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CVU Exclusive Premiere: Katz Company: “Change Our Place” Video

Posted in CVU Exclusive Premiere,Katz Company by Jaime Black on May 29th, 2012

Katz Company

Premiering here at ChicagoVerseUniteD is the brand new video from rising Chicago pop rockers and friends of David KoechnerKatz Company. The clip, ”Change Our Place,” drops in advance of the act’s forthcoming Katz Company Presents: Variety Pop release (find that effort’s Inflated/Deflated artwork above). Produced by Katz Company namesake frontman Alex Katz, the track is notable for being mastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering. With the video filmed and edited by Ralf Nader Productions, the treatment incorporates a slew of Chicago locations amongst candid and performance footage. Find that video below, and watch for the free download of ”Change Our Place” to post June 5th at the Katz Company site, and of course here at CVU.

New CVU Podcast: Katz Company | Come To The Show: Katz Company & Mike Golden: Friday, November 11th @ Beat Kitchen

Katz Company

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Alex Katz of Katz Company! In an interview recorded at The Music Garage, the Katz frontman discusses the genre-spanning sound of his band, his work with the Chicago chapter of Grammy U, and why he heavily involves himself in the business aspects of his music. Stream or download that podcast below, and catch Katz Company live this Friday, November 11th at Beat Kitchen with Mike Golden. Find audio and video from Golden below, following the Katz Company podcast and the artist’s video for the track “Hot Boy.”

ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black and produced by Leyla I. Royale, 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.

Mike Golden & Friends

Joining Katz Company on Friday’s Beat Kitchen bill is Mike Golden, of Chicago hip-pop rockers Mike Golden & Friends. Golden will be performing a solo acoustic set to open the evening. Stream his band’s new thrash-pop single “#NoNumber” below, followed by the full video from the act’s recent Audio Tree session.

Mike Golden And Friends – “No Number”

Katz Company / Mike Golden Live

Columbia College Record Label AEMMP Returns With New Chompilation Effort, Free Four Act Concert Tomorrow Night


Columbia College record label AEMMP Records are long time supporters of the Chicago music scene. And with the release of the organization’s Chomp, Too compilation happening tomorrow, the young group of upstarts is once again delivering another solid grouping of songs from emerging and established Chicago artists. The current collection features a diverse offering of tracks from an array of quality acts, including “Weapons For War” from A Lull, Secret Colours‘ winding psych cut “Love,” and the instrumental post-rock of An Aesthetic Anaesthetic‘s “I Don’t Want To Sound Like A Dickhole Or Nothin, But God Should Look Like Gandalf.” For a preview of the effort, check out a Britpop-flavored track from Scotland Yard Gospel Choir and the strong guitar-based pop of Levels below, or stream the entire record before it goes onsale through the AEMMP Records Bandcamp page. And head to Stage 2 at Columbia College, located at 618 S. Michigan Ave, tomorrow, February 17th from 6:00 – 10:00pm for a set of free live performances from AEMMP artists Chaperone (also below, both streaming track and AEMMP interview video), Carbon Tigers, Aetiology, and Katz Company.

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