I've got a whole city to hold down

June 17, 2005

Summer Festival Watch

Posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld

Intonation: Thunderbirds Are Now! are confirmed for Sunday. DJ adds include Diplo, El-P & Reine from Dungen (all on Sunday) as well as Laurent from Pelican (on Saturday).

Lollapalooza: The schedule is now available here (in asp format) & here (as a pdf). Primus has been added to the bill.

Also, organizers of both festivals will be guests on Sound Opinions on 7/12.

Concertwatch (Rarity Edition)

Posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld

Ahem, now announcing, in a rare US appearance, what the hype machine is referring to as "a historic event"....

Lady Sovereign (7/8 @ Sonotheque)

(That better Jack?)

June 16, 2005

Concertwatch (Old School Edition)

7/9: Dianogah at the Empty Bottle
7/10: Shellac w/ Silkworm at Subterranean

June 15, 2005

Taste: Lauryn out, LL in?

This nugget was buried in Bill Zwecker's usual celeb-fluff column in today's Sun-Times: "Lauryn Hill reportedly is being replaced at this year's 25th anniversary Taste of Chicago by none other than rapper and actor LL Cool J."

Hill, who was slated to play June 24 at the Petrillo shell, is said to have engaged in some by-now-typical weird behavior last weekend in Atlanta, where her show was curtailed after a "raw, weakened" Hill and her "distorted" band played just four songs.

State budget priority: Celebrate Chicago House!

Apparently someone with political clout is planning something called the Chicago International House Music Festival - or that's the way it looks, judging by a state budget document revealed today on the Illinois political blog Capitol Fax.

According to the document linked above:
"The State agrees to provide $200,000, in direct funding to the newly formed Chicago International House (Electronic) Music Festival, for the purpose of developing and operating the festival and this funding shall be contingent upon this festival obtaining the support of the City of Chicago and private donors."

The money was requested by State Representative Ken Dunkin, who represents parts of the Loop and the South Side.

That's Dunkin on the left, with the "godfather of house" himself Frankie Knuckles second from right.

June 13, 2005


Posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld

New at The Vic: 6/22 - Joanna Newsom, Handsome Family "plus another guest or two and some futuristic tech stuff from the WIRED people" as part of A Night of Next Music Curated by Jeff Tweedy during WIRED NextFest. Tix are $15 & onsale Wednesday.