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by Mark Cheskin

Black Moth Super Rainbow at Metro on 5.11.2013
Black Moth Super Rainbow

Black Moth Super Rainbow visited Chicago this past Saturday (5/11) for a performance at Metro as part of a short spring tour. Accompanying them for the whole run are Chicago locals Oscillator Bug and The Hood Internet.

Osiclator Bug started things off with a swirl of dizzying analogue synths, that had him screaming into his mic and pounding away on his keys like a madman. Throughout the set he occasionally hung his mic around his neck in order to manually tweak his synths and drum machine on the fly. It was impressive what he could do with his analog-setup, which he made operating seem like a cakewalk.

Next up, DJ party duo The Hood Internet temporarily turned Metro into a dance club. They seamlessly threw together everything from Cyndi Lauper "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" to R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)," which not only got the crowd dancing but singing as well.

Pittsburgh natives Black Moth Super Rainbow took the stage soon after looking fairly casual, except for the band's drummer who donned a slightly unsettling ski mask. Tobacco, wearing shorts, a baseball cap, and a hoodie, made a not-so-secret grin while walking towards his gear. Without saying a word he anchored himself to his prized synth vocoder and gripped the mic like a baseball bat. Black Moth played a bunch of new songs from their excellent Cobra Juicy album, as well as a few classics like "Sun Lips" while a projector provided a backdrop with some of the band's videos. Taking a whiff of the air you could smell that a few fans had secretly lit up while the band played some of their more subdued songs. Amongst the crowd, a few fans could be seen sporting their creepy Black Moth Super Rainbow masks, which were given to fans that helped crowdsource their latest album on Kickstarter. BMSR played a small encore before giving a small wave to screaming fans, leaving as quietly as they had entered.

Unfortunately, later on tour in St. Louis, someone(s) broke into their van and stole Tobacco's vocoder. The frontman then took to Twitter to say the setup "isn't too replaceable," but that he'll try. He also joked, "...if anyone finds who did it, I'll pay you to bring them to me. All in good fun."

Pictures of all three acts from the 5/11 show at Metro are below...

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Black Moth Super Rainbow @ Metro in 2011 (more by Ben Rodig)

Pittsburgh experimentalists Black Moth Super Rainbow have announced that they'll be touring throughout the U.S. this spring with The Hood Internet and Oscillator Bug. That tour includes a performance at Metro on May 11. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (2/01) at noon CST.

BMSR also have a new video for the Cobra Juicy track "Hairspray Heart." The clip features professional wrestler Dustin Runnels (aka Goldust) romping about in a bathtub with the Cobra Juicy mask. It's all a bit unsettling...

All BMSR tour dates and their new video for "Hairspray Heart" are below...

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We've been talking New Year's Eve for quite some time, and since the world didn't end last week, all the great shows and parties we told you about are still happening.

Refresh your memory below...

"The Screaming Eagle of Soul" himself, Charles Bradley, will be visiting Chicago for a two-night stand at Lincoln Hall on December 30 & 31. Advance tickets are still available for both shows, and though his New Year's Eve performance will cost you twice as much as the 30th, you'll receive complimentary drink tickets, appetizers, and a Daptone Records drop card for a free digital sampler.

Speaking of Lincoln Hall, their sister venue Schubas will be hosting Maps & Atlases on December 30 & 31. Gypsyblood will act as main support on the 30th, Santah will open the show on New Year's Eve, and advance tickets for both shows are still available. There's also a two-show pass for sale.

Screeching Weasel are celebrating their 27th anniversary with a two-night run at Reggie's on December 30th & 31st. Though Night 1 (with The Queers, The Manges, and Vatican Junkies) is sold out, advance tickets for Night 2 (with The Queers, The Manges, and They Stay Dead) are still available.

Local H are playing the Beat Kitchen on December 30 (with State & Madison) & 31 (with All Eyes West). Their NYE show is sold out, but tickets are still available for their 12/30 performance.

Tilly and the Wall are yet another act that will be playing two Chicago shows during New Year's Eve weekend. You'll be able to find them at Subterranean on December 30 (with California Wives) & 31 (with My Gold Mask and DJ CC Rider). Advance tickets for both shows are still available.

Butch Walker and Dick Prall are also playing two nights in Chicago. They'll appear at the Double Door on December 30 and at the Bottom Lounge on December 31. Both shows are sold out.

The Eternals will be performing "the Espiritu Zombi Suite," a piece written for a larger group-version of the band, at the Hideout on New Year's Eve. As discussed, core members Damon Locks, Wayne Montana, and Areif Sless-Kitain will be joined by six additional musicians on vibes, coronet, flute, saxophone, and more. Chandeliers will act as main support and will also play a DJ set around midnight. Advance tickets are still available.

"The Queen of Rockabilly," Wanda Jackson, will be headlining the Double Door on New Year's Eve. JD Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers, Burlesque le' Moustache, and Soul Summit DJs will open the show. Advance tickets are still available.

Alejandro Escovedo and his band The Sensitive Boys are set to play SPACE in Evanston, IL on New Year's Eve. Nicholas Tremulis will open the show, and advance tickets are still available.

Naked Raygun and The Dwarves are playing the Cobra Lounge on New Year's Eve. Though advance tickets are sold out, there may be a small amount available for purchase at the door.

Denton, TX's The Marked Men are playing the Empty Bottle on December 31 with Bad Sports and Terrible Twos (tickets). As discussed, Marked Men side project Mind Spiders are playing the Bottle on December 29 with The Novice and Dumpster Babies (tickets).

Speaking of the Empty Bottle, they're also presenting Mucca Pazza, White Mystery, and Jon Drake & the Shakes at the Logan Square Auditorium on New Year's Eve (tickets). They're also doing "New Year's Eve: Two Thousand Turnteen" with The Hood Internet, Moon Boots, Only Children, and DJ Esquire at Beauty Bar (tickets).

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound are set to play the final show of 2012 at Mayne Stage on December 31. Advance tickets for that show are still available.

The Airborne Toxic Event and On An On play Metro on New Year's Eve. Tickets are still available, and don't forget: Neurosis, Bloodiest, and The Atlas Moth play the venue on December 30 (tickets).

Magic Milk, Rabble Rabble, Vamos, Kodiak Farm Boys, The Electric Dollhouse Groove Buggy, Don't Forget Your Dinosaur, and The Sueves are ALL set to play Quenchers on New Year's Eve. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Outer Minds, The Hello Hello, and Absolutely Not will be performing at The Burlington on December 31.

South Loop dive bar Cal's are closing on New Year's Day. They'll be throwing a farewell // New Year's Eve show, featuring performances by Mercy Mercy, Demerits, and Larroquettes.

Hannibal Buress is playing three shows at Zanies on New Year's Eve. Advance tickets for his three NYE shows in Chicago are sold out, but the Zanies box office might be holding onto some.

Perhaps you're looking for something a bit more electronic? Porter Robinson is coming to Chicago for a two-night stand at the Congress on December 30 & 31. Hardwell and Deniz Koyu will act as main support on the 30th, and Mat Zo and The M Machine will open the show on the 31. Advance tickets for both nights are still available. Paul Oakenfold is also playing Castle Nightclub (tickets).

ALSO: You'll be able to ride the CTA from 10PM - 4AM on New Year's Eve for 1¢. For more information on how that works visit the CTA's website.

What did we miss?

Heading to Austin or New York? We also have a list of shows that are happening in both of those cities.

Happy (almost) New Year!

Tame Impala @ Outside Lands 2012 (more by Amoreena Lucero)

today in Chicago
* RNDM, Gull @ Lincoln Hall
* Sean Rowe, Pieta Brown @ SPACE
* Tame Impala, The Amazing @ Metro
* Mallard, Habibi, Summer Girlfriends @ Empty Bottle
* Skeletonwitch, Nucleus, Havok, Mutilation Rites @ Reggie's
* Delicate Steve, Dana Buoy, The Earth Is A Man @ Beat Kitchen
* Spring Standards, Tim Easton, Kevin Andrew Prchal @ Schubas
* Gallows, Barn Burner, Weekend Nachos, So Many Ways @ Subterranean
* David Daniell & Douglas McCombs with Frank Rosaly, Cleared, Matthew Hale Clark @ Hideout

Tame Impala play Metro with The Amazing. Check out The Hood Internet's brand new Action Bronson // Tame Impala mashup below.

Delicate Steve headlines Beat Kitchen.

Gallows play Subterranean with Barn Burner, Weekend Nachos, and So Many Ways.

Watch Bjork's new video for the Biophilia track "Mutual Core" below.

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Chicago's The Hood Internet are currently on tour in support of their forthcoming LP, FEAT, which is due out on October 2 via Decon. The duo were scheduled to play a hometown show at Metro on September 20, but that show has now been moved to November 2. All tickets will be honored.

An updated list of tour dates and their new video for the LP track "Won't Fuck Us Over" are below...

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As mentioned, The Hood Internet are set to release their debut LP, FEAT, on October 2 via Decon. If you haven't yet, check out the album's lead single "Won't Fuck Us Over"-- which borrows lyrics from The National's "Mr. November" and features BBU and Annie Hart-- HERE.

The duo have announced a fall US tour in support of FEAT, which kicks off a few days before the album hits stores. That tour includes a hometown show at Metro on September 20 with support from Body Language, My Gold Mask, and Oscillator Bug. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale.

The Hood Internet recently mashed up Big K.R.I.T.'s "Country Shit" with Passion Pit's "I'll Be Alright." The track is available to stream below, along with a list of all dates...

Continue reading "The Hood Internet announce fall tour, Metro included"

DOWNLOAD: The Hood Internet - "Won't Fuck Us Over" (feat. BBU & Annie Hart) (MP3)


As mentioned, Chicago beatsmiths The Hoot Internet are gearing up for the release of their debut LP, FEAT, due out on October 2 via Decon. Much like its title suggests, the album features a slew of special guests including Class Actress, Cadence Weapon, AC Newman, Annie Hart, ShowYouSuck, Zambri, Hooray for Earth, BBU, the Rosebuds, Astronautalis, and many more. Rolling Stone have premiered FEAT's lead single "Won't Fuck Us Over," which SLV STV explained began as a cover of The National's "Mr. November." The track features vocals from Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone and verses from local hip hop group BBU. You can download it at the top of this post.

The Hood Internet head out on a West Coast tour later this month, with support from Tanya Morgan and Psalm One. Check out their tour schedule below, along with a video of their recent A.V. Club Undercover episode, where they covered The Pretenders' "Back On The Chain Gang" with Dan Didier (The Promise Ring/Maritime), Angela Mullenhour, and Ellen Bunch (both of Coins).

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The Hood Internet @ Internet Week in 2011 (NYC) (more by Ryan Muir)

Chicago production duo The Hood Internet (aka Aaron Brink and Steve Reidell) are gearing up to release a debut, guest-filled LP titled FEAT on October 2 via Decon. Unlike their previous material, FEAT doesn't contain any samples and instead features collaborations with Class Actress, Cadence Weapon, AC Newman, ShowYouSuck, Zambri, Hooray for Earth, BBU, the Rosebuds, Astronautalis, and many more. The album's tracklist (and full guest list) can be found below.

Brink and Reidell play a hometown show at The Mid this Friday (6/15), which will serve as an official pre-party for the Spring Awakening Music Festival. Locals Willy Joy, Zebo, and Ghosthouse are also on the bill, and advance tickets are still available. The show is also free before midnight if you RSVP (via the ticket link).

All Hood Internet tour dates are listed below, along with FEAT's album info.

Continue reading "The Hood Internet ready debut LP, playing The Mid on Friday"

photos by Zach Pollack

Doomtree @ the Bottom Lounge on 2/23/2012

On Thursday night (February 23), Minneapolis hip hop collective Doomtree and tour mate Toki Wright arrived in Chicago to play the Bottom Lounge. A full set of pictures from the show are in this post.

With a little help from Chicago's The Hood Internet, the group also played a Wugazi late show at the venue. Sticking around through the weekend, Doomtree spoke on their career at the Apple Store in Lincoln Park and band member Dessa stopped by Sound Opinions for a session.

More pictures from their Bottom Lounge show and in-studio videos of Dessa, below..

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As mentioned, hip hop collective Doomtree will hit Chicago next week (on February 23rd) to play the Bottom Lounge. Frontman Cecil Otter and collaborator Swiss Andy will also be performing a Wugazi-late show at the venue, featuring Chicago's The Hood Internet. Tickets are still available for both shows and we've also got a pair to give away for the early Doomtree portion! Contest details can be found below.

The group will also be visiting the Apple Store (on N. Michigan Ave.) at 2PM on Saturday, February 25th, for a moderated discussion on their recently released LP No Kings.

All 2012 tour dates, contest details, and some videos, below..

Continue reading "Doomtree to speak @ Apple Store; win tix to Bottom Lounge"

The Hood Internet - Self/Taco cover art

Chicago mashup duo The Hood Internet released their most recent mixtape, known as self-titled or Self/Taco, this past December via Mishka. The 14-track tape features a wide variety of remixes of artists like Ninjasonik, Hooray for Earth, Tobacco, The Rosebuds, and more. Download Self/Taco for FREE via their bandcamp.

Members ABX and STV SLV have a bunch of upcoming tour dates, including a stint at SXSW and two hometown shows. Towards the end of this month (on February 23rd) they'll act as main support for Wugazi, at their previously announced Bottom Lounge late show. Tickets are still available. The duo will also headline the Empty Bottle on March 31st, with support from DJ Dylan J. Peterson and MC Rota. As noted on their website, but not by the venue, ShowYouSuck is also on the bill.

A video that shows how the above cover art was made, all known 2012 tour dates, and some song streams, below..

Continue reading "The Hood Internet to open for Wugazi, headlining the Bottle"

Disappears @ A.V. Fest in September (more by Matt Ziegler)

We've had a great year for music here at Do312. To commemorate our first full year at Do312, we devised the Da Top 41 list of bands from right here in Chicago. How did we decide on this list? Through a complicated mathematical formula that took weeks of calculations and countless sticks of chalk. We took each band on our site weighted the total number of "likes" for their events, the amount of followers the band has on Do312, and who/what we thought was awesome. We then plugged the variables into a cryptic equation only known to music industry folk... What came next? Well... with those criteria, we created a definitive and by no means, completely arbitrary list of Chicago bands.
Disappears, Loyal Divide, Wilco, Maps & Atlases, Smith Westerns, White Mystery, The Hood Internet, The Cool Kids, are among those that made the cut. Check out the full list HERE.

The Black Keys @ Aragon Ballroom - NYE 2011 (more by Joshua Mellin)

Though it's not even time for Thanksgiving yet, Chicago's New Years Eve concerts are already starting to take form.

We've previously announced that:

Alkaline Trio are playing Metro.

Disappears, Bare Mutants, and Outer Minds are playing the Empty Bottle.

The Hood Internet are playing Lincoln Hall.

Cage The Elephant, Sleeper Agent, and Company of Thieves are playing the Aragon.

Big Gigantic are playing the Vic.

Here's a few new options:

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound are playing Schubas.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (11/4), at noon CST.

Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Cracker, and Camper Van Beethoven are playing the House of Blues.
Tickets are still available.

Rusko, Sinden, and Switch are playing the Congress Theatre.
Tickets are still available.

How are you going to celebrate?

The Hood Internet @ North Coast 2011 (photo by Nicole Nejati)

Chicago's own The Hood Internet have just announced that they'll be playing both New Year's Eve and the night before at Lincoln Hall. Tickets for both nights go on sale this Friday (9/16), at noon CST. You can also (for a limited time) purchase a two-day pass.

Check out some videos of the duo performing at North Coast below..

Continue reading "The Hood Internet playing New Year's Eve & the night before @ LH (two-day passes are available)"


Green Music Fest kicks off in Wicker Park, and lasts through Sunday.

Junior Boys, and Miracle Fortress are playing Metro.

Givers, Pepper Rabbit, and 1,2,3 are playing Schubas.

Chicago's own Chaperone will headline Beat Kitchen, with support from Whisker Music, The Ragtones, and Natalie Grace Alford.

White Mystery, BBU, and Vamos are playing the Viaduct Theatre.

Taste of Chicago kicks off this weekend, with various events happening through July 3rd.

Geoff Farina (of Karate) kicks off his Friday residency at The Whistler.

Avicii, Yolanda Be Cool, and Moguai are playing the Congress Theater.

Les Savy Fav, and Big Science will play Subterranean.

Puro Instinct, John Maus, and Geneva Jacuzzi will play the Empty Bottle.

Matt & Kim, The Thermals, and Autobot will play the Vic.

Burning Love, Gaza, and All Pigs Must Die are playing a Scion A/V presented show at the Double Door. RSVP (21+) for free entry.

The Whistler presents: L'Orchestre Super Vitesse, Rabble Rabble, and Thin Hymns at the IL Centennial Monument in Logan Square. This is a FREE show; no RSVP necessary.

Califone, and Bloodiest will play a FREE; 4PM show at the IL Centennial Monument in Logan Square. RSVP (All Ages) for entry. Later on, they'll play the Empty Bottle.

Yo La Tengo will play Subterranean.

Matt & Kim will spend a second night at the Vic, this time with The Hood Internet.

The Chicago Pride Fest Parade starts at noon on Halsted Street, and goes from Belmont Ave. to Fullerton Parkway. Berlin will host the official afterparty.

Distractions play a FREE; 5PM in-store at Reckless Records - Wicker Park.

Group Doueh will play the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Dark Star Orchestra will play Park West.


The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival is slated to take place from July 29th - 31st in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. The festival will feature music, a local artisan-market, visual art galleries, gourmet local food, and more!

MAAF will span the entire avenue; running between Kimball and California.

Heading up the music portion are JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, White Mystery, and The Hood Internet.

Head below to view what's been announced of the lineup so far.

Continue reading "Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival 2011 - initial lineup & details"