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For this week's podcast, Features co-director Jessi D spoke with Minneapolis, Minnesota-based mutli-instrumentalist, Martin Dosh. They talk in-depth about the ramifications of the murder of George Floyd, which took place in Dosh's neighborhood, working out the kinks and performing over livestream during the pandemic, the August release of his EP Summertime Time, and the ensemble work on his forthcoming full-length album. You can find his livestreams and videos on Instagram and Facebook. Produced by Jessi D. Photo Credit: Kmeron
This week Features contributor Eddie Sayago spoke remotely with funk and soul group Fat Night about their new record, quarantine routines, and how the Chicago music scene differs from others around the country.  Fat Night's new record Live for Each Other is out via Acrophase Records. Production by Jenn Rourke and Eddie Sayago Photo by Fat Night
For this week's Artist Interview Series, CHIRP Features contributor Marjorie Alford speaks with Chicago-based R&B artist Matt B. They discuss his newest album title and personal mantra No Days Off, how his three young children have affected his valuation of time, the importance of a tight-knit family (including his wife acting as his manager), and his active touring life. Note: this interview was recorded pre-quarantine. Produced by Matt Barr. Photo credit: Jansen Bridge
For this episode of CHIRP's Artist Interview Series, Features Co-Director Mick R spoke with Chicago-based experimental artist Jonn Wallen aka Oui Ennui about his prolific 2020 output, surviving COVID, and the message and inspiration behind some of his recent albums. You can check out all Oui Ennui's official releases and keep up with his ongoing projects on his Bandcamp. Produced by Jenna Chapman & Jenn Rourke Photo Credit: Oui Ennui
This week, CHIRP Features contributor Marjorie Alford spoke with Emcee Sick of the jazz-tinted hip hop outfit Pseudo Slang. They talk about Sick's humble beginnings in the Bronx, the intentionality of language in these chaotic and significant times, and how much Black lives truly matter. His latest release, Wanderverse, is out now on vinyl and streaming. Produced by Linh Nguyen Photo credit: Arvid Wuensch
This week Features Co-Director Mick R. (@thasoundblog) spoke with Chicago hip hop artist Ric Wilson (@RicWilson) about his new collaborative EP with Terrance Martin, They Call Me Disco and got Ric's thoughts on the recent BLM organized protests and why he doesn't let a lack of social progress in this country get him down. It's a fun, energetic, and poignant conversation with one of Chicago's true up-start icons. You can get a copy of They Call Me Disco here. Photo Credit Ric Wilson
This week, CHIRP Features contributor Eddie Sayago speaks with Dag Juhlin of Sunshine Boys, a Chicago-based trio of veteran indie rock artists. They talk about their supergroup status, gelling as a band and enjoying each other's sound, and drummer Freda Love Smith's approach to playing drums after undergoing a major back surgery. Their second album, Work and Love, is out now via Cheap Kiss Records.   Produced by Jim Mulvaney Photo Credit: Peter Kuehl
This week for the CHIRP Radio Podcast Features Co-Director Mick R. had a phenomenal conversation with soundtrack artist and podcaster Joe Wong about his recent work on the new Netflix series from Duncan Trussell and Pendleton Ward The Midnight Gospel, his podcast The Trap Set, and Joe's new solo album Nite Creatures out via Decca records. Joe was generous in sharing his processes and inspirations with us and it made for a very illuminating discussion. Nite Creatures is out via Decca Records, you can get it here.  Produced by Jenn Rourke
Trey Elder is the mastermind behind Quiet Pterodactyl, a nonprofit dedicated to Chicago’s art and music communities that aims to create experiences, enjoyment, and entry into the arts. To help offset the financial pains venues are experiencing due to indefinite closure during the pandemic, Quiet Pterodactyl has released situationchicago, a double LP featuring 25 local (or initially local) bands benefiting 25 local venues. Features Co-Director Jessi D spoke with Trey about the process of organizing such an undertaking in this week's podcast. Produced by Jessi D Photo Credit: Joseph Mietus
This week for the CHIRP Radio Podcast, we spoke with Zack and Kevin of the Chicago-based thrash and sludge metal band, Oozing Wound. Due to the limitations of COVID we had to speak with both the guys separately, but the conversation doesn't suffer for this fact. The interview covers a lot of ground, discussing topics as varied as keeping the music scene safe, struggles with unemployment, anxiety around reopening during the pandemic, writing new material, the advantages of working for an employee-owned company and performing music in the post-apocalypse.  Zack even provides some behind the scenes details about the making of their fantastic new video for the song "Surrounded by F'ing Idiots," co-created and starring comedian Sarah Squirm. It's a wild ride! Oozing Wound's last album came out in 2019 on Trill Jockey. It is called High Anxiety and you get a copy here.  Interview by Features Co-director Mick R.  
This week, Features Co-Director Jessi D spoke with Izzy Olive, the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind Half Gringa. They discuss her collaboration and friendship with fellow Chicago artist Gia Margaret, the stylistic choices on her new album reflecting the lack of resolution in grief, the mourning process, and growth in chaos.   Force to Reckon is out August 28, 2020.   Produced by Jessi D Photo Credit by Rachel Winslow
This week for the CHIRP Radio podcast Features Co-Director Mick R. spoke with Dan Sullivan of the Chicago-based progressive death metal band Arriver. Dan was kind enough to chat with us about running a business in the era of COVID, reviving the sounds of an obscure psychedelic rock band, how history influences his band's music, and what makes Chicago's metal scene so unique. Arriver has a new single out called "Holy Glow." Its a cover of a song by The Ophelias and you can check it out on their Bandcamp page here. Production by Jenn Rourke
This week for the CHIRP Radio Podcast, Co-Director Mick R. spoke with singer-songwriter and Milo Green alum. Marlana about her new EP At Least I Tried, her creative process, and how she has been coping in the age of COVID. You can purchase Marlana's new album from Play Count Recordings. Photo Credit: Jonah Small Produced by Jenn Rourke
Alex Gilbert is a graphic designer, illustrator, and DJ. Originally from Iowa, he's lived in Chicago for over a decade, working and volunteering with such organizations as the Design Museum of Chicago, the Society of Typographic Arts, Spudnik Press Cooperative, and CHIRP Radio. He currently works for a small design studio in Ravenswood and spends his free time drawing, list making, record collecting, and singing karaoke (sometimes competitively). You can listen to his show on CHIRP every Thursday afternoon, 3-6pm, and you can follow his typographically-focused Instagram at @everyday_type. The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It pairs a reader’s personal story about a specific "first time" -- a different "first" for each show -- with a song performance. This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by The First Time Four. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song. The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producers Bobby Evers, Hadas Werman and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast recorded and produced by Jenn Rourke. Engineering by Tony Baker.
This week for the CHIRP Radio Podcast, Features Co-Director Mick R. speaks with Steve Von Till of the seminal experimental sludge metal and hardcore punk band, Neurosis. Tune in to hear Steve discuss the making of his new solo album No Wilderness Deep Enough, the inspiration behind his first book of poetry Harvestman: 23 Untitled Poems and Collected Lyrics, and the challenges of teaching fourth-graders via distance learning. No Wilderness Deep Enough is out August 7th via Neurot Recordings.  Harvestman: 23 Untitled Poems and Collected Lyrics is out August 7th via Astrophil Press.  Produced by Mick R. 
Theodore Hahn is a designer, writer and semi-professional glutton living in Chicago. Like any sane human with a beating heart, he loves dogs and fried chicken. People who have literally nothing else going on in their lives may check out his work at the83k.substack.com. The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It pairs a reader’s personal story about a specific "first time" -- a different "first" for each show -- with a song performance. This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by The First Time Four. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song. The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producers Bobby Evers, Hadas Werman and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast recorded and produced by Jenn Rourke. Engineering by Tony Baker.
This week for the CHIRP Radio podcast, features contributor Eddie spoke with Jess of Chicago-based indie folk band Tenci about how she formed the band, her recent streaming performances and the reception of her band’s latest album, My Heart is An Open Field out via Keeled Scales. Produced by Eddie Sayago. Photo Credit: Rachel Azzi Lessing
For this week’s episode of the CHIRP Radio Podcast we have Marjorie Alford in conversation with songwriter and frontman of Young Man in a Hurry, Matt Baron. Tune in to hear this very engaging conversation, where they discuss how Matt recruited his dermatologist into his band, his work with the project Future Hits, teaching through music, and structuring time for art, play, and creativity. Note: This interview was recorded before IL’s Shelter in Place order in March of this year. Produced by Matt Barr Photo by Sally Blood
Jen B. Larson plays in the band beastii and contributes music writing to Victim of Time, 50Thirdand3rd, Please Kill Me, and more. She also draws comics and authors fiction for Pulp Oddyssey, Earth's first newspaper from outer space. During the day, she teaches special education at an arts high school in Chicago, and at night and on the weekends, spends whatever free time she has researching for and drafting her first book. You can find links to most of her work at [url=http://www.disappearingmedia.com]http://www.disappearingmedia.com[/url] The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It pairs a reader’s personal story about a specific "first time" -- a different "first" for each show -- with a song performance. This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by The First Time Four. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song. The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producers Bobby Evers, Hadas Werman and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast recorded and produced by Jenn Rourke. Engineering by Tony Baker.
This week for the CHIRP Radio podcast, features contributor Eddie spoke with local pop-soul band Holly, about how they came up with their name, their approach to songwriting, and their various musical influences. Note: This interview was recorded before IL’s Shelter in Place order in March of this year. Produced by Eddie Sayago
Ines Bellina is a writer, storyteller, and bon vivant. She has performed in shows all over town like Is this a Thing, You're Being Ridiculous at Steppenwolf, Story Club, Miss Spoken, and the Chicago Women's Funny Festival. Her writing has also appeared in Block Club Chicago, The Takeout, The A.V. Club, and more. She is currently working on a contemporary YA novel that combines her hatred of Catholic school with her love of high school musicals. The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It pairs a reader’s personal story about a specific "first time" -- a different "first" for each show -- with a song performance. This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by The First Time Four. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song. The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast recorded and produced by Jenn Rourke. Engineering by Tony Baker.
Like you, the CHIRP Features team is staying home to help flatten the curve! We are shifting our programming to present a new series in our Artist Interview Program. Shelter In Sound features interviews with artists and local music related tastemakers on what they are doing right now during this global pandemic. Tune in to learn how some of your favorite folx are managing and staying creative while hunkered down. For the final episode of CHIRP’s limited series Shelter in Sound, Features Co-Director Mick R (@thasoundblog) spoke with Chicago-local, avant-garde cellist Alison Chesley aka Helen Money (@Helen_Money), about hosting music lessons over Zoom, her work with metal and drone musicians, and the themes of her latest album, Atomic. Alison is thoughtful and perceptive in her answers, and we hope that you will enjoy this delightful conversation and insight into her work. Atomic is out via Thrill Jockey Records. Production: Mick R Photo Credit: Alison Chesley
Karen Clanton is an attorney whose law degree did not stifle the English major lurking within. She has forged a career as a writer in the legal profession, where she has led complex editorial projects in securities law, women's history and diversity. Karen currently works in a large law firm in the area of Diversity & Inclusion. She is a single mom living on the South Side of Chicago chronicling her adventures through stories told on her back porch (or at the kitchen table when it's cold outside) that end up being heard on stages across the city. The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It pairs a reader’s personal story about a specific "first time" -- a different "first" for each show -- with a song performance. This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by The First Time Four. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song. The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast recorded and produced by Jenn Rourke. Engineering by Tony Baker.
Like you, the CHIRP Features team is staying home to help flatten the curve! We are shifting our programming to present a new series in our Artist Interview Program. Shelter In Sound features interviews with artists and local music related tastemakers on what they are doing right now during this global pandemic. Tune in to learn how some of your favorite folx are managing and staying creative while hunkered down. For this week's Shelter In Sound, Features Co-Director Jessi D spoke with Kyle LaValley, the Talent Buyer for new-kid-on-the-block venue Sleeping Village. They discuss Sleeping Village's quick pivot to curbside pick up, keeping an active presence on social media, participating in CIVL and NIVA to save and support local and national live music venues, and the quirks of the Chicago music scene. This podcast features tracks from local artists Superknova, Meat Wave, Ratboys, and Whitney, who have all made an appearance on Sleeping Village's stage. Produced by Jessi D
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio Rodescu Hopkins II has been ripping up the Mid-West for the past five years. Currently based out of Chicago, you can see Rodescu at The Comedy Bar, The Laugh Factory, or at The Cards Against Humanity Comedy Theatre. Rodescu also produces a very popular storytelling show called “We Still Like You” and runs Chicago’s most popular open Mic “ Trigger Warning”. Follow Rodescu @RodescuHopkins on all social medias. The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It pairs a reader’s personal story about a specific "first time" -- a different "first" for each show -- with a song performance. This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by The First Time Four. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song. The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast recorded and produced by Jenn Rourke. Engineering by Tony Baker.
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Created by
CHIRP Radio
Podcast Status
Potentially Inactive
Started
Apr 12th, 2017
Latest Episode
Oct 19th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
239
Avg. Episode Length
13 minutes
Explicit
No
Language
English

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