[Ramp Chicago] Flutter, TMI, m50

    This is another in the string of Ramp Chicago’s 2nd Tuesdays at Sonotheque, which I’m co-promoting with Nathan Koch of Emulsion. Featuring Flutter [Live! & CD Release Party] TMI m50 Emulsion [Resident] plus live visuals from VJ Mason Dixon Tuesday February 13th at Sonotheque, 1444 W. Chicago, Chicago, IL $5 [Flutter]’s live shows are a mix of dark pop, indie-rock and underground dance peppered with irreverent vocal musings. Imagine Junior Boys taking a few tips from Yaz in the dance-rock department– then watch Flutter make it come to fruition on stage. Expect a barrage of engaging visuals and a pop-tart sweetness that will make the boys (and girls) purr. – New City (Tip of the Week) Also, New City profiled Ramp Chicago a few weeks ago. … Read More

Matthew Dear @ Sonotheque

Not only is Feb. 15 my birthday, is is the night that Matthew Dear will perform at Sonotheque in Chicago. Love his work–I’ll be there! -Liz Wake Up! and Sonotheque present: MATTHEW DEAR – (Spectral Sound, M_nus, Perlon – Detroit/Berlin) Kate Simko (Traum, Kupei Musika) Sassmouth (Volatl, NBFC) Real-time Visuals: Jeffrey Weeter “Matthew Dear not only knows what people want to hear on the floor, but also how they want to feel. I can’t say that I have heard anything he has released that is not magnificent, be it minimal, glitchy, funky, or just dark and nasty.” – Discogs.com

Flutter, TMI, m50 @ Ramp Chicago

This is another in the string of Ramp Chicago‘s 2nd Tuesdays at Sonotheque, which I’m co-promoting with Nathan Koch of Emulsion. Featuring Flutter [Live! & CD Release Party] TMI m50 Emulsion [Resident] plus live visuals from VJ Mason Dixon Tuesday February 13th at Sonotheque, 1444 W. Chicago, Chicago, IL $5 [Flutter]’s live shows are a mix of dark pop, indie-rock and underground dance peppered with irreverent vocal musings. Imagine Junior Boys taking a few tips from Yaz in the dance-rock department– then watch Flutter make it come to fruition on stage. Expect a barrage of engaging visuals and a pop-tart sweetness that will make the boys (and girls) purr. – New City (Tip of the Week) Also, New City profiled Ramp Chicago a few weeks ago. The idea … Read More

[TH Feb 8] Chicago local jewelry designers' show

Still haven’t decided on a gift for your Valentine? If you’re Chicago-based check out this opportunity to find a unique jewelry piece created by local designers while noshing on hors d’oeuvres and sipping drinks. I’ll be participating in this event tomorrow through my jewelry line, Zelle.

IRON CHEF OF MUSIC: Kracfive's sample-chopping, beat-dicing "producer battle"

The people behind Kracfive have come up with an innovative music-composition contest / event loosely based upon the televised “Iron Chef” competition: The Iron Chef of Music. Both a global and local “competition,” the source sample is released upon the world at the same time and participants are given a set amount of time to produce their creations. Contributors from all over the world, either working alone or in composing-cells like the one I attended, use the allotted time to produce a new work using only the given sample for material. I showed up at Heaven around 5:30pm and arrived at a locked door, wondering if I had inverted the date or marked the wrong day in my calendar, but knocking brought forth Joe aka Protman–a resident of … Read More

Gameboy Music Rockstars Destroy Chicago

“The machines are small, the sound is gigantic, the scope is worldwide, the advance is unstoppable. Prepare your defenses.” That was the warning delivered to Chicagoans before 2 musicians armed only with Gameboys and a slew of high-energy, beat-heavy, unresistably-catchy chiptunes landed in the city. Includes pictures and links to videos and MP3s. read more | digg story

Valentine's Day party @ Heaven Gallery 02/11/06

This was the scene at around 3am at Heaven Gallery on February 12 during Logan Bay’s set. It was pretty wild in case it’s not obvious from the photo. First up was The Machinist, then Lord of the Yum Yum, followed by myself (as Quantazelle) and Logan Bay ended the night. The night and the gallery opening were reviewed on Mediatron. Here’s my setlist: QUANTAZELLE: “Sewtend” Beets. Self released QUANTAZELLE: “Pedwards” Coaster. Subvariant. QUANTAZELLE: “Clue Minus You” Coaster. Subvariant. APHEX TWIN: “Windowlicker (Kriece Remix)” James Zabiela: Utilities. HOMBRE OJO: “Manejando Un Carrito Rapidito Por Santiaguito” VA: Superlongevity 2. Perlon. PHEEK: “Le Plan B” VA: Minimize to Maximize. Minus. AUDION: “Rubber” Audion. Spectral. CLAUDE VON STROKE: “Deep Throat” Deep Throat. Dirtybird. LUSINE: “Sunset.” Inside Out. Ghostly International. QUANTAZELLE: “Stereofoam … Read More

DJ Set at Rodan 11/28/2005

Here’s my laptop-dj setlist from Rodan: OCHRE: “Copacetia” Subvaritrax. Subvariant. QUANTAZELLE: “It’s Fizzbang” Coaster. Subvariant.[Buy Coaster] [Buy Coaster (Digital)] QUANTAZELLE: “Late Blazing Kinch Theme (LBKT Kicked Remix)” Unreleased. QUANTAZELLE: “Stereofoam (Funked Remix)” Unreleased. QUANTAZELLE: “Sewtend” Beets. Self released. QUANTAZELLE: “Clue Miinus You” Coaster. Subvariant. THE FLASHBULB: “God Sheds Snake Skin (Quantazelle Remix)” Unreleased. QUANTAZELLE: “Daftliz-18? Unreleased. QUANTAZELLE: “Snafro” Unreleased. QUANTAZELLE: “Vanity Knobs with Groove Grimace” Coaster. Subvariant. QUANTAZELLE: “Pedwards” Coaster. Subvariant. QUANTAZELLE: “03rston_5” Unreleased. QUANTAZELLE: “Braking (Megamix)” Unreleased. QUANTAZELLE: “Wineglass Chopstick Clinkrush” Coaster. Subvariant. QUANTAZELLE: “Sinking Projectile (Narmatt Kicked Remix)” Unreleased. QUANTAZELLE: “Ping Query” Coaster. Subvariant. QUANTAZELLE: “Pansy Beatmatch” Coaster. Subvariant. QUANTAZELLE: “cityng_4” Unreleased.