ChicagoVerseUniteD: Chicago Scene Salvation

New CVU Podcast: Panic at Darkroom!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,Dynasty Podcasts,Panic At Darkroom,Pogo by Jaime Black on August 30th, 2012

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Tim Pogo from Panic! In an interview recorded at the last Panic dance party at Darkroom, the DJ and promoter reflects on the party’s six year run at the soon-to-close venue. Pogo also reflects on the state of the promoting scene in Chicago now versus six years ago, and hints at the future of Panic, post-Darkroom! Stream or download that podcast below.

New CVU Video Shoot Report And Podcast: Dani Deahl!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Shoot Report,Dani Deahl,Dynasty Podcasts by Jaime Black on August 29th, 2012

(Deahl, onsite at the “Pocket Porn” video shoot. Photo via CVU)

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Dani Deahl! In an interview recorded onsite at the DJ’s “Pocket Porn” video shoot earlier this summer, Deahl shares details of the treatment. The DJ also teases plans for her upcoming projects and collaborations. Find that podcast below, followed by a CVU write up of the video shoot, and the Pocket Porn EP stream.

It’s a late night in June in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. In the red-lit basement of Sound Bar, DJ Dani Deahl is in the center of the action on the “Pocket Porn” video shoot. As cameras roll, a group of attractive twenty somethings are moving in slow motion to the music, all while decked in headphones and glued, heads down, to their smart phones.

It’s been a long day on the set, and the room is hot. The shoot started in earnest around 10am, and now it’s already after 11PM. All said and done, the shoot won’t finish until almost 1am. In spite of this, Deahl is in high spirits, seeming tireless and upbeat.

It’s clear this is no DIY shoot. Instead, there’s a full production team onsite, and each scene calls for multiple takes. Among those present are Porn And Chicken‘s Orville Kline, Cornelius Clark from Fly Kite Media, and of course, Deahl fiancée Fei Tang from EvilOlive. Without giving away too much of the plot from “Pocket Porn,” it’s a cinematic treatment. There’s action and mystery, and of course, Deahl is front and center in that. Find the Fly Kite Media behind the scenes video of the shoot below, and look for the full “Pocket Porn” video to post soon.

Pocket Porn

New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: EchoDroides!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series,Dynasty Podcasts,EchoDroides,Trancid by Jaime Black on August 29th, 2012

EchoDroides

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Miguel Martin (aka DJ Trancid) and Frank De La Mora of EchoDroides! The longtime collaborators discuss the origins and evolution of their EchoDroides project, breaking down the differences between DJ and studio production set ups. Find that podcast below. And check out a lo-fi stream of the group’s Umbra EP, out now exclusively on Beatport, with a full release through all digital retailers on September 4th.


New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: Emmi Chen

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series,Dynasty Podcasts,Emmi Chen by Jaime Black on August 24th, 2012

Emmi Chen

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Emmi Chen! The songstress delves into her new solo effort, Songs By Emmi Chen,  revealing just how far back her new material dates, and discussing her reluctance to release her more personal songs. Chen also sheds light on her acting work, as well as departure from Ornery Little Darlings. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by a full stream of Songs By Emmi Chen, as well as the videos for “They Call Me Lizzy” and “Song #3.” And catch Chen live this Sunday, August 26th, at Brownstone on Lincoln, as well as September 6th at Empty Bottle (tix) for the artist’s final performance with Ornery Little Darlings. RSVP for free entry to that show at rsvp@emptybottle.com.


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.

Songs By Emmi Chen

Dynasty Podcasts & Rockit Ranch Productions Present: Rockit.LIVE: How Artists Make Money In The New Music Business

Posted in Dynasty Podcasts,Rockit.LIVE by Jaime Black on August 22nd, 2012

Rockit.LIVE

Dynasty Podcasts is proud to announce the next installment in the Rockit.LIVE event series! Taking place Monday, September 17th at 6PM at Rockit Bar & Grill, Dynasty Podcasts and Rockit Ranch Productions are proud to present:

Rockit.LIVE: How Artists Make Money In The New Music Business
A live panelcast with Chicago artists and industry weighing in on music licensing, monetizing digital performances, artists self-managing, and more.
Featuring…

William Beckett
(Former The Academy Is… / solo artist)

John Williamson
(Co-founder/COO at Music Dealers)

Alex White
(White Mystery)

Mark Rose
(Former Spitalfield / solo artist / co-founder DownWrite)

The 18+ event is free to attend, and will also be streamed live via the Dynasty Podcasts Mixlr and Ustream channels. Additionally, the panel event will later be released as an audio and video Dynasty Podcast. RSVP on Facebook here, and come out Rockit River North on Monday, September 17th at 6PM for Dynasty Podcasts & Rockit Ranch Productions present a Rockit.LIVE panelcast: How Artists Make Money In The New Music Business

Dynasty Podcasts

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.