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First Time First Catch | Steve Krakow

Chicago-native Plastic Crimewave aka Steven Krakow is known for being a "psychedelic guru" of sorts, and is the creator of the Galactic Zoo Dossier, a hand-drawn magazine published by Drag City since 2001. Crimewave also runs the Galactic Zoo Disk reissue label imprint that is manufactured/distributed by Drag City and roving label Galactic Archives, draws/writes the bi-weekly Secret History of Chicago Music comics for the Chicago Reader for over a decade, has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary art, and has drawn countless comics, posters and album covers.and art for Lush Cosmetics.

From 2001-2011, PCW headed up Plastic Crimewave Sound, legendary space-punk ensemble that recorded 5 LPs, toured nationally with Acid Mothers temple, Comets on Fire and The Ponys, and whom Julian Cope described as "outtasite." PCW currently leads Plastic Crimewave
Syndicate (who have opened for Hawkwind, Keiji Haino, Loop, Purling Hiss and Woods); conducts the Plastic Crimewave Vision Celestial Guitarkestra of up to 70 guitarists (performed in NY, Hyde Park Arts Center, and every year at the Hideout block party),
and has DJ-ed all over the world--from London to Tokyo.

produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago music, drag city, first catch, first time, martyrs, plastic crimewave, steve krakow

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 Ovef Ow

Marites, Nick, and Kyla of Ovef Ow recently came by the CHIRP studios to sit down with Features Director Amelia Hruby. They dish on what "ovef ow" means, how the band got started, and all the work on their new EP.

Catch Ovef Ow live at the Empty Bottle on Wednesday 8/16.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

photo by Jeremy Farmer

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago music, dark tiki, empty bottle, interview, interviews, local band, marites velasquez, mp3, ovef ow, surf rock

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

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

Artist Interviews Anti/Beyond

"When I find myself in train stations and airports, it seems like a little window into the rest of my life. In my day to day life, I'm kind of just going along, but when I'm in a train station waiting for a train, I feel like my life opens up. That feeling is what I was trying to capture in the album."

Local artist Andy Masters aka Anti/Beyond stopped by the CHIRP studios to discuss his self-titled album, the role of transportation in his work, and sexual ambiguity with CHIRP Features Director Amelia Hruby.

You can see Anti/Beyond at this month's CHIRP Night at the Whistler on Wednesday, June 28th! Details here.

 

produced by Brad Helm

art by Julius DC Bautiste

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Topics: amelia hruby, antibeyond, chicago music, interview, interviews, local, local music, mp3

Artist Interviews Ravyn Lenae

Local artist Ravyn Lenae recently stopped by the CHIRP studios to chat with Features Director Amelia Hruby. They discuss her recent high school graduation, her latest EP, and the role of colors in her work.

You can see Ravyn Lenae at Mamby On The Beach on June 24th. She's performing on the Beach Stage at 2:30pm.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago music, interview, interviews, local, mamby on the beach, mp3, ravyn lenae

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

Artist Interviews Mykele Deville

Local hip hop artist, actor and poet Mykele Deville stopped by the CHIRP studios before his recent Red Bull Sound Select show to chat with CHIRP volunteer Amanda Dabandons. They talk about the influence of the city, women, and diy culture on his work and art.

produced by Brian Spzak

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Topics: amanda dabandons, chicago, chicago music, hip hop, interview, interviews, mp3, mykele deville, poetry

Artist Interviews Crown Larks

Local band Crown Larks recently sat down with CHIRP volunteer Amanda Dabandons in the CHIRP studios to talk about their upcoming album, touring, and one bleak night in Phoenix.

See Crown Larks live at their album release show on 5/6 at the Empty Bottle.

produced by Jessi DiBartolomeo

photo by Greg Reigh

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Topics: amanda dabandons, chicago, chicago music, crown larks, empty bottle, interview, interviews, jessi d, local, local bands, mp3

Artist Interviews The Bingers

Teddy, Ronnie and Jackie of local band The Bingers stopped by the CHIRP studios to talk with Features Co-Director Amelia Hruby about their new (and first!) LP Stay Satisfied, the haunted basements they've recorded in, and how to say "bingers."

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago, chicago music, interview, interviews, local music, mp3, the bingers

Artist Interviews Lucille Furs

Lucille Furs (fka Shah Jahan) recently stopped by the CHIRP studios to chat with Features Co-Director Amelia Hruby. They talk about how the band got together, their first three songs, and how hard it is to rename a band.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago music, interview, interviews, local music, lucille furs, mp3, shah jahan

Artist Interviews Half Gringa

Half Gringa is the brainchild of local artist Izzy Olive. She stopped by the CHIRP studios to chat with CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby about what it means to be "half gringa" and the space between her mother's homeland of Venezuela and her upbringing in the United States.

produced by Andrew Meriweather

photo by Maren Celest

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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 Pool Holograph

Wyatt, Zach, and Paul of local band Pool Holograph recently came to the CHIRP studios to chat with volunteer Amelia Hruby. They talked about how the band got started, the origin of their most recent EP Town Quarry, and the ways in which rock 'n roll is particularly well suited for storytelling.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)


Be sure to catch Pool Holograph live at this month's CHIRP Night at the Whistler on February 22nd at 9pm.

poster by Wyatt Grant of Pool Holograph

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago music, interview, interviews, local, local music, logan square, mp3, music, storytelling

Artist Interviews Tortoise

Tortoise bassist Douglas McCombs recently came to the CHIRP studios for a conversation with CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby. They discussed the genesis of Tortoise's most recent album The Catastrophist, what it was like to play 117 shows in 2016, and Doug's favorite Tortoise album. (No spoilers. Tune in to find out!)

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago band, chicago music, doug mccombs, interview, interviews, local band, local music, mp3, tortoise

Artist Interviews Horrible

Pat, Phil, and Anthony of local band Horrible recently came by the CHIRP studios to chat with CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby about their debut EP, Is It Even Music, Really?. They discussed how they named the band, their most terrible shows, and a series of horrible puns.

Catch them at Quenchers on Saturday, December 10th.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)

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