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Artist Interviews CHIRP Docs: Sober 21

Sober 21 is a compendium of essays by and interviews with 21 sober musicians. Elia Einhorn, formerly of The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, curated the collection as a tool specifically for musicians who are seeking sober voices and perspectives in an often challenging and addiction-enabling industry. The zine is free for download through The Creative Independent.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, Elia recommends the following resources:

Interview and production by Jessi D.

Photo Credit: Elia Einhorn

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Topics: chirp docs, elia einhorn, jessi d, sober 21

Artist Interviews La Armada Interview

Paul and Jon of the Chicago-based hardcore band La Armada discuss their band's origins in the Dominican Republic, their migration to the United States, the Latin roots of their sound, and cultural and religious origins of the cover art for their new EP Opías. Interview by Features Co-Dirrector Mick R. 

Buy Opías from Mal De Ojo Records. 

Produced by Mick R. 

Photo Credit: La Armada

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Artist Interviews Ifeanyi Elswith Interview

This week, Features Co-Director Jessi D speaks with Chicago-based artist Ifeanyi Elswith. They discuss themes of self-care and setting personal boundaries in her music, being inspired by Sharon G. Flake's novel The Skin I'm In, and releasing an album, Everything Festyle, during the pandemic.

Produced by Jessi D

Photo Credit: Maseo

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Artist Interviews Jyroscope Interview

Dominic "I.B. Fokuz" Pettis EL of Chicago hip hop group Jyroscope goes deep on the history of his collaboration with bandmate Robert "Collasoul Structure" Moman, explains the origins of their name, and provides illuminating insights into their new EP and collaboration with producer Montana Macks titled Happy Medium. Interview by Mick R.

Jyroscope's Happy Medium is available on Bandcamp. 

Produced by Mick R. 

Photo Credit: Jason Neloms

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Artist Interviews Cold Beaches Interview

This week, DJ Ninja speaks with Sophia Nadia of Cold Beaches. They discuss the first show after a pandemic hiatus, creating an album during the social justice reckoning in the summer of 2020, the happenstance meeting with another band that led her to Chicago instead of New York, and her newfound interest in scoring video game music. Cold Beaches new album, Drifter, is available now.

Produced by DJ Ninja

Photo Credit: Miles Kalchik

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Topics: cold beaches, dj ninja, jenn rourke

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