ChicagoVerseUniteD: Chicago Scene Salvation

New CVU Video Podcast: Felix Da Housecat @ North Coast Music Festival!

Felix Da Housecat

Recorded backstage at this year’s North Coast Music Festival is the CVUIllinois Entertainer interview with Felix Da Housecat. The hometown electronic music icon reflects on his time growing up in Chicago, in addition to sharing his views on the American media’s coverage of his music. Watch that interview below.

(Video filmed and produced by Colleen Mares of The Axis World and Lewis & Clark.)

New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: Yawn!

Posted in CVU,CVU Cover Story Series,DYNASTY,Dynasty Podcasts,Podcast,Yawn by Jaime Black on October 3rd, 2011


This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Adam, Sam, Jorge, and Daniel of Yawn! Prior to the group’s performance this past Friday at Metro, the members of Yawn discuss the creation of their debut full length, Open Season, the advantages of operating independently, and an ambiguous French record review that is seemingly positive and negative. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the psychedelic video for Open Season cut “Acid” and a preview clip for the album.

CVU113 – Yawn

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: Mike Kinsella, Bob Nanna, Joe Trohman, Mark Rose, & Drew Brown!

Posted in Bob Nanna,CVU,Drew Brown,DYNASTY,Joe Trohman,Mark Rose,Mike Kinsella,Podcast by Jaime Black on September 2nd, 2011

The Cure
(Not actually guests on this week’s show.)

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Mike Kinsella (Joan Of Arc/Owen), Bob Nanna (Braid), Joe Trohman (The Damned Things/former Fall Out Boy), Mark Rose (solo artist/former Spitalfield), & Drew Brown (Weekend Nachos)! The collection of Chicago talent bands together just before taking the stage for their The Cure tribute act, discussing how the grouping came together, what to avoid when covering another artist’s material, and what each member is up to in their primary projects. Stream or download that podcast below.

CVU102 – Mike Kinsella, Bob Nanna, joe Trohman, Mark Rose, & Drew Brown

CVU Announcement: Dynasty Podcasts Network Teams Up With The Music Garage For Ongoing Partnership!

Posted in Chris Payne,CVU,DYNASTY,The Music Garage by Jaime Black on August 22nd, 2011

100th CVU Podcast W/ Special Guest Chris Payne Drops This Week!

Music Garage

Dynasty Podcasts, Chicago’s first music podcast network, is celebrating its six year anniversary at the end of this month by partnering with The Music Garage, Chicago’s professional music rehearsal space! The partnership will find Chicago music journalist and Dynasty Podcasts host Jaime Black recording Dynasty Podcasts episodes at The Music Garage through 2011 and into 2012! The partnership starts with the 100th episode of Dynasty Podcasts series ChicagoVerseUniteD, which features guest Chris Payne, the long-running host of Q101’s Chicago music program, Local 101. That podcast will drop before the end of this week.

This partnership comes off the end of Black’s thirteen year career at the late great Q101, the last ten of which was spent as producer of Chicago music program Local 101. In 2005, he launched Dynasty Podcasts, Chicago’s first podcast network focused on music and nightlife culture. In 2009, Black launched the ChicagoVerseUniteD podcast series, which features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music community.

Dynasty Podcasts will celebrate its six year anniversary at the end of this month at Jaime Black’s residency, The Streets Are Hot Tonight, Pilsen’s only monthly indie party. The event happens at Simone’s (960 W. 18th Street) this Sunday, August 28th, and features sets from Black and DJ Trancid, whose latest offering, Abstract Science Radio Mix, can be found below.

Look for CVU episode 100, featuring an interview with Chris Payne, to drop this week. And watch for more digital media offerings from this exciting new partnership!

Trancid – Abstract Science Radio Mix