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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.)

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

CVU Exclusive: Team Bayside High feat. Hollywood Holt x Show You Suck – “Get Buck” (Live @ North Coast Music Festival 2012)

Team Bayside High

(Photo via Mad Lab Photography)

Exclusive here at CVU is HQ video of Team Bayside High‘s recent live performance with Show You Suck and Hollywood Holt. The performance comes from TBH’s headlining set Friday, August 31st at North Coast Music Festival, and features the MCs joining the DJ team for “Get Buck,” Bayside’s recent collaboration with Holt. Watch that performance below, followed by a download of the track. And watch for more North Coast 2012 content to post this week at CVU.

(Video filmed and produced by Colleen Mares of The Axis World and Lewis & Clark.)

Van Ghost Feature The Occupy Movement In New Treatment For “Cage”

Posted in North Coast Music Festival,North Coast Music Festival 2012,Van Ghost by Jaime Black on April 30th, 2012

Van Ghost

North Coast Music Festival 2012 talent Van Ghost has posted its new video “Cage,” off the group’s recent The Effect EP and its forthcoming full length, The Domino Effect. The treatment was filmed in abandoned north shore Chicago Mansion, as well as at Occupy rallies both here in Chicago and in New York. Find that clip below, and catch the group later this summer at North Coast Music Festival, happening August 31st through September 2nd in Union Park.

North Coast Music Festival Announces First Wave Of 2012 Acts

Posted in North Coast Music Festival,North Coast Music Festival 2012 by Jaime Black on April 17th, 2012

Eclectica experience North Coast Music Festival has announced the first wave of its 2012 line-up, which includes Chicago acts Felix Da Housecast and Van Ghost. The festival is set to happen August 31st through September 2nd, once again in Union Park. A Groupon deal on tickets has also just gone live. Find the full currently-announced line-up below, and watch for much more on NCMF right here at CVU.

NCMF

New CVU Podcast Album: North Coast Music Festival 2011!

North Coast Music Festival

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: CVU: The North Coast Music Festival 2011 Album, featuring interviews recorded live on location at this year’s North Coast Music Festival! Host Jaime Black checks in with members of Midnight Conspiracy , The Hood Internet, Perfect Kiss, Gemini Club, California Wives, BBU, Loyal Divide, and Team Bayside High! 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 North Coast Music Festival 2011 Album

CVU: The North Coast Music Festival 2011 Album Intro

CVU103 – Midnight Conspiracy @ North Coast Music Festival
Following the completion of the first day of North Coast Music Festival, Mikul Wing and Louis Kha of Midnight Conspiracy discuss their expanding set production, pursuing the festival circuit, and what’s next for the DJ outfit’s stage show. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the At Dawn We Rage Remix remix from the group’s forthcoming Discord EP, set for release on Killpop Records later this month on September 27th.

Midnight Conspiracy – Discord (At Dawn We Rage Remix)

CVU104 – The Hood Internet @ North Coast Music Festival
At the completion of day one of North Coast Music Festival, DJ STV SLV of The Hood Internet reveals why he’s okay with early festival slots, discusses his evolving stage set up, and names some big names set to appear on the forthcoming Hood Internet full length album. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by The Hood Internet’s “All Of The Lights” treatment mixing Ellie Goulding, Portland Cello Project, and Kanye West.

The Hood Internet – All Of The Lights (Ellie Goulding x Portland Cello Project x Kanye West)

CVU105 – Perfect Kiss @ North Coast Music Festival
Just before the group’s Cobra Lounge after-party set, the members of Perfect Kiss, including Alfonso Mayen, Leo “Akira Smith” Saucedo, Ray Mora, and Danny Boy Lucero share details about new Perfect Kiss songs, the group’s upcoming EP, and whether they see Perfect Kiss as a live band or a DJ outfit. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the band’s latest single, “There’s No Time To Waste.”

Perfect Kiss – “There’s No Time To Waste”

CVU106 – Gemini Club @ North Coast Music Festival
Hours after the group’s early afternoon set on day two of North Coast Music Festival, Tom Gavin, Daniel Brunelle, and Gordon Bramli of Gemini Club reveal specifics about the band’s new music set for release in 2012, share how their live set up is like that of a sushi chef, and state why the act is moving away from being a “DJ band.” Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the trio’s most recent single, “Ghost.”

Gemini Club – Ghost (Original Mix)

CVU107 – California Wives @ North Coast Music Festival
In the hours before the group’s performance on the second day of North Coast Music Festival, Jayson Kramer, Dan Zima, Hans Michel, and Joe O’Connor of California Wives share preliminary details about the band’s debut full length, set to drop in 2012. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the group’s most latest offering, “Tokyo.”

California Wives – Tokyo

CVU108 – BBU @ North Coast Music Festival
On day three of North Coast Music Festival, BBU’s Epic, Illekt, Jasson Perez, and DJ Esquire share details on the group’s forthcoming mixtape Bell Hooks, set for release next month in October, tease an upcoming full length album, and discuss…other topics they didn’t see coming. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by video of the group shot and produced by Colleen Mares of The Axis World.

CVU109 – Loyal Divide @ North Coast Music Festival
Immediately following the group’s performance on day three of North Coast Music Festival, Loyal Divide’s Jon Notowidigdo and Andrew McCarthy talk about the long-awaited release of their debut full length, Bodice Ripper, set to surface next month on October 4th, teaming with Kilo Records for the album, and working on new music while waiting for the record to drop. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by video with the band shot and produced by Colleen Mares of The Axis World.

CVU110 – Team Bayside High @ North Coast Music Festival
On day of three of North Coast Music Festival, Derek Berry and Rick Carrico of Team Bayside High reflect on their festival closing DJ set the evening before, tease upcoming developments within the group, and share their thoughts on the ever-increasing DJ talent pool and event culture in Chicago. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the DJ duo’s recent cut, “Spaghetti Western.”

Team Bayside High – Spaghetti Western

CVU: The North Coast Music Festival 2011 Album Outro

ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, 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, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Posterous.

Loyal Divide, California Wives Join The 2011 North Coast Music Festival Bill

North Coast Music Festival

Earlier this month, CVU reported on local talent performing at this year’s North Coast Music Festival, happening September 2nd through the 4th in Union Park, and featuring Chicago acts like BBU, Perfect Kiss, and more. Now, two more of Chicago’s finest have been added to the bill, in Loyal Divide and California Wives. Check out the CVU SXSW podcasts with both acts, followed by a download and video for California Wives’ latest single “Tokyo,” as well as live performance clips of Loyal Divide, via Our Vinyl‘s Blip channel. And watch for more coverage of North Coast Music Festival in the coming months, right here at CVU!

California Wives – “Tokyo”

North Coast Music Festival 2011 Announces Local Talent Line Up, Including BBU, Team Bayside High, Perfect Kiss, & More

North Coast Music Festival

Chicago electronic music and hip hop destination – and Lollapalooza alternative – North Coast Music Festival has announced a slew of hometown talent performing at this year’s edition of the event, happening September 2nd through the 4th in Union Park. Chicago acts include friends of CVU Perfect Kiss, Midnight Conspiracy, BBU, Team Bayside High, and others such as GHOSTHOUSE, Zebo, The Ill & The Restless, and more, plus the previously announced Common. Find a full local line up at the North Coast Facebook page, and watch for more from North Coast Music Festival this summer at ChicagoVerseUniteD.com!

Perfect Kiss – “Stay Out All Night”

Moneypenny – “Destroy (Midnight Conspiracy Remix)”

Team Bayside High – Fade to Green Mixtape