Friday, November 1
Platinum-selling British star Kate Nash's World Tour stops in Chicago this Friday night (November 1). The hot event will be held at Metro, and is poised to be a sell-out. Doors open at 8:00pm. Tickets for the show are still available here. $36+
Metro 3730 North Clark Street 60613 Chicago, IL, US
We had a chance to sit down and catch up with the amazing trio that makes up Beats Antique before their show at Irving Plaza this past Friday. The trio comprised of Zoe Jakes, Dave Satori and Sidecar Tommy are currently on their 1,000 Faces Tour which is making stops all over the east and west coast.
Spirits were high upon arrival since they had just found out they had sold out the Irving Plaza show. This was their first time selling out a show in New York and they could not be more grateful about it. Sitting in the iconic green room above the stage we asked how they formed Beats Antique, about the new album and where they see themselves in 10 years.
Famed genre-mixers, Beats Antique, have unveiled their seventh studio album, A Thousand Faces - Act 1, today (October 15). The album is a fascinating display of musicianship, as the band blends World, electronica, r&b, and even dubstep, among others soundscapes, into one project. 'A Thousand Faces' is essentially a beautifully composed sonic thought that is very fluid, despite having influences in so many genres.
The band is now on tour, and complimenting the creativity of the album, the trio recruited director Ivan Landau, and Obscura Digital, to create a innovative live-performance experience. Using multiple illusory devices such as 3-D effects and fractals, the experience is one-of-a-kind and is a wonder to observe in person.
Musical powerhouse Beats Anitque and vocalist/bassist of Primus, Les Claypool, have joined forces and created "Beelzebub," a fresh new single that delivers with engergy, fervor, and flare. The sure-fire hit is now available on iTunes and is a great preview for what is in store on Beats Antique soon to be released album, A Thousand Faces (October 15). The album, in addition to Claypool, will also feature the talents of Lynx & Sorne, Khan, and Micah & Leighton.
With 24 days of their Kickstarter campaign to go, electronic masterminds Beats Antique are making impressive headway towards their goal of raising $40,000 for their new and wildly ambitious stage production. The campaign was launched last week and has already raised over $24,000 – a testament to the strength of the trio’s creative vision as well as their dedicated fan-base.
Having made a name for themselves with their otherworldly brand of Electronic/World Fusion dance music, as well as their vivid and hypnotizing stage shows, Beats Antique are ready to break out the big guns for their Fall 2013 tour. Their new album A Thousand Faces - an epic and "genre-warping rock opera," inspired by Joseph Campbell's The Hero's Journey - will be accompanied by a massive, state-of-the-art stage production by Obscura Digital.
With festival music and culture becoming saturated from every angle, producing an original and innovative live act is becoming a nearly unreachable task. Despite this overwhelming sense of monotony, a perfect storm of production technology and eastern music has thrown Beats Antique under the brightest spotlights of the industry. In this especially unique fusion of new and old, this passionately unique group has created one of the most recognizable, yet diverse sounds in the industry.
Hundreds of LED lit balloons marked the sky as we gazed over what had become our home over the past four days. It was the last show, the final push. We were running on fumes and anticipation after a weekend full of countless standout acts. This was the set we had been waiting for since we were fourteen, sneaking Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg CD’s into our sister’s Walkman to memorize every explicit detail of what would become so monumental so quickly. As we stood amongst the masses in complete disbelief, the entire weekend flashed before our eyes.
EDM lovers are in for a real treat for the next few months. A plethora of electro fests are lined up and ready for the taking. While we wait for dates and lineups to be announced for post-June festivals, peep these April-June events that are confirmed, with tickets on sale now!
who: Tiësto, Röyksopp, STS9, 12th Planet, araabMUZIK, Awolnation, Calvin Harris, Cosmic Gate, CSS, Datsik, Dillon Francis, Mt Eden, Nero, Steve Aoki
The Sunday Snapshot:
The festival set-up, sound and acoustics, as well as operations were extremely professional. It's obvious they have done this before. I loved how they had two stages by each other with back-to-back shows. I parked it at the Budweiser/Playstation stages for most of the weekend due to the line up, but it was incredible to see 10,000 people stacked to see the headliners on the BMI stage. Kudos Lolla.
Sunday Musical Delights & Awards:
Chiddy Bang: Award for Band Best Listened on a CD. I was personally pumped to see Chiddy play. My friends produce their music videos and I have been rocking to their cool remixes/raps for a bit now. Think, Girl Talk meets Drake for their vibe. I was sadly disappointed in the live bit, but I still like them a lot. But the electronic Perry’s stage was a sick addition to the festival. We would be visiting again.
Here is what we loved most about Saturday at Lollapalooza 2010. I wish I was still there!
In addition to the green scene at Grant Park, there were some really cool sponsorship and brand presence situations in the mix. Toyota was giving away cold bandanas and headbands (much needed with the hot temperatures). They always had a line to their tent, which I’m sure got them some good exposure. Another great sponsor was the water filling stations; I know I spent a lot of time here. AOL provided free WiFi, for those of us working during the festival, this was clutch. A fun one was the Q101 Hammock Station, where you could actually take a break and lay in the hammocks for a bit. It’s always enjoyable to see brands and companies giving out products and services that are super beneficial to the festival goer. Giving a consumer something they can really use during the weekend is really going to stand out for marketing purposes.