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CHIRP Radio is celebrating its Factory Sessions live performance series with a special screening night at The Owl. The event will showcase two of the series’ recent episodes with long-running art-rock collective ONO and Chicago post-punk trio Luggage. In addition to the screenings, the night will feature a special live performance by the band ADT (feat members of ONO).
The event will take place at The Owl (2521 W. Milwaukee.) on Wed May 4th and is FREE to the public (21+). The organizers of the series and members of its production team, along with the featured artists, will be on hand to discuss the project.
The 10th episode of our CHIRP Factory Sessions series features Jon Langford & Sally Timms of the legendary band The Mekons. Going on more than 30 years of collaboration, the duo recently joined us for an exclusive acoustic performance in our warehouse studio building. Their performance features a mix of classic Mekons and Skull Orchard material, along with a rare song from their recent collaboration with Robbie Fulks.
The audio of the session was engineered by Mike Lust of Manor Mobile Recording and the video (along with our exclusive interview with the band) was captured and edited by Big Foot Media.
1. Geeshie (0:21)
2. Land Ahoy! (3:23)
3. Dickie Chalkie & Nobby (6:10)
4. Sentimental Marching Song (9:12)
Hot off the heels of the release of their debut album Sun (Automatic), Chicago post-punk trio Luggage joined us in our factory studio building to record this exclusive live session. The band is made up of Michael Vallera on guitar & vocals, Luca Cimarusti on drums, and Michael John Grant on bass. This session was recorded on location at the CHIRP studio building by Mike Lust of Manor Mobile Recording. Video of the session was captured & edited by Big Foot Media.
1. Desert Color (0:13)
2. Sun (4:54)
3. Nothing to Know (9:51)
4. Bright Life (14:35)
Our latest Factory session features legendary Chicago collective ONO performing live at CHIRP Studios. This session was recorded on location at the CHIRP studio building by Mike Lust of Manor Mobile Recording. Video of the session was captured & edited by Big Foot Media.
The band is made up of P. Michael on synths, Dawei Wang on guitar, Rebecca Pavlatos on keyboards, Ben Baker Billington on drums, Connor Tomaka on electronics, and Travis on vocals.
1. Snatch (0:18)
2. I Dream of Sodomy (7:03)
3. Heroin (14:19)
Dutch Punk legends The Ex perform with saxophonist Ken Vandermark. Recorded live at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL. Andy Moor (guitar), Terrie Hessels (guitar), Katherina Bornefeld (drums), Arnold de Boer (guitar & vocals), and Ken Vandermark (saxophone). Video of the session was captured & edited by Big Foot Media.