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Podcasts on the topic of “Katie Owens” 40 results

Artist Interviews The Hecks

CHIRP's Katie Owens caught up with local band The Hecks on a whirlwind tour of downtown Chicago where they talked about overcoming band conflicts, "tour tapes," confounding live experiences and the local bands you should be listening to now.

produced by Matthew McFarland

photo by Katie Owens

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Topics: chicago, interviews, katie owens, local, local bands, matthew mcfarland

Artist Interviews Kangaroo

Chicago's Kangaroo met up with Katie Owens at Bang Bang Pie Shop to talk about the childlike seriousness of Watership Down, setting goals as individuals and for the band, and making emo music that doesn't sound like emo music.

produced by Alma Bahman

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Topics: chicago music, kangaroo, katie owens

Artist Interviews Mourn

Barcelona rock-punk band Mourn caught up with CHIRP's Katie Owens at the 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival to talk about the phenomenon of crowds singing the melodies of their songs in gibberish, remembering their very first musical experiences, and the ways in which they hope to make non-audio artforms a greater component of their band.

produced by Cyrus Leddy

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Topics: barcelona, captured tracks, katie owens, mourn, pitchfork fest

Artist Interviews Jessica Pratt

Drag City's Jessica Pratt sat down with Katie Owens at the CHIRP Record Fair after her set at the 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival where they talked about performing in settings that aren't condusive to intimate music, living next door to a fancy BDSM place in LA, and playing music for the rest of her life.

produced by Liz Anderson (@liesanderson)

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Topics: chirp record fair, drag city, jessica pratt, katie owens, pitchfork fest

Artist Interviews Bully

After their set at the 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival, CHIRP's Katie Owens caught up with Nashville's Bully. Katie talked to all of the members in the band about the feminist themes in their music, shouting out Logan Square in one of their songs, and what goes through their heads when cameras are recording their live shows.

In addition to Pitchfork Fest, Bully plays Lollapalooza 2015 as well.

produced by Eugene Cabanban

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Topics: bully, katie owens, lollapalooza, pitchfork music festival

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 Hologram Kizzie

Chicago Hip-hop artist, Hologram Kizzie aka Psalm One met up with Katie Owens before her set at Hideout's annual SXSW sendoff show on the first sunny spring day of the season. Hologram Kizzie spoke about her alternative path which made her a natural role model to Chicago youths and the LGBT community, she also mused about the inherent barriers to women in rap and the importance of overcoming them. 

Hologram Kizzie released Hug Life in 2014 out on Bonafyde. You can catch her next at The Promontory on June 4.

Produced by: Jessi D

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Topics: bonafyde, chicago artist, chicago hip-hop, hideout chicago, hologram kizzie, jessi d, katie owens, psalm one, rhymesayers, sxsw sendoff

Artist Interviews Yoko and the Oh No’s

Before spring officially arrived, Katie Owens met up with Max and Stef of Yoko and the Oh No's in Supera Park in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Max & Stef described overcoming the band's trepidation surrounding Yoko Ono, Max's evolution of onstage euphoria, and self expression through style.

Yoko and the Oh No's will re-release their self-titled debut album on Autumn Tone this summer. You can catch them at Schubas Tavern on Thursday, April 23 and at The Red Line Tap on Friday, April 24 for the International Pop Overthrow Fest.

Produced by: Matthew McFarland

Photo by: Alexus McLane

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Topics: autumn tone, chicago music, katie owens, local bands, matthew mcfarland, yoko and the oh no's

Artist Interviews Shiloh

Chicago's Shiloh invited Katie Owens to the top secret DIY venue, Young Camelot, which doubles as their practice space. Shiloh reflected on the band's lineup fluctuations, highlighting the darkness of minutiae, as well as their first music memories which include Sisqo and Raffi.

Though Shiloh is currently working on a lot of new music, you can catch them at the Empty Bottle this Monday, March 9.

Produced by Matthew McFarland

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Topics: berserk, chicago music, katie owens, last time for everything, local bands, matthew mcfarland, shiloh, young camelot

Artist Interviews In Tall Buildings

On a drizzly Sunday afternoon, Katie Owens met up with Erik Hall of the solo project, In Tall Buildings, in Chicago's Fulton Market District. Hall disclosed why he likes critics calling his music melancholy, recounted his most prolific moments and detailed his style of striking a balance between waiting and working while crafting Driver.

In Tall Buildings released its second album, Driver, this month on Western Vinyl. You can catch In Tall Buildings live, at Schubas Tavern, on March 5 for the record release show.

Produced by: Kwame Shorter

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Topics: chicago music, driver, erik hall, in tall buildings, katie owens, kwame shorter, local bands, western vinyl

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 Wrekmeister Harmonies

JR Robinson aka Wrekmeister Harmonies sat down with Katie Owens at the Logan Theater to broadly discuss themes examined within his work. In his latest release, JR explored the transformation from lightness to dark, specifically focusing on Truman Capote's interview with Bobby Beausoleil. JR also provided details on his next release which delves into the life and music of 15th century composer, Carlo Gesualdo.

Wrekmeister Harmonies released Then It All Came Down on Thrill Jockey on October 29. You can catch Wrekmeister Harmonies perform at the Bohemian National Cemetery this Saturday, Dec. 6.

Produced by: Colleen Pellissier

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Topics: chicago music, colleen pellissier, jr robinson, katie owens, local bands, local music, pastoral doom metal, thrill jockey, wrekmeister harmonies

Artist Interviews NE-HI

Katie Owens met up with recently signed locals, NE-HI, at Rootstock in Humboldt Park. The four piece provided context on Harry Potter uniting the band, discussed how DIY spaces contribute to the local music community, and shared their plans to create a supergroup.

NE-HI released their self-titled, debut full length on Manic Static earlier this year and will play Empty Bottle on December 1 with Landmarks, The Hecks and StarTropics.

Produced by Bri O'Reilly

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Topics: briavael o'reilley, chicago music, empty bottle, katie owens, local bands, manic static, ne-hi

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 BRONCHO

While backstage at Riot Fest 2014, Katie Owens caught up with BRONCHO’s Ryan Lindsey. The singer elucidated the intentional ambiguity in the title of band's second full-length, Just Enough Hip To Be Woman, talked about the French origins of their first single and explained why it's important to have a self-sustaining band.

BRONCHO opens for Billy Idol at The Riviera on February 7.

Produced by Brian Szpak

Photo by Katie Owens

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Topics: brian szpak, broncho, katie owens, riot fest, riot fest chicago, ryan lindsey

Artist Interviews Skaters

CHIRP's Katie Owens met up with New York's Skaters at Riot Fest 2014 where they expressed their fondness for The Orwells, reminisced about getting in trouble with the cops in Columbus, and gave the inside scoop on their zine Yonks.

Skaters' debut album, Manhattan, is out now via Warner Bros. Records.

produced by Ben Buddig

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Topics: ben buddig, katie owens, riot fest, skaters, the orwells

Artist Interviews Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls front woman, Dee Dee took a moment to chat with CHIRP’s Katie Owens at Pitchfork Fest 2014. Dee Dee discussed how self-awareness contributed to Dum Dum Girls' latest full-length Too True, feeling imprisoned by her vocal injury and shed light on her foremost compulsion. Dum Dum Girls released Too True in January on Sub Pop and play Metro on Friday, Oct. 24.

produced by Emily Osborne

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Topics: dee dee, dum dum girls, katie owens, pitchfork fest, sub pop

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 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

Artist Interviews The Symposium

Two nights following their sold out show at Lincoln Hall with The Orwells and Twin Peaks, The Symposium sat down with CHIRP Radio’s Katie Owens for an exclusive interview in Lakeview.  We discussed the band’s instrumental roots, their affinity for The Strokes, and the reasoning behind releasing 3 EPs last year.

The Symposium will self-release their debut full length, New New Orleans Jazz, this summer. You can catch The Symposium next at Quenchers Saloon on July 2.

Produced by: Matthew McFarland

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Topics: chicago bands, katie owens, local bands, local music, matthew mcfarland, the symposium

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