Can we still call Andrew Bird a Chicagoan? He was born in the area and lived in the city for most of his life, but he’s also been calling Los Angeles home for the last several years. Born and raised has to count for something. If that’s the case, then all of the artists in today’s Pick Your Poison highlights have deep Chicago roots. That includes Andrew Bird of course, but also local groups Dehd and FACS (ex-Disappears). Cruise on past the jump to hear more music from less local Chicago artists, like J.PERIOD (ft. Dead Prez, Sa-Roc, & Maimouna Youssef), Kornel Kovacs, Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker), Oberst & Buchner, Ohtis, Qasim Naqvi, Snow Ghosts, Trace Mountains, and Young & Sick.

Andrew Bird – Manifest

Dehd – Lucky

FACS – Total History

J.PERIOD – SOLDIERS (ft. Dead Prez, Sa-Roc & Maimouna Youssef)

Korne´l Kova´cs – Rocks

Nick Murphy – Sanity

Oberst & Buchner – The Beuys In Us

Ohtis – Pervert Blood

Qasim Naqvi – No Tongue

Snow Ghosts – Rip

Trace Mountains – Where It Goes

Young & Sick – Ohh My Ghosts