Sunday, February 14, 2010

what's going on this week?

let's take a look at some live music that will be warming up our snowy city this week:

monday - 'rebel rave tour' @ boom boom room, green dolphin
some of the guys from the crosstown rebels label will be making a monday appearance here, after fellow rebel seth troxler's excellent showing last weekend. guests for what should be an intriguing night at green dolphin will be label boss damian lazarus and jamie jones. check the facebook event page for more info.

tuesday - daedelus & nosaj thing @ lincoln hall
an intriguing group of los angeles-based producers. expect daedelus to deliver nostalgic acoustic samples and frenetic drum loops via a monome and fancy suit, while nosaj thing should drop some slow, bass-heavy hip hop. fellow LA producer jogger and dj's from the local abstract science collective will also be making appearances. lincoln hall is a relatively new venue in lincoln park trying to build up some steam with lineups like this. more information at their website, and check out the event flyer here.

wednesday - 'heartbeat - palpitations' @ morseland
come check out my first dj appearance ever! i'll be workin' an opening set for slowerson, m50, and lokua, a group of dj's who run this weekly event at morseland, a small club here in rogers park. no cover and chill environs for some sophisticated dance music. i'm still not sure what i'll be spinning, but it will probably be something on the slower, sexier side of things to get rid of the post-valentines day blues...

friday - four tet & nathan fake @ empty bottle
a pair of UK producers touring the states together... four tet will be playing in support of his new LP; his set should be a slower, more melodic work of electronica, compared to nathan fake's more up-tempo dance-floor beats. the pair will be playing both an early and late show, so maybe you can make the trek afterward to see...

friday - mathew jonson (live) @ smartbar
mathew jonson has compiled an intriguing output of music over the past decade, producing tracks for perlon, m_nus, and wagon repair (his own label), among others, and he has a knack for getting the most out of repetitive yet slowly-evolving melodies and progressions. check out this recent track on wagon repair:

this friday, the smartbar soundsystem shall boom with the experimental stylings of mathew's live set, with local dj sassmouth supporting. reduced early admission, including a $5 holler before 11pm with smartbar's text message special. looking forward to this one!

saturday - klectik + souvenir birthday party @ vision
a bunch of dj's representing local label klectik as well as party people souvenir will take over vision's penthouse room in celebration of a few birthdays. manning the decks will be jason patrick & frederick zahm, birthday boys hernan sanchez and phil stone, and max jacobson. check this flyer for more information. it's a saturday night event at vision, so expect the music to go past 4am.

stay rested and fed, as we dance in hopes of warmer temperatures soon!


  1. Did you catch Troxler when he was in town? I saw him with the Rebel Rave tour in NYC this past weekend. Super impressive set.

  2. yes i did! he played an intense set at smartbar... then he took it to a loft for the rest of the morning. i left around noon, and he was about 6 hours into the mix. both sets were excellent and played to the vibe/setting very nicely. i was amazed - he definitely lived up to the hype!