretention and getting into R&B, when solo artists turn into collaborators (and vice versa), and how a bedroom pop guy can get to know more girls.

Chad Valley is playing at Schubas with Chandeliers and Ghost Beach on Sunday, April 21st. 'Like' CHIRP on facebook this week for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show!

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Topics: chad valley, dylan peterson

Artist Interviews CHIRP Record Fair Vendors Interview

With the CHIRP Record Fair and Other Delights coming up soon, we thought it would be great to hear from some of the vendors who'll be there. CHIRP Radio producers sat down with vendors Carter Cleland, Doug and Lisa Prell, Aadam Jacobs and Rob Gillis and Johnny Balmer to talk about their early musical influences and the buying and selling of records.

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Artist Interviews Chicago Mixtape’s Casey Meehan

Blake Burkhart met with Casey Meehan at the Empty Bottle during the 2nd anniversary celebration of Chicago Mixtape. They talked about the beginnings of the project, how the site has grown, and what's going on in Chicago's local music scene. This podcast features:

1. Touch by Brighton MA
2. Carmelita y Rosalita by La Kaza
3. Loving Legs by Labors
4 I Don't Know Why by Dumpster Babies
5 Nova Scotia by Many Places
6 Kennyy (The Second Second of Forever) by Sharpers

(produced by Matt McFarland)

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Topics: blake burkhart, casey meehan, chicago mixtape

Artist Interviews Dog Bite

Carpark Records' Dog Bite is former Washed Out touring band member, Phil Jones. CHIRP's Dylan Peterson caught a few minutes with Jones before he opened for Toro y Moi at the Metro. They talked about the end of chillwave, the necessity of name-dropping in music, and trying to be lazy. Dog Bite's debut full-length album, Velvet Changes, released on February 5th, 2013.

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Topics: dog bite, dylan peterson, washed out

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