ChicagoVerseUniteD: Chicago Scene Salvation

New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: Gold Motel!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series,Dynasty Podcasts,Gold Motel by Jaime Black on August 15th, 2012

Gold Motel

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Greta Morgan and Eric Hehr of Gold Motel! The duo discuss Gold Motel’s newly released self-titled sophomore record, the impact of positive press and performing at Lollapalooza 2011, and misconceptions about the group’s sound. Find that podcast below, followed by a behind the scenes look at the group’s involvement in the Supercuts Rock The Cut campaign (more on that here).


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 Album: Lollapalooza 2012!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,Dynasty Podcasts,Empires,Kid Color,Lollapalooza,Purple Apple by Jaime Black on August 9th, 2012

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: CVU: The Lollapalooza 2012 Album, featuring interviews recorded at and around this year’s Lollapalooza! Host Jaime Black checks in with Purple Apple, Empires, and Kid Color! Stream or download those podcasts above.

Dynasty Podcasts: The Lollapalooza 2012 Album

CVU203 – Purple Apple

On day one of Lollapalooza, Liv, Madi, Nonie and Devin of Purple Apple sit down with the CVU podcast at Angels & Kings to give their take on playing Lollapalooza, talk about balancing their music lifestyle with being in high school, discuss plans for a new album, and hint at an upcoming name change for the band.

CVU204 – Empires

On day one of Lollapalooza, Empires frontman Sean VanVleet discusses the band’s tireless work ethic, why he prefers being in a rock band when that scene can be viewed as the minority, and new Empires music on the way.

CVU205 – Kid Color

The night after Lollapalooza, Kid Color reflects on his Lollapalooza 2012 set the day before, weighs in on why he eschews trends in order to sound like himself, and gives his thoughts on why Chicago has embraced him as an artist, since arriving from California.

New CVU Podcast: Bob Nanna!

Posted in Bob Nanna,ChicagoVerseUniteD,Dynasty Podcasts by Jaime Black on August 7th, 2012

Certain People I Know

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Bob Nanna! The Chicago artist delves into his multiple active projects, including Certain People I Know, Braid, and Jack & Ace. Nanna also reveals details about his artist-centric DownWrite project with Mark Rose as well as what’s on deck for him in 2012 and even 2013. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by a full stream of Certain People I Know’s debut full length, out today via Count Your Lucky Stars.


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: Show You Suck x Stefan Ponce!

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Show You Suck x Stefan Ponce! In an interview recorded at Code Of Conduct, the MC and producer team of Show You Suck and Stefan Ponce discuss their new Girls Girls Girls EP, how the collaboration came together, and the improvisational nature of the effort. Stream or download that podcast below, following the exclusive CVU premiere of Show You Suck and Stefan Ponce’s “All Love Everything” track. And look for Girls Girls Girls to drop on August 3rd.

Show You Suck x Stefan Ponce – “All Love Everything”

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 200th Episode Of The CVU Podcast: Chris Payne!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,Chris Payne,Dynasty Podcasts,Local 101,Q101 by Jaime Black on July 30th, 2012

Chris Payne

This week on the extra sized 200th episode of the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Chris Payne! Following the recent one year anniversary of Q101 signing off, Payne looks back at his 13 year run at the station. The retired rock radio DJ also shares his thoughts on Local 101 mainstays Scott Lucas (Local H/Scott Lucas & The Married Men), Kill Hannah, Chevelle, and Rise Against, in addition to revealing what his misses about hosting the weekly Chicago specialty show. Stream or download that podcast below.

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 Album: The Metro’s 30th Anniversary!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,Dynasty Podcasts,Joe Shanahan,Metro by Jaime Black on July 30th, 2012

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: CVU: The Metro 30th Anniversary Album! Featuring interviews recorded live at the Metro‘s Metrospective 30th anniversary event in downtown Chicago, including Kirstie Shanley, Steve Reidell and Dan Polyak, and Joe Shanahan and Ryne Estwing. Stream or download that podcast album above, and watch a short film of the Shanahan and Estwing interview below, filmed and produced by Chelsey Morin.

Dynasty Podcasts: The Metro 30th Anniversary Album

CVU197 – Steve Reidell and Dan Polyak
The former Metro/Smart Bar art director (Reidell) and current Metro/Smart Bar assistant designer (Polyak) discuss their artistic contributions to Metro’s graphic work over the years.

CVU198 – Kirstie Shanley
Chicago photographer Kirstie Shanley reveals the stories behind her photos on display at the Metrospective.

CVU199 – Joe Shanahan and Ryne Estwing
Metro/Smart Bar owner Joe Shanahan and Metro/Smart Bar art director Ryne Estwing revisit the Metro’s 30 year history, discussing everything from easter eggs hidden in show posters to the venue’s long-running support of the DJ scene. Shanahan also reflects in on artists like Kurt Cobain, The Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M., and Kill Hannah, in addition to weighing in on what keeps artists and audiences keep coming back to Metro.


ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black, with video filmed and produced by Chelsey Morin. 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, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, and Tumblr.

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New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: The Shams Band!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series,Dynasty Podcasts,The Shams Band by Jaime Black on July 27th, 2012

Shams Band

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Donnie Biggins, Paul Gulyas, Doug Hill, Brian Patterson, and Ben White of The Shams Band! In an interview recorded in the green room of Schubas, the band talks about their month-long residency at the venue, discuss the array of genres on their new album, Cold City, and preview upcoming plans for after their residency wraps. Stream or download that podcast below, following Cold City‘s title track and “Wake Up.”



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, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Posterous.

New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: Supreme Cuts!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series,Dynasty Podcasts,Supreme Cuts by Jaime Black on July 18th, 2012

Supreme Cuts

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Austin Keultjes and Mike Perry of Supreme Cuts! In an interview recorded onsite at their recent Empty Bottle show, the pair discuss their debut full length, Whispers In The Dark, delve into the record’s many Chicago references, and preview a slew of upcoming Supreme Cuts releases and plans. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by streams of Whispers cut “Belly” and the duo’s treatment of Maroon 5‘s “Payphone.”

New CVU Podcast: With Knives!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,Dynasty Podcasts,Joe Trohman,With Knives by Jaime Black on July 18th, 2012

With Knives

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Joe Trohman, Josh Newton, and Rob Smith of With Knives! In an interview recorded onsite at the group’s recent Subterranean show, the trio discuss the origins of their new band, their recently released EP, Schadenfreude, and the payoffs of a DIY approach. Stream or download that podcast below, following Schadenfreude cuts “Pretentious Child” and “You Can Stand Losing Me,” and followed by video from that CVU interview, filmed and produced by Chelsey Morin.



CVU Exclusive Premiere & Podcast: Chrissy Murderbot: ‘Friendship’ EP!

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This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Chrissy Murderbot! The DJ visits the CVU podcast in support of his new release, The Friendship EP, premiering below at this site. The artist discusses his new EP, his festival experiences this year at SXSW and Detroit Electronic Music Festival, and how Siberia is like the Midwest. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the exclusive premiere of The Friendship EP, set for release on July 24th through Halo Cyan.