If you haven’t already seen the multiple Facebook event posts out there about this party, consider this your notice. A collection of heads from the mid-nineties heyday of Chicago “rave” have returned for another in the series of Come2Gether revival events, this time at the Mid. Featuring a trio of headliners (McBride, Johnson, Hyperactive) and a lineup of mainstays from the era (Vega, Werner), this promises to be a blast from your big-pants past. Get your whistle on! Read more [...]
Longtime Perlon staple Sammy Dee returns to Chicago with his new label Ultrastrech in tow as he makes his debut appearance at the venerable SmartBar.
04/22/11 – Avant_MUTEK: Chicago Day 2 – STEPHEN BEAUPRÉ + FRANKIE VEGA & SEVRON @ the Bottom Lounge Volcano Room
Day 2 of the Avant_MUTEK Chicago series showcases a collaborative multimedia performance by locals FRANKIE VEGA & SEVRON, as well as a different, dance-oriented side musical side of Montreal’s STEPHEN BEAUPRÉ, who performs his own audiovisual project, GEMMIFORM, the night before as part the Avant_MUTEK Chicago opening showcase at the Chicago Cultural Center.
It’s hard to believe it’s been eight years since we booked Matthew Dear for his first solo gig in Chicago back in 2003, just after his first Jabberjaw single was released on Perlon. He had actually dj’d here as part of a couple Ghostly tours in 2001 and 2002, so we had hoped for a live performance, however Matt’s PA wasn’t tweaked to where he was performing it out on a regular basis.
Since we typically have cobwebs and fog from NYE strolling about our brains for a couple weeks after ringing the new year in, we figured several things to be probable truths:
1. There are others who would likely be in the same blurry position.
2. It would be quite nice to get said others together for a quaint and cozy night of warm beats and libations in a not-so-clubby-or-basementy environment.