Maria Jacobson, front woman of Chicago indie-rock group Fran, recently did a podcast interview with CHIRP where she talks about how she became more interested in making music while attending Bennington College. “Since I grew up doing theater, it was always doing someone else’s work, and I always felt comfortable doing that,” she says. “There […]
The Co-Prosperity Sphere devotes a concert and exhibit to 90s Chicago no wave, and the CHIRP Record Fair returns for year 17.
A look inside vinyl-pressing plant Smashed Plastic, whose brand-new technology could bring relief to labels and artists stymied by long waits for records
Heavy rockers Alma Negra return transformed as Reivers, CHIRP celebrates its long-awaited terrestrial signal, and more.
Ten years after the Chicago Independent Radio Project recruited its first volunteers, it’s finally hitting the airwaves.
Corporate consolidation has flattened out Chicago’s big commercial radio outlets, but low-power and college stations still have plenty of personality.
Current musical obsessions of Impulsive Hearts front woman Danielle Sines, CHIRP codirector of features Amelia Hruby, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
Bridgeport-based low-power station Lumpen Radio provides an on-air home for diversity and dissent.
Current musical obsessions of CHIRP Radio DJ John Lombardo, Saves the Day bassist Rodrigo Palma, and Reader music listings coordinator Luca Cimarusti
The sixth installment of the station’s performance series features a band the Reader just named Chicago’s “Best feminist rock ‘n’ roll exorcism.”
Do312’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Market pairs three killer Chicago rock bands with folks selling lots of cool wares.
Notes and Bolts
Current musical obsessions of Julie Shapiro of Third Coast and Jim Dempsey of Corbett vs. Dempsey
What’s on the Reader’s Agenda for Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
What’s on the Agenda for Wednesday, July 18, 2012