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Artist Interviews Yeesh

Chicago band Yeesh came by the CHIRP studios to chat with CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby just after the release of their second album, Confirmation Bias, on Tiny Engines. They spoke about the making of the album, how the band got started back in 2010, and what exactly does (or doesn't) happen when you call the Yeesh hotline (646-38-YEESH).

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago, chicago music, confirmation bias, local, local music, sheesh, tiny engines, yeesh

First Time First Taste - Terry Gant

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Terry Gant of the South Side Gants, is the owner of Third Coast Comics in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, on Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus. The shop started in 2005 as an online comic book store, specializing in graphic novels.The original business model of local delivery of comics to you at your home, workplace or favorite bar resembled the business model of an industrious drug dealer and proved to be just as sustainable. In the summer of 2008 Third Coast Comics became a “Brick and Mortar” operation in Edgewater and this past winter moved to Rogers Park on Sheridan Rd.

Terry earned his BA in Marketing (focusing on geeks) from DePaul University and would consider a MA in Marketing (again to geeks) if he ever planned to get another day job, which he hopes he never has to do. Terry is 50% of all of the African American comic book retailers in the Midwest and has been paid to play Dungeons & Dragons. He has also parlayed all of his nerd cred into about 30 minutes and 20 seconds on both NPR and Good Morning America this year.

Terry currently lives in Evanston, IL with his very patient and understanding wife. In an alternate universe they have 3 daughters named Beckah, Katy and Norway.

 

produced by Dan Epstein and Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago, comic books, comics, first time, gerald dowd, homework, jimi hendrix, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', school, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, third coast comics

First Time First Taste - Maggie Kubley

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Maggie Kubley is a multidisciplinary performer and musician who creates confessional solo theater pieces and performative piano pop and aggressive girl pop as part of Celine Neon, a grime pop duo out of Chicago. Since 2006, Kubley has performed both her music and theater projects in a wide variety of venues, bars, living rooms, clubs, basements, and theaters throughout the city. Her work focuses primarily on love, death, addict tendencies, and sex/romance and has has been featured in the The Chicago Tribune, Chicagoist, The Redeye, and Gaperʼs Block.

 

produced by Dan Epstein and Brian Heath

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Topics: aerosmith, celine neon, chicago, coffee, donuts, dunkin donuts, first time, flirting, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', scott stevenson, sex, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Taste - Mindy Segal

Mindy Segal specializes in contemporary American cuisine, placing a modern twist on traditional classics. What makes her one of the best pastry chefs in America is her mastery of temperature, texture and taste. In a word, balance. Chef Segal refined her craft as pastry chef in some of the most prestigious kitchens in the country, with early professional positions stationing her at Spago, Gordon, Charlie Trotter’s, Ambria and MK.

Mindy’s restaurant, HotChocolate, is the culmination of 25+ years of dedication to her craft and the passion she has for the entire culinary experience. The urban café is a marriage of contemporary sweet and savory food, inspired by seasonal, local ingredients. It features an innovative, ever-evolving menu presented with gracious, polished first-class service in a friendly, inviting atmosphere.

Chef Segal has appeared on The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, The Food Network, The Cooking Channel and First Look. Her work has been featured in O Magazine, GQ, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, CHOW.com, Bon Appétit, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

 

produced by Dan Epstein and Brian Heath

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Topics: chef, chicago, first time, gerald dowd, hot chocolate, james beard award, liam davis, live lit, pastries, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, sturgill simpsons

First Time First Taste - Dave Toropov

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Dave began volunteering for CHIRP Radio shortly after moving to Chicago in the fall of 2011. In his time with the station he has hosted the radio shows 'Ripped Sounds' and 'Slumber Party Massacre' as well as serving in the Music Department as an Assistant Music Director. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Oracle Productions and DJs around the city for parties and fundraisers under the pseudonym DJ Dead Alive.

 

produced by Dan Epstein and Brian Heath

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Topics: activism, chicago, chirp dj, first time, friendship, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, male friendship, martyrs', metal, paul mccartney, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, video games

First Time First Taste - Carly Oishi

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Carly Oishi is the co-producer of Miss Spoken, a lady live lit show that happens the last Wednesday of the month at The Gallery Cabaret. She's also the former co-producer of Solo in the 2nd City, holds a 5-1 record at Write Club and was named "Wise Woman of the Week" by WBEZ affiliate Vocalo. Currently, she's working on a collection of essays, due out in May of 2017 with CCLaP Publishing.

produced by Dan Epstein and Brian Heath

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Topics: ancestry, chicago, first time, food, gerald dowd, japan, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', miss spoken, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, the vapors, turning japanese, writer

Artist Interviews Spaces of Disappearance

Elaine Davis, who performs as Spaces of Disappearance, recently came to the CHIRP studios to hang out with CHIRP volunteer Jessi D. They chatted about the origin of her performing name, writing sad girl songs when you're not a sad girl, and singing into your phone as a songwriting process. They also check in about Elaine's work with Frontwoman Fest, a festival that features local female musicians to benefit Girls Rock Chicago. 

The new Spaces of Disappearance EP, There Is No Loss, comes out September 2nd, 2016.

produced by Jessi D

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Topics: chicago, chicago music, frontwoman fest, interview, interviews, jessi d, local, local music, mp3, spaces of disappearance

Artist Interviews Vamos

CHIRP volunteer Amanda Roscoe Mayo recently sat down with Chicago band Vamos at the CHIRP studios for an impromptu singalong. And, of course, they answered some of her questions about their music and the local scene. 

produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo (@AmandaRMayo)

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Topics: amanda roscoe mayo, chicago, chicago band, interview, interviews, local, local band, maximum pelt, mp3, vamos

Artist Interviews Supermagical

As their Facebook page puts it, Supermagical is "Music. Babes. Babes who make music. Dancing to music with babes." CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby sat down with Supermagical frontwoman Emily Kempf and bassist Zach Moore at the CHIRP studios to talk about this babefest and to hear more about their everchanging line-up, how much fun they have on stage, and what it's like to feel like they're not a real band. 

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)

photo by Jason Barnes (two16photo)

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago, chicago music, emily kempf, interview, interviews, local, local music, mp3, supermagical, whitegold

Artist Interviews Baby Money

CHIRP volunteer Amanda Roscoe Mayo spoke with local artist Pamela Maurer of Baby Money at the CHIRP studios. They discussed learning to sing by busking in Europe, where the name Baby Money came from, and the 2016 shy-CITY album trilogy (find volume one here).

produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo (@AmandaRMayo)

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Topics: amanda roscoe mayo, baby money, chicago, chicago music, interview, interviews, local, local music, mp3, shy-city

First Time First Deal - Tamale Sepp

Tamale is a stand up comedian and interdisciplinary performer who travels internationally with her fierce eyebrows. Voted runner-up for Chicago’s Best Stand Up Comedian for The Reader, Tamale is a regular at The Laugh Factory, Zanies Comedy Clubs, and countless local and national showcases. She’s been featured in national Comedy festivals, such as the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and international Festivals like the Dublin Lesbian Arts Festival, where she was the International Guest of Honor. A cast member of the groundbreaking R.E.A.C.H. (Risky Eclectic Artist Comedy Hour) at Second City, Tamale is an alumni of the Second City Conservatory Program. She’s also a graduate of I.O. Chicago and Annoyance Theater and created a unique improvised show incorporating the creation, presentation, and performer interpretation of tiny hats called Tiny Hat Time. She's well known in Chicago for producing the interdisciplinary comedic show, BrassChucklesComedy.

She travels the world far and wide as a comedian and gender performer, co-producing the internationally touring gender performance group, the Windy City Blenders.

She loves performing burlesque and drag, fire dancing and belly dancing, and often incorporates them into her comedy. A regular in the storytelling scene, she is currently working on another one woman show, based on her experience of finding a two-way mirror in a bathroom, documenting it in a video that went viral, and the subsequent change in the law around privacy violation that followed.

Check her out at http://www.TamaleRocks.com and around town as she rides (often in costumes) with her pals in Bikes and Mics!

 

Podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: bad roommate, chicago, comedian, first time, here i go again, improv, improvisation, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', scott stevenson, second city, steve frisbie, storytelling, whitesnake

First Time First Deal - Avery R. Young

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Multidisciplinary artist Avery R. Young is a 3Arts Award winning teaching-artist, composer and producer with work that spans the genres of music, performance, visual arts and literature. Examining and celebrating Black American history and culture, his work also focuses in the areas of social justice, equity, queer identity, misogyny and body consciousness. As a writer, this Cave Canem alum has work featured The Breakbeat Poets, Coon Bidness, to be left with the body and Make Magazine. Dubbed “sunday mornin jook joint,” his performance and work in sound design merges spiritual and secular aesthetics with dramatic and comedic sensibilities. He has performed in the Hip Hop Theater Festival, Wordstock and Lollapalooza. His latest full-length release, booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid, features songs and other sound designed created during his artist residency with the University of Chicago's Arts and Public Life initiative. It was during this residency that he worked worked on sound design and concrete poems called "cullud sign(s)." Through voice, sound, visual art and performance, Young is constantly exploring the forms in which poetry can exist. His work moves through these genres seamlessly and presents a human with multiple identities. He currently is a coach for the youth Poetry Ensemble, Rebirth and working on his first full manuscript of poems.

 

podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: chicago, first time, is it because i'm black, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', musician, parents, poetry, racism, school, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, syl johnson, teacher, teaching, west side

Artist Interviews Impulsive Hearts

Sometimes cold Chicago winters inspire some sunny summer music. CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby hung out with Danielle and Dan of Impulsive Hearts before their show at the Beat Kitchen to discuss their recent, debut album Sorry in the Summer. They talked about recording the album in a house without appliances, their favorite tracks to play live, and what it means to be sorry in the summer.

produced by Jim Burchill

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Topics: amelia hruby, band, chicago, chicago music, danielle sines, impulsive hearts, interview, interviews, local, local band, local music, mp3

First Time First Deal - Chris Meister

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Christopher Meister is a CHIRP DJ, actor, writer, improvisor, former slam poet, and maker of fine jellies, jams, and chutneys. Recently, Chris was last seen in the New Stages production of Mother Road at the Goodman. On TV, you may have seen Chris portraying various cops, drunks, or Dads on such shows as Chicago Fire, Sirens, Chicago PD, The Chicago Code, really anything with a Chicago in the title. He may also be seen endorsing products he never actually uses. Chris also is an award winning filmmaker with films playing in Sundance, SXSW, Hamptons International film festivals among others. Chris has been the host of "The Riff Hypnotic" on CHIRPradio.org for a little over three years. He believes his best job ever was getting pigs drunk for science.

 

podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: bicycle, bicycle race, bully, chicago, contest, first time, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', prince, queen, scott stevenson, st. louis, steve frisbie, storytelling

First Time First Deal - Jenn Gibbons

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Jenn Gibbons - Jenn Gibbons is a rower, cyclist and coach who likes starboard side, handstands, running marathons, eating hot wings (not at the same time) and kicking cancer’s butt–one rower at a time.  She is also the founder and Executive Director of Recovery on Water (ROW) a rowing team for patients and survivors of breast cancer. In the summer of 2012, Jenn rowed the 1,500 mile perimeter of Lake Michigan raising over $150,000 to buy boats and equipment for ROW. She’s been featured Fitness Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, Make It Better Magazine, Gapers Block, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN, WGN,WCIU, Chicago Public Radio, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times and covered in media outlets across the country via the Associated Press.

Podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: breast cancer, charity, chicago, danger zone, first time, kenny loggins, lake michigan, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', rowing, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, survivor

First Time First Deal - David Franklin

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David is a law professor at DePaul and former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  He makes regular appearances on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight.  While studying at Yale, he was invited to perform with its improv group, the Purple Crayon. He once shook the late Vaclav Havel by one hand while the late Strom Thurmond shook him by the other. They were not late at the time.  Sometimes he runs into short celebrities (Jackie Mason, Julianne Moore, Jon Stewart) or very tall ones (entire professional basketball teams), but has very little experience running into medium-sized celebrities. He has been known to stare into the middle distance.

Podcast produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: aimee mann, awkward, chicago, first time, ghost world, lawyer, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', parents, scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling, summer camp

Artist Interviews Monobody

Local band Monobody recently came into the CHIRP studios and sat down with CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby. They discussed their songwriting process, the way they choose song titles, and how a conflict with border patrol, a case of mono, and a thrift store made for one of their most memorable shows.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago, chicago music, jazz, local music, math rock, monobody, music

Artist Interviews Paper Mice

CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby sat down with John, David, and Taylor of local band Paper Mice to discuss the litigious story behind one of their tracks, what it's like recording an album in a school gymnasium, and how many tracks you really need to release an album in 2016.

You can see Paper Mice at the Hideout on 7/21 with Cloud Becomes Your Hand, and Wei Zhongle.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)

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Topics: amelia hruby, arts of life band, chicago, chicago music, interview, interviews, local, local music, mp3, paper mice

Artist Interviews Third Coast Percussion

CHIRP volunteer Eve Szokolai walked across the hall from the CHIRP studios and interviewed CHIRP's neighbors Third Coast Percussion about their recent Steve Reich album and the corresponding app.

produced by Eve Szokolai

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First Time First Blood - Jenna Chapman

Jenna Chapman is Co-Director of CHIRP's Annual Record Fair and erstwhile Creative Writing 101 student. Born in the UK, she grew up in the western Chicago suburbs, went to college in Minnesota, and came back to the city proper for grad school. When she was seven, she memorized the spelling of antidisestablishmentarianism from the dictionary to impress her friends, and has steadily been building an improved understanding of social dynamics ever since. Published works include numerous editions of origami-ed M*A*S*H notes, a series of escalatingly PG-13 jump rope rhymes, and three chapters of a very elaborate Twin Peaks/X-Files/Stargate SG-1 crossover fan fiction. She now lives in Andersonville with her roommate, two laptops, and an ever-expanding Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel collection.

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Topics: chicago, first time, gerald dowd, liam davis, live lit, martyrs', scott stevenson, steve frisbie, storytelling

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