Each month, one of CHIRP Radio’s tastemaker DJs curates a selection of vinyl specially designed to make your ears happy.
WHAT A TRIP! A psychedelic experience
1. The 13th Floor Elevators – Easter Everywhere 1967
Regarded by many critics to be one of the finest psychedelic albums ever released.
2. The United States of America – S/T 1968
One of the most exciting and experimental psychedelic albums of the late 1960s, The group’s sound was grounded in both psychedelia and the avant-garde. Unusually, the band had no guitar player; instead, they used strings, keyboards and electronics, including primitive synthesizers built specifically for the album, and various audio processors, including the ring modulator.
3. Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription – 1987
Planned as a concept album, Perfect Prescription works where so many other similar efforts failed due to the strength of the individual songs, as well as the smart focus of the concept in question — a vision of a psychedelic trip from inception to its blasted conclusion, highs and lows fully intact.
4. Plastic Crimewave Syndicate – Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom 2017
This Chicago trio delivers a free-form workout that leaves you dribbling on the floor of the cosmic void.
Step into a realm where the music takes center stage and vinyl records reign supreme. Introducing Both Sides Now: A CHIRP Vinyl Listening Bar — a monthly oasis for music aficionados and introverts alike. Nestled in the cozy upstairs room of Schubas Tavern, this unique event happens every first Wednesday of the month. Our vinyl listening bar, inspired by the captivating tradition popularized in post-World War II Japan, celebrates the pure joy of listening. Embracing the ethos of listening bars around the world, we prioritize the sublime experience of vinyl, brought to life through stellar sound systems. Experience your favorite albums played front to back in full high fidelity, while enjoying drink and food offerings from Schubas Tied House. Let the DJs from CHIRP Radio 107.1FM curate the sonic journey each month as you savor the symphony. “Both Sides Now” is your sanctuary, an introvert’s dream where the focus is on the music, not loud conversations or bustling dance floors. Join us and immerse yourself in the world of vinyl, one needle drop at a time.
3159 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657