Early voting is underway in Illinois! And in Chicago, if you requested a mail-in ballot, you can drop it off in a secured drop box at any early voting location. Learn more about voting in person or by mail at chicagoelections.gov. Not in Chicago? Find the information you need at vote.org.
CHIRP radio welcomed Brooklyn-based Teen to Township in Logan Square in February immediately following the successful CHIRP trivia night. These four women wasted no time awing the audience with their free-form style of psychedelic layered pop, electro at times. The reverbed guitar chords filled the room as a backdrop to their perfectly sung harmonies. Lead singer, Kristina (Teeny) Lieberson, twiddled with her multi-peddled set-up to deliver a carefully calibrated live experience.
The Brooklyn-based duo, Matt & Kim brought their energetic, packed set to the Congress Theater last week for what they called "the biggest crowd at a show this tour." They plowed through a 90-minute set with such ease and passion. M&K both stated how much they looked forward to this stop on the tour. Matt was amazed how it seemed like just yesterday they were playing basement shows in Chicago.
CHIRP welcomed Dan Deacon (and his band) to a packed show at Lincoln Hall last week the day after the Presidential elections. If you've never experienced a Dan Deacon show then you must know that their set is filled with energy, audience participation and political commentary. The audience participation started out small by simply urging the audience to point up toward the light or place their hand on their neighbor’s head. This swiftly escalated into a full-on dance party in the middle off the floor where Dan personally picked out people from the crowd to shake what their momma gave ‘em.
On Sunday, March 25, CHIRP radio welcomes Kimya Dawson with special guest Your Heart Breaks at the Old Town School of Folk Music, located in Lincoln Square.
Most widely known for her contributions to the JUNO soundtrack with her former band The Moldy Peaches, Ms Dawson’s anti-folk lyrics are often the forefront of her songs. Often weird, usually strange, but always coming straight from the heart, Dawson is apologetically authentic with her guitar in tow. The show starts at 7pm in the beautiful (and acoustically sound) Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall at 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
Zola Jesus has been getting a lot of attention in 2011. Listen to her incredible voice and intensely atmospheric music and it’s not hard to understand why. Join us tonight at Lincoln Hall for what’s sure to be a fantastic performance. Also on deck tonight are the mind-blowing electronics of Breakcore master Xanopticon!
In a Chicago summer packed with concerts, street parties, and music fests, The Music Box Theatre is presenting its own music series on the big screen. CHIRP Radio is proud to be a part of this week’s Music Box Theatre Summer Music Film Festival, a celebration of new, classic, and underground movies about music!
We’re especially excited to present “A Fond Farewell Night” on Tuesday, July 26. The night’s lineup includes: