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Dovetail Brewery
1800 W Belle Plaine Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60613

All Ages


Join CHIRP at the fourth annual Oktoberfestiversary! Dovetail Brewery and Begyle Brewing are together again for two days to celebrating the season, our neighborhood, and of course... BEER.

The festival is free to attend with a $5 suggested donation to benefit The Friendship Center

CHRIP will be spinning tunes from 12PM-1PM each day and selling CHIRP swag throughout the entire festival.There will be special tappings from both breweries on Saturday and Sunday, with a giant selection of beer on tap to quench your thirst. They'll be serving up food from some of Chicago's finest food trucks and pop-ups all weekend! 

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CHIRP Night at the Whistler with Magic Ian and Sloshed

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Whistler
2421 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-3530

21+


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 October, we're excited to welcome Chicago's own Magic Ian and Sloshed to the Whistler stage. As usual, there is no cover for this 21 and over event, and Sloshed kicks it all off around 8:30pm.

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Join chirp at the chicago humanities festival - Patti Smith: Year of the Monkey

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Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60604

All Ages


CHIRP is proud to sponsor the Chicago Humanities Festival presentation of Patti Smith: Year of the Monkey.

On New Year’s Day, 2016, legendary singer-songwriter Patti Smith embarked on a year of solitary travel and writing. Her intimate memoir Year of the Monkey offers a kaleidoscopic account of this time on the road, all captured in the candid voice of her previous works, M Train and the National Book Award-winning Just Kids. Lucid and profound meditations on loss, aging, friendship, and American politics are interspersed with fantastical accounts of imagined realities and magical occurrences, giving us new insights into Smith’s virtuosic mind. At CHF, Smith will discuss what she’s learned over the course of her storied career, and the powerful revelations that come from opening yourself up to uncertainty.

 

 

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Join chirp at the chicago humanities festival - Gary Janetti: Do You Mind If I Cancel?

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Venue SIX10
610 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

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CHIRP is proud to sponsor the Chicago Humanities Festival presentation of Gary Janetti: Do You Mind If I Cancel?

Gary Janetti is the voice behind some of TV’s biggest comedies, having served as writer and executive producer for shows including Will and Grace and Family Guy. In his book Do You Mind If I Cancel?, Janetti brings the biting wit that made his shows such a success to bear on a series of episodes from his own life, including his dreams of soap opera stardom and the pains of the pre-Internet job search. Having won comparisons to David Sedaris and Fran Lebowitz, Janetti, who also runs a much acclaimed Prince George parody Instagram account, comes to CHF to share how laughter can power us through the highs and lows of life.

 

 

 

 

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Join chirp at the chicago humanities festival - South Side Soul

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South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S South Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60649

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CHIRP is proud to sponsor the Chicago Humanities Festival presentation of South Side Soul.

For decades, some of America’s best soul music has come out of Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods. Now, three soul music experts come together to celebrate the history and influence of this storied musical tradition. Ayana Contreras, host of Vocalo Radio’s Reclaimed Soul; Ruben Molina, the DJ and historian; and DJ Tone B. Nimble, will join poet, radio host, and activist Mario Smith, for a conversation covering seminal moments in Chicago soul, as well a some lesser known histories, such as the influence of Mexican-American musicians on the music. Following the discussion, Contreras, Molina, and Nimble will have you embracing the power of South Side soul in a different way: dancing to their South Side soul DJ sets!

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Join chirp at the chicago humanities festival - Damon Locks and the Black Monument Ensemble

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South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S South Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60649

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CHIRP is proud to sponsor the Chicago Humanities Festival presentation of Damon Locks and the Black Monument Ensemble.

In the Black Monument Ensemble, Chicago artist and musician Damon Locks has put together a spectacular group including dancers from Move Me Soul, and top Chicago musicians including cornetist Ben LaMar Gay, drummer Dana Hall, and percussionist Arif Smith, for a stunning meditation on some of the texts, moments, and music of the ongoing civil rights movement. Where Future Unfolds features the words of Black activists past and present layered on top of intricate beats and harmonies, and references sources as diverse as Public Enemy and Lena Horne. Both joyous and mournful, sobering and inspiring, their music is a reminder of the power of art to combat oppression. Don’t miss this incredible performance!

 

 

 

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Join chirp at the chicago humanities festival - Mobituaries with Mo Rocca

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Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E Randolph St
Chicao, IL 60601

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CHIRP is proud to sponsor the Chicago Humanities Festival presentation of Mobituaries with Mo Rocca.

No news is entirely bad news, as long as it’s being delivered by Mo Rocca. A correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and a frequent panelist on NPR’s Wait, Wait... Don’t Tell Me!, Rocca has a knack for presenting current events in a way that’s both informative and hilarious. In Mobituaries, Rocca applies these skills to history, memorializing people and objects past. Some of these playful, heartfelt pieces cover subjects Rocca considers overlooked or underrated; In others, he illuminates the lives of people whose names we may know, but whose true stories we may not, including Thomas Paine and Audrey Hepburn. In conversation with Wait, Wait host Peter Sagal, Rocca will discuss the power of rethinking--and finding humor in--the past.

 

 

 

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CHIRP New Volunteer Orientation

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

The next CHIRP New Volunteer Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5th at 7pm. These meetings are a mandatory first step for all those interested in volunteering with CHIRP.

If you want to be a volunteer with CHIRP Radio, this is your ticket in! Join us to hear about the many ways to be involved with the station, meet the leadership team, and learn a touch of station history. If you haven't already done so, please fill out the volunteer form at http://volunteers.chirpradio.org before you attend. For questions, contact bri@chirpradio.org .

See you at Sulzer!

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CHIRP Radio 107.1 FM Welcomes: My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

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Chop Shop
2033 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
773-537-4440

18+


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Forged in the Wax Trax! scene along with bands such as Ministry and Front 242, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult have become leaders of the industrial rock genre that they helped create.

On November 7th, we’re teaming up with our friends over at Chop Shop to bring Thrill Kill Kult back to Chicago for a homecoming show as they tour in support of their newest album, “In the House of Strange Affairs.”

An all-local lineup of I:Scintilla, Conformco, and a DJ set by Kill Hannah's Greg Corner kick the night off.

Listen to Thrill Kill Kult's breakthrough single, “Sex on Wheelz,” below:

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CHIRP Sponsors Day of the Dowd II

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Fitzgerald’s
6615 Roosevelt Rd.
Berwyn, IL 60402

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CHIRP is proud to sponsor Day of the Dowd II!

In 2014, Gerald Dowd released his first full-length album. As an album release, he organized an all-day music event to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository, at which he played with 16 bands over the course of 13 straight hours. It was called Day Of The Dowd. The event raised over $10,000 for the charity. It almost killed him.

Exactly five years later, and against the advice of medical professionals everywhere, a similar event will take place once again at the mighty FitzGerald's Nightclub in scenic Berwyn IL, on Saturday, November 9th from noon-midnight, with a few key differences:

  • No new album
  • All different bands than last time
  • A new and wonderful beneficiary, the UI Health Pilsen Food Pantry
  • Only 12 bands/hours this time

There will be food, silent auction items, a surprise guest or two...alongside a full half-day of music!

 

The lineup features:

THE 45 (feat. LEN KASPER)

JENNY BIENEMANN

WILL DAILEY

STEVE DAWSON’S DOLLY BONSAI VARDING

DICK SMITH

LAURA DOHERTY

RACHEL DREW

JOHN FOURNIER

JONAS FRIDDLE

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG

SUNSHINE BOYS

TRIBUTOSAURUS
 

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CHIRP Radio 107.1 FM Welcomes: David Wax Museum

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Schubas
3159 N. Southport
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 525-2508

21+


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David Wax Museum have won over audiences around the world with their unique blend of traditional Mexican son music and American folk. We’re teaming up with our friends at Lincoln Hall to bring them to Chicago on November 11th for a captivating night of lonesome Appalachian harmonies paired with lively mariachi melodies.

Listen to “Uncover the Cold,” the first single from David Wax Musuem’s forthcoming new album, “Line of Light,” below:

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CHIRP “Cents for Causes” Beer Fundraiser

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District Brew Yards
417 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

21+


Join CHIRP at District Brew Yards for a "Cents for Causes" fundraiser on Wednesday, November 11 -- District Brew Yards will donate ten cents for every ounce of beer poured to the station!

The donations run for the entire business day, but from 5:30-9pm, CHIRP staff, board members, and volunteers will be on hand to chat, enjoy beverages, and hand out CHIRP swag. We hope to see you there!

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Chirp Radio and the Chicago Film Society present “Drumline”

Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
773 871 6604

All Ages


Chirp 107.1 FM has partnered with the Chicago Film Society to present a 35mm print screening of Drumline at the Music Box Theatre.

Nick Cannon stars as an incoming freshman and talented snare drum player at the fictional Atlanta A&T University, a place where the halftime shows far outshine the football (which you won’t see any of in this film). In a beautiful trifecta of egos, he’s also an incorrigible show-off who clashes with his controlling percussion leader (Leonard Roberts) and his band director (Orlando Jones), a man so dead set against modern music he counters their rival band’s au courant hip-hop compositions with “Flight of the Bumblebee.” Drumline’s depiction of black college life is a rare and much needed addition to Hollywood cinema, yet its most tremendous achievement may lie in its production, shooting with a marching band built from scratch out of mostly high school musicians, and a drumline composed of real HBCU drummers and the actors who trained incessantly alongside them. The competition scenes showcase some of the greatest real-life marching bands of the South, and they are beautifully shot, heart-pounding affairs, with the final showdown being well worth the price of admission. Though some bands declined to be part of the final scenes, as band consultant Don Roberts remembers they responded politely, “Thank you for the invitation to participate, however, we don’t lose. Not in real life and not in fiction.”

For more information, please visit http://www.chicagofilmsociety.org/

 

 

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