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Artist Interviews Courtesy Interview

Chicago based Courtesy sat down with Marites Valesquez in the CHIRP studios to talk about their new release "Hey," how the band got their start in Memphis continuing despite various members moving to Chicago over the years through file sharing and technology. They dive into their influences musically, ASMR and how anything can be sound!

 

Produced by Marites Valesquez

photo by Alexa Viscius

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Topics: chicago, chirp, marites velasquez

First Time: First Dream - Tyler Clark

Tyler Clark is a writer, musician, and CHIRP DJ from Chicago. His storytelling work includes local appearances with Mortified, Story Lab, and Story Club, as well as national appearances on the Mortified podcast and upcoming Netflix series The Mortified Guide. When he's not telling tales, he writes for Consequence of Sound and sings with the Blue Ribbon Glee Club. Every Thursday night from 6-8 p.m., he also plays his favorite songs on his CHIRP Radio show, Local Mythologies.

Produced and recorded by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago, chirp, local, podcast, storytelling

Artist Interviews Chirp Docs: Frontwoman Fest

Frontwoman Fest is a small festival founded by Adele Nicholas and Elaine Davis hosted in Chicago. Features interviewer and producer Jessi DiBartolomeo takes an in depth look into the festival on it’s fifth and final year, what it stands for, and the significance of the profits donated to benefit Girls Rock! Chicago, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a socially just community for youth.

 

produced by Jessi DiBartolomeo

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Topics: chicago, frontwoman fest, interview, jessi d

Artist Interviews Paul Cherry

This week CHIRP volunteer, Andrew Meriwether, catches up with Chicago musician, Paul Cherry. They discuss his new record, Flavour, the origins of his name, relationships on social media, and Paul's Bachelor picks. 

Produced by Andrew Meriwether

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Topics: chicago, chirp, flavour, logan square, paul cherry, podcasts

Artist Interviews Surabhi

CHIRP volunteer Max Carter caught up with Ronnie Malley and Carlo Basile of local world music ensemble Surabhi to chat about their recent self-titled album, the ways dance and music combine, and what it means to make world music in the current political climate.

produced by Max Carter

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Topics: chicago, interview, interviews, local, max carter, mp3, surabhi, world music

News Joe Swanberg

Chicago-based filmmaker Joe Swanberg visited the CHIRP studios to talk with Dylan Peterson about hyper-localism in his work, Greta Gerwig's actual first film, forgetting to tell his little brother that he kind of made a movie about him, and carrying on the Chicago spirit that has defined the city since the World's Fair of 1893.

Season 2 of Easy is available now on Netflix.

produced by Dylan Peterson (@_dylanclub_)

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Topics: chicago, dylan peterson, easy, film, greta gerwig, james swanberg, joe swanberg, marc maron, netflix, todayshits

Artist Interviews A Giant Dog

CHIRP volunteer Michael Reed interviews Andrew Cashen from A Giant Dog before their recent show at the Empty Bottle. They discuss the personal nature of the lyrics on their new album Toy, how a Texas taxidermy shop inspired Andrew to sculpt the Toy cover art, and his favorite Chicago bands.

produced by Michael Reed

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Topics: a giant dog, chicago, empty bottle, interview, interviews, mp3, punk

First Time First Catch | Natalie Grace

Natalie GraceNatalie Grace Alford was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1987. She was raised in a suburb of Chicago and was classically trained in music from the age of 11. She is a multi instrumentalist playing piano, guitar, and uses loop pedals to perform and make the song live. She has opened for various artists such as Jack Garrett, Nellie Mckay, Tim Fite and many more amazing artists. She was also named The Deli Music Magazine's artist of the month for March of 2017. You can find her music on ITunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Google Play, and Amazon.

Produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago, first catch, first time, martyrs', musician, natalie grace alford

First Time First Catch | Wes Needham

Wes Needham is an actor, writer and producer here in Chicago, having performed at iO Theater, Second City and ComedySportz. Currently he's Content Director, writer and producer for "Good Evening with Pat Whalen", Chicago's only political late-night talk-show. As an ensemble member of The New Colony theater company, he's appeared in such shows as 11:11, Sordid Little Story, Frat, reWilding Genius, Merge and B-Side Studio. You've maybe even caught him oh-so briefly keeping the streets safe from riff-raff on NBC's "Chicago PD".

Produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago, chicago pd, first catch, first time, good evening with pat whalen, martyrs, wes needham

First Time First Catch | Dan Shapiro

Dan Shapiro is a writer and comedian from Wichita.  He is a regular at local writing performance competition, Write Club.  He co-hosts a mental illness and addiction themed variety show the first Wednesday of each Monday at Schuba's in Chicago called Psychotic Break.

Produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago, dan shapiro, first catch, first time, martyrs, psychotic break, schubas, write club

First Time First Catch | Micki LeSueur

Micki LeSueurIn addition to writing stories for fun and her own amusement, Micki LeSueur is a creative director and copywriter, writing fiction posing as non-fiction and putting on shows for major corporations and their agencies. She is also the founder and host of Fictlicious, a live reading and music series at The Hideout in Chicago, and president and founder of Coat Angels, a local not-for-profit proving warm winter coats for cold Chicago kids.  

produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago, dating, first catch, martyrs, micki lesueur, storytelling, the first time, the hideout

Artist Interviews Big Sadie

Local band Big Sadie visited the CHIRP studios to talk to CHIRP volunteer Amanda Mayo about their folk influences, Chicago roots, and recent debut album Keep Me Waiting

See Big Sadie live at Schubas on September 23rd.

produced by Amanda Mayo (@AmandaRMayo)

photo by Carolina Rodriguez

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Topics: amanda mayo, big sadie, bluegrass, chicago, chicago music, country, interview, interviews, local, mp3, schubas

Artist Interviews Lili K

Local artist Lili K stopped by the CHIRP studios to check in with Features Director Amelia Hruby. They talked about the relationship between collaboration and maintaining your own voice, music that defies genres, and performing in a post-Trump era.

​produced by Jenn Rourke 

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Topics: amelia hruby, chance the rapper, chicago, interview, interviews, jazz, jenn rourke, lili k, local music, magic, mp3

Artist Interviews Weatherman

Features Director Amelia Hruby recently caught up with Annie, Jason, and Josh of local minimalist pop group Weatherman. They talk about how the band got together, their upcoming record, and the future of the group as members move across land and sea.

Weatherman EP releases on July 28th, and you can see Weatherman live at their EP release show at Constellation on July 29th.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago, interview, interviews, local, mp3, podcast, weatherman

Artist Interviews BJ the Chicago Kid

CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby caught up with local legend BJ the Chicago Kid at Mamby on the Beach this summer. They chat about his recent Grammy nominations, Chicago's "realness," and the album he calls an "audio-blunt."

produced by Amanda Mayo

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Topics: amelia hruby, bj the chicago kid, chicago, gospel, hip hop, interview, interviews, local, mamby, mamby on the beach, mp3

Artist Interviews Dream Version

Alec of local band Dream Version recently sad down in the CHIRP Studios with Andrew Meriweather to discuss the band's origin and their upcoming album Fight Fair (out 7/7/17).

Catch Dream Version live at their record release show on Saturday, July 8th at Lincoln Hall! (infomation here)

 

produced by Brian Szpak

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Topics: andrew meriweather, chicago, chicago music, dream version, fight fair, interview, interviews, lincoln hall, local, local bands, local music, mp3

First Time First Test - Allie Wachowski

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The self appointed Mariah Carey of the midwest, Allie Wachowski has been described by bouncers as the "Wicked Witch of Logan Square," "Logan Square Famous", and "Can You Stop?" She's an aspiring Instagram honey and one third of the world's only living podcast, Amateur Hour. You can find her in her element on twitter @alliewach. She politely requests you refrain from speaking to her about anything that isn't hot dogs.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: chicago, depression, first time, gerald dowd, hospitalization, liam davis, live lit, look what they've done to my song, martyrs', melanie safka, mental illness, normal, ptsd, schizophrenia, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

Artist Interviews In Conversation: Jash and Lulu on the Trans Lib Comp

This spring local artist Jash Huggins (formerly of Evasive Backflip, now performing solo) organized the production of the Trans Lib Comp, a compilation tape featuring trans, gender non-comforming (gnc) and non-binary (nb) artists mostly based in Chicago. In this conversation Lulu (of The Just Luckies and The Cute Tops) joins Jash to discuss the comp and the state of the Chicago music scene for trans/gnc/nb artists.

You can find the comp on Bandcamp here, and read an interview with just Jash on the CHIRP blog here.

​produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago, chicago music, in conversation, interview, interviews, mp3, trans lib comp

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