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Artist Interviews Matt B Interview

For this week's Artist Interview Series, CHIRP Features contributor Marjorie Alford speaks with Chicago-based R&B artist Matt B. They discuss his newest album title and personal mantra No Days Off, how his three young children have affected his valuation of time, the importance of a tight-knit family (including his wife acting as his manager), and his active touring life.

Note: this interview was recorded pre-quarantine.

Produced by Matt Barr.

Photo credit: Jansen Bridge

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Topics: marjorie alford, matt b, matt barr

Artist Interviews Oui Ennui Interview

For this episode of CHIRP's Artist Interview Series, Features Co-Director Mick R spoke with Chicago-based experimental artist Jonn Wallen aka Oui Ennui about his prolific 2020 output, surviving COVID, and the message and inspiration behind some of his recent albums. You can check out all Oui Ennui's official releases and keep up with his ongoing projects on his Bandcamp.

Produced by Jenna Chapman & Jenn Rourke

Photo Credit: Oui Ennui

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Topics: jenn rourke, jenna chapman, mick r., oui ennui

Artist Interviews Pseudo Slang Interview

This week, CHIRP Features contributor Marjorie Alford spoke with Emcee Sick of the jazz-tinted hip hop outfit Pseudo Slang. They talk about Sick's humble beginnings in the Bronx, the intentionality of language in these chaotic and significant times, and how much Black lives truly matter. His latest release, Wanderverse, is out now on vinyl and streaming.

Produced by Linh Nguyen

Photo credit: Arvid Wuensch

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Topics: linh nguyen, marjorie alford, pseudo slang

Artist Interviews Ric Wilson Interview

This week Features Co-Director Mick R. (@thasoundblog) spoke with Chicago hip hop artist Ric Wilson (@RicWilson) about his new collaborative EP with Terrance Martin, They Call Me Disco and got Ric's thoughts on the recent BLM organized protests and why he doesn't let a lack of social progress in this country get him down. It's a fun, energetic, and poignant conversation with one of Chicago's true up-start icons.

You can get a copy of They Call Me Disco here.

Photo Credit Ric Wilson

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Topics: chicago rap, mick r., ric wilson

Artist Interviews Sunshine Boys Interview

This week, CHIRP Features contributor Eddie Sayago speaks with Dag Juhlin of Sunshine Boys, a Chicago-based trio of veteran indie rock artists. They talk about their supergroup status, gelling as a band and enjoying each other's sound, and drummer Freda Love Smith's approach to playing drums after undergoing a major back surgery. Their second album, Work and Love, is out now via Cheap Kiss Records.

 

Produced by Jim Mulvaney

Photo Credit: Peter Kuehl

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Topics: eddie sayago, jim mulvaney, sunshine boys

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