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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 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

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

Artist Interviews Tiny Fireflies

Kristine and Lyle of Tiny Fireflies came to the CHIRP studios recently to talk with CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby. They chat about how the band formed, the circumstances that inspired their new album, and what's coming up for them in the second half of 2016. 

Be sure to check out the premiere of a clip of their new song "Farewell" at the end of the podcast!

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)

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Topics: amelia hruby, local music, music, pop music, tiny fireflies

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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Artist Interviews Michael Vallera

How does a minimal aesthetic transition across multiple projects in visual and audio formats? CHIRP volunteer Amanda Roscoe Mayo interviews local artist Michael Vallera about how he builds minimalistic sounds and imagery across his solo work and other projects, including local bands Luggage and Cleared.

produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo (@AmandaRMayo)

photo by Stephen Vallera

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Topics: amanda roscoe mayo, chicago, chicago music, interview, interviews, local, local bands, local music, luggage, michael vallera, mp3

Artist Interviews Fake Limbs

CHIRP volunteer Melanie Kruvelis sat down with local band Fake Limbs in the CHIRP studios to chat about meeting at a barbecue, what it's like to be tall at shows, and their impressive lyrical vocabulary.

produced by Melanie Kruvelis (@internetmelanie)

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Topics: chicago music, fake limbs, interview, interviews, local, local music, melanie kruvelis, mp3

Artist Interviews Celine Neon

CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby sat down with Emily and Maggie of Celine Neon at the CHIRP studios to talk about the two albums they released in 2015, the thinking behind some of their tracks, and the role of feminism in contemporary music.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)

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Artist Interviews Angela James

CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby spoke with local artist Angela James in the CHIRP studios to discuss her upcoming record Time Will Tell, making "country" music, and the power of psychics. 

You can see Angela James at her upcoming record release show on March 4th at Constellation.

produced by Amelia Hruby

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Topics: amelia hruby, angela james, chicago, chicago bands, chicago music, concerts, interview, interviews, local, local bands, local music, mp3

Artist Interviews Melkbelly

CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby sat down with local band Melkbelly at the CHIRP studios to chat about how their sound is evolving, what's coming up for them in 2016 and their favorite show they've ever played ... at a metal frat.

You can see Melkbelly live at Schubas on February 15th.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)

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Topics: amelia hruby, chicago, chicago music, interview, interviews, local, local music, melkbelly, mp3, punk

Artist Interviews Varsity

CHIRP volunteer Melanie Kruvelis hung out with Jake, Dylan, and Pat of local band Varsity at the CHIRP studios at the tail end of 2015. They chatted about starting a band with friends, the songs that always get stuck in their heads, and the best way to shotgun a beer.

produced by Melanie Kruvelis (@internetmelanie)

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Topics: band, chicago music, local bands, local music, melanie kruvelis

Artist Interviews Negative Scanner

CHIRP's Eddie Sayago recently met up with local band Negative Scanner in the CHIRP studios to discuss their dream tour mates (heads up, Nicki Minaj), the accessibility of music on the internet, and their favorite fan encounters. 

Produced by Eugene Cabanban

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Topics: chicago music, chirpradio, local music, music

Artist Interviews Space Blood

Will and Sam of Chicago band Space Blood stopped by our studios recently to talk to CHIRP's Kwame Shorter about combining comedy and music in their live shows, the perils of using online voice-to-text translators, and making international math rock compilations. 

produced by Kwame Shorter

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Artist Interviews Clearance

Mike and Arthur of Chicago band Clearance came to the CHIRP studios and talked to CHIRP’s Amelia Hruby about forgetting all of their music, what they’re listening to lately, and whether or not they sound like Pavement.

produced by Amelia Hruby (@ajhruby)

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Artist Interviews The Congregation

CHIRP Radio's Shelby Hagstrom headed west for a meet up with local soul band, The Congregation, at their practice space in Oak Park. Shelby shifted momentum, displacing the conversation, exposing a secret double life and later receiving counsel on the best alternative to Lollapalooza.

Be on the lookout for The Congregation’s new record, Record Collection, releasing this fall. The Congregation play Navy Pier’s Beer Garden on August 1.

Produced by Brian W. Heath

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Topics: brian w. heath, chicago bands, chicago soul, local music, lollapalooza, navy pier, shelby hagstrom, the congregation

Artist Interviews The Cell Phones

CHIRP Radio's Eddie Sayago met up with The Cell Phones to discuss returning to their loose roots, being a part of the 'First Show @ The Mutiny' club, and gave a warning to all spectators that Lindsey is always watching you.

Be sure to stop by The Chop Shop this Sunday, July 26, or to Schubas Tavern on August 25 to see The Cell Phones live.

Produced by Alma Bahman
Interview by Eddie Sayago (@EddieSayago)

 

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Topics: alma bahman, chicago bands, eddie sayago, halloween, local music, the cell phones, the chop shop

Artist Interviews Toupee

Nestled in their Pilsen apartment, CHIRP's Eddie Sayago met up with roommates and four-piece, Toupee. Toupee underscored how trust impacts its musicality, declared their nocturnal & impulsive tendencies, and reflected on cataloging life's experiences in their timeline of injuries.

Toupee released its sophomore LP, Leg Toucher, on Moniker Records, on July 7. Toupee will be on tour in the NE and will be back in the great Midwest on August 4 for a show at the The Bishop in Bloomington, IN.

Produced by: Jessi D

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Topics: chicago bands, diy chicago, eddie sayago, jessi d, local music, moniker records, pilsen, toupee

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