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Back stage at Lincoln Hall, CHIRP producer David Hansen sat down with Nika Roza Danilova, who performs under the name Zola Jesus. She opened up about learning music on her own and what it is like to write all of her songs.
The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, or CIMM Fest is a four-day showcase of outstanding films, energetic concerts, visually stunning VJ/DJ sets, lively Q&A’s, daring live score performances…all showcasing the intersections of music and film in new and unique ways. Starting, Thursday April 12th and going through Sunday April 15th, CIMM Fest is at venues all over Wicker Park and Logan Square, including the Logan Theatre, Wicker Park Arts Center, Rodan, and more! For more information visit cimmfest.org.
In the following podcast CHIRP DJ Erik Roldan sat down with CIMMFest co-founder Josh Chicoine and talked about the fest’s beginnings and growth.
CHIRP’s Dylan Peterson sat down with Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder of the dream pop duo Korallreven before their ‘CHIRP Welcomes’ show at Schubas. The band talked about the spiritual nature of their music, and how both Lars Von Trier and Britney Spears can inspire conscientious living.
CHIRP’s Dylan Peterson caught up with all five members of New York’s (by way of New Jersey) Titus Andronicus at last year’s Lollapalooza. The band compared and contrasted their experiences of playing Chicago’s two most prominent festivals (Lollapalooza and Pitchfork), enjoyed some bleed-in from The Cars’ set, and got into gender roles in rock music. (piece produced by Matt Rowan)
OFF! is the outcome of gathering hardcore punk musicians all with illustrious backgrounds and immense appeal within the genre. Most notably Keith Morris (formerly of Black Flag and The Circle Jerks) serving as frontman. CHIRP Radio’s Blake Burkhart caught up with the supergroup amidst 2011’s Pitchfork Music Festival.