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Artist Interviews Pylon Reenactment Society

CHIRP volunteer Marites Velasquez talks with Pylon Reenactment Society member Vanessa Briscoe Hay about what it's like to continue performing after losing a band member (Pylon guitarist Randy Bewley died in 2009), how Athens became a center of independent arts in the South, and Vanessa's unique vocal stylings.

produced by Marites Velasquez and Amanda Roscoe Mayo

photo by Mike White

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Topics: athens, interview, interviews, marites velasquez, mp3, music, pylon

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 Air Credits

Local group Air Credits (aka Hood Internet & ShowYouSuck) recently stopped by the CHIRP studios to sit down with Features Director Amelia Hruby. They discussed the post-apocalyptic premise for their first album Broadcasted and how it feels to be making overtly political music in the current climate. (Hint: awesome.)

You can catch Air Credits live in Chicago on February 19th at the Empty Bottle for a Red Bull Sound Select show with Dan Deacon and Marijuana Deathsquad.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)

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Topics: air credits, amelia hruby, chicago, empty bottle, hood internet, interview, interviews, local, mp3, showyousuck

Artist Interviews Matchess

"So much of our lives are rationalized and routinized, and everything seems kind of known or knowable. So anything that feels like it's not quite knowable is what I like to do creatively. ... When there's no explanation for something, that's where I like to let my mind and my music stay."

Last fall, Whitney Johnson came to the CHIRP studios to talk with Amelia Hruby about Johnson's solo electronic project, Matchess. They discuss how she builds the multi-layered structures of her songs, the inspiration she draws from industrial field recordings, and what magic happens when you listen to repetitive sounds over and over again.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)

photo by Jeremy Deputat

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago, electronic, interview, interviews, local artists, local bands, local music, matchess, mp3, whitney johnson

Artist Interviews Lala Lala

CHIRP volunteer Marites Velasquez caught up with local band Lala Lala at the CHIRP studios this fall. They chat about how the band came together, how Chicago has influenced their music, and whether they'd ever want to be famous.

produced by Marites Velasquez

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Artist Interviews Post Animal

CHIRP volunteer Eddie Sayago caught up with local band Post Animal after a sold-out show at Cole's. They spoke about how the band came together, imagining themselves as an 18-piece group, and the fame that came along with Stranger Things.

produced by Jim Burchill

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Topics: interview, interviews, local, mp3, post animal, stranger things

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 Daniel Knox

Daniel Knox is a local singer-songwriter and a projectionist at the Music Box Theatre. In this interview, CHIRP volunteer Eve Szokolai speaks to Knox about how he started playing music on pianos in historic hotels, the ways long walks at nights have inspired his songs, and his desire to create films.

produced by Eve Szokolai

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Topics: chicago, chicago music, daniel knox, eve szokolai, interview, interviews, local, local music, mp3, music box theatre

Artist Interviews Girl Band

After their set at the 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival, Daniel and Adam of Dublin-based group Girl Band caught up with CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby. They talked about what it was like to play noise punk outside mid-afternoon on a sunny day, how food has inspired some of their lyrics, and what girls they might invite to join Girl Band.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)

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Topics: amelia hruby, dublin, girl band, holding hands with jamie, interview, interviews, mp3, pitchfork 2016

Artist Interviews Lifestyles

CHIRP volunteer Marites Velasquez sits down with local band Lifestyles to talk about inspirations for their debut album, how it builds and breaks from other projects the band members are involved in (Foul Tip, Lil Tits, Touched by Ghoul), and whether or not Lifestyles is a "supergroup."

produced by Marites Velasquez

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Topics: chicago music, interview, interviews, lifestyles, local, local music, marites velasquez, maximum pelt, mp3

Artist Interviews Spaces of Disappearance

Elaine Davis, who performs as Spaces of Disappearance, recently came to the CHIRP studios to hang out with CHIRP volunteer Jessi D. They chatted about the origin of her performing name, writing sad girl songs when you're not a sad girl, and singing into your phone as a songwriting process. They also check in about Elaine's work with Frontwoman Fest, a festival that features local female musicians to benefit Girls Rock Chicago. 

The new Spaces of Disappearance EP, There Is No Loss, comes out September 2nd, 2016.

produced by Jessi D

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Artist Interviews Vamos

CHIRP volunteer Amanda Roscoe Mayo recently sat down with Chicago band Vamos at the CHIRP studios for an impromptu singalong. And, of course, they answered some of her questions about their music and the local scene. 

produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo (@AmandaRMayo)

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Artist Interviews Supermagical

As their Facebook page puts it, Supermagical is "Music. Babes. Babes who make music. Dancing to music with babes." CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby sat down with Supermagical frontwoman Emily Kempf and bassist Zach Moore at the CHIRP studios to talk about this babefest and to hear more about their everchanging line-up, how much fun they have on stage, and what it's like to feel like they're not a real band. 

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)

photo by Jason Barnes (two16photo)

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Artist Interviews Baby Money

CHIRP volunteer Amanda Roscoe Mayo spoke with local artist Pamela Maurer of Baby Money at the CHIRP studios. They discussed learning to sing by busking in Europe, where the name Baby Money came from, and the 2016 shy-CITY album trilogy (find volume one here).

produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo (@AmandaRMayo)

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Artist Interviews Impulsive Hearts

Sometimes cold Chicago winters inspire some sunny summer music. CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby hung out with Danielle and Dan of Impulsive Hearts before their show at the Beat Kitchen to discuss their recent, debut album Sorry in the Summer. They talked about recording the album in a house without appliances, their favorite tracks to play live, and what it means to be sorry in the summer.

produced by Jim Burchill

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Artist Interviews Paper Mice

CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby sat down with John, David, and Taylor of local band Paper Mice to discuss the litigious story behind one of their tracks, what it's like recording an album in a school gymnasium, and how many tracks you really need to release an album in 2016.

You can see Paper Mice at the Hideout on 7/21 with Cloud Becomes Your Hand, and Wei Zhongle.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)

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Topics: amelia hruby, arts of life band, chicago, chicago music, interview, interviews, local, local music, mp3, paper mice

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