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CHIRP Radio 107.1 FM Welcomes: The Sueves / Spread Joy / Happy Day / Chirp Radio DJs

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Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Avenue
Chicago , IL 60622
(773) 276-3600

21+


The Sueves (with previous releases on Hozac / Bachelor / Goodbye Boozy Records) are back with our 3rd full length LP, Tears of Joy.

"Amid the confusion that radiated throughout 2020, we decided to release this album ourselves in order to get our music into the world sooner rather than later. Like our two previous LPs, Change Your Life (2016 - Hozac) and R.I.P. Clearance Event (2018 - Hozac), Tears of Joy was recorded by our longtime friend, Phil Lesicko. Phil and his partner Jessee are in the band, The Funs (Sister Polygon Records). They run a recording studio called Rose Raft in New Douglas, Illinois. Years ago, we set out to make a trilogy of LPs, each inspired by a primary color and each recorded at Rose Raft. Tears of Joy is the missing color and we are excited to finally share it with the world. Tears of Joy was recorded in 2019 over the course of 3 separate sessions. Unlike our first 2 records, which were live takes with minimal overdubs, we spent some time tracking these new songs into more refined sonic stamps. If the colors yellow and black serve to heed warning in the natural world, these songs are meant to spark an optimistic alarm inside those who listen. This is an invitation to join us in rock’n’roll catharsis. Each song is it’s own wrapped candy, but we encourage you to cruise through the record in full to hear what it feels like to cry Tears of Joy." 

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/ / / / Tomorrow Never Knows Festival

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After a year off due to the pandemic, Chicago's premiere multi-venue winter music festival Tomorrow Never Knows returns to Chicago on January 19-23, 2022! We're excited to be partnering with acclaimed independent venues Metro, Sleeping Village, The Hideout, Lincoln Hall, Schubas and now Golden Dagger for this year's edition of the festival!

This fest will feature a wide range of artists, including Diet Cig, Dante Elephante, Genesis Owusu, Best Coast, Dawn Richard, Macie Stewart, Sam Evian, Sen Morimoto, Lomelda and many more! We're also excited for additional artists to be announced in the coming months leading up to the festival.

Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, October 22nd and are available on tnkfest.com, as well as each individual venue website.

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CHIRP Radio 107.1FM Welcomes: Claud

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

All Ages


From beginning to end, the sparkling pop tunes off Claud Mintz’s magnetic first album, Super Monster, capture the assorted stages of a relationship’s delight and dejection — the giddy sensation of a first kiss during the beaming “Overnight,” the heartsick longing of a pending rejection during the yearning “Jordan,” the reluctant call for a requisite breakup during the smoldering “Ana.” 

“I’d write about how I felt in the moment, then two months later, a year later. My perspective evolved on one relationship with the same person,” Claud says. “I changed so much that it feels like a different person writing some of these songs — but it’s just me.”

The debut release on Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records, Super Monster is a vertiginous but joyous coming-of-age reckoning with such young love. Claud sees relationships as games of endless wonder, intrigue, and second-guesses, a roller-coaster thrilling you even when it’s terrifying. If “Gold” turns the tension and indecision of a bad match into an undeniable bit of lithe disco, “That’s Mr. Bitch To You” uses a spurt of righteous indignation to fuse a little soul and emo into one breathless hook. Super Monster is like a compulsive compilation that Claud culled from a lifetime of musical enthusiasms — the arcing alt-rock of ’90s airwaves, the rapturous pop of ’00s chart-toppers, the diligent genre-hopping of modern online life. Claud emerges as the chameleonic mastermind of this mélange, channeling all of love’s emotions into songs so sharp they make even the hardest times feel fun.

During the Summer of 2018, Claud released an EP under the name Toast, their duo with Joshua Mehling, Claud’s best friend since their first day at Syracuse University. The band was casual but enthusiastic; Claud would spend whatever time remained between classes writing to beats, eventually opting to skip classes to give these burgeoning tunes more attention. They were stunned when anyone else responded, especially when Terrible Records released their debut EP during Toast’s second semester. What would happen, Claud wondered, if all their time could go to music? Claud soon left Syracuse and subsequently settled on this new solo name. “Leaving school,” Claud says, “gave me space and time to become a better writer. And I knew no one could explain me better than I could.”

Claud’s life and output became feverish. Though based in New York, Claud would visit their mother in California and father near Chicago or go on tour and make new friends. More than 50 songs emerged during that brief span, reflections on the flings and loves of life as a young artist. Early in 2020, Claud decamped for a few months to their father’s home, the same place Toast had finished its debut. Claud sorted through those dozens of pieces, whittling them down to the baker’s dozen that shape Super Monster.

Claud finally emerged from that Midwest cocoon, heading to New York to record at Electric Lady Studios exactly 50 years since Jimi Hendrix’s first session there. For years, Claud had fantasized about working at Electric Lady, so they recruited a wide network of close friends and new collaborators to finish Super Monster. Mehling played on and co-produced several tracks, including finale “Falling With the Rain.” That enchanting closer is performed by Shelly, a friendship band consisting of Claud, Mehling, Claire Cottrill, and Noa Getzug. Nick Hakim harmonizes on “Ana,” while Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Jake Portrait adds synth and guitar. These friends and more buoy Claud, lifting their tender songs skyward.

On the final night of work at Electric Lady, studio manager Lee Foster called to ask if Claud liked Daniel Johnston, the late and legendary songwriter whose artwork he manages. Foster arrived on bike a few minutes later, brandishing a scan of an unpublished Johnston painting called “Claud & the Supermonster.” A person sprang from the grass — a monster maybe, but absolutely jubilant all the same. The image resonated with Claud’s own quest for an individual identity as a queer person, sometimes bound up in feelings of isolation. Claud asked Foster if they could title the album Super Monster as an ode to Johnston’s kindred outlook. The cover Claud painted — a stunningly surreal self-portrait, as rich as these deceptively sophisticated songs — offers an homage to Johnston’s universe and a kind of introduction to Claud’s own world.

Perhaps you are in the throes of one of these romantic moments yourself right now, resentful of a frustrating paramour like Claud during “Pepsi” or indulging in lust like “In or In Between.” Or maybe these songs recall those wild days and tough situations. Incisive, instant, and addictive Super Monster works on either level — to remind us of love’s wild ups and downs or to help us deal with them in real time.

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CHIRP Radio 107.1 FM Welcomes: La Luz

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

18+


Seattle surf rock-pop band La Luz is coming to Lincoln Hall with Mamalarky this March!

On their self-titled fourth album, La Luz launch themselves into a new realm of emotional intimacy for a collection of songs steeped in the mysteries of the natural world and the magic of human chemistry that has found manifestation in the musical ESP between guitarist and songwriter Shana Cleveland, bassist Lena Simon, and keyboardist Alice Sandahl.

To help shape La Luz, the band found a kindred spirit in producer Adrian Younge. Though primarily known for his work with hip-hop, soul, and jazz acts, Younge saw in La Luz a shared vision that transcended genre. “We both create music with the same attitude, and that’s what I love about them,” he says. “They are never afraid to be risky and their style is captivating. It was an honor to work with them.”

The result is an album that is both the most naturalistic and psychedelic of the band’s career. All the elements of classic La Luz are still present—the lush harmonies, the impeccable musicianship, the gorgeous melodies—but it’s a richer, earthier iteration, replete with inorganic sounds that mimic the surreality of nature—the humming of invisible bugs, the atmospheric sizzle of a hot day. La Luz is an album that celebrates love—of music, of friendship, of life in all its forms.

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CHIRP Radio 107.1 FM Welcomes: DRAMA – The Don’t Wait Up Tour

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Metro
3730 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60613
Chicago , IL 60613
(773)-549-4140

18+


DRAMA is the multicultural collaboration between producer Na’el Shehade’s chic Chicago house-infused production style, and vocalist Via Rosa whose soulful delivery is inspired by the improvisational nature of jazz and playful patterns of hip-hop and bossa nova. The duo play to the complementary dynamics of their unlikely pairing by blurring the lines between R&B and dance-pop, heartbreak and bliss. Rosa grew up in a musical household; her parents played in a reggae band and toured as a family, home schooling Rosa into her early teens and limiting her listening primarily to Sade, oldies, Brazilian and Afrobeat music. She kept poetry journals and by high school started writing songs and making beats. After moving to Chicago in 2010, Rosa connected with THEMPeople, a collective at the center of the city’s sprawling hip-hop scene. Meanwhile, She had inherited a strong work ethic from his immigrant parents. Born in Chicago, he fell in love with DJ culture as a kid and took up music production and engineering; his interest eventually led to professional opportunities, including early studio work with Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, and music projects for MTV and Bravo. Since a chance meeting in2014 lead to the creation of DRAMA, the duo has bootstrapped a subtle rise on their own terms, self-releasing several EPs and mapping multiple tours with Midwestern grit.

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CHIRP Radio 107.1 FM Welcomes: Fuzz

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

18+


 

FUZZ is Ty Segall (drums/vocals), Charlie Moothart (guitar/vocals), and Chad Ubovich (bass). They're heavy-rock lifers and three California-bred dudes who have been refining their riffs and getting weird together since high school which wasn't that long ago, actually). They are not dabblers or dilettantes. FUZZ have flipped through used bins, hard drives, and record collections of the world, seeking out the finest weirdo cuts. The mood is not light. The songs project a state of perpetual paranoia and eroding mental health.

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CHIRP Radio 107.1 FM Welcomes: Sons of Kemet

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

18+


‘Black to the Future is a sonic poem for the invocation of power, remembrance and healing. It depicts a movement to redefine and reaffirm what it means to strive for Black power.”

The last time Shabaka Hutchings released a record, it was March 13, 2020 – on the eve of the pandemic – with Shabaka & The Ancestors’ We Are Sent Here By History. The “momentous” (NPR Music) album centered around themes of confronting the destruction of humanity as we know it. The prescient theme of this record was not lost on those who heard it.

Shabaka Hutchings is consistently in tune with – if not in front of – the cultural themes swirling in our world: past, present and future. He unearths forgotten mythologies, unlocks sounds of the past, and presents a thesis for the future. That continues with Black To The Future, a politically poignant and musically rich album, which feels destined to be placed on the shelf next to Archie Shepp’s Attica Blues or John Coltrane’s Alabama.

Musically, Black To The Future is a bigger affair than previous Sons of Kemet records. The core group – Theon Cross (tuba), Edward Wakili-Hick (percussion), Tom Skinner (percussion) – is enhanced by guests such as Jazz warrior UK saxophonist Steve Williamson, Chicago bandleader/vocalist Angel Bat Dawid, American poet Moor Mother, legendary British Grime MC D Double E, British artist/rapper/spoken word musical artist Kojey Radical, and more. Shabaka Hutchings also adds complex layers of woodwind instrumentation throughout the record, which he did during lockdown.

This album begins and ends with powerful lyrical and musical statements of rage and frustration, expressed outwardly in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the subsequent BLM protests. The album flows inwards from the start and finish to deeper, inner journeys – looking to forgotten cosmologies and searching for new ways of existing.

Shabaka Hutchings says, ‘Black to the Future is a sonic poem for the invocation of power, remembrance and healing. It depicts a movement to redefine and reaffirm what it means to strive for black power.”

“The meaning is not universal and the cultural context of the listener will shape their understanding,” he continues. “Yet in the end, the overarching message remains the same: For humanity to progress we must consider what it means to be Black to the Future.”

Lead single “Hustle” is a propulsive, urgent song with the poetic, chanting lyrics of Kojey Radical. He speaks: “Why ain’t no one tell me peace of mind was pricey /I could dance with the devil but that’s unlikely / Might go broke but that’s unlike me / I was born from the mud with the hustle inside me.”

About the accompanying music video, also released today, Hutchings says: “The dancers represent the duality present within any struggle to transcend internal limitations,” unfolds Shabaka. “As the video progresses, we see that it’s only once the differing elements of the self are reconciled and act in unison that rebirth (symbolized by the immersion in water) can occur.”

For Black To The Future, Shabaka sequenced and named each track in a specific order so that the song titles reflect a single poetic statement to which a depth of symbolic meaning can be intuited in combination with the music/sonic information.

The statement reads: “Field negus - pick up your burning cross - think of home - hustle - for the culture - to never forget the source - In remembrance of those fallen - Let the circle be unbroken - Envision yourself levitating - Throughout the madness, stay strong - Black.”

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CHIRP Radio 107.1FM Welcomes: Julianna Barwick

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

18+


Julianna Barwick is a Los Angeles based composer, vocalist, and producer who makes deep, reflective compositions rooted in the human voice. Over the years she has made six critically acclaimed records. Her self-released debut “Sanguine” came out in 2007, followed by “Florine” in 2009, and “The Magic Place” in 2011. In 2013, she released “Nepenthe,” which marked Barwick’s first steps into collaborating, working with producer and film composer Alex Somers in Reykjavík. She expanded her parameters further on “Will,” her 2016 album, enlisting more collaborators in Mas Ysa’s Thomas Arsenault, Dutch cellist Maarten Vos, and Chairlift percussionist Jamie Ingalls. In July 2020 she released “Healing Is A Miracle,” which featured Jónsi (Sigur Rós), Mary Lattimore, and Nosaj Thing, earning Pitchfork’s coveted ‘Best New Music’ for 2020.

Julianna has played shows with Yoko Ono, The Flaming Lips, Philip Glass, Tim Hecker, Grouper, Angel Olsen, Perfume Genius and more. Her many collaborations include, among others, the NYC dance company balletcollective, Ecstatic Music Festival, and an EP with Rafael Anton Isarri, on the super-limited Thesis label. She released “Circumstance Synthesis” EP, on RVNG Intl. sub-label Commend There, which were excerpts from a lobby score in partnership with Microsoft A.I., that responded to the environment in the downtown sky from New York’s Sister City Hotel, in 2019.

Julianna took a natural step into the world of composing for film when she co-scored the short film I Remember Nothing. She has since gone on to score a number of short films and documentaries and is now more actively pursuing this area of her career, taking on more scoring opportunities alongside her artist work.

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