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CHIRP Welcomes: Gary Louris

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

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CHIRP Radio 107.1FM is excited to welcome Gary Louris to Old Town School of Folk Music on Friday, June 9th!

Over the last three decades, singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Gary Louris has built a deeply compelling body of music whose artistry and integrity has won the loyalty of an international audience and the respect of both critics and his peers. Best known for his seminal work with The Jayhawks, he is one of the most acclaimed musicians to come out of Minnesota's teeming rock scene.

Concurrent with his time in the Jayhawks, Louris has been a charter member of the part-time alt-rock supergroup Golden Smog, which at various times has included members of Soul Asylum, Wilco, the Replacements and Big Star.

Along the way Louris has produced records by various artists, contributed songs to Grammy Award-winning albums by the Tedeschi/Trucks Band and The Dixie Chicks; and recorded with a large and diverse array of acts.

Along with keeping the Jayhawks flame burning, Louris is currently looking to the future and is busier than ever – writing, performing, producing and exploring new collaborative opportunities.

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CHIRP Welcomes: John Doe Folk Trio

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

All Ages

CHIRP Radio 107.1FM is excited to welcome the John Doe Folk Trio to Old Town School of Folk Music on Saturday, June 17th!

The John Doe Folk Trio is the latest project from the X frontman. The group concentrates on John Doe songs like a solo acoustic show but with more OOMPH! There will be favorites from solo records, favorite X songs, and some Knitters too, but all in a folk style. It's like the desert or the plains, there's miles and miles of space with beauty and harshness. Come and hear for yourself.

Alongside his work with X, Doe has recorded eight solo records with numerous renowned singers and players, more recently including Patty Griffin, Dan Auerbach, Aimee Mann, Don Was, Kathleen Edwards and Greg Leisz. 

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CHIRP Welcomes: Damien Jurado

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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston , IL 60202
(847) 492-8860

All Ages

CHIRP Radio 107.1FM is excited to welcome Damien Jurado to Evanston SPACE on Sunday, June 18th!

“Play on, there’s no such thing as better days,” Damien Jurado sings on “Roger,” the sweeping wash of a song that opens Reggae Film Star, his 18th full length album and second release from Jurado’s own Maraqopa Records label. But as he enters his 25th year as a recording artist, it’s clear these are, at the least, very good days for Jurado on the creative front. In these 12 songs, which evoke half-recalled dreams and overheard conversations, the cosmic rushes headlong into the autobiographical and specific moments on the clock fade from past to future to scenes set only in the eternal now.

A quarter-century in, Jurado remains gripped by his visions and driven by an unmatched creative drive. Reggae Film Star is one of Damien Jurado’s finest works to date, a stunning new feature from one of indie rock’s most cinematic figures. 

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CHIRP Music Trivia: Pride!

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2812 N Lincoln
Chicago , IL 60657


Tune up your brain and open up your ears (and put those phones away). We're excited to return to Beermiscuous for another night of CHIRP Music Trivia on June 20, this time with the theme, "Pride!" 

CHIRP Friday night DJ Eddie will be your MC as you show off your musical knowledge! There's no cost to play, but there are prizes to win. Don't miss the fabulous fun!

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/ / Join CHIRP At Logan Square Arts Festival

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Illinois Centennial Monument on Logan Square
3150 W Logan Blvd
Chicago , Illinois 60647

All Ages

The Logan Square Arts Festival is a three-day celebration of the diversity and vitality of Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. The festival features two stages of live music, visual art, performance art, dance, food, and drinks, all in the heart of Logan Square.  

Be sure to stop by the CHIRP booth and pick up some station swag.

Here's the music lineup:


Monument stage

Global Currency 8:00

Pinksqueeze 6:15

Milwaukee stage

Bonita Appleblunt 9:00

Partywatcher 7:00

Troigo 5:30


Monument stage

Sextile 9:00

Haiku Hands 7:00

Elizabeth Moen 5:15

Scarlet Demore 3:45

Groppler Zorn 2:15

Porcelain 12:45

Milwaukee stage

Agua de Rosas 8:00

Wombo 6:00

Graham Hunt 4:30

Piwa 3:00

Future Rootz 1:30

Intonation Music All-Stars12:00


Monument stage

Duster 9:00

Greg Freeman 7:00

Craig Brown Band 5:15

Mila la Morena 3:45

Defcee 2:15

Joey Nebulous 12:45

Milwaukee stage

Free Range 8:00

Spiritual Cramp 6:00

Stress Positions 4:30

Kyra Horton 3:00

Anthony Bruno Quartet 1:30

Kids Drumming 12:00

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CHIRP Welcomes: Reverend Horton Heat

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

All Ages

CHIRP Radio 107.1FM is excited to welcome Reverend Horton Heat to Old Town School of Folk Music on Sunday, June 25th!

Loaded .38s, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal, littered landscape of Reverend Horton Heat's imagination. True to his high evangelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing and reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of American music. He's a time-traveling space-cowboy on an endless interstellar musical tour, and we are all the richer and “psychobillier” for getting to tag along.

The band has an incredible tour history and the Reverend along with bassist Jimbo Wallace have chewed up more road than the Google Maps drivers. For twenty-five psycho(billy) years, they have blazed an indelible, unforgettable, and meteoric trail across the globe with their unique blend of musical virtuosity, legendary showmanship, and mythic imagery.

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CHIRP Music Book Club Returns for Toni Morrison’s Jazz

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Roscoe Books
2142 W Roscoe St.
(773) 857-2676

In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe's wife, Violet, attacks the girl's corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.

CHIRP's Music Book Club returns to Roscoebooks on Thursday, June 29th to discuss Toni Morrison's follow-up to Beloved (1987), the Harlem-set Jazz (1991). We'll spin some 20's jazz tunes, have light refreshments, and you are welcome to BYOB. Use the discount code - CHIRP at Roscoebooks for 10% in store or online. For more info, visit

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CHIRP Welcomes: Deerhoof

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


CHIRP Radio 107.1FM is excited to welcome Deerhoof to Lincoln Hall on Friday, July 14th!

Miracle-Level is Deerhoof’s mystical manifesto on creativity and trust, its answer to the artificial industries of deception, coercion, and boredom we’re forced to put up with.

Surprisingly, Deerhoof’s 19th album is also their first to be made from beginning to end in a recording studio. Not because they had tired of their anarchic sound, but because they wanted to make themselves uncomfortable — by opening up their secretive DIY methods to someone new after 28 years.

The results are an avant-garde, anti-fascist carnival, its spicy surprises whispered conspiratorially, and lit by candlelight. Sit down, let me tell you a story celebrating the infinite small wonders of existence… the miracles that spontaneously present themselves when we’re not distracted by the tribalism and manipulation of our death-driven masters… the miracles that Artificial Intelligence will never replicate. Deerhoof speak in a secret code in which hooks abound, genre is nonexistent, and magic ever awaits us.

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CHIRP Welcomes: Le Tigre

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The Salt Shed
1357 N Elston
Chicago , IL 60642


CHIRP Radio 107.1FM is thrilled to welcome Le Tigre to The Salt Shed on Saturday, July 15th on their first North American tour since 2005!

Originally conceived as the live backing band for her Julie Ruin solo project, Bikini Kill founder and quintessential riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna formed Le Tigre, another bold, feminist-oriented trio, with filmmaker Sadie Benning and zine creator Johanna Fateman in 1998.

Borrowing a page from Hanna's Julie Ruin output, Le Tigre mixed punk's directness and politics with playful samples, eclectic pop, and lo-fi electronics. The group also added multimedia and performance art elements to their live shows, which often featured support from like-minded acts such as the Need. 

Le Tigre arrived in late 1999 on Mr. Lady, followed by the From the Desk of Mr. Lady EP in 2001. Benning left the group to pursue her filmmaking career before the recording of Le Tigre's second album, Feminist Sweepstakes, and was replaced by J.D. Samson. The band made a surprising leap to the majors for 2004's This Island, which was distributed through Universal.

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CHIRP Welcomes: Altin Gun

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


CHIRP is happy to welcome GRAMMY® Award-nominated Turkish psych-folk innovators Altin Gün to Thalia Hall! Their eagerly anticipated new album, Aşk, arrives via ATO Records on Friday, March 10.

Aşk sees Altın Gün veering away from the electronic, synth-drenched sound of their critically acclaimed 2021 albums, Âlem and Yol, to capture all the infectious power and urgency of the Amsterdam-based band’s famously propulsive live performances. Recorded using vintage equipment and techniques, the album’s ten groundbreaking tracks all represent visionary new readings of traditional Turkish folk tunes, revealing how these ancient songs remain eternally resonant and ripe for reinterpretation.

Hailing from Amsterdam but coming from various backgrounds (Turkish, Dutch and more), Altın Gün have captured the world’s imagination with their indelible fusion of psychedelic rock, deep funk, synthpop, cosmic reggae, and more with the rich and incredibly diverse traditions of Anatolian and Turkish folk music.

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