CHIRP's Dylan Peterson caught up with Aaron Maine of Porches before his band played a sold out Subterranean. They talked about the way Dev Hynes encapsulates the embraced outsider in New York music, being scared at rest stops when touring through rural America, and having a personal style that could offend the sensibilities of Trump supporters.
A lot has changed for Tom Krell. CHIRP's Dylan Peterson talked with him on the eve of the 2016 How To Dress Well tour that kicked off at Bottom Lounge, the same day his fourth full-length album, Care, released via Domino Records. They discussed the importance of play, embarrassment, tenderness, and Twitter.
Martin Courtney is best known as the lead singer for Real Estate, but his self-titled solo project brought him to Schubas in February and will bring him back to Chicago for the 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival. Dylan Peterson talked with Courtney about spending time in Chicago to record an album at the Wilco loft, trying to not upset Mikal Cronin with his album name, and the most nappable PBS shows.
Taste the rainbow with Dan Deacon, the self-proclaimed "Pepperoni Pizza Combos Tropical Skittle" of the live music world. Before the Chicago show for his North American tour in support of Gliss Riffer, Cher Vincent sat down with the electronic wizard to talk about how relaxation is the catalyst for creativity, the origination of his famous dance circles, the importance of engaging the physicality of sound in a live performance, and buying milk.