Either the Best Idea or Worst Idea Ever

January 23, 2009

1/23 Update: 

I actualy won tickets to this event but can’t go!  First one to comment on this blog entry gets added to the list!  For real.

Also, you can download Rocktapussy’s new ’09 Mixtape for free here.  Featuring: He Say She Say, Silverghost, Flosstradamus feat. Caroline, CSS, Tegan & Sarah, Audio Bullys, Alphabeat, Seelenluft, Prairie Cartel, Kaiser Chiefs, Solid Gold

 

 

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Vzspandexxx

In a concept as classy as their name, adorable DJ tandem Rocktapussy (Jessica “A-Cup” Gonyea and Chess “Mother” Hubbard) are hosting SPANDEXXX! at Sonotheque later this month with He Say She Say and Silverghost.  (Don’t bother trying to read the font on the flier).

So… um, if you’re dressed in 70% or more spandex you get in free.  If you RSVP at UR Chicago, you get in for 5$.  You can also win free tix by using brain power over at Venus Zine.

Considering what a Spandex ensemble will cost you at American Apparel (and all the friends you’ll lose in the process), I’ll take the 5$.  Also please note; while accessories will make your outfit “pop”, be careful not to over-do it and drop below the 70% spandex requirement.

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Roccoforte Nightly

January 7, 2009

RSVP before Thursday and check out a DJ set by The Rapture’s drummer Vito Roccoforte at Sonotheque  (the best sounding venue in town), all for free ninety-nine.

yrrrrrrrrr welcome.

FREE entry for this event BUT YOU HAVE TO RSVP TO rsvp@gobang.biz

Curious what you might hear? A while ago Artist Direct asked him to put together a “crate diving” playlist form them, and this is what got Vitoed (song clips available on their site):

1. Chicago – “Street Player”
A classic track with a great hook.

2. Boz Scaggs – “Lowdown”
When I was in Australia there was an infomercial for a Time Life music series called Soft Rock’s Greatest Hits or something like that. This track came on, it rules. Here’s a link to a clip of a live version of the song with the legendary Jeff Porcaro on drums.

3. Map of Africa – “Black Skin, Blue Eyed Boys”
Really awesome cover of a great track by the Equals.

4. The Imperials – “Can You Imagine”
When I’m feeling down, this Daft Punk-sampled song makes me feel good.

5. Chicken Lips – “He Not In (DJ Greg Wilson Edit)”
One of my favorite Greg Wilson edits of one of my favorite Chicken Lips tracks.

6. Hot Butter – “Popcorn”
A great track. Amazing moog line.

7. Frankie Valli – “Beggin’ (Pilooski Edit)”
A truly beautiful song, one of my favorites right now.

8. Scorpions – “Sails of Charon”
One of the best metal songs or songs in any genre ever.

9. The Incredible Bongo Band – “Bongo Rock”
A classic. Just found it on 7″ again—total awesomeness!

10. Timbaland – “Oh Timbaland”
I can’t stop listening to this first track off his new album.