ChicagoVerseUniteD: Chicago Scene Salvation

CVU Exclusive Premiere: Scott Lucas & The Married Men – “Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant”

Posted in CVU Exclusive Premiere,Scott Lucas,Scott Lucas & The Married Men by Jaime Black on December 20th, 2012

Premiering today exclusively at CVU is Scott Lucas & The Married Men‘s cover of John McCauley of Deer Tick‘s “Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant.” The live cut comes from the band’s third annual Hideout Holiday Music Hour event, which took place earlier this month on December 9th.

The full holiday concert will be in broadcast rotation at the official Married Men site beginning at 4PM on Christmas Eve, where it will remain for streaming for a limited time. The event saw Lucas covering Christmas cuts like ”Last Christmas” and “Run Run Rudolph,” as well as original Married Men compositions. Joining the band on select tracks was fellow Chicago act Purple Apple.

“The whole idea is to have it on in the background while you’re wrapping last minute presents by the Christmas tree or whatever,” Lucas reveals of the broadcast. “It’s meant to be like an audio Yule Log. A companion to your little family get together, perhaps? Or if you wanna listen to it while you sit around getting drunk alone — that’s fine, too.”

Check out the full Hideout Holiday Music Hour broadcast starting at 4PM on Christmas Eve, and find an exclusive CVU premiere of Scott Lucas & The Married Men covering “Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant” below.

New CVU Podcast Album: CMJ 2012!

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: CVU: The CMJ 2012 Album, featuring interviews recorded at and around this year’s CMJ! Host Jaime Black checks in with Santah, Scott Lucas, Into It. Over It, and Gemini Club! Stream or download those podcasts above.

Dynasty Podcasts: The CMJ 2012 Album

CVU220 – Santah @ CMJ
In an interview recorded outside of Pianos, Stan McConnell, Vivian McConnell, Steve Plock, Otto Stuparitz, and Tommy Trafton of Santah discuss their new You’re Still a Lover EP, released on the day of the interview.

CVU221 – Scott Lucas @ CMJ
Scott Lucas sits down with CVU in Union Square Park to delve into Local H’s new full length, Hallelujah! I’m a Bum, including revealing how the album connects to 2008′s 12 Angry Months effort. The multi-band frontman also reveals his reasoning for more making a more politically charged record, and how Chicago plays into Hallelujah! I’m a Bum.

CVU222 – Into It. Over It @ CMJ
Into It. Over It frontman Evan Weiss discusses the band’s new 52 Weeks reissue box set, as well as the adjustments that come with performing with a full band in a live setting.

CVU223 – Gemini Club @ CMJ
Standing outside of Webster Hall, Tom Gavin and Gordon Bramli of Gemini Club discuss their road travel misadventures, in addition to weighing in on how the band has been able to procure official showcase slots at both CMJ and SXSW.

CMJ

ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black. CVU features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

New Rockit.LIVE Video Panel: How Artists Make Money In The New Music Business!

Posted in Dynasty Podcasts,Rockit.LIVE by Jaime Black on November 5th, 2012

This month on the Dynasty Podcasts Rockit.LIVE series: the How Artists Make Money In The New Music Business panelcast! In a live podcast panel filmed in September at Rockit Bar & GrillWilliam BeckettJohn Williamson (Music Dealers), Miss Alex White (White Mystery), and Mark Rose (DownWrite) discuss new revenue channels for artists, including music licensing, monetizing live digital performances, custom songwriting, and more. Dynasty Podcasts’ Jaime Black hosts that industry panelcast discussion. Watch that panel below, followed by the panelcast download.



Rockit.LIVE is a monthly music industry live podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black and produced by Leyla I. Royale. Rockit.LIVE features panel discussions with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

Rockit.LIVE

New CVU Podcast: California Wives @ JBTV!

Posted in California Wives,ChicagoVerseUniteD,Dynasty Podcasts,JBTV by Jaime Black on November 1st, 2012

CA Wives

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Jayson Kramer, Joe O’Connor, Dan Zima, and Graham Masell of California Wives! In a special JBTV interview produced in part with Dynasty Podcasts, Jaime Black checks in with the members of California Wives about the making of their new album, Art History, the experience of working with Vagrant Records, and their thoughts on being involved in a Sharpie campaign. Stream or download that podcast below. And watch the group’s performances on JBTV, as well as video of the below interview, at the JBTV site.

ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black. CVU features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: Hemmingbirds!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series,Dynasty Podcasts,Hemmingbirds by Jaime Black on October 31st, 2012

Hemmingbirds

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Zach Benkowski, Timothy Cap, Yoo Soo Kim, and Matt McGuire of Hemmingbirds! Recorded backstage at Metro before the group’s recent headlining set, the band delves into its new album, The Vines of Age, the concept behind the record, and the Kickstarter campaign that funded the effort.

ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black. CVU features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: Audiences!

Posted in Audiences,ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series by Jaime Black on October 31st, 2012

Audiences

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Billy, Brian, Bobby, and Stephen of Audiences! Recorded backstage at Metro before the group’s recent set, the band discusses their new self-titled EP, the celebratory feeling in finally releasing a recorded effort, and the steps they took to play the Metro.

ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black. CVU features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

New CVU Interview: Kyle Gilkeson And Dan Crytser (Kanye Wes Anderson)

Posted in Kanye West by Jaime Black on October 24th, 2012

As of late, a fantastic Tumblr site has been making the rounds online, garnering coverage from the likes of Huffington Post and E! Online. Entitled Kanye Wes Anderson, the site brilliantly mashes up the words of Kanye West with the visuals of acclaimed filmmaker Wes Anderson (or sometimes vice-versa). Given that the site has roots in Chicago, CVU approached the team behind the Tumblr for an interview about the concept’s beginnings, ambitions, and more.

KWA

CVU: Who are you? Feel free to provide some background on yourself/your team.
Kanye Wes Anderson: Kanye Wes is run by Kyle Gilkeson, a writer/editor, and Dan Crytser, a graduate mathematics student.

CVU: Where did the idea for Kanye Wes Anderson come from?
KWA: We live in separate cities, so we frequently Gchat. Usually there’s a lot of stupid wordplay involved. One day in August we were talking about how Axe deodorant names like Vetiver and Bergamot sounded like pets in Wes Anderson films. Somehow that mutated into the name and basic concept behind “Kanye Wes.”

CVU: It’s safe to assume you’re a huge Kanye West fan, then? Ditto Wes Anderson?
KWA: We definitely like Kanye West’s music and Wes Anderson’s films. The blog probably wouldn’t have worked if we didn’t have a general understanding and interest in both.

CVU: Why do you think Kanye West is so meme-worthy? The Tracy Morgan tweets meme comes to mind.
KWA: Kanye is arguably the most popular contemporary musician in the world. It doesn’t hurt that he says outlandish things.

KWA

CVU: It looks like the Tumblr is catching on fairly quickly. Were you expecting such an immediate response?
KWA: We knew it had potential. We had never done anything like it before, so we just kind of waited. The site was sort of slowly chugging along for a month or two, but around October 19th, it reached a tipping point. That’s when a lot of bigger outlets started covering it. In retrospect, it was good timing, because it gave us a chance to populate the site with a decent amount of content.

CVU: Do you have any end goal with this, other than amusing/amazing Tumblr content? Are you hoping to hear from Kanye?
KWA: Ideally it will make us more famous than Kanye West and Wes Anderson combined. Seriously, though, just like every other little boy in America, we dreamed of being covered by E! Online. Mission accomplished.

KWA

New CVU Podcast: Fake Shore Drive!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,Dynasty Podcasts,FakeShoreDrive by Jaime Black on October 10th, 2012

FSD

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Andrew Barber from Fake Shore Drive! In a live broadcast originally sent out through the Dynasty Podcasts Mixlr page, Barber weighs in on Fake Shore Drive’s past, present, and future, in observance of the site’s five year anniversary. The writer also reflect’s on Chicago’s role in the hip hop game in 2012, and shares his thoughts on a number of rising hometown artists, including Rockie Fresh, YP, and the ever-polarizing Chief Keef. Barber also answers questions tweeted in during the live broadcast. Stream or download that podcast below.

New Rockit.LIVE Panelcast: How Artists Make Money In The New Music Business!

Posted in Dynasty Podcasts,Rockit.LIVE by Jaime Black on October 8th, 2012

This month on the Dynasty Podcasts Rockit.LIVE series: the How Artists Make Money In The New Music Business panelcast! In a live podcast panel recorded in September at Rockit Bar & GrillWilliam BeckettJohn Williamson (Music Dealers), Miss Alex White (White Mystery), and Mark Rose (DownWrite) discuss new revenue channels for artists, including music licensing, monetizing live digital performances, custom songwriting, and more. Dynasty Podcasts’ Jaime Black hosts that industry panelcast discussion. Stream or download that podcast in the player above.

Rockit.LIVE is a monthly music industry live podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black and produced by Leyla I. Royale. Rockit.LIVE features panel discussions with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

CVU Fall 2012 Update

Posted in Uncategorized by Jaime Black on October 1st, 2012

Hello! Quick editorial note here from me, Jaime Black, journalist here at Chicagoverseunited.com, and host of Dynasty Podcasts. For the month of October, this site is going on a soft hiatus. Soft hiatus meaning it’s not shutting down or being abandoned.

Rather, the site will be updated less frequently, as I’ll be travelling to a number of out of state digital media conferences  during the month of October through the beginning of November. So, that means less daily news pieces, but, original CVU and Dynasty Podcasts content will continue, such as digital audio and video interviews and broadcasts.

So, all through October, this site will still produce and release original Dynasty Podcasts content. Then, by mid-November, this site will be back to it’s normal daily pace. And while it’s too early to release specifics, CVU’s soft hiatus time will allow for the development of new improvements and initiatives for this site and Dynasty Podcasts.

To keep up with the latest CVU and Dynasty Podcasts developments, follow @jaimeblack and @DynastyPodcasts on Twitter. And keep watching for new original content in the coming days, with a full scale relaunch later this fall!

Thanks for reading.

xx – jaime black