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Artist Interviews Mountains for Clouds

CHIRP's Katie Owens made a stop in Ravenswood to talk about touring oddities and dark origins with Chicago's own twinkly math rockers Mountains For Clouds.

Mountains For Clouds released their first full length, Maybe it's Already Everywhere, on Count Your Lucky Stars in July.

produced by Brian Szpak

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Topics: brian szpak, chicago bands, chicago music, count your lucky stars, katie owens, local bands, local music, math rock, mountains for clouds

Artist Interviews Slushy

CHIRP's Katie Owens met up with Chris & Brent Z. of Chicago rock duo, Slushy at Heavenly Gelato in Logan Square in celebration of Labor Day. Over mint chocolate chip ice cream & espresso gelato, they talked about Slushy's economy; Mishawaka, IN; Burger Records; and good/bad jokes. Slushy plays The Owl on Sept. 26 before one half of the duo heads to Seattle.

Produced by Matt Rowan

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Topics: brent z, burger records, chicago bands, chicago music, chris kramer, katie owens, local bands, local music, matt rowan, slushy

Artist Interviews Oshwa

CHIRP's Katie Owens took a trip down to Pilsen to meet Chicago's mathy indie-pop reps, Oshwa. Before heading off on a month-long tour, the band took a moment to talk about the origins of their name, how living in Pilsen affects their sound, and the power of Reddit. Their debut full-length album, Chamomille Crush, came out August 8th, 2013, via Naked Ally Records.

Produced by: Bri O'Reilly

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Topics: briavael o'reilley, chicago bands, chicago music, katie owens, local bands, local music, math rock, oshwa, pilsen

Artist Interviews Panoramic & True

CHIRP's Katie Owens made the trek down to Pilsen to hang out with Chicago's Panoramic & True. They talked about the difference between playing a show in a new city and playing a show in a room full of their friends, the visual element of their music, and what's next for the band.

Panoramic & True play their record release show for "Bells" on August 10th at Cole's.

produced by Brian Szpak

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Topics: brian szpak, chicago bands, chicago music, katie owens, local bands, local music, panoramic and true

Artist Interviews Mister Lies

Local electronic artist Mister Lies sat down with CHIRP's Cher Vincent in Schubas' basement before his show to talk about getting away from the Chicago scene for a while, dropping out of school to do music full-time, and how a punk kid can go electronic.

produced by Jenn Rourke

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Topics: cher vincent, chicago, jenn rourke, local music, mister lies, schubas

Artist Interviews Brother George

CHIRP’s Katie Owens met up with Neal Neumann, Sagan Jacobson, and Zane Ranney of Brother George in their practice space in Wicker Park. The Chicago indie rockers talked about writing sad songs that sound happy, milking their first album, and the songs that changed them from music listeners into music makers. Brother George plays the Whistler on June 30th, and City Winery on July 2nd.

produced by Matt McFarland

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Topics: big piney, brother george, chicago bands, chicago music, katie owens, local bands, local music, matthew mcfarland

Artist Interviews Super Happy Fun Club

The Super Happy Fun Club is pure power-pop from Chicago. CHIRP's Craig Andrew Smith talked with the guys about their favorite music venues in Chicago, finding a fanbase in Europe, and stepping things up for their sophmore album.

The band's album release show for "All Funned Up" is this Saturday, May 18th, at Lincoln Hall.

(produced by Jenn Rourke and Craig Andrew Smith)

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Topics: craig smith, jenn rourke, local music, shfc, super happy fun club

Artist Interviews The Orwells

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.

Produced by: Eugene Cabanban

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Topics: autumn tone, chicago bands, diy, diy chicago, eugene cabanban, katie owens, local bands, local music, remember when, the orwells

Artist Interviews John Bellows

CHIRP's Blake Burkhart sat down with Chicago's John Bellows at his home in the Pilsen neighborhood to talk about his creative process when songwriting, how he can get his audiences to listen more attentively, and the Weird Al Yankovic album that inspired him to start making music.

(produced by Briavael O'Reilly)

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Topics: blake burkhart, john bellows, local music

Artist Interviews Magic Milk

Chicago's favorite party band put their tallboys down for a few minutes to hang out with CHIRP's Cher Vincent. Magic Milk is Kenny Alden, Nick Spiese, and Maggie Laleman, but any Chicagoan who likes to get down to bouncy garage rock can be an honorary member of the band. They explained their DIY approach to music, guerilla recording sessions, and having fun with Goons.

(produced by Brian Szpak)

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Topics: cher vincent, chicago bands, local music, magic milk

Artist Interviews Supreme Cuts

Electronic duo Austin Keultjes and Mike Perry are known throughout Chicago's hip-hop scene as Supreme Cuts. After their live set at Schubas for the Tomorrow Never Knows fest, CHIRP's Cher Vincent talked with the post-dubstep producers about their collaborations with underground rappers and Maroon 5, having their shout-out to King Crimson shot down, and why Chicago is the realest city in the world.

(produced by Eugene Cabanban)

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Topics: cher vincent, chicago, eugene cabanban, local music, supreme cuts

Artist Interviews Chaperone

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.

(produced by Matt Rowan)

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Topics: chaperone, chicago bands, chicago music, katie owens, local bands, local music, matt rowan, raised by wolves

Artist Interviews The Hood Internet

Two Chicago DJ’s you may have heard of who roll by the name The Hood Internet have been working hard at the art and science of the mash-up, spinning party music since 2007. The Hood Internet are constantly publishing their mixes on the real Internet, but are taking a more organic, in-studio approach for their albums. In this exclusive CHIRP podcast, the group talks to CHIRP Radio’s Justin Savage about the difference between playing shows around the world, or just around the block.

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Topics: chicago bands, hood internet, justin savage, local music

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