Friday, November 11, 2011

Concert Calendar

So I thought I'd be depressed until festie season began again, but silly me Chicago brings in sick talent from all over the world allowing me to experience unbelievable shows in historic Chi venues just about every freaking weekend. So here's where I've been the past few:

South Bend, IN for some Pretty Lights - 10/6

 Not my typical Wednesday work night but roadtrip to IN to see Pretty Lights was a much better decision than my couch. In a tiny theater (chairs included) I witnessed my third PL experience. Since I missed his set at Lolla, I couldn't say no and was glad I didn't. His towers continue to grow and his lights just get prettier.

Amon Tobin's ISAM Tour - Congress Theater 10/21

HANDS DOWN the best visual show I have ever seen and I think the world can agree about Amon's jaw-dropping ISAM tour. At points it looks as if the stage is truly moving, yet it's simply one projector casting on the block structure with him inside. His sounds were trancy and trippy until he began a disgusting two-encore performance. I advise anyone who missed the show to watch this video, the sound's not amazing but the images will take your breath away. 

Deadmau5's Meowington Hax Tour - Aragon Ballroom 10/22 (mini-fest weekend)
ft. Feed Me, Tommy Lee & DJ Aero, and Excision

Three openers warmed us up before the swiss cheese head appeared in front of his giant cube set. A closer view without the rain from my first experience with Joel at Lolla. Though it was a very similar show with Sofi joining the stage for two songs, I don't think I ever stopped dancing and had a great crew from STL to enjoy it with. Amon and deadmau5, mind-blowing weekend.

Freaky Deaky 3 ft. Wolfgang Gartner, MSTRKRFT, & Laidback Luke - Congress 10/29
Happy Halloween

Decided to switch up the usual Halloween party and headed to the Congress to dance the night away. I showed up as Penny Lane and had my heart racing outside my chest as each of the shows got more intense and more insane. The night started early and ended around 7am after the show we were off to the Mid for the afterparty with Laidback Luke. When they kicked us out we had our own end of the night rage at my place. Let's just say my roommates didn't enjoy dubby blasting at 6am.

SBTRKT - 11/4 Bottom Lounge

Aaron took a completely different approach than his set at NCMF and surprised the audience by playing his beats live on his drums and bringing Sampha on stage for vocals and keyboard. Thanks @SBTRKT and @Sampha for a unexpected show and thanks React Presents for the signed postie!

And tonight I'm off to 12th Planet and Skrillex to melt my face with some dirty dirty dub.

my warm-ups for the evening:
DJ Vic, Yasmin, and True Tiger on BBC1Extra
Knife Party

photos/video via my iPhone

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