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Artist Interviews The Hecks

CHIRP's Katie Owens caught up with local band The Hecks on a whirlwind tour of downtown Chicago where they talked about overcoming band conflicts, "tour tapes," confounding live experiences and the local bands you should be listening to now.

produced by Matthew McFarland

photo by Katie Owens

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Topics: chicago, interviews, katie owens, local, local bands, matthew mcfarland

Artist Interviews Yoko and the Oh No’s

Before spring officially arrived, Katie Owens met up with Max and Stef of Yoko and the Oh No's in Supera Park in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Max & Stef described overcoming the band's trepidation surrounding Yoko Ono, Max's evolution of onstage euphoria, and self expression through style.

Yoko and the Oh No's will re-release their self-titled debut album on Autumn Tone this summer. You can catch them at Schubas Tavern on Thursday, April 23 and at The Red Line Tap on Friday, April 24 for the International Pop Overthrow Fest.

Produced by: Matthew McFarland

Photo by: Alexus McLane

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Topics: autumn tone, chicago music, katie owens, local bands, matthew mcfarland, yoko and the oh no's

Artist Interviews Shiloh

Chicago's Shiloh invited Katie Owens to the top secret DIY venue, Young Camelot, which doubles as their practice space. Shiloh reflected on the band's lineup fluctuations, highlighting the darkness of minutiae, as well as their first music memories which include Sisqo and Raffi.

Though Shiloh is currently working on a lot of new music, you can catch them at the Empty Bottle this Monday, March 9.

Produced by Matthew McFarland

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Topics: berserk, chicago music, katie owens, last time for everything, local bands, matthew mcfarland, shiloh, young camelot

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 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 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 Circuit des Yeux

CHIRP's Cher Vincent chatted with Haley Fhor, aka Circuit des Yeux, in Little Village over expresso, discussing her hometown of Lafayette, Indiana, making her voice "sound like a trumpet," and the mythology of her fourth album, Overdue.

Circuit Des Yeux will be opening for Oneohtrix Point Never and Tim Hecker on Thursday, January 16th, at Lincoln Hall as a part of Tomorrow Never Knows 2014!

produced by Matthew McFarland

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Topics: cher vincent, chicago bands, chicago music, circuit des yeux, haley fhor, local bands, local music, matthew mcfarland

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