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CHIRP Radio writesCHIRP Radio Weekly Voyages (Jun 5 - Jun 11)

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CHIRP Radio writesCHIRP Radio Q&A With Bret Koontz (Performing at CHIRP Night at the Whistler on 6/6)

Bret Koontz & Truancy Club is performing at CHIRP Night at the Whistler on Tuesday, June 6th. We caught up with singer/songwriter/guitarist Bret Koontz to find out more about him and the band…

So...What’s going on? Tell us about your current releases and/or upcoming shows (such as CHIRP Night at the Whistler!). 
Our current release is a full length record called a Sparkle Road Cult. We released it as an art book album-- a large format book that contains sheet music and a page of original full-color art for each song on the album. It also includes a CD of the recordings.

How do you go about turning your thoughts, ideas, and feelings into sounds?
Our songs usually start as a catchy melody and chord progression written on guitar with a few phrases of lyrics that come from the ether. Then we take a closer look at the idea, see what it's trying to communicate, and refine it to focus it towards that statement.

If your music was a kind of beer, ice cream, or coffee (take your pick), what would it taste like?
If BK&TC's music was a beer, it would be a Mezcal on ice. That sums up our sound--unexpected, not really on topic, a little more heady than expected, but refreshing.

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CHIRP Radio writesCHIRP Radio Q&A With Beh’Ouai (Performing at CHIRP Night at the Whistler on 6/6)

[image by Billy Helmkamp from The Whistler]

Chicago band Beh'Ouai ("bay-way") is performing at CHIRP Night at the Whistler on Tuesday, June 6th. We caught up with the band to find out more about them and their music…

A quick intro of yourselves?
Hello, we are Laure Elie & Krame from the band Beh'Ouai.

So...What’s going on? Tell us about your current releases and/or upcoming shows (such as CHIRP Night at the Whistler!).
Lots! We are currently recording and bringing our live set to the people, including playing CHIRP Night at the Whistler June 6, before we move to France at the end of July.

How do you go about turning your thoughts, ideas, and feelings into sounds?
Staring into the void, then screaming into the void, then dancing into the void.

If your music was a kind of beer, ice cream, or coffee (take your pick), what would it taste like?
Cafe du Monde

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CHIRP Radio writesCHIRP Radio Weekly Voyages (May 29 - Jun 4)

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CHIRP Radio writesCHIRP Radio Weekly Voyages (May 22 - May 28)

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