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Dani Deahl Goes On The Run In “Pocket Porn” Visual Treatment

Posted in Dani Deahl by Jaime Black on September 18th, 2012

Dani Deahl

New from Dani Deahl is the full length video for her latest single, “Pocket Porn.” The treatment, teased at the end of last month, finds the DJ on the run from a pair of Men In Black-esque agents, before finding sanctuary in the DJ booth of Sound Bar. Find that visual below, following a behind the scenes CVU podcast interview with Deahl, recorded at the conclusion of the “Pocket Porn” shoot.

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Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath Covers No Use for a Name At Riot Fest

Posted in Riot Fest,Rise Against by Jaime Black on September 17th, 2012

Rise Against

Towards the end of the band’s headlining set at Riot Fest on Saturday night, Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath performed an acoustic cover of No Use for a Name‘s “For Fiona.” Find video of that performance, captured onstage by CVU, below. And watch for a review of the two day punk festival to post this week via Illinois Entertainer.

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This Monday, September 17th: Rockit.LIVE: How Artists Make Money In The New Music Business

Posted in Dynasty Podcasts,Rockit.LIVE by Jaime Black on September 14th, 2012

This Monday, September 17th at 6PMDynasty Podcasts returns to Rockit Bar & Grill for another Rockit.LIVE industry panelcast.

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.

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

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

Miss 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

Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Performs Acoustic At Opening Of His Madame Zuzu’s Tea House In Highland Park

Posted in Billy Corgan,Smashing Pumpkins by Jaime Black on September 14th, 2012

(Billy Corgan at Madame Zuzu’s Tea House in Highland Park. Photo via CVU.)

Yesterday saw the opening of Billy Corgan‘s Madame Zuzu’s Tea House in Highland Park. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman was on hand to perform acoustic throughout the day, and CVU was on hand for the morning set. Check out Corgan performing Machina cut “With Every Light” below, and watch for a full report from the opening to post soon via Illinois Entertainer.

The Hood Internet Play Secret Show As Live Band To Warm Up For Record Release At Metro

Posted in The Hood Internet by Jaime Black on September 12th, 2012


Last night in the back room of Logan Square’s The Burlington, The Hood Internet took the stage for a secret live set under the name Geocities. The performance wasn’t merely a DJ set, however. Instead, Hood’s STV SLV and two additional associates performed as a trio, adding live instrumentation to cuts from The Hood Internet’s forthcoming full length, FEAT. The effort features all original productions, and will drop October 2nd via Decon Records.

Check out the group performing along with FEAT cut “Won’t F— Us Over” below, followed by the album’s cover art and tracklist. And catch The Hood Internet’s full scale live set at the FEAT record release event, happening September 20th at Metro (tix). Or head to the Metro Facebook page for a chance to win entry into the show and eat tacos with the group.


01 Critical Captions [ft. Class Actres, Cadence Weapon]
02 One For The Record Books [ft. AC Newman, Sims]
03 More Fun [ft. Psalm One, TOBAXXO]
04 Nothing Should Be a Surprise [ft. Isaiah Toothtaker, ShowYouSuck]
05 Exonerated [ft. Zambri, Hooray for Earth, Junior Pande]
06 Won’t Fuck Us Over [ft. BBU, Annie Hart]
07 Do You Give Up Now [ft. Donwill, My Gold Mask, Junior Pande]
08 Our Finest China [ft. the Rosebuds, Astronautalis]
09 Uzi Water Gun [ft. Millionyoung, Kenan Bell, the Chain Gang of 1974]
10 These Things Are Nice [ft. Kid Static, Slow Witch, Kleenex Girl Wonder]

THI Live

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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.)

Come To The Show: On An On: Tuesday, September 11th @ Lincoln Hall

Posted in Come To The Show,On An On,Scattered Trees by Jaime Black on September 10th, 2012

Premiering this Tuesday, September 10th for their first official live performance is On An On, the post-Scattered Trees project of Nate Eiesland, Ryne Estwing, and Alissa Eiesland. The newly-formed outfit hits Lincoln Hall (tix) on the 10th as the openers of a bill that includes Reptar and headliner Rubblebucket.

Check out the first preview of studio music from the group with the lush and haunting “Ghost” below, and watch for On An On’s debut full length, Give In, to drop on January 29th.

CVU & Dynasty Podcasts Present: California Wives Live At JBTV!

Posted in California Wives,CVU Presents,Dynasty Podcasts,JBTV by Jaime Black on September 10th, 2012

California Wives

ChicagoVerseUniteD and Dynasty Podcasts are proud to present California Wives performing live this Thursday, September 13th at JBTV! The indie pop group arrives at Chicago’s longest-running music television program hot on the heels of their debut full length, Art History, which dropped earlier this month. Audio of the group’s JBTV interview with this site’s Jaime Black will also be released as an episode of the Dynasty Podcasts: CVU series.

Catch the band live this Wednesday, September 12th at Lincoln Hall (tix) for the Art History record release show, and then head to the JBTV site for a chance to gain entry to the group’s intimate JBTV performance this Thursday, September 13th! And stream Art History in its entirety below, following the new video of AH cut “Purple,” which premiered during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

New CVU Podcast Album: North Coast Music Festival 2012!

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: CVU: The North Coast Music Festival 2012 Album, featuring interviews recorded live on location at this year’s North Coast Music Festival! Onsite for Illinois Entertainer, host Jaime Black checks in with Fei TangMatt Boy WhiteFelix Da Housecat, and Orville Kline! Stream or download that podcast album above.

Dynasty Podcasts: The North Coast Music Festival 2012 Album

CVU212 – Phives
DJ Fei “Phives” Tang reflects on his busy year, including his involvement with Chicago’s Red Door restaurant and EvilOlive, as well as his role with the ever-growing Porn and Chicken nightlife operation.

CVU213 – Matt Boy White
Matt Boy White discusses his increasing profile in the local music scene, as well as his work with acts like Mic Terror and Hollywood Holt.

CVU214 – Felix Da Housecat
Chicago electronic music icon Felix Da Housecat looks back at his time growing up in Chicago, in addition to sharing his views on the American media’s coverage of his music.

CVU215 - Orville Kline
On the third day of North Coast, DJ Orville Kline delves into his start in the local music scene, as well as his ambitions for Porn and Chicken.


California Wives Stream ‘Art History,’ Hit Burlington, Lincoln Hall For Upcoming Hometown Events

Posted in California Wives by Jaime Black on September 4th, 2012

CA Wives

With the group’s new full length, Art History, out today and available now, a full stream of California Wives’ Vagrant debut has posted online. The local indie pop act is set to play a record release show for the album on Wednesday, September 12th at Lincoln Hall (tix). Those looking for something a bit sooner, however, can visit the Burlington this Saturday, September 8th, for the Art History listening party. The Burlington event will also offer chances to win tickets to the Lincoln Hall show on the 12th. Stream Art History below, and look for a video for History cut “Purple” to post soon.

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