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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

Artist Interviews Joe Wong INTERVIEW

This week for the CHIRP Radio Podcast Features Co-Director Mick R. had a phenomenal conversation with soundtrack artist and podcaster Joe Wong about his recent work on the new Netflix series from Duncan Trussell and Pendleton Ward The Midnight Gospel, his podcast The Trap Set, and Joe's new solo album Nite Creatures out via Decca records. Joe was generous in sharing his processes and inspirations with us and it made for a very illuminating discussion.

Nite Creatures is out via Decca Records, you can get it here. 

Produced by Jenn Rourke

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Topics: decca, jenn rourke, joe wong, mick r

Artist Interviews Trey Elder Interview

Trey Elder is the mastermind behind Quiet Pterodactyl, a nonprofit dedicated to Chicago’s art and music communities that aims to create experiences, enjoyment, and entry into the arts. To help offset the financial pains venues are experiencing due to indefinite closure during the pandemic, Quiet Pterodactyl has released situationchicago, a double LP featuring 25 local (or initially local) bands benefiting 25 local venues.

Features Co-Director Jessi D spoke with Trey about the process of organizing such an undertaking in this week's podcast.

Produced by Jessi D

Photo Credit: Joseph Mietus

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Artist Interviews Oozing Wound INTERVIEW

This week for the CHIRP Radio Podcast, we spoke with Zack and Kevin of the Chicago-based thrash and sludge metal band, Oozing Wound. Due to the limitations of COVID we had to speak with both the guys separately, but the conversation doesn't suffer for this fact. The interview covers a lot of ground, discussing topics as varied as keeping the music scene safe, struggles with unemployment, anxiety around reopening during the pandemic, writing new material, the advantages of working for an employee-owned company and performing music in the post-apocalypse.  Zack even provides some behind the scenes details about the making of their fantastic new video for the song "Surrounded by F'ing Idiots," co-created and starring comedian Sarah Squirm. It's a wild ride!

Oozing Wound's last album came out in 2019 on Trill Jockey. It is called High Anxiety and you get a copy here

Interview by Features Co-director Mick R.  

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Topics: mick r., oozing wound

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