The Orwells are a rising punk group from Elmhurst. CHIRP’s Katie Owens sat down with them at the CHIRP studio where they talked about navigating the music industry as teenagers, tour pit stop eats, and how DIY spaces contributed to their success. The Orwells released their first album, Remember When, on Autumn Tone Records in 2012, and are one of the few Chicago bands playing at Lollapalooza 2013.
Chicago Pop/Rock group Chaperone is gearing up for life changes in and outside the band. Amid Chaperone’s metamorphosis, Katie Owens sits down to chat about the transformation; its new, rambunctious sound; Milwaukee; and their most memorable concert experiences. Chaperone released the Raised By Wolves 7” in Fall 2011.