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Greta Kline met up with CHIRP's Dylan Peterson before Frankie Cosmos played at the 2017 Pitchfork Music Festival to talk about the long and short of songwriting, how Bob Dylan and Bandcamp influence her music, and her favorite donut spot in Chicago.
After their set at the 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival, CHIRP's Katie Owens caught up with Nashville's Bully. Katie talked to all of the members in the band about the feminist themes in their music, shouting out Logan Square in one of their songs, and what goes through their heads when cameras are recording their live shows.
In addition to Pitchfork Fest, Bully plays Lollapalooza 2015 as well.
Hailing from the "Logan View" neighborhood of Chicago, Jimmy Whispers is one of city's most well-regarded weirdos. CHIRP's Dylan Peterson caught up with Jimmy to talk about ideas for his upcoming set at the Pitchfork Music Festival, the value of Ace of Base during his days as an Uber driver, and dressing like a beer-drenched Farrah Fawcett on stage.
Jimmy Whispers' record release show for Summer in Pain is Tuesday, March 24th, at the Empty Bottle.
Ira Kaplan and James McNew took a few minutes to talk with CHIRP's Dylan Peterson before Yo La Tengo's set at the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival. They discussed performing Seinfeld's "Chinese Restaurant" live at the Metro, the ambiguity of "I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass," and how comedy has a way of keeping things fresh.