ChicagoVerseUniteD: Chicago Scene Salvation

New CVU Podcast: Debonair Social Club | Live Review: The Bones Brigade (Kill Hannah/Local H/The Streets On Fire) @ Debonair Social Club

Debonair

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Claudia Gassel and “Red Hair” Matthew Murray of Debonair Social Club! In an interview recorded onsite at Debonair Social Club this past Sunday night, October 30th, the club’s managers reflect on the venue’s past five years, delve into its origins, and share why Debonair has endured when so many other spots haven’t. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by a live review of The Bones Brigade, the local supergroup who performed on Sunday night, comprised of members of Kill Hannah, Local H, The Streets On Fire, and more!


CVU120 – Debonair Social Club Five Year Anniversary

The Bones Brigade
Debonair Social Club, Chicago, IL
Sunday, October 30, 2011

It’s not always particularly publicized, but some version of the group who played this Sunday under the title The Bones Brigade has been performing sporadically throughout the city the better part of the last decade. A Chicago scene supergroup of sorts, the act has included members of Kill Hannah, Local H, Alkaline Trio, Assassins, and assorted other music and nightlife regulars from across the city. Known under names like The Gaylords, A Perfect Circus, and Them Crooked Vulvas, the band specializes in rock, retro, and post-punk covers, with this Sunday’s set being no exception.

Comprised of Kill Hannah bassist Greg Corner and drummer Elias Mallin, as well as guitarist Tom Schleiter (ex-Powerspace), the group featured Local H’s Scott Lucas as its primary vocalist. The multi-band frontman tore through faithful versions of The Cult‘s “She Sells Sanctuary” and “Mountain Song” by Jane’s Addiction, as well as TV On The Radio’s “Wolf Like Me, a live staple for the singer. The Streets On Fire singer Chadwick, meanwhile, took on Joy Division‘s “Digital,” bringing a manic energy to the performance with his hyper stage presence. As it was the venue’s five year anniversary, Debonair staff joined in as well, with singer-songwriter Erin Gipson putting a brat-punk stamp on Barry Mann‘s “Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)” and “Red Hair” Matt joining Lucas for a crowd-pleasing version of KISS anthem “Rock and Roll All Nite.” And Kill Hannah frontman Mat Devine joined in to lead a cover of Billy Idol hit “Dancing with Myself.” See video of that performance below, and keep a watch on New Years Eve loft parties and Halloween DJ events. A collection of Chicago’s finest just might come together to deliver another night of covers of the music they grew up on.

New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: I Fight Dragons!

I Fight Dragons

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Brian Mazzaferri, Packy Lundholm, Hari Rao, Chad Van Dahm, and Bill Prokopow of I Fight Dragons! On a super sized podcast recorded at The Music Garage, the group delve into the creation of their debut full length, Kaboom!, their feelings on their chiptune branding, and misconceptions about the video game aspects in their music. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by a bevy of the band’s videos. And catch I Fight Dragons live when the band headlines Metro next month on December 17th.


CVU119 – I Fight Dragons

Get four free tracks from I Fight Dragons through the band’s site, as explained in the video below.

And find two tutorials on the band’s production techniques in the clips below.

Plus, watch two behind the scenes shorts from the band’s forthcoming “cRaZie$” video.

Finally, stream selections from Kaboom! in the series of clips below, as well as the “Kaboom! Overture,” which incorporates eight melodies from the group’s new album.

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.

New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: Apteka!

Posted in Apteka,ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series,DYNASTY,Dynasty Podcasts,Podcast by Jaime Black on October 31st, 2011

Apteka

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Adam Lukas of Apteka! The artist visits CVU at The Music Garage to discuss the making of Apteka’s debut full length, Gargoyle Days, which drops today. Lukas also shares his thoughts on the band’s shoegaze label and revisits Apteka’s opening stint for Jane’s Addiction at Metro this past September. Catch Apteka live tonight, Monday, October 31st for the free Gargoyle Days record release event at The Empty Bottle, And hear the first single from the album, “Striking Violet,” immediately following the Apteka CVU podcast!


CVU118 – Apteka

Apteka – “Striking Violet”

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.

Apteka Live

New CVU Podcast: The Neo-Futurists: Chalk and Saltwater: The Ladder Project!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,DYNASTY,Dynasty Podcasts,Podcast,The Neo-Futurists by Jaime Black on October 19th, 2011

Chalk And Saltwater

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: the cast and crew of The Neo-Futurists production Chalk and Saltwater: The Ladder Project! The show’s John Szymanski, John Pierson, Gwynn V. Fulcher, Evan Hanover, and Clifton Frei come on the program to shed light on Chalk and Saltwater: The Ladder Project, running this Thursday and Friday, October 20th and 21st, and closing down this Saturday, October 22nd at The Neo-Futurarium. The group discusses the show’s origins, the staggering amount of research involved in the program’s creation, and what motivated them to build a stage show around failure. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by a promo video from the production. And for more on The Ladder, check out the show’s extensive Wiki page.


CVU117 – The Neo-Futurists: Chalk and Saltwater: The Ladder Project

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.

Neo-Futurists

New CVU Podcast: Rise Of The Stripping Dead!

ROTSD

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Dynasty Podcasts returning veteran Miss Maya Sinstress and Continuum Chicago‘s Yola! The performance artists visit CVU at The Music Garage to discuss Rise Of The Stripping Dead, happening tonight, Tuesday, October 18th through Friday the 21st at The Admiral. The pair delve into this year’s attractions, including a Dead Snow routine, the Strip For Pain game show, and how clowns fit into the whole thing. Stream or download that podcast below, and get tickets for all four nights, including tonight, through the Stripping Dead website.


CVU116 – Rise Of The Stripping Dead

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.

Dynasty Podcasts Hits Plays In 100 Countries Worldwide In 2011

Posted in DYNASTY,Dynasty Podcasts,Podcast by Jaime Black on October 10th, 2011

Chicago’s original music podcast network amasses over 10,000 Soundcloud followers and scores stream and downloads in 100 countries in 2011 alone. Dynasty Podcasts welcomes advertisers, sponsors, and partners.

TMOTD

Following amassing over 10,000 worldwide followers on digital media platform Soundcloud, Dynasty Podcasts has achieved streams and downloads in 100 countries in 2011. Launched in summer 2005, Dynasty Podcasts is Chicago’s original music podcast network. Hosted by music journalist and former Local 101 on Q101 producer  Jaime Black, Dynasty Podcasts is home to ChicagoVerseUniteD and The Ministry Of The Dynasty, weekly podcasts recorded out of The Music Garage in Chicago and featuring interviews with the city’s premier talent and tastemakers in the art, music, and nightlife culture communities. Past guests have included Pete Wentz (former Fall Out Boy), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Jimmy Chamberlin (former Smashing Pumpkins), and many, many more. Additionally, Dynasty Podcasts has recorded from destination music festivals including Lollapalooza, SXSW, and North Coast Music Festival.

With over 10,000 Soundcloud followers from across the globe, 100 additional followers every other day, streams and downloads in 100 countries this year along, and expansion into streaming mobile apps and services, Dynasty Podcasts is looking to connect with similarly minded advertisers, sponsors, and partners, themselves excited to team with a rapidly expanding digital music and nightlife lifestyle brand. Partners looking to begin a relationship with Chicago’s original music podcast network are encouraged to reach out to: DynastyPodcasts@Gmail.com, and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Posterous.

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New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: Sleeping At Last!

Sleeping At Last

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Ryan O’Neal of Sleeping At Last! Coming off the completion of Sleeping At Last’s 12-EP Yearbook project, the singer-songwriter visits the CVU podcast at The Music Garage to reflect on the massive musical venture, revisit his inspiration for undertaking such a sizable project, and share his excitement towards Sleeping At Last’s inclusion on the upcoming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack. Find the 12 Yearbook EPs now on Spotify and Rdio, and stream or download the Sleeping At Last CVU podcast below.


CVU115 – Sleeping At Last

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.

New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: Loyal Divide!

Loyal Divide

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Adam Johnson, Siddharth Chittajallu, and Thundarr McCarthy of Loyal Divide! On the eve of the release of their debut full length Bodice Ripper, the members of Loyal Divide stop by The Music Garage to discuss the delays in releasing their long-awaited record, how far along they are into a second effort, and all the lessons they’ve learned throughout Bodice Ripper‘s four-year construction. Check out Bodice Ripper, out today, on Amazon, Spotify, and Rdio, and find Loyal Divide’s podcast for streaming or download below, followed by the treatment for album cut “Vision Vision.”


CVU114 – Loyal Divide

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.

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

Yawn

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 Cover Story Series: YP!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series,DYNASTY,Podcast,YP by Jaime Black on September 28th, 2011

YP Still Awake (Front)

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: YP! The Chicago MC visits the CVU podcast at The Music Garage to discuss the creation of his recently released mixtape Still Awake, working with DJ Timbuck2, and how the mixtape is modeled after The Notorious B.I.G.‘s classic Ready to Die record. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by a CVU video feature produced by Colleen Mares of The Axis World, as well a brief Elephilms feature on the rapper and the official treatment for “Who I Be.” And hear material from Still Awake live when YP opens for Mobb Deep on Friday, October 21st at Metro.


CVU112 – YP

YP Still Awake (Back)

ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, recorded at The Music Garage and hosted by Jaime Black, with video by Colleen Mares of The Axis World. 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.