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Artist Interviews Late Nite Laundry Interview

Emily and Brendan of Chicago's Late Nite Laundry talk about how their new single "Free Time," their visual style, inspirations and aesthetic, and how they do it all themselves "in house." Interview by Features Co-Director Mick R

Produced by Mick R.

Photo courtesy of Late Nite Laundry.

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Artist Interviews Bruce Iglauer Interview

This week, Features contributor and DJ Mike Nikolich speaks with Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer in celebration of the label's 50th anniversary. They discuss his early career and founding of Alligator Records in the 70s, his work with the Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor, his views on contemporary blues artists, a harrowing near-death experience on a train in Scandinavia, and, of course, his deep love of the blues.

You can find Alligator Records' celebratory and houserockin' 50th anniversary collection on their website.

Produced by Mike Nikolich.

Photo Credit: Chris Monaghan

CHIRP Radio · Bruce Iglauer Interview

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Artist Interviews Mike Lust Interview

Mike Lust of Tight Phantomz discusses why he chose "Danceteria" as the first single off his new album Demented Wings, the studio quarantine time that led to his first solo effort in a lengthy music career, and the challenge of turning recording session inspirations into a live show. Interview by contributor DJ Ninja

You can buy Mike Lust's Demented Wings from Forge Again Records.  

Production by DJ Ninja 

Photo Credit: Ryan Bardsley

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Topics: dj ninja, mike lust

Artist Interviews Mars Williams Interview

This week, Features contributor Mike Nikolich speaks with saxophonist and composer Mars Williams, the force behind Liquid Soul and previous member of The Waitresses and The Psychedelic Furs. They discuss his illustrious decade- and genre-spanning music career, regular stops through the 90s and 2000s at the Elbo Room and Double Door with Liquid Soul, and his annual tradition of releasing a Christmas series of songs originally inspired by Albert Ayler.

Produced by Mike Nikolich.

Photo Credit: Mars Williams

CHIRP Radio · Liquid Soul Interview

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Artist Interviews Layton Wu Interview

For this week's episode, Features Co-Director Mick R. spoke with Taiwanese soul and funk producer Layton Wu 雷頓狗 about his latest release Summertime Mixtape, the origins of his name, how he discovered his love for hip-hop and how his training as a computer scientist informs his approach to making music. 

You can buy Summertime Mixtape here.

Produced by Mick R. 

Photo credit: Layton Wu

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Artist Interviews ÉSSO Interview

This week, Features Co-Director Mick R speaks with Armando Perez of ÉSSO. They discuss how a chance meeting with a sax player while working a Lollapalooza beer tent led to the band's formation, the 25 contributors to the latest album, and the influence of salsa, reggaeton, and cumbia on the group's music.

Produced by Jenn "DJ Ninja" Rourke.

Photo Credit: ÉSSO

CHIRP Radio · Esso Interview

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Artist Interviews Ryley Walker Interview

For this week for CHIRP Radio's Artist Interview Series, Rockford native Ryley Walker talks about his new record Course in Fable, starting his own record label, collaborating with some well-known Chicago music scene fixtures, his move to NYC, and the Chicago DIY show scene. Interview by Jenn Rourke aka DJ Ninja

You can pick up Ryley Walker's new record Course in Fable from Husky Pants Records. 

Production by Jenn Rourke. 

Photo Credit: Daniel Topete

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Artist Interviews Chase Cohl Interview

This week, Features Co-Director Mick R. speaks with folk singer-songwriter Chase Cohl. They discuss her early fascination with midcentury girl group music, the shift from the folk stylings of her previous releases into 60s-style arrangements with the help of co-writer Barry Goldberg, and the process behind releasing her latest EP, Dear Dear, in several volumes.

Produced by Jessi D.

Photo Credit: Kristin Gallegos

CHIRP Radio · Chase Cohl Interview

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Artist Interviews Heavy Crownz Interview

This week, Features Department contributor Marjorie Alford speaks with local hip-hop artist Heavy Crownz about the meaning and inspiration for some of his songs, the origins of his name, and his community work and activism. 

Produced by Jim Mulvaney.

Photo Credit: Heavy Crownz

CHIRP Radio · Heavy Crownz Interview

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Artist Interviews Audrey Foxx Interview

This week, Features contributor and DJ Mike Nikolich speaks with Chicago's own jazz and blues vocalist and songwriter, Audrey Foxx. Foxx released her debut album, Stone Cold Woman, in the fall of 2020. They discuss her earliest music memories, her contemporary and classic inspirations, and her most memorable performance. 

Produced by Mike Nikolich.
Photo Credit: Audrey Foxx

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Artist Interviews Thompson Springs Interview

This week's CHIRP Radio Artist Interview is with Chicago alternative country artist Thompson Springs. Features Dept contributor Eddie Sayago talks with the band's guitarist, vocalist and founder Matt Smith about the origins of the band, their new singles, and recording at Matt's home during quarantine. 

You can purchase Tompson Springs's music via their Bandcamp page. 

Produced by Jono Lyle.

Photo courtesy of Thompson Springs. 

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Topics: eddie sayago, jono lyle, thompson springs

Artist Interviews Greenlights Music Interview

This week, Features contributer Marjorie Alford speaks with Andrés Roldan of Chicago hip hop collective Greenlights Music. They discuss their long-term roots in the Chicago music and political scene, the genesis of the collective, and how Greenlights represents multuiple generations of rappers.

Produced by Danielle Sines.

Photo Credit: Thanos Alatsidis

CHIRP Radio · Greenlights Music Interview

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Artist Interviews Thee Sacred Souls Interview

This week Features Co-Director Mick R. has a wonderful conversation with rare soul revival band Thee Sacred Souls. They've just signed to Daptone's Penrose Records Imprint and were more than happy to talk about how the band came together and their message of racial justice. 

You can find Thee Sacred Souls' music on Penrose Records here. 

Produced by Brian Szpak. 

Photo Credit: Gus Olivares. 

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Artist Interviews p. a. pritchett Inteview

This week, CHIRP DJ Mike Nikolich speaks with Chicago-based folk artist, p. a. pritchett. They discuss the recording and creation process that spanned the last decade for his most recent album, Victory at Sea!, collaborating with other artists for this long-term project, and utilizing a 1970s recording of pritchett's partner's grandfather as inspiration.

Produced by Mike Nikolich.

Photo credit: Lisa Ann Lux

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Artist Interviews Buggin Interview

This week we have Features Co-Director Mick R. in conversation with two chillin' villains, Bryanna and Peyton of the Chicago hardcore band Buggin. They talk about the origins of the band's name and their recording plans for 2021, as well as their influences, motivations, and style, and whether or not they could see themselves opening for Harm's Way. 

Buggin's flexi single Brainfreeze is out via Flatspot Records. 

Production by Mick R. 

Photo Credit: Bryanna Bennett

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Artist Interviews AWEFUL Interview

This week, Features & Production Director Jessi D speaks with Traci Trouble, Lucy Dekay, and Izzy Price of Chicago-based rollicking rock group AWEFUL. They talk about being in a million bands in true Chicago music scene fashion, navigating a house fire in the middle of recording, releasing singles to continue to stay connected during quarantine while raising money to benefit NIVA and other charities, and having a blast making music videos DIY-style for the first time.

Produced by Jessi D.

Photo Credit: Patrick Houdek

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Artist Interviews The Third Interview

This week's CHIRP Radio Artist Interview is between local hip hop artist The Third and Features Department Contributor Marjorie Alford. They talked about The Third's start at Harold Washington Library’s YouMedia Lab, the origins of his rap name, and the thoughtful inspirations behind many of his songs. 

The Third's first EP Director's Cut is available now through his website. 

Produced by: Jim Mulvaney.

Photo courtesy of The Third.

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Artist Interviews Robert Dean Interview

This week, CHIRP DJ and Features contributer Mike Nikolich speaks with Robert Dean, the former lead guitarist with Japan, a British new romantic band from the late 1970s and early 1980s. After leaving Japan and playing for Vivabeat, Gary Numan, Sinéad O’Connor, and The Slow Club, Dean retired from the music scene, moved to Costa Rica, and reinvented himself as a world-renowned bird illustrator. He ended his self-imposed music retirement in 2019 when he formed his current project with Isaac Moraga, Light of Day.

Produced by Mike Nikolich.

Photo Credit: Robert Dean

CHIRP Radio · Robert Dean Interview

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Artist Interviews ERRA Interview

This week Features Co-Director Mick R. spoke with guitarist and "clean" vocalist Jesse Cash of the Birmingham, Alabama-based metalcore band ERRA about his band's self-titled record. They dug into the band's visual rebrand, their signing with UNFD, the themes of the new record, and why they waited until their fifth LP to release a self-titled record. They cover it all! 

ERRA's self-titled record will be out on UNFD on March 19, 2021. 

Produced by Jenn "DJ Ninja" Rourke

Photo credit: Aaron Marsh.

CHIRP Radio · ERRA Interview

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Artist Interviews George Arthur Calendar Interview

This week Features Department Contributor Marjorie Alford spoke with George Arthur Calendar, a phenomenal producer and songwriter currently located in Logan Square on Chicago's West Side. They spoke about his creative processes, approach to collaborations, how to introduce people to his unique RnB sound, his love for cooking, and even traded hospitality tips and stories. 

George Arthur Calendar's next full-length LP Paradoxes will drop April 14 on the Mexico City-based Stereochip Records

Check out George Arthur Calendar latest single and collab with Claude titled, "Lente Oscuro a​.​k​.​a Calypso" here

Produced by Brian Spzak.

Photo credit: Tom Krohn

CHIRP Radio · George Arthur Calendar Interview

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