With the slew of attention that electronic music has garnered over the past few years, so comes an inundation of shows and events riding in on the tide. To help sift through the sometimes daunting array of Chicago events, we’ve decided to revive that early helping hand in the form of a weekly Meiotic weekend event filter. Aptly titled and tagged as The Filter , we’re looking to help people key in on tasteful, innovative electronic music events in the Chicago area.
Friday July 6 EL-P, Killer Mike, Mr Despot, Mr. Mutahf**kin' Esquire 8:00pm | Bottom Lounge Changes: Justin Long & Davey 9:00pm | Beauty Bar Little Louie Vega, Kevin Hedge, Chosen Few DJ's 10:00pm | The Mid Moodymann, John Simmons 10:00pm | Smartbar Wise Intelligent of Poor Righteous Teachers 9:00pm | The Shrine Saturday July 6th Chosen Few Picnic: Linda Clifford, Leroy Davis, Louie Vega, Chosen Few DJ's (Wayne Williams, Alan King, Read more [...]<br>Read More »
This weeks edition of the filter sees a techno-heavy Friday in Chicago, led by an appearance at Smartbar from FUNCTION of Sandwell District fame, as well an appearance from Dialated Peoples turntablist extraordinaire DJ BABU at the Shrine. Our pick of the weekend comes courtesy of the fine selectors at A Love Supreme, as they return this Saturday with another installment of their monthly boogie down, welcoming hometown hero RAHAAN back from yet another overseas jaunt. Of course, much, much Read more [...]<br>Read More »
By this point, you've undoubtedly seen the onslaught of hype behind the massive Spring Awakening taking over Soldier Field this weekend. As their touting of the current prevalence of "EDM" is in good hands, this weeks quick edition of The Filter pays heed to a couple other noteworthy events, notably Neo Soul songstress Jill Scott and British techno icon Dave Clarke's appearance at Smartbar. Check the list below, and keep cool on this hot summer weekend in Chicago! Friday June 15, Read more [...]<br>Read More »
The work-in-progress that is The Filter continues during this unusually spring-like start of June. The usual house and techno fix is fed with some residual stateside performances from DEMF and Mutek artists, and the street fests are in full swing as well, making their presence felt with some neat performances at Do-Division. For our pick of the week, we excitedly indulge our experimental side: NYC post-rock experimentalists BATTLES bring their always intense live show to Bottom Lounge for an early Read more [...]<br>Read More »
Those subscribers to the early Meiotic newsletters back in 2002-2003 will recall our Chicago event recommendation email signatures, and our linking to m50's local event page (which he still keeps up to this day), as well as to the old Modsquare site, amongst others. With the slew of attention that electronic music has garnered over the past few years, so comes an inundation of shows and events riding the wave of popularity. To help sift through the sometimes daunting array of Chicago events, we've Read more [...]<br>Read More »