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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

First Time First Test - Dan Epstein

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Dan started in radio in the 1990s as a DJ and producer for jazz stations in San Diego and San Francisco. During that time, Dan was co-producer of an occasional radio comedy series called The Cabinet of Dr. Marconi. As a CHIRP volunteer, Dan's been news director, one-third of the production director triumvirate, and features producer. He likes hats, and his 1979 Vespa scooter. Dan can trace his lineage all the way back to the first single-celled organism.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein
 

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Topics: 1980s, alan price, army, basic training, chicago, conflict, cooperation, first time, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', o lucky man, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, the reagan years

Artist Interviews Sunjacket

Between one of their many shows at SXSW 2017, Sunjacket met up with Dylan Peterson in Austin, Texas, to talk about how important the festival still is for a young band, working as freelancers in order to have better gear, and not having fun at Six Flags.

Sunjacket plays Schubas on June 21st.

produced by Dylan Peterson (@tdvsbl)

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Topics: austin, chicago, dylan peterson, local music, schubas, sunjacket, sxsw

First Time First Test - Bill Ayers

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William Ayers, formerly Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has written extensively about social justice and democracy, education and the cultural contexts of schooling, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise. His books include A Kind and Just Parent; Teaching toward Freedom; Fugitive Days: A Memoir; Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident; On the Side of the Child; To Teach: The Journey, in Comics;  and Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: chicago, first time, gerald dowd, i wish i knew how it would feel to be free, innauguration, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', nina simone, peace ball, pussy hats, resistance, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, trump election, women's march

Artist Interviews In Conversation: Impulsive Hearts & Fauvely

This spring local artists Danielle Sines of Impulsive Hearts and Sophie Leigh of Fauvely collaborated on a cover of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's song "Ohio." In this podcast episode, they join CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby in the CHIRP studios for a conversation about the cover, the current political climate, and being a woman in the Chicago music scene.

You can find the "Ohio" cover here.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago, chicago music, fauvely, impulsive hearts, in conversation, interview, interviews, local, mp3, ohio, podcast

First Time First Test - Britt Julious

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Britt Julious is a twenty-something journalist, essayist, storyteller and filmmaker. She regularly contributes to Esquire, ELLE, GQ, The Guardian,  Vice, Pitchfork, and many others. Her work focuses on the intersection of feminism, race, music, art and culture. She's a columnist for the Chicago Tribune and an editor for Vice’s THUMP. She also hosts The Back Talk, a storytelling podcast featuring original stories from women of color. She wants to remind everyone that although 2016 was been terrible, both Beyonce and Solange released new albums, so there's that.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: chicago, driving, driving test, first time, freedom, gerald dowd, grandmother, guided by voices, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', mobility, motor away, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, trapped, withdrawal

First Time First Test - Sarah Sherman

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Sarah is a visual artist, stand-up comedian and all-around Gross Girl currently living in Chicago. She runs a monthly showcase HELLTRAP NIGHTMARE: A Night of Comedy Horror and Noise Music Terror, that has been really freaking everybody out.

 

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: bloody nipple, chicago, chris pontius, comedy under trump, enter sandman, fake exploding boob, first time, gerald dowd, jackass, liam da, live lit, martyrs', metallica, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

Artist Interviews Bunny

Local band Bunny stopped by the CHIRP studios to chat with CHIRP volunteer Jennifer Roger. They fill us in on the origins of the band, their favorite local artists, and the ideas behind their aesthetic.

produced by Joseph Griffin

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Topics: bunny, chicago, chicago band, interview, interviews, jennifer roger, local, local band, local bands, mp3

Artist Interviews Mykele Deville

Local hip hop artist, actor and poet Mykele Deville stopped by the CHIRP studios before his recent Red Bull Sound Select show to chat with CHIRP volunteer Amanda Dabandons. They talk about the influence of the city, women, and diy culture on his work and art.

produced by Brian Spzak

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Topics: amanda dabandons, chicago, chicago music, hip hop, interview, interviews, mp3, mykele deville, poetry

Artist Interviews Crown Larks

Local band Crown Larks recently sat down with CHIRP volunteer Amanda Dabandons in the CHIRP studios to talk about their upcoming album, touring, and one bleak night in Phoenix.

See Crown Larks live at their album release show on 5/6 at the Empty Bottle.

produced by Jessi DiBartolomeo

photo by Greg Reigh

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Topics: amanda dabandons, chicago, chicago music, crown larks, empty bottle, interview, interviews, jessi d, local, local bands, mp3

Artist Interviews The Bingers

Teddy, Ronnie and Jackie of local band The Bingers stopped by the CHIRP studios to talk with Features Co-Director Amelia Hruby about their new (and first!) LP Stay Satisfied, the haunted basements they've recorded in, and how to say "bingers."

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ladyameliaa)

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago, chicago music, interview, interviews, local music, mp3, the bingers

Artist Interviews Half Gringa

Half Gringa is the brainchild of local artist Izzy Olive. She stopped by the CHIRP studios to chat with CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby about what it means to be "half gringa" and the space between her mother's homeland of Venezuela and her upbringing in the United States.

produced by Andrew Meriweather

photo by Maren Celest

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago, chicago music, half gringa, interview, interviews, mp3

Artist Interviews Nest

Local band Nest caught up with CHIRP volunteer Julie Mueller at the CHIRP studios. They talked about the band's 90s influences, their favorite places to play in Chicago, and what it's like to listen to music on vinyl versus digitally.

produced by Amanda Mayo (@AmandaRMayo)

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Topics: chicago, chicago band, interview, interviews, julie mueller, local, mp3, nest

First Time First Issue - Ozivell Ecford

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Ozivell Ecford is a songwriter, designer, and performer. He has studied at Depaul and the International Academy of Design and Technology. He's worked with the Old Town School of Folk Music as well as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has produced and composed for a number of independent films, plays, local artists, and bands, and performs with his band Kick Bricks regionally and nationally. Ecford was ranked as one of Chicago’s Top Ten Teaching Artists by 3Arts.org in 2014 and 2015.

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: allergies, baha men, chicago, dogs, first time, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', relationships, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storycatcher's theater, who let the dogs out

Artist Interviews Trevor Shelley de Brauw

CHIRP volunteer Shawna Kaiser recently sat down with Trevor Shelley de Brauw (of Pelican) in the CHIRP studios to discuss his new solo album, Uptown. They chat about "epic" sounds, the anxious origins of the album, and getting things done.

produced by Joseph Griffin

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Topics: chicago, chicago music, interview, interviews, local music, mp3, pelican, shawna kaiser, trevor de brauw

First Time First Issue - Tristan A. Smith

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Tristan A. Smith is an actor, writer, and comedian born in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up on the city's South Side in the Bronzeville neighborhood. It's a known fact amongst performers that great art comes through Chicago. Tristan has spent more than enough time in the city to provide all the evidence you need of just how special the homegrown talent is. A lot of elements have had a hand in crafting Tristan's artistry both in Chicago and in his travels. From his time in Atlanta at Morehouse College, to his improv and writing training at Act One Studios and Second City, to his everyday experiences. All of it makes an impact. He is honored to be working with Chirp Radio for the first time and happy you are listening.

produced by Brian Heath and Dan Epstein

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Topics: atlanta, black lives matter, chicago, comedian, first time, gerald dowd, good man, india arie, liam davis, martyrs', police, race, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

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