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Podcasts on the topic of “Chicago Bands” 56 results

Artist Interviews The Ivorys

CHIRP's Shelby Hagstrom caught up with Brendan, Sam, and Neil of The Ivorys at the CHIRP studio. They discussed being signed to the Record Breaker Music Label, spending 10k on champagne, and their music model of focusing on singles.

The Ivorys' next show is at Schubas on Wednesday, December 4th.

produced by Liz Anderson

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Topics: chicago bands, liz anderson, local bands, local music, shelby hagstrom, the ivorys

Artist Interviews Today’s Hits

CHIRP's Katie Owens caught up with James, Kenny and Andy of Chicago band Today's Hits following their set at the 2013 Chicago Food Truck Social at Kendall College. They discussed how their name serves double duty, how ‘You Are My Sunshine’ and the Chicago Bulls sparked a connection between Kenny and James, and the importance of always writing new material.

Today’s Hits is set to release a tape on Burger Records, and a 7” on Randy Records this fall.

Produced by: Brian Szpak

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Topics: andy martin, brian szpak, burger records, chicago bands, chicago music, james swanberg, katie owens, kenny alden, local bands, local music, randy records, today's hits, todayshits

Artist Interviews Mountains for Clouds

CHIRP's Katie Owens made a stop in Ravenswood to talk about touring oddities and dark origins with Chicago's own twinkly math rockers Mountains For Clouds.

Mountains For Clouds released their first full length, Maybe it's Already Everywhere, on Count Your Lucky Stars in July.

produced by Brian Szpak

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Topics: brian szpak, chicago bands, chicago music, count your lucky stars, katie owens, local bands, local music, math rock, mountains for clouds

Artist Interviews Slushy

CHIRP's Katie Owens met up with Chris & Brent Z. of Chicago rock duo, Slushy at Heavenly Gelato in Logan Square in celebration of Labor Day. Over mint chocolate chip ice cream & espresso gelato, they talked about Slushy's economy; Mishawaka, IN; Burger Records; and good/bad jokes. Slushy plays The Owl on Sept. 26 before one half of the duo heads to Seattle.

Produced by Matt Rowan

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Topics: brent z, burger records, chicago bands, chicago music, chris kramer, katie owens, local bands, local music, matt rowan, slushy

Artist Interviews Oshwa

CHIRP's Katie Owens took a trip down to Pilsen to meet Chicago's mathy indie-pop reps, Oshwa. Before heading off on a month-long tour, the band took a moment to talk about the origins of their name, how living in Pilsen affects their sound, and the power of Reddit. Their debut full-length album, Chamomille Crush, came out August 8th, 2013, via Naked Ally Records.

Produced by: Bri O'Reilly

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Topics: briavael o'reilley, chicago bands, chicago music, katie owens, local bands, local music, math rock, oshwa, pilsen

Artist Interviews Panoramic & True

CHIRP's Katie Owens made the trek down to Pilsen to hang out with Chicago's Panoramic & True. They talked about the difference between playing a show in a new city and playing a show in a room full of their friends, the visual element of their music, and what's next for the band.

Panoramic & True play their record release show for "Bells" on August 10th at Cole's.

produced by Brian Szpak

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Topics: brian szpak, chicago bands, chicago music, katie owens, local bands, local music, panoramic and true

Artist Interviews Brother George

CHIRP’s Katie Owens met up with Neal Neumann, Sagan Jacobson, and Zane Ranney of Brother George in their practice space in Wicker Park. The Chicago indie rockers talked about writing sad songs that sound happy, milking their first album, and the songs that changed them from music listeners into music makers. Brother George plays the Whistler on June 30th, and City Winery on July 2nd.

produced by Matt McFarland

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Topics: big piney, brother george, chicago bands, chicago music, katie owens, local bands, local music, matthew mcfarland

Artist Interviews Panda Riot

Get to know a CHIRP favorite in this exclusive podcast. Local indie rockers Panda Riot met with CHIRP's Blake Burkhart to talk about the cinematic origins of the band, making the move from Philadelphia to Chicago, and how other genres inspired their own style. Panda Riot's 2013 album, Northern Automatic Music, was released on Saint Marie Records.

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Artist Interviews My Gold Mask

Chicago's My Gold Mask met with CHIRP's Blake Burkhart to talk about their strangely dark pop music, the unpredictable aspects of SXSW, and being weird without being The Residents.

My Gold Mask's summer 2013 tour finds the band co-headlining with another Chicago favorite, California Wives. They play The Hideout on June 21st.

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Artist Interviews The Orwells

The Orwells are a rising punk group from Elmhurst. CHIRP’s Katie Owens sat down with them at the CHIRP studio where they talked about navigating the music industry as teenagers, tour pit stop eats, and how DIY spaces contributed to their success. The Orwells released their first album, Remember When, on Autumn Tone Records in 2012, and are one of the few Chicago bands playing at Lollapalooza 2013.

Produced by: Eugene Cabanban

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Topics: autumn tone, chicago bands, diy, diy chicago, eugene cabanban, katie owens, local bands, local music, remember when, the orwells

Artist Interviews Magic Milk

Chicago's favorite party band put their tallboys down for a few minutes to hang out with CHIRP's Cher Vincent. Magic Milk is Kenny Alden, Nick Spiese, and Maggie Laleman, but any Chicagoan who likes to get down to bouncy garage rock can be an honorary member of the band. They explained their DIY approach to music, guerilla recording sessions, and having fun with Goons.

(produced by Brian Szpak)

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Artist Interviews Chandeliers

Chandeliers are an electro-krautrock band from the south side of Chicago known for treating their audiences to immersive audio/visual experiences. After their show at Saki, Chandeliers' Chris Kalis and Cameron Brand explained what it means to be a live synth-rock band that doesn't just press buttons, ruminated about the support system of Chicago's art scene, and talked about the benefits of working from home.

(produced by Justin Savage)

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Artist Interviews Chaperone

Chicago Pop/Rock group Chaperone is gearing up for life changes in and outside the band.  Amid Chaperone’s metamorphosis, Katie Owens sits down to chat about the transformation; its new, rambunctious sound; Milwaukee; and their most memorable concert experiences. Chaperone released the Raised By Wolves 7” in Fall 2011.

(produced by Matt Rowan)

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Topics: chaperone, chicago bands, chicago music, katie owens, local bands, local music, matt rowan, raised by wolves

Artist Interviews Cains & Abels

Chicago rock group Cains & Abels released their second full-length album My Life Is Easy on Whistler Records in March 2012. Life Is Easy represents an honest, beautifully crafted tale of nature-inspired lyrics rooted in stories of struggle.

Katie Owens sat down with David Sampson & Josh Ippel over beer, sans koozies, in a River North loft to delve into the meaning of C/A’s stories illustrated on their latest album, discuss hearing silence, and discover what makes their lives easy.

(produced by Ben Sutherland)

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Artist Interviews JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound

Chicago’s high energy group JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound have wowed audiences all over the city with their brand of soulful rock. They’ve made a name for themselves as a vivacious live act that could rival the most spirited in Chicago or anywhere else. This reputation has sent them touring the US and internationally, picking up some very famous admirers and acquaintances along the way. Listen to CHIRP Radio’s Blake Burkhart as he interviewed the guys backstage at Lollapalooza 2012. JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound headlined one of the Metro’s 30th anniversary shows on November 21st, 2012.

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Artist Interviews The Hood Internet

Two Chicago DJ’s you may have heard of who roll by the name The Hood Internet have been working hard at the art and science of the mash-up, spinning party music since 2007. The Hood Internet are constantly publishing their mixes on the real Internet, but are taking a more organic, in-studio approach for their albums. In this exclusive CHIRP podcast, the group talks to CHIRP Radio’s Justin Savage about the difference between playing shows around the world, or just around the block.

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Topics: chicago bands, hood internet, justin savage, local music

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