Friday, October 16, 2009
We caught up with Matt Santos this past Thursday at the weekly "Disappear Here" party at Angels and Kings and informed us that he would be playing an intimate little "secret" show at Moonshine on Monday the 19th.
This serves as a good chance to play in front of people and try out some new songs.
And while it's not certain yet, Matt also hinted to us that he may be playing with Lupe Fiasco on the 29th of October at the Congress Theater. It's something he'd like to make happen and told us "it would be a pretty fun time" to play with his pal, Lupe. If he does indeed do the show, well that would give us all another opportunity to see this rising star perform along with another Chicago gem.
Matt Santos is probably best known at this time in his career for his role in producing the "Superstar" single for Lupe Fiasco and even had plenty of face time in the music video for it.
Since partnering up with Lupe, Matt Santos' musical career as really taken off - allowing him the breathing room to make the music he wants to make and how he wants to make it. Matt Santos' will be having a release show for his new album on December 4th at the Lincoln Hall. Be sure to check it out too.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
He Say She Say is an electro duo comprised of Million Dollar Mano and Drea Smith, a happenstance meeting that may have left aspiring singer/songwriter Drea a sociology teacher instead of this duo's better half. Lucky for us, though . . . she's not teaching.
They've come up with several instant hits, including single Crash Test Dummy; performed at Lollapalooza in 2009 and have shaken many an ass at tons of local dance parties throughout the city. We've watched people dance themselves into oblivion @ Sonotheque in Noble Square for the monthly Spandexxx party, and saw Drea entrance 800+ people from on top of the bar at Evil Olive for their Lollapalooza announcement party performance at the weekly REHAB party (now moved to Debonair on Milwaukee Avenue).
Despite the hype, the fact remains that now the electro duo no longer has a label backing them up. Speculation leads us to believe that it's due to inactivity. Maybe it's because half of the band is always on tour, which isn't a bad thing, per se. Just leaves less time for them to work on new material and play shows together.
Nonetheless, Derek Berry assures us that they've continued working on music and have created some tracks sure to leave their other hits in the dust. We're looking forward to it.
The Dirty Rooks got their whole ensemble together for The Steepwater Band's "Grace and Melody" record release show on "Black Wednesday" of 2008. Enjoy!
And, viola! In the Streets was born.
Tell us what you think!
Any questions, inquiries, gossip or gripes can be submitted to our newest member at DDeLaMotta@gmail.com
Diego, welcome aboard!
So for our pilot we hit up Moses Harris Jr. (a.k.a. Kid Static) and shot our pilot of "Date with Kate". Check it out, tell us what you think.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Since then, we've filmed a handful of performances and even got to put on our own show. Check out the video and tell us what you think!
For almost an entire year now, Chicago Music Project has hosted a live local music event at Moonshine - transforming your favorite urban roadhouse pub into a live listening lounge for some of Chicago's best local musicians.
Strong supporters of the local music scene, a partnership with them seemed the only logical way to go to bring something new to the neighborhood and to Sunday nights.
DJ Intel has faithfully been the resident deejay, spinning only local music the entire night. For the whole year, everyone has encouraged bands and friends of bands to bring in their CDs and EP's and anything else that can be played for the enjoyment of our guests ears.
It's not uncommon that a guest will inquire about a song and write down the information only to go home and read up about them on myspace or purchase a song on Itunes. Designed to create a sense of unity within the Chicago music scene - INTERVENTION has become a networking source for local musicians across the musical board.
So when you're looking for something to do on any given Sunday, think INTERVENTION. Great music, great staff and as always . . . never a cover for you to enjoy.
$3 PBR pints
$3 handcrafted microbrew pints
$4 jim beam and cola
$4 hornitos sunrises
$5 effen black cherry and lemonade