Black Lives Matter. The fact that it needs to be said shows how very far we still have to go as a country. We hear you and we are with you.
UPDATE: RSVP slots for the CHIRP Record Crawl are SOLD OUT! You still can join in the crawl, but you most likely won’t be able to get a special discount badge. Also important for those of you who have RSVPed — you must be on hand by 11AM to claim your “golden ticket” badge. If you haven’t claimed your badge by 11:15AM, we’ll give unclaimed badges to others who are present. Thanks for your help on this!
This Sunday, CHIRP and friends will spend the afternoon shopping a specially curated route of record stores. Follow our twitter to find out where the crawlers are!
START 11am: Atomix Coffee Shop, 1957 W Chicago Ave
Get your badge and enjoy some coffee at 10% off!
END 6pm: After-party, Laurie’s Planet of Sound, 4639 North Lincoln Ave
Eat, drink and listen to great music curated by fellow crawlers and you! Donations encouraged for food and drinks.
**Arrival times may vary due to travel.
When XTC burst on the scene with the frenetic herky-jerky post-punk pop of “Science Friction”, little did the world know that the band’s manic frontman would turn out to be one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. Swindon, England native Andy Partridge brought a hyperactive intelligence and innate melodic and compositional skills to bear on a series of good and great albums, with XTC evolving throughout, going from new wave stars to orch-pop kings over the course of twentysomething years. Partridge seems to be having a crisis of confidence, admitting he has songs but not up to the task of committing them to a fixed product. This is a shame, but I certainly understand the weight of his legacy, as XTC is a band who can be said in the same breath as the many great ’60s bands and artists who inspired them (from Captain Beefheart to The Beatles to Judee Sill) and the comparison is clearly merited. Let’s pay tribute to Andy on his birthday by grabbing your iPod or MP3 player, hitting shuffle, and sharing the first 10 songs that come up.
Tonight is the final showing of Democracy Burlesque’s performance of Hypocrisy Now! Check out the show and help support CHIRP Radio with your admission. Don’t miss it!
Mary’s Attic / 5400 N. Clark / 7:30pm / $15 (cash only at the door) / Reserve Tix
On Tuesday, November 7th, CHIRP + Coach House Sounds present Bare Mutant’s live session, available for stream and download at www.coachhousesounds.com . CHIRP is very proud to present this new project from The Ponys‘ Jered Gummere, which includes members of The 1900′s and Mannequin Men. Listen to CHIRPradio.org for preview tracks and check out the ALL CAPS interview below!
There was a time that Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook were mentioned in the same breath as Lennon and McCartney. Well, time hasn’t been quite that kind to the duo who penned so many great songs for Squeeze, but there’s no doubt that they penned some real gems over the years. Difford is reponsible for the lyrics on Squeeze classics like “Tempted”, “Pulling Mussels From a Shell”, “Up the Junction” and many others. He also would trot out his regular bloke croak for cool tunes like “Cool For Cats” and “Someone Else’s Heart”. He’s still going strong. Let’s pay tribute to Mr. Difford by grabbing your iPod or MP3 player, hitting shuffle and sharing the first ten songs that come up.