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Nicholas Young

Perspectives on family, disability, technology, and media.

Chick Habit

Created by Ashly Dalene in early 2015, Chick Habit explores the often significant (but overlooked) contribution women make to the Chicago music scene and around the world.

Episodes

#14: Live from Quenchers, Vol. 1

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This week, your ears are in for a treat. In this almost two-hour radio special, we bring you three live performances from our inaugural Chick Habit Live performance showcase. On this bill are our friends Hawley Shoffner , Jap Herron , and Ganser…

#13: Blizzard Babies

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After months of coordination, we’re finally proud to present the band behind our theme, Blizzard Babies ! Formed in the winter months of two thousand eleven (and named for the snowstorm that blanketed our city), this band has been rocking the Windy…

#12: Hawley / Ganser

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Nadia and Alicia from Ganser and Hawley Shoffner sit down with Ashly to talk about the upcoming first Chick Habit Live show ( October 2nd, 9pm at Quenchers !) featuring their bands and Jap Herron! We also talk about the need for perfection women…

#11: Mr. Ma'am

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Maybe you already know, but Chicago has a diverse musical past. Even though this show chronicles a vast array of experiences from musicians in the current scene, there is always space for new perspectives and conversations. This is what Chick Habit…

#10: Impulsive Hearts

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Danielle and John from Impulsive Hearts sit down to discuss their long history of making music together and their experiences recording and releasing their next record. We also talk about whether singling out musicians for being female is…

#9: Rock Blocked

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It’s all music, all the time, this week on Chick Habit. Ashly has picked some of her favorite bands from Chicago and around the country, and compiled a hour of great tunes. This specially-crafted, killer playlist is sure to excite your ears. Playlist…

#8: The Cell Phones

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Ah, the conveniences of modern technology. It’s all around us, and sometimes, even inspires a talented group of musicians to name themselves The Cell Phones . In this episode, Ashly is joined by Lindsey Charles, leader of the aforementioned…

#7: Get Loud

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It’s about to get loud. This week on Chick Habit, Ashly is joined by Donna (of Beat Drun Juel ) and Megan (of Bow and Spear ) to discuss their musical beginnings, and of course, the intricate balance of instruments known as rock. Like every week…

#6: Girls Rock! Chicago

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Turn up the volume! In this episode, Melissa Oglesby, founder and director of Girls Rock! Chicago and Carrie Shemanski, a four-year volunteer with the organization, sit down with volunteer coordinator Ashly to talk about camp, the Girls Rock…

#5: Synthesized

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It’s time to explore the world of independent electronic music with three talented guests. Unlike other genres, where a musician’s toolbox is comprised of guitars, pedals, and amplifiers; here, synthesizers reign supreme. While this replacement of…

#4: My 16 Year Old Self...

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…would think I’m awesome! Today on Chick Habit, Adele Nicholas (of one-lady band Axons and jumpsuit-wearing punk act Puritan Pine ) and Red of Red’s Garden (a multimedia project of art and music) discuss their artistic beginnings, and how their…

#3: Hear Me See Me

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Different artistic mediums come together as we feature Kate from She Speaks In Tongues , a theatrical performer turned singer and songwriter who takes female experiences and sculpts them into breathtaking musical performance pieces. Joining in are…

#2: Be Who You Are

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This week on Chick Habit, I’m joined by two talented artists: Kriss Stress and Emily Rose, who sit down to chat about coming into your own as an artist, the Chicago DIY scene, and more. Out of the gate, Emily recounts moments from her history…

#1: Out in the World

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After much teasing, our first show is finally here. In the coming weeks, expect to hear diverse perspectives from our slate of guests, but this is where everything begins. On this inaugural episode of Chick Habit, I’m joined by Shannon Candy and…

#0: Introducing Chick Habit

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The worlds of music and art are mostly inclusive. But just because a space includes everyone doesn’t necessarily indicate that every party has the same experience. Introducing Chick Habit, a show dedicated to the unique perspective of women in the…