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Like you, the CHIRP Features team is staying home to help flatten the curve! We are shifting our programming to present a new series in our Artist Interview Program.
Shelter In Sound features interviews with artists and local music related tastemakers on what they are doing right now during this global pandemic. Tune in to learn how some of your favorite folx are managing and staying creative while hunkered down.
In this edition Julia Steiner of Ratboys spoke with Features Co-Director Mick (@thasoundblog) remotely while they safely sheltered in their apartments across town. Listen to Julia talk about her band’s adventures in streaming live shows from her basement, how her band ended up playing a Bernie Sanders rally, and what she plans to do once the Shelter in Place order is lifted in Illinois.
Ratboys plays a live set over Twitch every Fri & Sat @ 8pm CST. Visit the Twitch TV Web site for more info.
PProduced by Robert Patterson
Photo Credit: Julia Steiner
According to the calendar, March is next week. We're matking the end of the winter months with a weekend of music featuring two fantastic acts performing at Lincoln Hall.
Ratboys takes the stageTONITE at 9:00pm!
Telefon Tel Aviv performs Satuesday Febr. 29th at 9:00pm!
CHIRP Radio is proud to present these artists in our ongoing celebration of our 10th anniversary and our great city's Year of Chicago Music. Check Lincon Hall's Web site for ticket information.
Upon hearing a band is named “Ratboys,” one (especially one of a certain age) might be inclined to picture a group of Punk rockers, or maybe an ‘80s Metal-revival outfit. Don’t be so quick to judge this book by its cover, though. This particular group of Ratboys, a Chicago band fronted by Julia Steiner on vocals, mixes acoustic and electric guitars to make music that’s based in Pop, Rock, and even some roots music. It’s a tuneful, inviting sound, with songs like “MCMXIV” that capture what a warm Spring day in Chicago feels like.
After several Bandcamp releases, Ratboys have recently released their debut album AOID. Selections from this album are playing in rotation and by request on CHIRPradio.org.