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Artist Interviews Greenlights Music Interview

This week, Features contributer Marjorie Alford speaks with Andrés Roldan of Chicago hip hop collective Greenlights Music. They discuss their long-term roots in the Chicago music and political scene, the genesis of the collective, and how Greenlights represents multuiple generations of rappers.

Produced by Danielle Sines.

Photo Credit: Thanos Alatsidis

CHIRP Radio · Greenlights Music Interview

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Topics: #danielle sines, #greenlights music, #marjorie alford

Artist Interviews Thee Sacred Souls Interview

This week Features Co-Director Mick R. has a wonderful conversation with rare soul revival band Thee Sacred Souls. They've just signed to Daptone's Penrose Records Imprint and were more than happy to talk about how the band came together and their message of racial justice. 

You can find Thee Sacred Souls' music on Penrose Records here. 

Produced by Brian Szpak. 

Photo Credit: Gus Olivares. 

CHIRP Radio · Thee Sacred Souls Interview

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Topics: brian szpak, mick r, thee sacred souls

Artist Interviews p. a. pritchett Inteview

This week, CHIRP DJ Mike Nikolich speaks with Chicago-based folk artist, p. a. pritchett. They discuss the recording and creation process that spanned the last decade for his most recent album, Victory at Sea!, collaborating with other artists for this long-term project, and utilizing a 1970s recording of pritchett's partner's grandfather as inspiration.

Produced by Mike Nikolich.

Photo credit: Lisa Ann Lux

CHIRP Radio · p. a. pritchett Interview

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Topics: #mike nikolich, #pa pritchett

Artist Interviews Buggin Interview

This week we have Features Co-Director Mick R. in conversation with two chillin' villains, Bryanna and Peyton of the Chicago hardcore band Buggin. They talk about the origins of the band's name and their recording plans for 2021, as well as their influences, motivations, and style, and whether or not they could see themselves opening for Harm's Way. 

Buggin's flexi single Brainfreeze is out via Flatspot Records. 

Production by Mick R. 

Photo Credit: Bryanna Bennett

CHIRP Radio · Buggin Interview

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Topics: buggin, mick r.

Artist Interviews AWEFUL Interview

This week, Features & Production Director Jessi D speaks with Traci Trouble, Lucy Dekay, and Izzy Price of Chicago-based rollicking rock group AWEFUL. They talk about being in a million bands in true Chicago music scene fashion, navigating a house fire in the middle of recording, releasing singles to continue to stay connected during quarantine while raising money to benefit NIVA and other charities, and having a blast making music videos DIY-style for the first time.

Produced by Jessi D.

Photo Credit: Patrick Houdek

CHIRP Radio · AWEFUL Interview

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Topics: #aweful, #jessi d

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