Thursday, March 30
Join CHIRP for the next installment of our bimonthly book group at Transistor. We'll be discussing "Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution" by Sara Marcus.
"'Girls to the Front' is the epic, definitive history of the Riot Grrrl movement—the radical feminist punk uprising that exploded into the public eye in the 1990s, altering America’s gender landscape forever. Author Sara Marcus, a music and politics writer for Time Out New York, Slate.com, Pos, and Heeb magazine, interweaves research, interviews, and her own memories as a Riot Grrrl front-liner. Her passionate, sophisticated narrative brilliantly conveys the story of punk bands like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy—as well as successors like Sleater-Kinney, Partyline, and Kathleen Hanna’s Le Tigre—and their effect on today’s culture." —Village Voice writer Vivian Gornick
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CHIRP is a volunteer-driven, online community radio station that focuses on music, arts, and culture. We are live and local every day of the year from 6am-midnight from our studios in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, and the city we live in is a key part of everything we do. CHIRP Radio plays a wide mix of local, independent, lesser-heard, and just generally good music from a variety of genres and eras. CHIRP DJs are true music fans who love to share their discoveries, new and old, with listeners. The station also features conversations with artists, activists, and other people doing interesting work, and our features department produces pieces highlighting Chicago’s diverse voices and stories.
The station has been awarded a broadcast license by the FCC, and will be launching its terrestrial broadcast at 107.1FM in 2017 (really, this year!).
CHIRP is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization funded primarily through individual giving, special event revenues, and grant support.