Wednesday, August 15, 2012

CHIRP Podcasts

I have some great artist interviews coming up for CHIRP. Listen to my show tonight at 8:45 to hear my discussion with Bowerbirds, and stay tuned in in the weeks to come for my interviews with Serengeti, Dr Dog, and Star Slinger.

I'm going to take this moment to post a couple other podcasts I did for CHIRP, including what might be the most enjoyable audio interview I've ever had the pleasure of conducting. Nick Zammuto is one of my all-time favorite artists, and he was kind enough to give CHIRP an exclusive interview about the death of The Books and birth of his Zammuto project. Download these and listen whenever, however. Podcasts are cool like that:

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Local Mix (Chicago edition)

My friend Jim Joyce asked me to make him a mix CD. So this is for him first, but everyone else who cares about Chicago's local music scene too. If you've felt yourself falling behind, listening to this will get you back up to speed. And sorry if your band isn't on here, but don't take it personally. It's not a very long mix, but these are the twelve local acts I'm most excited about these days. Enjoy the Chicago music.

1. Magic Milk- So Cool
2. Cave- W U J
3. California Wives- Marianne
4. Maps & Atlases- Fever
5. A Lull- Weapons For War
6. YAWN- Take It With Me
7. Chandeliers- le Corsage
8. Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross- Blacks
9. Serengeti- Go Dancin
10. Supreme Cuts- Belly
11. yourfeetstoobig- Speckle Belly
12. Young Man- 21