Join CHIRP AND 17 other chefs from local organizations, businesses, and Spudnik’s own members for The Hashbrown Showdown: Spudnik’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Fair and Chili Cook Off! Saddle up for all you can eat gullet-warming chili and try your hand at unlimited print-themed games! Not to mention you can bring your lil’ buckaroos for a discounted price! So scoot your boots on down to Spudnik Press on Saturday, February 24th from 5-9pm.
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 February as we will feature Alice Coltrane's "Journey in Satchidananda."
Alice’s music was truly transcendental and this album is a great introduction to her mystical sound. Spirituality ran throughout her musical life from the time she started as a church organist and classical pianist before giving herself over to jazz as an expression of her own creativity. It was her husband John who opened the door even wider, as he taught her about Eastern religions and philosophies and encouraged her to meditate.
2421 N. Milwaukee Chicago, IL 60647
Every fourth Wednesday of the month is CHIRP Night at the Whistler — an evening where you can enjoy the music of CHIRP-curated local artists, the Whistler’s take on classic cocktails, and the good feeling of supporting independent radio.
This February, we're excited to welcome Chicago's own 8-bit crEEps with Superfrye to the Whistler stage. As usual, there is no cover for this 21 and over event, and it all kicks off around 8:30pm.
3159 N. Southport Chicago, IL 60657
Akinetic, the new album from Chicago songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erik Hall’s one-man polymathic project In Tall Buildings sees its creator plunge headlong into allegories of communication, loss, impulse, vice, and mass-denialism. With the addition of producer and engineer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine) Hall crashes through the aforementioned subject matter with brightness and lucidity, yielding his most intelligent and focused songwriting yet. Working out of his house with Deck in Pilsen, Chicago, Hall’s efforts yield ten tracks of spacious and textured handmade pop, comprising one of the most sharply written and deftly recorded home-studio albums in memory
2424 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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.