Archive for the ‘Chicago’ tag
Man. I was needing a little something new, something that would push me out of my zone (never let me get in there, fyi). And what should come walking through the digital door, but a musical trip to Chicago, via the footwork stylings of DJ Rashad. Bam! Rashad’s part of the Teklife team that keeps pumping quality juke/footwork/bass tracks from the midwest to the world. Get in your zone and get trippy mane.
Alright Seattle…enough of us giving you good music from good artists internationally that you can’t physically reach out and touch as soon as possible. One of the most forward reaching yet retro-leaning bands around right now are playing El Corazon in Seattle on 3/30 and if hearing rock with a swing is definitively your thing, then this show is not to be missed.
The Chicago-based band known as JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, marry a style of music that is part Sam and Dave, part Albert King and part whatever else your eardrums tell you it is. They’re on Bloodshot Records which should tell you plenty right there as that label doesn’t sign acts lightly. And they’ve got a new record out called Want More that’s tighter than gnat booty. Take the time to listen to the new single (which kicks ass) and peep this video for evidence of what they will be like this upcoming Friday.
I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from this mash of three songs/videos from newish Seattle/Chicago team Dark Time Sunshine, but after giving it a couple spins, it’s looking goodington. The songs are Doom, Go Team and Wrong Kids (which features a goodly chunk of the fresh batch of the Northwest scene). DTS is Seattle emcee Onry Ozzborn (of Grayskul/Oldominion/Rhymesayers fame) and producer Zavala, who’s repping Chicago and otherwise isn’t popping up where I can find him. They released a free ep (check below), and this high-production video popped up soon after.
Check the video(s), the first and third are my personal favorites, so make sure you watch that thing through, y’hear? Plus, shouts to anybody who puts Kelly O in front of the camera rather than behind it. Good on you, Kelly!