ChicagoVerseUniteD: Chicago Scene Salvation

New CVU Podcast Album: CMJ 2012!

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: CVU: The CMJ 2012 Album, featuring interviews recorded at and around this year’s CMJ! Host Jaime Black checks in with Santah, Scott Lucas, Into It. Over It, and Gemini Club! Stream or download those podcasts above.

Dynasty Podcasts: The CMJ 2012 Album

CVU220 – Santah @ CMJ
In an interview recorded outside of Pianos, Stan McConnell, Vivian McConnell, Steve Plock, Otto Stuparitz, and Tommy Trafton of Santah discuss their new You’re Still a Lover EP, released on the day of the interview.

CVU221 – Scott Lucas @ CMJ
Scott Lucas sits down with CVU in Union Square Park to delve into Local H’s new full length, Hallelujah! I’m a Bum, including revealing how the album connects to 2008′s 12 Angry Months effort. The multi-band frontman also reveals his reasoning for more making a more politically charged record, and how Chicago plays into Hallelujah! I’m a Bum.

CVU222 – Into It. Over It @ CMJ
Into It. Over It frontman Evan Weiss discusses the band’s new 52 Weeks reissue box set, as well as the adjustments that come with performing with a full band in a live setting.

CVU223 – Gemini Club @ CMJ
Standing outside of Webster Hall, Tom Gavin and Gordon Bramli of Gemini Club discuss their road travel misadventures, in addition to weighing in on how the band has been able to procure official showcase slots at both CMJ and SXSW.

CMJ

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: California Wives @ JBTV!

Posted in California Wives,ChicagoVerseUniteD,Dynasty Podcasts,JBTV by Jaime Black on November 1st, 2012

CA Wives

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Jayson Kramer, Joe O’Connor, Dan Zima, and Graham Masell of California Wives! In a special JBTV interview produced in part with Dynasty Podcasts, Jaime Black checks in with the members of California Wives about the making of their new album, Art History, the experience of working with Vagrant Records, and their thoughts on being involved in a Sharpie campaign. Stream or download that podcast below. And watch the group’s performances on JBTV, as well as video of the below interview, at the JBTV site.

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: Hemmingbirds!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series,Dynasty Podcasts,Hemmingbirds by Jaime Black on October 31st, 2012

Hemmingbirds

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Zach Benkowski, Timothy Cap, Yoo Soo Kim, and Matt McGuire of Hemmingbirds! Recorded backstage at Metro before the group’s recent headlining set, the band delves into its new album, The Vines of Age, the concept behind the record, and the Kickstarter campaign that funded the effort.

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: Audiences!

Posted in Audiences,ChicagoVerseUniteD,CVU Cover Story Series by Jaime Black on October 31st, 2012

Audiences

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Billy, Brian, Bobby, and Stephen of Audiences! Recorded backstage at Metro before the group’s recent set, the band discusses their new self-titled EP, the celebratory feeling in finally releasing a recorded effort, and the steps they took to play the Metro.

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 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.)

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.

NCMF

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