EPISODE 24: Birdy V from Sweetie

EPISODE 24: Birdy V

Erik chats with Birdy V, vocalist and guitarist of Chicago-based duo, Sweetie. Sweetie has been lighting up stages around the city and burbs since 2019. Their sound is a sonic cocktail of punk and garage rock, balanced with a drop of blues, Their sound draws comparisons to The Distillers, Misfits, and the Cramps.

In the episode Erik and Birdy chat about what’s in a name, producing the video for their track “Devil Girl”, finding a different and rewarding path as musicians and performers working with Chicago’s drag performance community, and dealing with the challenges women in the music industry are still facing in 2022.

Featured tracks:
Danny Boy
Devil Girl
Catholic Boy

Check out Sweetie’s Bandcamp site.


The Rock in Chicago Show is available on Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple, Google, and podcasting platforms everywhere.

Sweetie’s video release show is this Saturday at Liar’s Club


Birdy curated an amazing playlist of some her favorite bands from Chicago along with a spotlight shoutout with ten of her most favorite.
Guest List playlists are available from the Rock in Chicago Spotify and YouTube Channels.

Track NameArtist Name(s)
Boney FishHeet Deth
Mighty Methuselah’s SalamiLollygagger
HahahaGlitter Moneyyy
SCDGlitter Moneyyy
Victim of CircumstanceMystery Actions
Window ShopperWon’t Stay Dead
202Crash Birmingham
BrotherMeat Wave
Wolf Like MeLocal H
Nothing SpecialLocal H
Winter in ChicagoFlatfoot 56
StampedeFlatfoot 56
No AvailAweful
White KnucklesThe Kreutzer Sonata
I’m a Squash ManThe Eradicator
CopagandaTorch the Hive
Do RightLydia Loveless
Search and Destroy – Iggy Pop MixThe Stooges
Romanticize MePissed Jeans
TV Set – RemasteredThe Cramps
Beat Your Heart OutThe Distillers
MelodyImpulsive Hearts
Well ActuallyShannon Candy
Attack of the Crab WomenDaikaiju
Guided By AngelsAmyl and The Sniffers
I’m Not A ManSuzi Moon
Bleeding HeartAweful