This week on Dynasty Podcasts Live Broadcast: A John Hughes Valentines Day Live Tribute broadcast podcast! Recorded onsite at Debonair on Valentine’s Day night, the night’s talent checks in on the broadcast. Tom Gavin and Dan Brunelle of Gemini Club share plans for their forthcoming Here We Sit EP, Greg Corner reveals John Hughes’ role in the origins of Kill Hannah, and Saam Hagshenas previews upcoming plans for Hey Champ. Plus: a cameo from Anthony Spina. Stream or download that podcast below.
Members Of Kill Hannah, Hey Champ, Local H, Gemini Club, & More Come Together For A John Hughes Valentine, Dynasty Podcasts Broadcasts Live
In the grand tradition of Chicago supergroups like Gaylords and Them Crooked Vulvas, Kill Hannah‘s Greg Corner has assembled a powerhouse of Chicago rockers for a one night Valentine’s event at Debonair. A John Hughes Valentines Day Live Tribute features members of Kill Hannah, Hey Champ, Local H, The Lovehammers, Gemini Club, The Handsome Devilz, The Streets on Fire, and more, who together make up The Shermer High School Band. The group will be performing selections from Hughes classics like Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and more, tonight, Tuesday, February 14th. The event is free before midnight with RSVP via Do312. And look for Dynasty Podcasts to be broadcasting onsite from the event, with a podcast of that broadcast to post in the near future.
CVU regulars Hey Champ are the focus of an early episode of the MGTV web series, which stands for Music Garage TV and features a look at artists who record and rehearse within the facility. Music Garage of course was recently announced as the new recording residency of Dynasty Podcasts. The clip finds the trio rehearsing their track “Cold Dust Girl” with a series of separate interview segments. Watch the first entry in Hey Champ’s MGTV series below, and catch the group live this Saturday, September 3rd at Cobra Lounge for a North Coast Music Festival after-party.
Hey Champ has been a productive unit as of late, between the recent Anything At All EP and the video for that effort’s “Silver City” track. Now, the synth-set electro rockers have released the third entry in its Winner’s Circle mixtape series. The collection features summer-themed cuts and examples of Hey Champ production. Stream or download below, followed by the mixtape tracklist.
1. Holger Czukay – Cool in the Pool (Hey Champ Edit)
2. Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m a Wonderful Thing Baby
3. Luther Vandross – Sugar & Spice (Hey Champ Edit)
4. The Tornadoes – Beyond the Surf
5. Rogue Vogue – Sunshine’n
6. Tiger & Woods – Love in Cambogdia
7. Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere (Psychemagik Edit)
8. Touch Sensitive – Body Stop
9. Moon Boots – Gopher It
10. Ahmad Jamal – Poinciana
11. Rogue Vogue – Breezy
12. Los Charly’s Orchestra – Disco Gamma (Pete Herbert Balearic Disco Mix)
13. DJ Asparagus – The Light
14. Hey Champ – Too Hot
15. Beach Boys – Diamond Head
16. Punkin Machine – I Need You Tonight (Kid Color Feels Warmer Edit)
17. Jomanda – Got a Love for You (Hurley’s House Mix)
18. Natalia Kills – Mirrors (Hey Champ Dub Remix)
19. Roxy Music – Angel Eyes (Frank Tope & Dean Rudland Re-Edit)
20. Only Children – Don’t Stop (Hey Champ Remix)
21. Sophia Loren – Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo
Following the previous post about Hey Champ’s new video comes a new EP from Only Children, with a Hey Champ remix included as part of the bundle. Stream the Don’t Stop collection below, which includes a handful of remixes and the disco-laden Only Children original. And don’t miss Only Children as part of Life During Wartime July 9th at The Hideout, for the Don’t Stop art Installation.
Hey Champ has posted the new video for its track “Silver City.” The song comes from the group’s recently released Anything At All EP, with the video posting as a premiere last week on MTV’s Buzzworthy site. Watch the Chicago-centric video below and count how local hipsters can be seen, followed by the recent CVU podcast interview with frontman Saam Hagshenas about the group’s Anything At All release, and a full stream of the EP itself.
CVU77 – Hey Champ
Hey Champ – Anything At All
This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Saam Hagshenas of Hey Champ! The synth-pop act frontman discusses the making of his band’s new Anything At All EP, which drops online today, the group’s inevitable studio collaboration with Gemini Club, and why Hey Champ isn’t moving to L.A. anytime soon. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the new EP’s title track.
“It’s going to be a while before we sell our souls and move out to (L.A.)” - Saam Hagshenas, CVU77
CVU77 – Hey Champ
Hey Champ – “Anything at All”
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.