CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby caught up with local legend BJ the Chicago Kid at Mamby on the Beach this summer. They chat about his recent Grammy nominations, Chicago's "realness," and the album he calls an "audio-blunt."
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.
On the Sunday morning of Mamby on the Beach, Thao Nguyen sat down with CHIRP's Dylan Peterson before her set at the festival. They talked about the goal behind making Funny or Die videos, the bonds that form from making music with other women, and taking pride in "leaving nothing in the tank." Thao & The Get Down Stay Down released A Man Alive via Ribbon Music in 2016.
Backstage at the inaugural Mamby On The Beach festival, Tei Shi sat down with CHIRP's Dylan Peterson after playing her very first show in Chicago. The R&B artist talked about getting love from Grimes, the power of minimalism, and what Jack White, James Blake and D'Angelo all have in common with her.