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Artist Interviews Landmarks

Over brunch at Grandma J's Local Kitchen in Humboldt Park, Katie Owens caught up with three-fifths of local ambient rockers, Landmarks. Stephen, Drew and Matt provided insight into which shows draw the truest music lovers, their biggest band highlight to date, and the history behind Andrew's mane.

Landmarks release their self-titled EP on vinyl this month via Walk-In Records . You can catch Landmarks with NE-HI, The Hecks and Star Tropics at Empty Bottle for their vinyl release show December 1

Produced by: Liz Anderson

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Topics: chicago bands, katie owens, landmarks, liz anderson, local bands, local music, manic static, public house sound recordings, walk-in records

Artist Interviews Mucca Pazza

CHIRP's Cher Vincent sat down with Mucca Pazza's Dave Smith and Ronnie Kuller at their Logan Square rehearsal space, discussing the history of the band, the latest album, L.Y.A., and what the future holds for this merry band of freaks.

Mucca Pazza celebrates their 10th anniversary and the release of their fifth album; L.Y.A., out on Leather Bus, at Lincoln Hall this Halloween.

Produced by Eugene Cabanban

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Topics: cher vincent, chicago music, eugene cabanban, halloween, leather bus, lincoln hall, local bands, mucca pazza

Artist Interviews The Breathing Light

A sunny afternoon chat at Oz Park with CHIRP's Shawna Kaiser takes us to Alabama and back, on the journey of local punks, The Breathing Light. Camille and Yumii discussed origins of the the band, their views on black/romantic punk, how art influences their music and Slash em Up!

Produced by Matthew McFarland

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Topics: chicago bands, local bands, matthew mcfarland, romantic punk, shawna kaiser, the breathing light

Artist Interviews Fort Frances

Local band Fort Frances sits down with CHIRP DJ Julie Mueller in their West Loop rehearsal space for a light-hearted discussion on how they describe their sound, what the label "pop music" means to the band and the important contribution of Jeff's "bass face" to the group. Things turn philosophical in regards to how listeners currently digest music and how the band would be "f*#&cked" without a desire to make "popular music."

Fort Frances is currently in Maine finishing their upcoming record. You can catch Fort Frances at Lincoln Hall on December 12.

Produced by: Julie Mueller

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Topics: chicago bands, fort frances, julie mueller, local bands, local music, sensitive rock

Artist Interviews KSRA

CHIRP's Michael Heidemann caught up with singer & songwriter KSRA after her show at Chicago's Threadless HQ.  They discussed the truth behind the name KSRA, the inspiration behind her sound, and how she stays humble while becoming one of Chicago's premier artists.

Produced by Michael Heidemann

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Topics: chicago music, ksra, local bands, local music, michael heidemann

Artist Interviews The Lawrence Arms

CHIRP’s Alli Klein met up with Brendan Kelly of Chicago-based punk 3-piece, The Lawrence Arms after an in store at Reckless Records. Brendan discussed their transition to Epitaph Records, reuniting The Broadways and described his retirement plan.

The Lawrence Arms released its sixth full length, Metropole, on Epitaph Records earlier this year. You can catch The Lawrence Arms next at the Aragon Ballroom tonight at a Riot Fest 10th Anniversary Show.

Produced by Liz Anderson

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Topics: alli klein, brendan kelly, chicago bands, epitaph records, liz anderson, local bands, local music, reckless records chicago, riot fest chicago 2014, the lawrence arms

Artist Interviews Marrow

CHIRP DJ Cher Vincent sat with Chicago's Marrow, three-fourths of which are former members of Kids These Days, in Logan Square's Cafe Mustache. Marrow discussed the band's focal point, how to prep for your first headlining show and cultivating a new sound from unexpected influences.

Marrow released its first EP, Two, in December 2013.

Produced by: Mickey Capper

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Topics: cafe mustache, cher vincent, chicago bands, kids these days, local bands, local music, marrow, mickey capper

Artist Interviews YAWN

YAWN met up with Katie Owens, just before their set, at the Vans Classic & Chicago party at Bottom Lounge. They shared their love and history of former DIY venue FeelTrip, the benefits of having a recording studio in your home, and spoke about their more complex, moody sophomore release.

YAWN releases its second LP, Love Chills, on Old Flame Records on September 9. If you’re looking for recommendations on who to see at Lollapalooza, YAWN clues you in here.

Produced by Colleen Pellissier

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Topics: chicago bands, colleen pellissier, feeltrip, katie owens, local bands, local music, old flame records, yawn

Artist Interviews Their / They’re / There

Matthew Frank of Their / They're / There spoke with CHIRP DJ Julie Mueller on Record Store Day 2014 after the band's instore at Saki Records.  He revealed how the band was partially conceived at a Scandinavian metal show with Evan Weiss, new places the band's taken him for 2013 and gave a few details about their 2014 release.  Also - SPOILER alert, Frank hates summer in Chicago.  Find out why in this podcast.

Produced by: Julie Mueller

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Topics: chicago bands, julie mueller, local bands, local music, matthew frank, record store day, saki, their they're there

Artist Interviews Rabble Rabble

Alli Klein caught up with Rabble Rabble at Cafe Mustache to discuss their heavy new album, Brain Hole; what it's like being one of the only bands on Logan Hardware's label; and finding your identiy within social media's confines. And bonus!, you'll hear how drummer, Kaylee Preston got a concussion while shooting a Fight Club-esque music video!

Brain Hole was released on Logan Hardware Records on June 13. You can catch Rabble Rabble next on July 26 at Double Door for their show with Jeff the Brotherhood and Flesh Panthers.

Produced by Kwame Shorter

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Topics: alli klein, chicago music, diy chicago, double door, kwame shorter, local bands, logan hardware records

Artist Interviews ONO

CHIRP Radio's Katie Owens met up with P. Michael, Travis and Rebecca of Chicago band ONO at The Ribcage for an exclusive pre-show interview. ONO talked about why it ended its 26-year hiatus from recording in 2012, the requisite of integrating community and ultimately chaos into the band's sound, and its recollection of Chicago's 1980's punk scene.

ONO released Diegesis on Monikor Records on March 11, 2014. ONO play the Empty Bottle this Wednesday, July 9.

Produced by: Colleen Pellissier

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Topics: chicago bands, colleen pellissier, diy, katie owens, local bands, local music, ono, the ribcage

Artist Interviews The Symposium

Two nights following their sold out show at Lincoln Hall with The Orwells and Twin Peaks, The Symposium sat down with CHIRP Radio’s Katie Owens for an exclusive interview in Lakeview.  We discussed the band’s instrumental roots, their affinity for The Strokes, and the reasoning behind releasing 3 EPs last year.

The Symposium will self-release their debut full length, New New Orleans Jazz, this summer. You can catch The Symposium next at Quenchers Saloon on July 2.

Produced by: Matthew McFarland

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Topics: chicago bands, katie owens, local bands, local music, matthew mcfarland, the symposium

Artist Interviews Verma

CHIRP Radio’s Iris Lin met up with Chicago 4-piece, Verma, for an exclusive CHIRP Radio interview at their practice space, Sound Space, in West Town. They talked about The Whislter uniting the band, apocolyptic themes influencing their punk/psychedelic/krautrock sound, and their collaborative style. 

Verma released it's third full length, Sunrunner, on Trouble In Mind Records on May 27.

Produced by: Iris Lin

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Topics: chicago bands, iris lin, local bands, local music, trouble in mind, verma

Artist Interviews The Lemons

CHIRP Radio's Katie Owens joined Chris Twist, Juicy James and John Lemon of Chicago's, The Lemons, in Lakeview for an exclusive CHIRP Radio interview. We talked about the band's inclusive motto, its home away from home, and a Japanese connection made at Multikulti.

You can catch The Lemons this Friday at Animal Kingdom, where they'll kick off their full U.S. summer tour. On June 6, The Lemons play the Burlington for the release of their/Teen Runnings split 7" out on Gary Records.

Produced by: Brian Szpak

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Topics: brian szpak, burger records, chicago bands, chris kramer, gary records, goons, james swanberg, katie owens, local bands, local music, the lemons

Artist Interviews Tall Walker

CHIRP Radio’s Katie Owens met up with Chicago rockers, Tall Walker, for an exclusive CHIRP Radio interview in Noble Square. Tall Walker spoke about expanding the band for live shows, its connection with Christian music, and its dramatic writing style.

Tall Walker released its self-titled EP in December 2013 and will play Subterranean on May 1 as part of CIMM Fest 2014.

Produced by: Ben Buddig

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Topics: ben buddig, chicago bands, katie owens, local bands, local music, subterranean, tall walker

Artist Interviews The Luck of Eden Hall

As a working band in Chicago for over 20 years, The Luck of Eden Hall has fans the likes of Billy Corgan and Jim DeRogatis. The Luck of Eden Hall are juggling several projects, but made time to sit down with CHIRP DJ Julie Mueller to discuss their artistic process and what's changed about being a band in the last twenty years.

The Luck of Eden Hall released their eigthth full length, Victoria Moon, in September 2013. You can catch them live at Crabstock USA Festival of Psychedelia on April 11th, in Hamden, CT and at Vintage Vinyl in Evanston for an in-store performance on Record Store Day (4/19).

Produced by: Julie Mueller and Eugene Cabanban

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Topics: chicago bands, eugene cabanban, julie mueller, local bands, local music, the luck of eden hall

Artist Interviews Twin Peaks

CHIRP Radio’s Katie Owens stopped by The Observatory to catch up with Twin Peaks while on a break from recording their upcoming album. Twin Peaks gave us the scoop on a side project known as Twin Hits, self-imposed pressure, getting signed and they even assigned music homework.

Twin Peaks plays an already sold out show at Lincoln Hall on Tuesday, April 1 with The Orwells. You can also catch Twin Peaks at the Pitchfork Music Festival this July.

Produced by: Eugene Cabanban

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Topics: autumn tone, chicago bands, eugene cabanban, grand jury, katie owens, local bands, local music, twin peaks

Artist Interviews White Mystery

CHIRP's Kelsey Phillips sat down with Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White, brother/sister duo of Chicago's own White Mystery. They met up in the back of Reckless Records in Wicker Park following an in-store set that packed the house. White Mystery tells us what it was like growing up in the Chicago music scene, talks about going to their first show, and shares some DIY tips.

White Mystery releases their fourth full-length, self-released album, Dubble Dragon, on April 20. You can catch White Mystery next at the Emporium on April 4.

Produced by: Colleen Pellissier

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Topics: chicago bands, colleen pellissier, dubble dragon, kelsey phillips, local bands, local music, white mystery, wm

Artist Interviews BUMMER

CHIRP's Katie Owens met up with the Chicago half of grunge rock band, BUMMER, on a very snowy morning in Logan Square. Over cantaloupe and prosciutto, BUMMER discussed its evolution beginning with Young Jesus, its biggest superfan Whisper George, and touring before releasing an album.

BUMMER releases it’s self titled EP via Toblerone Sunrise Records on April 8.

Produced by: Matthew McFarland

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Topics: bummer, chicago bands, katie owens, local bands, local music, matthew mcfarland, young jesus

Artist Interviews The Welcome

CHIRP Radio's Shelby Hagstrom caught up with Gehring and Jonah of The Welcome at their practice space in West Town. They chatted about The Welcome’s origins, cranking out EPs and its evolution as a band over the years.

The Welcome headlines a release show for its latest full length, Weeknights, this Friday at Township.

Produced by: Shelby Hagstrom and Jenn Rourke

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Topics: chicago bands, local bands, local music, shelby hagstrom, the welcome, township

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