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Upcoming CHIRP Events

CHIRP Welcomes Mark Olson of the Jayhawks to the Old Town School of Folk Music

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Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-6000

All Ages


CHIRP is happy to present an appearance by Mark Olson of the Jayhawks on December 16 at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Mark Olson was born and raised in Minnesota by a family of mostly farmers and school teachers. He has been involved with musical instruments since the age of twelve and is self-taught for the most part and uses alternate tunings and two-part unison singing followed then by breaking off into harmony in his writing and live performances. He lives now in the California Desert with his wife Ingunn Ringvold. Mark and Ingunn tour off and on internationally almost every year.

Ingunn Ringvold, Mark's wife and musical partner in life and music, comes from Norway, the home of Thor Heyerdahl, the explorer of Easter Island and Kon Tiki raft author. She has been singing in public since she was a very young person. Her voice is one of natural beauty. Ingunn is honest, trustworthy and strong. She hears music in her heart and writes emotionally dramatic and moving string arrangements.

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Join CHIRP at Classic Album Sundays – The Chronic

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Saturday Audio Exchange
1021 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 935-4434

All Ages


Classic Album Sundays is a group album listening experience that builds a community of music lovers and CHIRP is proud to co-sponsor the series in Chicago. Join us during December as we will feature Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic,” one of the most popular rap albums ever.

Often regarded as one of the most influential albums of the Nineties, it established the modern sound of West Coast rap. A raw sound, heavily influenced by the Parliament-Funkadelic G-funk style, was married to slick pop hooks, resulting in a crossover smash and an important moment before rap became stratospherically popular later in the decade.

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Chirp Radio Presents: “Up All Night” NYE with The Right Now

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The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 227-4433

21+


Join us in ringing in the New Year proper with our friends at The Hideout and The Right Now!
The Right Now's pop-meets-soul sound is more than a vehicle for Stefanie Berecz's captivating voice. It's a celebration of thoughtful, catchy songwriting and intricate arrangements that evoke a subtle sophistication in the tradition of Quincy Jones’ 70s and 80s masterpieces. Mix that all in with some NYE shinanigans at the self proclaimed "clandestine destination with a guaranteed good time" and we'd say you got a hell of a night ahead of you...

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CHIRP Radio presents First Time: First Strike

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Martyrs’
3855 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL
773.404.9494

21+


CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series, The First Time, is unlike any storytelling show in Chicago.  It pairs our readers' personal stories about a First Time experience with a song performance.

This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by our house band, The First Time Four band.  The band, has played with musicians including Robbie Fulks, Ian Hunter, Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor and more, and takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements of said covers.  It is hard to tell what the audience enjoys more each story or each song. 

The show is a benefit for CHIRP Radio.org and is hosted by The Moth champion Jenn Sodini. Past readers featured in this quarterly series include Shannon Cason, Joe Meno, Dan Ponce, Len Kasper, Tony Fitzpatrick, JC Brooks and Ji Suk Yi.

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CHIRP New Volunteer Meeting

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Conrad Sulzer Regional Library
4455 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

This is an orientation meeting for those interested in joining CHIRP Radio! Come and hear from CHIRP leadership about what we do and how you can get involved.

If you're hoping to be a part of CHIRP Radio, this is your ticket in. Please RSVP and fill out the new volunteer form (if you haven't already). Email volunteers@chirpradio.org with any questions.

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CHIRP Welcomes White Mystery

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Thalia Hall
1807 S. Allport St.
Chicago, IL 60608

All Ages




Miss Alex White & Francis Scott Key White are sibling rock’n’roll duo White Mystery from Chicago. Since April 20, 2008, White Mystery self-released eight records, played almost 1000 shows on three continents with the likes of Iggy Pop, Garbage, Thee Ohsees, and Patti Smith; modeled for Levi’s Jeans; performed in the Sundance film Station to Station; earned rave reviews from MTV, VICE, NPR Sound Opinions, and High Times; jammed on a parade float with Sir Richard Branson; and rocked six live songs on the NBC late night TV show, Last Call with Carson Daly.

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Kickstand Productions & CHIRP Radio Welcome The Saps (Farewell Show)

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Beat Kitchen
2100 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 281-4444

21+




The Saps are The Saps- four musicians writing and performing top notch Pop songs while totally boozed up and inebriated in studio and on stage. With their “play from the floor drunk” mentality, The Saps have always played their shows the way they wanted to. Between starting a shot glass breaking frenzy in Bloomington, IL or pulling down the clubs ceiling in Knoxville, TN, The Saps have lived on to create another album- Easier On The Heart, Tough On The Lip

Pease join us in what will be the final celebration of an alcohol fueled, Saps extravaganza.

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CHIRP Welcomes Khruangbin

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Lincoln Hall
2424 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 525-2501

21+




If you ever find yourself in Burton, Texas -- population 359 -- you may hear some strange sounds coming from a particularly remote barn.

The sounds are those of Khruangbin, a psychedelic trio who draw inspiration from the deepest depths of music history: mixing 1960's funk scene in Thailand, 1970's Persian rock music, and 1980's Algerian symphonia with a dash of disco, soul, and balearic music.

Though the band's inspiration comes from all around the world, their roots are distinctly Texan. Ever since their first rehearsals, Khruangbin have recorded at their remote Burton barn, their spiritual home. Which means their stage performance was honed not playing to hipsters in venues, but to cows out to pasture.

After developing a fan base of the barnyard variety, they decided to find out if humans would enjoy their music too. Since then, they've found their audiences just as diverse as the music itself -- selling out headline shows in the US, UK and Europe, supporting acts like Father John Misty and Massive Attack, and late last year, signing on to be Corona's official brand sound.

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