ChicagoVerseUniteD: Chicago Scene Salvation

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 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: 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.

CBS 2 Names CVU As A Candidate For Most Valuable Entertainment Blog In Chicago!

Posted in CBS 2,ChicagoVerseUniteD by Jaime Black on August 19th, 2011

CBS 2

In a hugely complimentary move, CBS 2 Chicago has named ChicagoVerseUniteD as a candidate in its Most Valuable Blogger Awards 2011 competition. This site comes in under the network’s list of dining and entertainment blogs. Visitors to the CBS site can vote for CVU once a day. Any support from readers of this site is greatly appreciated!

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New CVU Podcast Album: Lollapalooza 2011!

Lollaplooza 2011

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: CVU: The Lollapalooza 2011 Album, featuring five interviews recorded live on location at this year’s Lollapalooza music festival! Host Jaime Black checks in with members of OK Go, Kids These Days, Maps & Atlases, Gold Motel, and Dani Deahl! Find the collection as a Soundcloud album or individual podcasts below, or download the entire collection as an album at the Dynasty Podcasts Bandcamp page!

CVU: The Lollapalooza 2011 Album

CVU: The Lollapalooza 2011 Album Intro

CVU91 – OK Go @ Lollapalooza
On the eve of Lollapalooza, OK Go’s Tim Nordwind and Dan Konopka reveal how they landed on the bill for President Obama’s birthday bash last week, what went into the making of the band’s new video, “All Is Not Lost”, and how they plan to top performing for the President and playing Lollapalooza in one week. And find NBC Chicago video of the group singing “Happy Birthday” to President Obama in the clip below the podcast.

CVU92 – Kids These Days @ Lollapalooza
Vic Mensa, Liam Cunningham, Macie Stewart, and Nico Segal of genre-spanning outfit Kids These Days discuss hometown love, not fitting in one sound or scene, and being underestimated due to their age. Find the group’s new track “Clear Eyes,” as well as behind the scenes and performance video from their Lollapalooza set, following their podcast.

Kids These Days – “Clear Eyes”

CVU93 – Maps & Atlases @ Lollapalooza
Onsite at Lollapalooza, Maps & Atlases’ Dave Davison and Erin Elders weigh in on the band’s work ethic, what they’ve learned on tour, and the slow burn of the group’s 2010 record, Perch Patchwork. Find that album’s latest video, “Israeli Caves,” below the band’s podcast.

CVU94 – Gold Motel @ Lollapalooza
On day three of Lollapalooza, Greta Morgan of Gold Motel revisits her reaction upon finding out her band would perform at the festival. The frontwoman also sheds lights on the band’s sophomore record, and the group’s plans up to 2012. Find Gold Motel’s new single, “Leave You In Love,” following the podcast.

CVU95 – Dani Deahl @ Lollapalooza
Veteran Chicago DJ Dani Deahl discusses her more visible performance slot at this year’s festival, how DJ’ing has changed over the last decade, and her thoughts on Serato and the new class of DJs. Find her recent Ghetto House Radio mix after the podcast.

Dani Deahl - Ghetto House Radio

CVU: The Lollapalooza 2011 Album Outro

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, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Posterous.