Whether he's playing DIY house shows or a sold out Beat Kitchen, Alex G has no problem with living in two different worlds at the same time. He talked with Dylan Peterson about how his guitar-based music is heavily influenced by electronic artists like Aphex Twin and The Knife, and told the story of how his sister turned a dream into the album cover for DSU.
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.
Kelly Nøthing runs D.I.Y. space Animal Kingdom, books & promotes rock shows at several other venues, spins records at The Owl, and plays in The Lemons, The Rubs, Sky Maul. She & Charles the AK cat talked with CHIRP DJ JimK about the ephemeral nature of DIY spaces, some local bands she loves, and the appeal of a cheap & lawless town.
The Orwells are a rising punk group from Elmhurst. CHIRP’s Katie Owens sat down with them at the CHIRP studio where they talked about navigating the music industry as teenagers, tour pit stop eats, and how DIY spaces contributed to their success. The Orwells released their first album, Remember When, on Autumn Tone Records in 2012, and are one of the few Chicago bands playing at Lollapalooza 2013.