ChicagoVerseUniteD: Chicago Scene Salvation

CVU Exclusive Premiere & Podcast: Perfect Kiss: ‘Alarms’ EP

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Leo Saucedo, Alfonso Mayen, and Ray Mora of Perfect Kiss! The trio discuss their new EP, Alarms, gaining a newfound network in support of the new effort, and Perfect Kiss’ ubiquitous presence on the Chicago scene. Stream or download that podcast above, followed by streams of Alarms cuts “Sometimes I Wonder” and “Stay Out All Night.” And catch the band live this Friday, July 6th at Metro (tix) for the Alarms EP release show, as well as July 28th at Wicker Park Fest, and July 29th at Fiesta del Sol in Pilsen.

Update: Check out a short film of outtakes from the Perfect Kiss CVU podcast interview, not included in the audio version! That video plays following the two Alarms tracks.



ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black, with video 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, Tumblr, and Posterous.

Perfect Kiss

New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: Moritat!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series,Dynasty Podcasts,Moritat by Jaime Black on June 25th, 2012

Moritat

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Venus Laurel, Konstantin Jace, and Corey McCafferty of Moritat! The indie trio join the CVU podcast to discuss their new record, Clill Blanzin, out Tuesday, June 26th, as well as reveal details about their next EP, entitled High Plus Tight. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the public access video-styled for Clill Blanzin cut “Cats.” And catch Moritat live tonight, Monday, June 25th, at The Whistler (info), and this Friday, June 29th, at Subterranean (tix).

New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: Flatfoot 56!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series,Dynasty Podcasts,Flatfoot 56 by Jaime Black on June 21st, 2012

F56

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Tobin Bawinkel and Justin Bawinkel of Flatfoot 56! The pair compare their songwriting approach from when they began the band to now, delve into the more mature and honest themes present on their forthcoming new album, Toil, and reveal why they chose to record the new album here in Chicago. Stream or download that podcast below, and catch Flatfoot 56 this weekend for the Toil record release show, happening Saturday, June 23rd at Reggie’s (tix). And check out the group’s design contest happening now at Threadless.

F56 Live

New CVU Podcasts: Inspector Owl & The Field Auxiliary!

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This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Corey Wills, Peter Alb, and Rhys Miller of Inspector Owl (top image) and Dan Smart and Jon Ozaksut of The Field Auxiliary (bottom image)! Both groups visit the CVU podcast at The Music Garage in support of new albums and a shared record release show, happening this Friday, June 8th at the Beat Kitchen (tix).

The Field Auxiliary come on their show to discuss live feel of their new record, Nomenclature Fever, explain the band’s DIY nature, and tease even more new music on the way. The Inspector Owl crew, meanwhile, open up about their new self-titled record, discuss why now was the time for their full length debut, the Wall of Sound approach to the album, and the band’s unique ten year history.

Find both of those podcasts above, with Field Auxiliary’s “Calamity City​/​Public Domain,” off Nomenclature Fever, below, followed by Inspector Owl’s new video for the track “Mousey.”

ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black and produced by Leyla I. Royale and Christopher Doucet, and  recorded out of The Music Garage in Chicago. 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.

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New CVU Podcast: Summer Girlfriends!

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This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Nikita and Nicole of Summer Girlfriends! The duo visit the CVU podcast at the Music Garage to discuss their new album Shockwaves, out today, how the act came together, and the group’s summer traditions. Find that podcast below, followed by the treatment for the title track below. And catch Summer Girlfriends live on Friday, June 22nd at The Burlington for the Shockwaves record release event.

ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black and produced by Leyla I. Royale and Christopher Doucet, and  recorded out of The Music Garage in Chicago. 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: Big Science!

Posted in Big Science,ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series,Dynasty Podcasts by Jaime Black on May 29th, 2012

Big Science

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Jason Hendrix and Jason Richards of Big Science! The pair discuss Big Science’s debut record, Difficulty, out today, why this was the right time for a full length, and plans to release an ambient version of Difficulty in the near future. Stream or download that podcast below, following album cuts “No One Ever Wakes Up” and “Blind Our Eyes.” And catch Big Science live at the Difficulty record release event happening tomorrow, Wednesday, May 30th at The Burlington.



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.

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New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: Many Places!

Many Places

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Kevin Rieg, Matt Hennessey, and Nick Godden of Many Places! In an interview recorded at The Music Garage, the group discusses the DIY origins of their debut full length, Another Oath (purchase), how the group fleshed out as a four piece, and the sense of community in the Tandem Shop network. Stream or download that podcast below, following a full stream of Another Oath. And catch Many Places live on June 10th at The Whistler.


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.

Another Oath

New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: Gemini Club!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series,Dynasty Podcasts,Gemini Club by Jaime Black on April 17th, 2012

Gemini Club

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Tom Gavin, Dan Brunelle, and Gordon Bramli of Gemini Club! In an interview recorded at the group’s Gemini Clubhouse, the trio examine their new EP, Here We Sit, reflect on their SXSW experience from earlier this year, and discuss fans’ immediate appreciation for their new songs. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by Sit tracks “By Surprise” and “Can’t Believe You Said That,” three brand new CVU videos of the members of Gemini Club showing off their studio gear, and a SXSW recap clip. And catch Gemini Club live this Saturday, April 21st at Lincoln Hall (tix) for the Here We Sit record release show.



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: Disappears!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series,Disappears,Dynasty Podcasts by Jaime Black on April 17th, 2012

Disappears

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Brian Case of Disappears! In an interview recorded at Lincoln Hall before the group’s recent show, the frontman talks about letting the songs mature on the group’s latest record, Pre Language, the band’s international appeal and audience, and how the act’s Sonic Youth connection impacts their press and perception. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the video for Pre Language cut “Replicate.”

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: Stephen Paul Smoker!

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This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Stephen Paul Smoker! In an interview recorded at the Kilo Records offices in Pilsen, the frontman of the band of the same name weighs in on his group’s new Ripe Fruit release, a bevy of projects in the works, including a 20 minute war musical, and his fantastic quote from this past January’s CVU 2012 Forecast feature. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by a stream of Ripe Fruit in its entirety. And catch Stephen Paul Smoker live on Friday, April 27th at The Empty Bottle for the Ripe Fruit record release show.

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.