Summer is almost here, which means the daytime-disco of Poolside will soon be gracing mixtapes and DJ sets everywhere. CHIRP's Dylan Peterson got to hang out with Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise after one of their many shows at SXSW in Austin. The guys derided goa trance (then retracted and reversed their opinion), explained how Youtube helped them learn how to cover Neil Young's "Harvest Moon," and declared Body Count's "Cop Killer" the summer anthem of 2013.
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.
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!
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.
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