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Artist Interviews Shelter in Sound: Helen Money

Like you, the CHIRP Features team is staying home to help flatten the curve! We are shifting our programming to present a new series in our Artist Interview Program. Shelter In Sound features interviews with artists and local music related tastemakers on what they are doing right now during this global pandemic. Tune in to learn how some of your favorite folx are managing and staying creative while hunkered down.


For the final episode of CHIRP’s limited series Shelter in Sound, Features Co-Director Mick R (@thasoundblog) spoke with Chicago-local, avant-garde cellist Alison Chesley aka Helen Money (@Helen_Money), about hosting music lessons over Zoom, her work with metal and drone musicians, and the themes of her latest album, Atomic. Alison is thoughtful and perceptive in her answers, and we hope that you will enjoy this delightful conversation and insight into her work. Atomic is out via Thrill Jockey Records.

Production: Mick R

Photo Credit: Alison Chesley

CHIRP Radio · Shelter in Sound: Helen Money

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Topics: helen money, mick reed, shelter in sound

Artist Interviews Shelter In Sound: Sleeping Village

Like you, the CHIRP Features team is staying home to help flatten the curve! We are shifting our programming to present a new series in our Artist Interview Program. Shelter In Sound features interviews with artists and local music related tastemakers on what they are doing right now during this global pandemic. Tune in to learn how some of your favorite folx are managing and staying creative while hunkered down.

For this week's Shelter In Sound, Features Co-Director Jessi D spoke with Kyle LaValley, the Talent Buyer for new-kid-on-the-block venue Sleeping Village. They discuss Sleeping Village's quick pivot to curbside pick up, keeping an active presence on social media, participating in CIVL and NIVA to save and support local and national live music venues, and the quirks of the Chicago music scene. This podcast features tracks from local artists Superknova, Meat Wave, Ratboys, and Whitney, who have all made an appearance on Sleeping Village's stage.

Produced by Jessi D

CHIRP Radio · Shelter In Sound: Sleeping Village

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Topics: jessi d, meat wave, ratboys, sleeping village, superknova, whitney

Artist Interviews Shelter in Sound: Bev Rage

Like you, the CHIRP Features team is staying home to help flatten the curve! We are shifting our programming to present a new series in our Artist Interview Program. Shelter In Sound features interviews with artists and local music related tastemakers on what they are doing right now during this global pandemic. Tune in to learn how some of your favorite folx are managing and staying creative while hunkered down.

For this week's episode, Features Co-Director Mick R (@thasoundblog) spoke remotely with Bev Rage (@BeverlyRage) of Bev Rage and the Drinks. Tune in for a lively conversation about how Bev is coping while sheltering at home, staying connected with bandmates and fans, and how segments of Chicago's queer community have adapted to the disruptions created by COVID 19. 

Produced by Mick R

Photo Credit: Bev Rage

CHIRP Radio · Shelter In Sound - Bev Rage Interview

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Topics: bev rage and the drinks, mick reed, shelter in sound

Artist Interviews Shelter In Sound: Empty Bottle

Like you, the CHIRP Features team is staying home to help flatten the curve! We are shifting our programming to present a new series in our Artist Interview Program. Shelter In Sound features interviews with artists and local music related tastemakers on what they are doing right now during this global pandemic. Tune in to learn how some of your favorite folx are managing and staying creative while hunkered down.

For this week's Shelter In Sound, Features Co-Director Jessi D spoke with Shannon Nico Shreibak, the Associate Marketing Director for the mainstay Chicago venue, the Empty Bottle. They discuss the Bottle's live-from-the-rooftop and quarantine-friendly streaming series Music Friendly Distancing, joining the movement to save national venues through NIVA, and Shannon's career highs. This podcast features tracks from local artists Disappears, Ganser, Cafe Racer, and Tasha, who have all had appearances on the Bottle's rooftop for Music Friendly Distancing.

Produced by Jessi D

CHIRP Radio · Shelter In Sound: Empty Bottle Interview

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Topics: cafe racer, disappears, empty bottle, ganser, jessi d

Artist Interviews Shelter In Sound: OHMME

Like you, the CHIRP Features team is staying home to help flatten the curve! We are shifting our programming to present a new series in our Artist Interview Program. Shelter In Sound features interviews with artists and local music related tastemakers on what they are doing right now during this global pandemic. Tune in to learn how some of your favorite folx are managing and staying creative while hunkered down.

This week creative indie duo Macie Stewart and Sima Cunningham of Ohmme spoke remotely with Features Co-Director Mick (@thasoundblog) to discuss staying connected with fellow musicians, giving back through their music, and the themes of their new album Fantasize Your Ghost. Tune in to get the inside scope on their new material ahead of the album's release later this week!

Fantasize Your Ghost will be out via Joyful Noise Recordings on June 5th.

Produced by Amanda Mayo

Photo Credit Macie Stewart and Sima Cunningham

CHIRP Radio · Shelter In Sound: OHMME Interview

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Topics: mick reed, ohmme, shelter in sound

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