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News Joe Swanberg

Chicago-based filmmaker Joe Swanberg visited the CHIRP studios to talk with Dylan Peterson about hyper-localism in his work, Greta Gerwig's actual first film, forgetting to tell his little brother that he kind of made a movie about him, and carrying on the Chicago spirit that has defined the city since the World's Fair of 1893.

Season 2 of Easy is available now on Netflix.

produced by Dylan Peterson (@_dylanclub_)

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Topics: chicago, dylan peterson, easy, film, greta gerwig, james swanberg, joe swanberg, marc maron, netflix, todayshits

Artist Interviews A Giant Dog

CHIRP volunteer Michael Reed interviews Andrew Cashen from A Giant Dog before their recent show at the Empty Bottle. They discuss the personal nature of the lyrics on their new album Toy, how a Texas taxidermy shop inspired Andrew to sculpt the Toy cover art, and his favorite Chicago bands.

produced by Michael Reed

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Topics: a giant dog, chicago, empty bottle, interview, interviews, mp3, punk

First Time First Catch | Natalie Grace

Natalie GraceNatalie Grace Alford was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1987. She was raised in a suburb of Chicago and was classically trained in music from the age of 11. She is a multi instrumentalist playing piano, guitar, and uses loop pedals to perform and make the song live. She has opened for various artists such as Jack Garrett, Nellie Mckay, Tim Fite and many more amazing artists. She was also named The Deli Music Magazine's artist of the month for March of 2017. You can find her music on ITunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Google Play, and Amazon.

Produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago, first catch, first time, martyrs', musician, natalie grace alford

First Time First Catch | Wes Needham

Wes Needham is an actor, writer and producer here in Chicago, having performed at iO Theater, Second City and ComedySportz. Currently he's Content Director, writer and producer for "Good Evening with Pat Whalen", Chicago's only political late-night talk-show. As an ensemble member of The New Colony theater company, he's appeared in such shows as 11:11, Sordid Little Story, Frat, reWilding Genius, Merge and B-Side Studio. You've maybe even caught him oh-so briefly keeping the streets safe from riff-raff on NBC's "Chicago PD".

Produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago, chicago pd, first catch, first time, good evening with pat whalen, martyrs, wes needham

First Time First Catch | Dan Shapiro

Dan Shapiro is a writer and comedian from Wichita.  He is a regular at local writing performance competition, Write Club.  He co-hosts a mental illness and addiction themed variety show the first Wednesday of each Monday at Schuba's in Chicago called Psychotic Break.

Produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago, dan shapiro, first catch, first time, martyrs, psychotic break, schubas, write club

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 Big Sadie

Local band Big Sadie visited the CHIRP studios to talk to CHIRP volunteer Amanda Mayo about their folk influences, Chicago roots, and recent debut album Keep Me Waiting

See Big Sadie live at Schubas on September 23rd.

produced by Amanda Mayo (@AmandaRMayo)

photo by Carolina Rodriguez

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Topics: amanda mayo, big sadie, bluegrass, chicago, chicago music, country, interview, interviews, local, mp3, schubas

Artist Interviews Lili K

Local artist Lili K stopped by the CHIRP studios to check in with Features Director Amelia Hruby. They talked about the relationship between collaboration and maintaining your own voice, music that defies genres, and performing in a post-Trump era.

​produced by Jenn Rourke Elizondo

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Topics: amelia hruby, chance the rapper, chicago, interview, interviews, jazz, lili k, local music, magic, mp3

Artist Interviews Weatherman

Features Director Amelia Hruby recently caught up with Annie, Jason, and Josh of local minimalist pop group Weatherman. They talk about how the band got together, their upcoming record, and the future of the group as members move across land and sea.

Weatherman EP releases on July 28th, and you can see Weatherman live at their EP release show at Constellation on July 29th.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago, interview, interviews, local, mp3, podcast, weatherman

Artist Interviews BJ the Chicago Kid

CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby caught up with local legend BJ the Chicago Kid at Mamby on the Beach this summer. They chat about his recent Grammy nominations, Chicago's "realness," and the album he calls an "audio-blunt."

produced by Amanda Mayo

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Topics: amelia hruby, bj the chicago kid, chicago, gospel, hip hop, interview, interviews, local, mamby, mamby on the beach, mp3

Artist Interviews Dream Version

Alec of local band Dream Version recently sad down in the CHIRP Studios with Andrew Meriweather to discuss the band's origin and their upcoming album Fight Fair (out 7/7/17).

Catch Dream Version live at their record release show on Saturday, July 8th at Lincoln Hall! (infomation here)

 

produced by Brian Szpak

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Topics: andrew meriweather, chicago, chicago music, dream version, fight fair, interview, interviews, lincoln hall, local, local bands, local music, mp3

First Time First Test - Allie Wachowski

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The self appointed Mariah Carey of the midwest, Allie Wachowski has been described by bouncers as the "Wicked Witch of Logan Square," "Logan Square Famous", and "Can You Stop?" She's an aspiring Instagram honey and one third of the world's only living podcast, Amateur Hour. You can find her in her element on twitter @alliewach. She politely requests you refrain from speaking to her about anything that isn't hot dogs.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: chicago, depression, first time, gerald dowd, hospitalization, liam davis, live lit, look what they've done to my song, martyrs', melanie safka, mental illness, normal, ptsd, schizophrenia, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

Artist Interviews In Conversation: Jash and Lulu on the Trans Lib Comp

This spring local artist Jash Huggins (formerly of Evasive Backflip, now performing solo) organized the production of the Trans Lib Comp, a compilation tape featuring trans, gender non-comforming (gnc) and non-binary (nb) artists mostly based in Chicago. In this conversation Lulu (of The Just Luckies and The Cute Tops) joins Jash to discuss the comp and the state of the Chicago music scene for trans/gnc/nb artists.

You can find the comp on Bandcamp here, and read an interview with just Jash on the CHIRP blog here.

​produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago, chicago music, in conversation, interview, interviews, mp3, trans lib comp

First Time First Test - Dan Epstein

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Dan started in radio in the 1990s as a DJ and producer for jazz stations in San Diego and San Francisco. During that time, Dan was co-producer of an occasional radio comedy series called The Cabinet of Dr. Marconi. As a CHIRP volunteer, Dan's been news director, one-third of the production director triumvirate, and features producer. He likes hats, and his 1979 Vespa scooter. Dan can trace his lineage all the way back to the first single-celled organism.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein
 

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Topics: 1980s, alan price, army, basic training, chicago, conflict, cooperation, first time, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', o lucky man, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, the reagan years

Artist Interviews Sunjacket

Between one of their many shows at SXSW 2017, Sunjacket met up with Dylan Peterson in Austin, Texas, to talk about how important the festival still is for a young band, working as freelancers in order to have better gear, and not having fun at Six Flags.

Sunjacket plays Schubas on June 21st.

produced by Dylan Peterson (@tdvsbl)

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Topics: austin, chicago, dylan peterson, local music, schubas, sunjacket, sxsw

First Time First Test - Bill Ayers

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William Ayers, formerly Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has written extensively about social justice and democracy, education and the cultural contexts of schooling, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise. His books include A Kind and Just Parent; Teaching toward Freedom; Fugitive Days: A Memoir; Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident; On the Side of the Child; To Teach: The Journey, in Comics;  and Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: chicago, first time, gerald dowd, i wish i knew how it would feel to be free, innauguration, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', nina simone, peace ball, pussy hats, resistance, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, trump election, women's march

Artist Interviews In Conversation: Impulsive Hearts & Fauvely

This spring local artists Danielle Sines of Impulsive Hearts and Sophie Leigh of Fauvely collaborated on a cover of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's song "Ohio." In this podcast episode, they join CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby in the CHIRP studios for a conversation about the cover, the current political climate, and being a woman in the Chicago music scene.

You can find the "Ohio" cover here.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago, chicago music, fauvely, impulsive hearts, in conversation, interview, interviews, local, mp3, ohio, podcast

First Time First Test - Britt Julious

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Britt Julious is a twenty-something journalist, essayist, storyteller and filmmaker. She regularly contributes to Esquire, ELLE, GQ, The Guardian,  Vice, Pitchfork, and many others. Her work focuses on the intersection of feminism, race, music, art and culture. She's a columnist for the Chicago Tribune and an editor for Vice’s THUMP. She also hosts The Back Talk, a storytelling podcast featuring original stories from women of color. She wants to remind everyone that although 2016 was been terrible, both Beyonce and Solange released new albums, so there's that.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: chicago, driving, driving test, first time, freedom, gerald dowd, grandmother, guided by voices, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', mobility, motor away, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, trapped, withdrawal

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