Early voting is underway in Illinois! And in Chicago, if you requested a mail-in ballot, you can drop it off in a secured drop box at any early voting location. Learn more about voting in person or by mail at chicagoelections.gov. Not in Chicago? Find the information you need at vote.org.
STEVE REIDELL is a typography enthusiast and a Chicago musician: he is one-half of DJ/production duo The Hood Internet, and one-half of the band Air Credits alongside fellow Chicagoan ShowYouSuck. He formerly worked as the in-house art director at Metro and Smart Bar.
The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It pairs a reader’s personal story about a specific "first time" -- a different "first" for each show -- with a song performance. This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by The First Time Four. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song.
The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast produced and recorded by Jenn Rourke. Engineering by Tony Baker.
Local group Air Credits (aka Hood Internet & ShowYouSuck) recently stopped by the CHIRP studios to sit down with Features Director Amelia Hruby. They discussed the post-apocalyptic premise for their first album Broadcasted and how it feels to be making overtly political music in the current climate. (Hint: awesome.)
You can catch Air Credits live in Chicago on February 19th at the Empty Bottle for a Red Bull Sound Select show with Dan Deacon and Marijuana Deathsquad.