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CHIRP Welcomes: SuperKnova

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

18+


CHIRP Radio 107.1FM welcomes SuperKnova home to Chicago for her first performance in the city since relocating to NYC on Friday, June 21st!

SuperKnova is a transgender artist who makes soulful, indie pop. An instrumental virtuoso, she blends dreamy guitar with electronic drums and synths to create a sound that feels instantly familiar yet excitingly fresh. 

Her heart-felt lyrics and catchy hooks have led to features on Showtime’s Work In Progress, Epic Games Fortnite, Sephora, MTV and Spotify’s editorial playlists.

A talented multi-instrumentalist, she produces and records all of her own music and builds many of her songs live on-stage through looping and live instruments.

She performs both locally and nationally and is currently working on her next album.

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CHIRP Presents: Chicago Independents’ Day

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

All Ages


CHIRP Radio Presents: Chicago Independents’ Day, a day-long event for independent music fans and artists to connect with local independent labels, venues, and media outlets.

Programming includes panels with fans and industry professionals, a music media market (local labels and vintage CDs), and live music.

 

12pm - 5pm - Schubas Main Stage (free)

  • Independents’ Market: local labels + vintage CDs from CHIRP

 

12:30pm - 6pm - Schubas Upstairs ($5 suggested donation at door)

Panels and Q&A - Seating first come, first served

  *New Perspectives: Young Artists on the Scene (12:30-1:30pm)
             Featuring Niko of Friko, Kaitlin and Hannah of Neptune's Core, Jimmi from Outpastmidnight and Uniflora' Ruby
   
    *The Joys and Challenges of Music Media (2-3pm)
             Featuring the Chicago Tribune's Britt Julious, Reader senior writer Leor Galil, writer and editor jj skolnik, and journalist James Porter
    
   *Fan’s Guide to Supporting Local Music (3:30-4:30pm)
             Featuring Chris Bauman of the Patio Theater and CIVL, Mark Joyner of No Wristbands, Alex Fruchter from Closed Sessions, artist Angel Bat Dawid
 
   *Chicago Music History 101 (5-6pm)
             Featuring Darlene Jackson (DJ Lady D), authors Aaron Cohen and Mark Guarino, artist and Chicago Music historian Steve Krakow

 

7pm - Schubas Main Stage ($18 at link above)

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/ / CHIRP Radio Is Proud to Sponsor Logan Square Arts Fest

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

All Ages


CHIRP is proud to partner with the Logan Square Arts Festival!

Returning to Logan Square's beautiful Centennial Monument from June 28-30, the Fest features live art and music performances by MJ Lenderman and the Wind, Binki, McKinley Dixon, Salami Rose Joe Louis and many more.

Come say hello at the CHIRP tent and visit a variety of other vendors including local artists and artisnal makers.

Check out the full lineup and learn more here!

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CHIRP Night at the Whistler with Desert Liminal (solo) and Ghost Days

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

21+


On Sunday, June 30th, CHIRP Night at the Whistler returns with Desert Liminal (solo) and Ghost Days!

Every last Sunday 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 June, we're excited to welcome Chicago's own Desert Liminal (solo) and Ghost Days to the Whistler stage. As usual, there is no cover for this 21 and over event, and Ghost Days kicks it all off around 8:00 PM.

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/ / CHIRP returns to Square Roots

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Lincoln Square
Lincoln Ave between Wilson and Leland
Chicago , IL 60625

All Ages


Square Roots returns to Lincoln Square this July with family fun, local restaurants and vendor booths, craft beers, and tons of live bands, and CHIRP is happy to be a media sponsor!

The fest takes place on Lincoln Avenue between Montrose & Wilson, and is asily accessible from CTA Brown Line Western stop.

Stop by the CHIRP booth to say hello and pick up some station merchandise!

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CHIRP Welcomes: Black Lips (TWO SHOWS)

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On Sunday, July 14th, CHIRP welcomes the Black Lips to the Empty Bottle for TWO SHOWS!

Boasting an unapologetic southern-fried twang, with a clang and harmony that is unmistakably the inimitable sound and feel of the Black Lips. Their songcraft and stylistic evolution are as infamous as their now legendary live shows.

EARLY SHOW (6:30PM): tickets

LATE SHOW (10:00PM): tickets

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/ / CHIRP at Out of SPACE

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Illinois Science & Technology Park
4900 Searle Pkwy
Skokie , IL 60077

All Ages


Out of Space returns July 26-28 with three nights of great music at an exciting new location near downtown Skokie with tons of charm, lush green grass for picnicking, easy free parking, public transit, and is bike- and pedestrian-friendly.

Stop by the CHIRP booth and say hello to our volunteers!

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CHIRP Welcomes: Guerilla Toss

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

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CHIRP welcomes Guerilla Toss to the Empty Bottle on Saturday, July 27th!

Dig deep enough inside yourself—start treating your body as your sanctuary rather than your enemy—and eventually you’ll find yourself blooming right back out into the sun. That’s the transformation Guerilla Toss trace on their newest album Famously Alive, their effervescent Sub Pop debut.

After a decade sprinkling glitter into grit, building a reputation as one of the most ferociously creative art-rock groups working, the upstate New York band have eased fully into their light. This is Guerilla Toss at their most luminescent—awake, alive, and extending an open invitation to anyone who wants to soak it all up beside them.

The album’s title derives from a poem written by a close friend of the band, Jonny Tatelman, who supported singer and lyricist KassieCarlson through the early stages of her recovery from opiate addiction. The poem comprises the entirety of the lyrics to the title track, an exuberant ode to loving your own survival and charting a course into unconditional self-acceptance.

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CHIRP Welcomes: Mei Semones

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

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On Sunday, August 4th, CHIRP welcomes Mei Semones to Schubas!

Semones’ sweetly evocative blend of jazz, bossa nova and math-y indie rock is not only a way for her to find solace in her favorite genres, but is an intuitive means of catharsis. “Blending everything that I like together and trying to make something new — that’s what feels most natural to me,” says the 23-year-old Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and guitarist. “It’s what feels most true to who I am as an artist.”

On her newest EP and Bayonet Records debut, Kabutomushi, Mei’s diverse sonic palette adds depth to her experiences of the complexities of love. Through the EP’s five songs, she chronicles infatuation, devotion, vulnerability, and saying goodbye in some of her closest relationships, complete with sweeping strings, virtuosic guitar-playing and heartfelt lyrics.

All of the songs that comprise Kabutomushi are written and sung in both English and Japanese, with Mei wanting to stay connected to her first language in a creative way. The EP title translates to “rhinoceros beetle” in English, named after the horned insect that she would spot and catch in the park when visiting her grandmother in Japan growing up. 

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CHIRP Welcomes: Ghost Funk Orchestra

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

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CHIRP welcomes Ghost Funk Orchestra to Schubas on Wednesday, August 14th!

Ghost Funk Orchestra is the brainchild of composer/multi-instrumentalist Seth Applebaum. What started as a one-man recording project has now evolved into a powerhouse live band. It’s a sonic kaleidoscope that defies genre specification, but draws heavy influence from the worlds of soul, psych rock, salsa, and beyond. 

New York blog Post-Trash described their sound as a ‘psych odyssey of traditional sounds delivered in a non-traditional fashion.’ Bandcamp’s Editorial Director J. Edward Keyes praised the band’s ability to ‘leave no funk-adjacent genre unexplored.’

Experimentation is the key, and unpredictability is what has been attracting folks from all corners of the globe to see what GFO pulls off next.

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CHIRP WELCOMES: THE JULIANA HATFIELD THREE

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Sleeping Village
3734 W. Belmont
Chicago , IL

21+


CHIRP Radio 107.1FM welcomes The Juliana Hatfield Three to Sleeping Village on Friday, September 27! 

The Juliana Hatfield Three will hit the road this fall to celebrate the 30th(ish) anniversary of their debut album Become What You Are. The trio will play the album in its entirety along with other songs from their catalog.

The Juliana Hatfield Three – singer/songwriter/guitarist Juliana Hatfield, drummer Todd Philips, and bassist Dean Fisher – released Become What You Are in August 1993 on Mammoth Records. Produced by Scott Litt (R.E.M.), the album found early success with the debut single “My Sister.” Despite the song’s title, Juliana did not have a sister, leading many to speculate about the inspiration for the song. “My Sister” reached #1 on the Billboard “Modern Rock” charts with an accompanying video, directed by Phil Morrison (Junebug), played on MTV.

Following a 20 year hiatus, the Juliana Hatfield Three reformed in 2014 and released their critically acclaimed sophomore album Whatever, My Love in 2015 on American Laundromat Records followed by a U.S. tour. Both Stereogum and Consequence named it “one of the most anticipated albums of 2015”.

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CHIRP Welcomes: Material Issue

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On Saturday, September 28th, CHIRP welcomes Chicago power pop legends Material Issue to Lincoln Hall!

In 2011, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the International Pop Overthrow album, the two surviving members, Mike Zelenko and Ted Ansani, reformed the band under the name Material Reissue.

Chicago based singer-songwriter Phil Angotti joined them, stepping in for original frontman and primary songwriter Jim Ellison, who had passed away in 1996. The show was part of the International Pop Overthrow festival, named after the album, and took place at the Abbey Pub in Chicago on April 23, 2011.

Since reuniting and being joined by Angotti, the band has continued to perform, playing the power pop should've-been-hits from Material Issue's three classic 90s albums.

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CHIRP WELCOMES: LADY LAMB

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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 welcomes Lady Lamb to The Old Town School of Folk Music on Thursday, October 10th!

 Lady Lamb celebrates 10 years of Ripely Pine with an intimate performance of songs from the record and the recently-released commemorative boxset ‘In The Mammoth Nothing of The Night”. 

From her early days, staying late after-hours at her video rental store job in Maine to record songs, to co-producing and arranging her four studio records, Aly Spaltro has remained focused on music that connects, empowers and builds community. She built her fanship the old-fashioned way, getting in front of audiences and projecting her poetic confessionals, silencing rowdy crowds with an a cappella opening song in the center of a dark stage. Spaltro was quick to develop a reputation as a breakout star in New England, and then expanded slowly outwards, moving to New York at twenty to continue work on the songs that would become Ripely Pine. Her voice has never wavered, has grown more honest and open with time, and anyone witnessing the long lines of fans seeking signatures after her performances can see how her work has impacted fans. Her live shows are revelations, a further deep dive into what makes Ripely Pine such a mainstay.

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CHIRP Welcomes: Boris

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Ramova Theatre
3520 S Halsted St
Chicago , IL 60609
(312) 988-0838

All Ages


CHIRP is excited to welcome Japanese metal legends Boris to the new Ramova Theatre on Friday, October 11th as they perform their debut, Amplifier Worship Service, in its entirety!

Boris has been in constant pursuit of their own ideal “heavy” since their formation in 1992. From the outset they were a chimera, evolving at a rapid pace, establishing a unique style with extreme downtuning and megavolume. Their broad sense of “Heavy Rock” engulfed powerviolence, ambient and drone, with a trance component, elements of krautrock and more.

From the Tokyo underground to the rest of the world, Boris' name become more widely known. Five years after their formation, the band went deep into the beyond of heavy music to make their first album, one that can be said to be a palace constructed in unexplored realms. However, the album by no means serves as a resting place/gravestone for those compositions. Rather, it was a map to the beyond that Boris drew up at the time, a blueprint pointing to the future.

25 years after the release of Amplifier Worship, that guidance has been revealed: a full length tour to perform all of the songs on the album in a double-drum-format drone set.

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CHIRP WELCOMES: THE dB’S/Vulgar Boatmen

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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 welcomes The dB's and Vulgar Boatmen to The Old Town School of Folk Music on Saturday, October 12th!

The dB's are singer/songwriters Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey along with Gene Holder on bass and Will Rigby on drums. The foursome grew up in Winston-Salem, NC, and helped define what would become the rich North Carolina indie-rock scene but emigrated to New York in the late 1970s and formed the band, frequently appearing at CBGB, Maxwell's and other influential venues.

Pitchfork cited Stands for deciBels among its 100 Top Albums of the 1980s. AllMusic applauded “a reverence for British pop and arty post-punk leanings…rarely is experimentation so enjoyable and irresistibly catchy” and said The dB's were “the band that bridged the gap between classic '70s power pop…and the jangly new wave of smart pop personified by R.E.M.”

Do not miss this extremely rare opportunity to see The dB's live!

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CHIRP WELCOMES: SONDRE LERCHE (20 YEARS OF TWO WAY MONOLOGUE)

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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 welcomes Sondre Lerche to The Old Town School of Folk Music on Tuesday, October 15th!

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of his classic album Two Way Monologue, Sondre Lerche will be performing a handful of intimate solo shows accompanied by a string quartet. The performances coincide with the release of a new anniversary edition on vinyl + digital featuring a handful of never-before-heard bonus tracks.“Two Way Monologue bears witness to the growth of an already talented young songwriter for whom the title "talented young songwriter" seems quite inadequate.” – Pitchfork

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