Recent Posts in dance
May 17, 2013
As seen on BV Austin, producers Groundislava and oOoOO, whose collaborator Butterclock just recently played Reggie's, have teamed up for a brief summer North American tour. That tour includes a performance at Lincoln Hall on June 1 with Different Sleep and Abyss & Zainghis (of Push Beats). Advance tickets for the Chicago show are still available.
Groundislava hits the road with a new smattering of remixes, fittingly titled Treasure Chest, which you can check out at the bottom of this post with his full tour schedule. A few oOoOO songs are also below...
May 16, 2013
I'm not going to lie. I'd much rather be in NYC next week for the insane lineup that DFA Records put together for their 12th anniversary, but I'll take what I can get. Eight days before they hit Brooklyn with James Murphy and crew, Vito & Druzzi aka The Rapture DJs will drop into Beauty Bar here in Chicago to lay down a set with Studio Casual and Adam Rowe. That's the flyer above. Advanced tickets are on sale. All of their upcoming dates are listed below...
May 3, 2013
Squarepusher (aka Tom Jenkinson) welcomed his newest album, Ufabulum, last May via Warp Records. He did quite a bit of touring in support of the LP, and is set to hit the road again this summer. Jenkinson will venture stateside to perform at Camp Bisco in Mariaville, NY, and will be playing some U.S. shows surrounding that appearance. One of those gigs is a performance at Metro on July 5. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.
All known Squarepusher tour dates and a video for "Dark Steering" from Ufabulum are below...
April 24, 2013
Giraffage @ BV-SXSW 2013 Official Showcase (more by Amanda Hatfield)
San Francisco-based beatmaker Giraffage and Chicago's Mister Lies will be joining forces for a summer North American tour. That tour kicks off with a performance at Schubas on June 18. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (4/26) at noon CST, and one more opener is TBA.
All Giraffage // Mister Lies dates, a tour poster, and Giraffage's new remix of Owl Eyes' "Closure" are below...
April 5, 2013
DJ Koze (aka German producer Stefan Kozella) has been establishing himself in the electronic scene for over a decade, and he returned this year with his first full length album since 2005, Amygdala. The album's aided by a handful of great guest appearances from Caribou, Apparat, Matthew Dear, and Milosh, who has been experiencing success this year with his new project Rhye. You can stream the album in its entirety below.
DJ Koze has a few festival appearances scheduled this year, including Electric Daisy Carnival Chicago which goes down from May 24-26 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL. It's Koze's only announced US date at the moment.
Other than DJ Koze, and a few others like L-Vis 1990, that festival features mostly EDM stuff like Avicii, David Guetta, Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Kaskade, and Armin van Buuren, which Koze is not a fan of. Tickets for Electric Daisy Carnival Chicago are on sale now.
Full EDC lineup and Amygdala album stream below...
April 2, 2013
Wavefront Music Festival is back for its second year on Montrose Beach. The EDM-heavy fest will take place from July 5-7, and boasts scene mainstays like Rusko, Caspa, and more, but also features Nicolas Jaar, Diplo, and Justice. You can check out the full lineup at the bottom of this post. Presale tickets are sold-out, but general admission passes go on sale this Thursday (4/4) at 9AM CST.
The full Wavefront Music Festival 2013 lineup is below...
March 20, 2013
Flying Lotus @ NYC's Le Poisson Rouge, October 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Earlier this month, a show featuring Flying Lotus and frequent collaborator Thundercat was added to the schedule of the Red Bull Music Academy NYC series. The announcement of that show has since inspired a tour, which includes a performance at Metro on May 18. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.
All Flying Lotus // Thundercat tour dates and FlyLo's excellent video for "Tiny Tortures" from Until The Quiet Comes are below...
March 10, 2013
"can't get over how wonderful last night was. thanks for coming out everybody" - Mister Lies
Mister Lies at The Observatory (via BV Chicago Instagram)
Last night (Saturday, March 9), Chicago producer Mister Lies (aka Nick Zanca) played a private record release show for his debut album Mowgli (out now via Lefse) at The Observatory. The show was opened by Different Sleep and Soleman, and Zanca was joined by a live drummer for his headlining set. He ran through most, if not all, of Mowgli and brought out vocalist Jessica Blanchet for a two-song encore. Blanchet is featured on his Mass EP with Different Sleep and on his breakout track "I Walk." The live drummer and Blanchet were welcome additions to his live show, and Zanca said he's looking to turn Mister Lies into a full band thing in the future. A few more Instagram shots from last night's show can be found at the bottom of this post.
As discussed, Mister Lies plays our FREE joint SXSW day party with Epitonic at Swan Dive // Barbarella Patio on Wednesday, March 13. His set is at 1:30PM on the outdoor Barbarella Patio stage. Admission is 100% free (21+), so come by if you're headed to Austin.
All Mister Lies tour dates, his new video for "Hounded," and those Instagrams are below...
March 7, 2013
UK electropop songstress Little Boots (aka Victoria Christina Hesketh) is gearing up for the release of her second album, Nocturnes, which is due out on May 5 via On Repeat. The album features collaborations with Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford and Hercules and Love Affair's Andy Butler, and she's just shared the LP's Tim Goldsworthy-produced lead single "Motorway." Take a listen to the piano-centric dance track at the bottom of this post.
Victoria will be heading to the U.S. next week to perform at South by Southwest in Austin, TX. She'll return stateside in May for a tour in support of Nocturnes, which includes a performance at Lincoln Hall on May 8. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (3/8) at noon CST.
All known Little Boots tour dates and a stream of her new single are below...
March 6, 2013
Mount Kimbie @ BV-SXSW 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
London post-dubstep duo Mount Kimbie are hard at work on the follow-up to 2010's great Crooks & Lovers. They'll be headed to the U.S. next week to perform at SXSW in Austin, TX, and have also announced a late-spring North American tour with Holy Other. That tour includes a performance at Lincoln Hall on June 8 with opener Vinyl Williams. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (3/8) at noon CST.
While you wait for their forthcoming LP, which is reportedly "nearly there," take a listen to 2010's Crooks & Lovers and check out their full 2013 tour schedule below...