Sunday, June 29, 2014

'Best Local Music Podcast'

Thanks for voting everybody, we snagged the runner-up for 'Best Local Music Podcast' in the Chicago Reader's 'Best of Chicago' issue, and, I am fucking excited. My email sig is already updated. I celebrated on my 8-10pm CHIRP show last week by only playing artists that we've featured on CHIRP Podcasts. If you're wondering why this is such a big deal for me, it's because I run the CHIRP Podcasts. I've been head of this department for a little over two years now, and it's mostly been a labor of love without reward. To receive a little recognition from the community that I live in and love in is just… boy, it feels nice.

We've featured many more artists, but here's my playlist from last week, with links to all of the features we did. Subscribe to the podcasts on iTunes. I think you're beautiful.

8:01pmTwin Peaks LocalFlavorWild Onion (Grand Jury)
8:03pmThe Pains of Being Pure at HeartToo ToughBelong (Slumberland) 
8:10pmYo La TengoPass The Hatchet, I Think I'm GoodkindI Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador) 
8:20pmThe Orwells LocalThe Righteous OneDisgraceland (Atlantic)
8:25pmWaxahatcheeDixie Cups and JarsCerulean Salt (Don Giovanni)
8:29pmWhite LungDown It GoesDeep Fantasy (Domino)
8:32pmBeverlyYou Can't Get It RightCareers (Kanine)
Frankie Rose's band! 
8:36pmFriendly FiresChimesPala (XL) 
8:41pmMetronomyThe BayThe English Riviera (Because Music) 
8:45pmWild Belle LocalIt's Too LateIsles (Columbia) 
8:51pmSupreme Cuts LocalDivine EcstasyDivine Ecstasy (Dovecote) 
8:57pmWhy?Yo Yo Bye ByeElephant Eyelash (Anticon) 
9:02pmVampire WeekendObvious BicycleModern Vampires of the City (XL) 
9:06pmCalifornia Wives LocalThe New ProcessArt History (Vagrant) 
9:12pmShowYouSuck LocalMake Out King (featuring Hood Internet)Dude Bro EP (Closed Sessions) 
9:15pmSerengeti LocalDennehyDennehy (Bonafide) 
9:19pmQwel & Maker LocalWord To The WiseOwl (galapagos4) 
9:27pmThe Lemons LocalBest DayHello, We're The Lemons (Tripp Tapes)
The Reader's "Best New Band" !! 
9:29pmSlushy LocalTeenage FrankensteinPastime Gardens (Grabbing Clouds) 
9:31pmVerma LocalHologrammerSunrunner (Trouble In Mind) 
9:40pmA Sunny Day In GlasgowGolden WavesSea When Absent (Lefse)
I'm interviewing them at the Empty Bottle next month. Interview to come! Subscribe!!
9:44pmRabble Rabble LocalBrokeBrain Hole (Logan Hardware)
Another on the way!
9:52pmZola JesusDangerous DaysTaiga (Mute) 
9:56pmCut CopyBlink And You'll Miss A RevolutionZonoscope (Modular)