Brooks Nielsen, lead singer of The Growlers, took a moment to chill with CHIRP's Dylan Peterson before the band's sold out show at Lincoln Hall. With Brooks' dog running free in the little park across the street from the venue, they sat on a bench and talked about dogs and the pack life, breaking bones on European tours, The Lemons and Burger Records and Cassette Store Day.
The Growlers latest album, Chinese Fountain, is out 9/23 on Everloving Records. produced by Dylan Peterson
CHIRP Radio's Katie Owens joined Chris Twist, Juicy James and John Lemon of Chicago's, The Lemons, in Lakeview for an exclusive CHIRP Radio interview. We talked about the band's inclusive motto, its home away from home, and a Japanese connection made at Multikulti.
You can catch The Lemons this Friday at Animal Kingdom, where they'll kick off their full U.S. summer tour. On June 6, The Lemons play the Burlington for the release of their/Teen Runnings split 7" out on Gary Records.
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.