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CHIRP's exclusive artist interviews, conducted on-location and produced entirely by CHIRP volunteers. Subscribe to the feed to receive new interviews with local and national acts every week.

Artist Interviews Marlana INTERVIEW

This week for the CHIRP Radio Podcast, Co-Director Mick R. spoke with singer-songwriter and Milo Green alum. Marlana about her new EP At Least I Tried, her creative process, and how she has been coping in the age of COVID.

You can purchase Marlana's new album from Play Count Recordings.

Photo Credit: Jonah Small

Produced by Jenn Rourke

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Topics: artist interviews, chirpradio, interviews, jenn rourke, marlana, mick r., podcasts

Artist Interviews Steve Von Till INTERVIEW

This week for the CHIRP Radio Podcast, Features Co-Director Mick R. speaks with Steve Von Till of the seminal experimental sludge metal and hardcore punk band, Neurosis. Tune in to hear Steve discuss the making of his new solo album No Wilderness Deep Enough, the inspiration behind his first book of poetry Harvestman: 23 Untitled Poems and Collected Lyrics, and the challenges of teaching fourth-graders via distance learning.

No Wilderness Deep Enough is out August 7th via Neurot Recordings

Harvestman: 23 Untitled Poems and Collected Lyrics is out August 7th via Astrophil Press

Produced by Mick R

CHIRP Radio · Steve Von Till INTERVIEW

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Artist Interviews Young Man in a Hurry INTERVIEW

For this week’s episode of the CHIRP Radio Podcast we have Marjorie Alford in conversation with songwriter and frontman of Young Man in a Hurry, Matt Baron. Tune in to hear this very engaging conversation, where they discuss how Matt recruited his dermatologist into his band, his work with the project Future Hits, teaching through music, and structuring time for art, play, and creativity.

Note: This interview was recorded before IL’s Shelter in Place order in March of this year.

Produced by Matt Barr

Photo by Sally Blood

CHIRP Radio · Young Man In A Hurry INTERVIEW

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Topics: marjorie alford, matt barr, young man in a hurry

Artist Interviews Holly, INTERVIEW

This week for the CHIRP Radio podcast, features contributor Eddie spoke with local pop-soul band Holly, about how they came up with their name, their approach to songwriting, and their various musical influences.

Note: This interview was recorded before IL’s Shelter in Place order in March of this year.

Produced by Eddie Sayago

CHIRP Radio · Holly, Interview

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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

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