CHIRP Night is monthly fundraiser at The Whistler that features a rotating cast of CHIRP DJs, plus live musical performances. CHIRP Radio is a non-profit, volunteer-run, music-, arts-, and culture-focused radio station transmitting live 365 days a year at chirpradio.org.
Distant Cites are a three-piece from Chicago. Over the last year the band has played with acts like Gauntlet Hair and Moon Furies, and were featured on WLUW’s “The Minimal Beat”. By utilizing Twitter, Distant Cities have found an ever-growing international audience and been rewarded with a hard-to-translate Dutch review and an interview with a radio station in Wales. Their debut EP “Walk Away” was mixed by Jamie Carter and mastered by Collin Jordan and is augmented live by a drummer and light show featuring lasers.
KSRA is the pet project of Rachel Sarah Thomas. A classically trained vocalist, Thomas was geared to become an opera singer. While studying vocal performance at the University of Michigan Thomas was asked to sing on several electronic projects from other students in the school. She fell in love with the medium, left the classical world, and began to explore. During this time, Thomas was experimenting with recording herself and developed her signature style. Using nothing but her voice and household objects like paper plates and towel racks, she’d compose 50 track pieces in a few hours featuring teeth chatter, grunts, and lush vocal scenes. After college she became a jazz singer and lead singer/keyboard player for psychedelic rock band Automata. KSRA is her most recent and personal project featuring live sampling and mind-blowing vocals.