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Podcasts on the topic of “Chicago Bands” 56 results

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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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago, chicago bands, chicago music, horrible, interview, local, local bands, local music, mp3

Artist Interviews Angela James

CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby spoke with local artist Angela James in the CHIRP studios to discuss her upcoming record Time Will Tell, making "country" music, and the power of psychics. 

You can see Angela James at her upcoming record release show on March 4th at Constellation.

produced by Amelia Hruby

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Topics: amelia hruby, angela james, chicago, chicago bands, chicago music, concerts, interview, interviews, local, local bands, local music, mp3

Artist Interviews Soddy Daisy

Maureen, Joey, Chris, and Christian of local band Soddy Daisy recently spoke with CHIRP's Eddie Sayago about why they named their band after a town they want nothing to do with, the process of making an album from a bunch of songs, and what's trashy about Trashtopia

produced by Eddie Sayago (@EddieSayago)

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News Psychfest and VCSR

CHIRP's Eve Szokolai attended The Hideout's Summer Psych Fest where she talked to organizers about what the festival means for Chicago as well as other cities that celebrate psychedelic music. Before their performance at the fest, Chicago's VCSR talked about the experimental synth recordings they made over 30 years ago, and finally distributing their music via Permanent Records in 2015.

produced by Eve Szokolai

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Topics: chicago bands, eve szokolai, hideout, psych fest, psychedelic, vcsr

Artist Interviews The Congregation

CHIRP Radio's Shelby Hagstrom headed west for a meet up with local soul band, The Congregation, at their practice space in Oak Park. Shelby shifted momentum, displacing the conversation, exposing a secret double life and later receiving counsel on the best alternative to Lollapalooza.

Be on the lookout for The Congregation’s new record, Record Collection, releasing this fall. The Congregation play Navy Pier’s Beer Garden on August 1.

Produced by Brian W. Heath

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Topics: brian w. heath, chicago bands, chicago soul, local music, lollapalooza, navy pier, shelby hagstrom, the congregation

Artist Interviews The Cell Phones

CHIRP Radio's Eddie Sayago met up with The Cell Phones to discuss returning to their loose roots, being a part of the 'First Show @ The Mutiny' club, and gave a warning to all spectators that Lindsey is always watching you.

Be sure to stop by The Chop Shop this Sunday, July 26, or to Schubas Tavern on August 25 to see The Cell Phones live.

Produced by Alma Bahman
Interview by Eddie Sayago (@EddieSayago)

 

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Topics: alma bahman, chicago bands, eddie sayago, halloween, local music, the cell phones, the chop shop

Artist Interviews Toupee

Nestled in their Pilsen apartment, CHIRP's Eddie Sayago met up with roommates and four-piece, Toupee. Toupee underscored how trust impacts its musicality, declared their nocturnal & impulsive tendencies, and reflected on cataloging life's experiences in their timeline of injuries.

Toupee released its sophomore LP, Leg Toucher, on Moniker Records, on July 7. Toupee will be on tour in the NE and will be back in the great Midwest on August 4 for a show at the The Bishop in Bloomington, IN.

Produced by: Jessi D

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Topics: chicago bands, diy chicago, eddie sayago, jessi d, local music, moniker records, pilsen, toupee

Artist Interviews Ryley Walker

Katie Owens inhabited a corner of Schubas Tavern's basement for a pre-show interview with Ryley Walker. Ryley discussed the locales that make him most at ease, his distaste for downtime, learning 'punk rock ethic' from a veteran local musician and solicited his fans to contact him so he can play your house shows.

Primrose Green released March 31 on Dead Oceans. Ryley is currently on tour but will back to Chicago on July 17 for the 2015 Pitchfork Music Fest in Union Park.

Produced by: Bri O'Reilly

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Topics: bri o'reilley, briavael o'reilley, chicago artist, chicago bands, dead oceans, katie owens, local music, pastoral folk, primrose green, ryley walker, schubas tavern

Artist Interviews J Fernandez

J Fernandez released his album Many Levels of Laughter on Joyful Noise in 2015. CHIRP's Shawna Kaiser met up with Justin at his home in Humboldt Park where she learned that he has less a penchant for interviews and instead has reserved his fondness for creating bright, psych-pop at home.

Produced by: Brian Heath

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Topics: bedroom pop, brian heath, chicago bands, chicago music, j fernandez, joyful noise, justin fernandez, local music, shawna kaiser

Artist Interviews Disappears

Just back from a European tour, Brian Case of Disappears sat down with CHIRP’s Amanda Roscoe Mayo to discuss their latest release Irreal out on Kranky. These noteworthy Chicago musicians never seem to sleep, putting out five records and one EP in six years. Besides working on the evolution of their signature Krautrock, Post-Rock, and “other” sound; Case discusses what it was like to cover David Bowie at the MCA, audiences in Europe, and the choice of album art for Irreal.

Disappears start the second leg of their tour this Friday, February 20, with a record release show at Garfield Park Conservatory.

Produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

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Topics: amanda roscoe mayo, brian case, chicago bands, disappears, gaslight, kranky, local bands, local music

Artist Interviews Secret Colours

Before they took to the road for their fall tour, members Tommy Evans and Justin Frederick of the 60’s psych-pop group, Secret Colours caught up with CHIRP's Michael Heidemann.  Listen up as they discuss their latest creative plunge with the album, Positive Distractions - and how the band took shape through similar interests, their love for 60’s style-sounds, and the thought that goes into crafting their music.

Secret Colours play a free show this Friday at Emporium Arcade Bar (Wicker Park). You can also catch Secret Colours at Cobra Lounge on March 27.

Produced by: Michael Heidemann

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Topics: chicago bands, local bands, local music, michael heidemann, psychedelic, secret colours

Artist Interviews The Gunshy

Matt Arbogast met up with Katie Owens at The Rocking Horse in Logan Square to discuss his band, The Gunshy. Matt mused about his “grunt purge” vocal style, the band’s proclivity for being unpredictable, and owning his own DIY venue (8AM).

The Gunshy play The Beat Kitchen on Saturday, January 24 and are set to release a new 7" in February.

Produced by: Emily Osborne

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Topics: 8am chicago, chicago bands, emily osborne, katie owens, local bands, local music, matt arbogst, sleep recordings, the gunshy

Artist Interviews Landmarks

Over brunch at Grandma J's Local Kitchen in Humboldt Park, Katie Owens caught up with three-fifths of local ambient rockers, Landmarks. Stephen, Drew and Matt provided insight into which shows draw the truest music lovers, their biggest band highlight to date, and the history behind Andrew's mane.

Landmarks release their self-titled EP on vinyl this month via Walk-In Records . You can catch Landmarks with NE-HI, The Hecks and Star Tropics at Empty Bottle for their vinyl release show December 1

Produced by: Liz Anderson

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Topics: chicago bands, katie owens, landmarks, liz anderson, local bands, local music, manic static, public house sound recordings, walk-in records

Artist Interviews The Breathing Light

A sunny afternoon chat at Oz Park with CHIRP's Shawna Kaiser takes us to Alabama and back, on the journey of local punks, The Breathing Light. Camille and Yumii discussed origins of the the band, their views on black/romantic punk, how art influences their music and Slash em Up!

Produced by Matthew McFarland

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Topics: chicago bands, local bands, matthew mcfarland, romantic punk, shawna kaiser, the breathing light

Artist Interviews Fort Frances

Local band Fort Frances sits down with CHIRP DJ Julie Mueller in their West Loop rehearsal space for a light-hearted discussion on how they describe their sound, what the label "pop music" means to the band and the important contribution of Jeff's "bass face" to the group. Things turn philosophical in regards to how listeners currently digest music and how the band would be "f*#&cked" without a desire to make "popular music."

Fort Frances is currently in Maine finishing their upcoming record. You can catch Fort Frances at Lincoln Hall on December 12.

Produced by: Julie Mueller

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Topics: chicago bands, fort frances, julie mueller, local bands, local music, sensitive rock

Artist Interviews The Lawrence Arms

CHIRP’s Alli Klein met up with Brendan Kelly of Chicago-based punk 3-piece, The Lawrence Arms after an in store at Reckless Records. Brendan discussed their transition to Epitaph Records, reuniting The Broadways and described his retirement plan.

The Lawrence Arms released its sixth full length, Metropole, on Epitaph Records earlier this year. You can catch The Lawrence Arms next at the Aragon Ballroom tonight at a Riot Fest 10th Anniversary Show.

Produced by Liz Anderson

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Topics: alli klein, brendan kelly, chicago bands, epitaph records, liz anderson, local bands, local music, reckless records chicago, riot fest chicago 2014, the lawrence arms

Artist Interviews Marrow

CHIRP DJ Cher Vincent sat with Chicago's Marrow, three-fourths of which are former members of Kids These Days, in Logan Square's Cafe Mustache. Marrow discussed the band's focal point, how to prep for your first headlining show and cultivating a new sound from unexpected influences.

Marrow released its first EP, Two, in December 2013.

Produced by: Mickey Capper

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Topics: cafe mustache, cher vincent, chicago bands, kids these days, local bands, local music, marrow, mickey capper

Artist Interviews YAWN

YAWN met up with Katie Owens, just before their set, at the Vans Classic & Chicago party at Bottom Lounge. They shared their love and history of former DIY venue FeelTrip, the benefits of having a recording studio in your home, and spoke about their more complex, moody sophomore release.

YAWN releases its second LP, Love Chills, on Old Flame Records on September 9. If you’re looking for recommendations on who to see at Lollapalooza, YAWN clues you in here.

Produced by Colleen Pellissier

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Topics: chicago bands, colleen pellissier, feeltrip, katie owens, local bands, local music, old flame records, yawn

Artist Interviews Their / They’re / There

Matthew Frank of Their / They're / There spoke with CHIRP DJ Julie Mueller on Record Store Day 2014 after the band's instore at Saki Records.  He revealed how the band was partially conceived at a Scandinavian metal show with Evan Weiss, new places the band's taken him for 2013 and gave a few details about their 2014 release.  Also - SPOILER alert, Frank hates summer in Chicago.  Find out why in this podcast.

Produced by: Julie Mueller

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Topics: chicago bands, julie mueller, local bands, local music, matthew frank, record store day, saki, their they're there

Artist Interviews ONO

CHIRP Radio's Katie Owens met up with P. Michael, Travis and Rebecca of Chicago band ONO at The Ribcage for an exclusive pre-show interview. ONO talked about why it ended its 26-year hiatus from recording in 2012, the requisite of integrating community and ultimately chaos into the band's sound, and its recollection of Chicago's 1980's punk scene.

ONO released Diegesis on Monikor Records on March 11, 2014. ONO play the Empty Bottle this Wednesday, July 9.

Produced by: Colleen Pellissier

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Topics: chicago bands, colleen pellissier, diy, katie owens, local bands, local music, ono, the ribcage

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