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Podcasts on the topic of “Blake Burkhart” 17 results

Artist Interviews Surfer Blood

CHIRP's Blake Burkhart went backtage at the Bottom Lounge with Surfer Blood, where they talked about the difficulties of recording with a producer, the benefits of touring with the Pixies, and why the Bottom Lounge is a special venue.

produced by Gabe Michalski

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Comedy James Adomian

The hilarious James Adomian sits down with CHIRP Radio's Blake Burkhart to discuss his unique comedy career.

You may know him from his surplus of podcast and television appearances, or from his outstanding debut album Low Hanging Fruit http://www.earwolf.com/shop/department/cds

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Artist Interviews KEN mode

Blake Burkhart met up with KEN mode at the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival. They talked about playing hardcore sludge-rock outside during the middle of the day, learning how to properly record loud music over the course of a decade, and laughing at the darkness in the world.

produced by Eugene Cabanban

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Artist Interviews White Lung

CHIRP's Blake Burkhart met with White Lung at the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival. They talked about their punk scene in Vancouver versus other American cities, watching A$AP Rocky watch himself on a laptop, and being more inspired by jazz than Joy Division.

produced by Elizabeth Greiwe

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Topics: blake burkhart, pitchfork fest, white lung

Artist Interviews Trail of Dead

Blake Burkhart interviewed Conrad Keely, lead singer of ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, at the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival. They talked about refusing to let music-making become work, learning how to make better art with age, and shooting down the YOLO cliches of rock and roll.

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Artist Interviews Qwel & Maker

Blake Burkhart had the opportunity to hang out with Chicago's underground rap mainstays Qwel and Maker on Record Store Day, 2013. The duo talked about their first records, how hip-hop production has changed over the past decade, and keeping their sound raw on galapagos4.

produced by Briavael O'Reilley

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Topics: blake burkhart, briavael o'reilley, galapagos4, maker, qwel

Artist Interviews Panda Riot

Get to know a CHIRP favorite in this exclusive podcast. Local indie rockers Panda Riot met with CHIRP's Blake Burkhart to talk about the cinematic origins of the band, making the move from Philadelphia to Chicago, and how other genres inspired their own style. Panda Riot's 2013 album, Northern Automatic Music, was released on Saint Marie Records.

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Topics: blake burkhart, chicago bands, panda riot

Artist Interviews My Gold Mask

Chicago's My Gold Mask met with CHIRP's Blake Burkhart to talk about their strangely dark pop music, the unpredictable aspects of SXSW, and being weird without being The Residents.

My Gold Mask's summer 2013 tour finds the band co-headlining with another Chicago favorite, California Wives. They play The Hideout on June 21st.

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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 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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Artist Interviews Cross Record

Emily Cross is known throughout Chicago's lo-fi art scene as Cross Record. CHIRP's Blake Burkhart talked with Cross about her growth as a singer and a musician, how a pre-teen diary turns into a career project, and the value of leaving Chicago for a while. Cross's haunting acoustic works are the latest to be captured by Coach House Sounds, which you can hear exclusively on CHIRP in early 2013.

(produced by Brett Keller)

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Artist Interviews Mission of Burma

Though pioneers of post-punk, Mission of Burma are slow to admit their influential place in indie rock history. CHIRP DJ Blake Burkhart sat down with the band before their 2012 show at Lincoln Hall to discuss their journeys over the past three decades, staying angsty in chillwave times, and the freakiest surprise of their career. Mission of Burma released Unsound in 2012 on Fire Records.

(Produced by Eugene Cabanban)

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Artist Interviews Keith Morris and OFF!

OFF! is the outcome of gathering hardcore punk musicians all with illustrious backgrounds and immense appeal within the genre. Most notably Keith Morris (formerly of Black Flag and The Circle Jerks) serving as frontman. CHIRP Radio’s Blake Burkhart caught up with the supergroup amidst 2011’s Pitchfork Music Festival.

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Artist Interviews Architecture in Helsinki

 Architecture in Helsinki shows are high energy alt-pop extravaganzas. Their catchy melodies and fun, playful lyrics create an environment where it’s welcomed and encouraged to both smile and dance around like a kid; and this Monday night (11/21) at the Metro, CHIRP Welcomes Architecture in Helsinki back to Chicago.

AiH frontman Cameron Bird sat down with CHIRP Radio’s Blake Burkhart for a chat about the visual nature of his band, his admiration of Grace Jones and a recent moment in his career that he considers a “massive honor.”

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Artist Interviews Art Brut

Eddie Argos will always let you know what’s on his mind. Throw on any of Art Brut’s first 3 albums, or visit his Twitter page, and take in an endless slurry of his thoughts as they come to him.

Now on their fourth full length album Brilliant! Tragic!, Eddie did something he had never done before as Art Brut’s frontman: he started singing, an idea he got from an indie rock legend.

CHIRP’s own Blake Burkhart had a chance to talk with Eddie about lyrics, tweets and comics.

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Topics: art brut, blake burkhart, eddie argos

Artist Interviews Battles

The members of Battles had endured an interesting year leading into their performance at July’s Pitchfork Music Festival. Handling the departure of vocalist Tyondai Braxton, planning an international tour and releasing the follow up to 2007’s acclaimed Mirrored were all still fresh memories. It couldn’t have been easy for or Ian Williams, Dave Konopka and John Stanier, yet they continue make it look that way.

Shortly following their exhilarant Pitchfork performance, the three members joined CHIRP Radio’s Blake Burkhart for a conversation about such topics as: venue vs. festival crowds, collaborating with Gary Numan, and the nature of over-stimulation from the internet.

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Topics: battles, blake burkhart