Archive for January, 2010

January 30th, 2010 - 5:23 pm § in Behind the scene at shows, Featured

Schubas: If these walls could talk

Location, location, location. That's often what can affect the outcome of a show. If a venue has terrible sound, can't handle the crowd and exudes a bad atmosphere, the show may just as well be over before it starts.[...]

January 27th, 2010 - 1:27 am § in Asides

YouTube – GQ The Teacher

YouTube – GQ The Teacher. Saw this guy on the Green Line on the way to report a story… Gotta find a way to bump into him again![...]

January 25th, 2010 - 11:15 pm § in Asides

One Track Mind: Imperial China – Music – Washington City Paper

Standout Track: No. 5, “Corrupting the Integrity of the Grid,” which rests right in the middle of Imperial China’s first album, out on local labels Sockets and Ruffian Records on Feb. 14, Except the track doesn’t rest so much as it swells—with powerful post-punk hook[...]

January 25th, 2010 - 3:55 pm § in Asides

Rapper Juiceboxxx battles the world | Music | Interview | The A.V. Club Chicago

Juiceboxxx is a 23-year-old rapper who’s been tearing up the underground music community with his cathartic and oft-chaotic live performances. The Milwaukee native has performed alongside Girl Talk and Dan Deacon, is prominently featured in documentary Todd P. Goes To Austin, and has worked w[...]

January 23rd, 2010 - 8:11 pm § in Behind the scene at shows, Featured

Behind the soundboard

Sound quality is one of the most important components of a live show. Bad sound can ruin a perfectly good performance. As such, the sound-men and women play a pivotal role during concerts.[...]

January 19th, 2010 - 12:51 pm § in Featured, On Concerts

Concert Posters

Here's a quick peek at some concert posters floating around Chicago.[...]