iGo Audio Emissions CD Release Party @ the Metro ft. Detholz, Mucca Pazza, Madison Buchanan, Liz Revision (Quantazelle) + more

I-GO AUDIO EMISSIONS CD RELEASE PARTY Thursday, May 31st @ the Metro, 3730 N Clark 7pm BUY TICKETS NOW AT www.metrochicago.com/shows or the Metro Box Office (3730 N Clark)! VIP tickets include food, a chance to win a DAHON bike. Did you ever get into an I-GO car and realize that you forgot your CD/iPod adapter? Soon you’ll be able to listen some of Chicago’s best local bands inside your favorite I-GO car on our first ever CD compilation. It gets better. Join us at Metro on Thursday, May 31st for our CD Release Party featuring up-and-coming local bands like the Detholz!, Palliard, Quantazelle and Madison Buchanan! Local musicians submitted their very best tracks for fans to vote on. Voters voted for their favorite songs between April 4th … Read More

Lord of the Yum Yum @ Spot 6

*UPDATE: The date is May 9* This is an interesting event featuring Lord of the Yum Yum–a solo singer / composer who makes entire songs using only his voice, a sampling pedal, and a wireless mic. He dresses up in 50s-entertainer style suits and puts on a full one-man act. Really something to see. Lord of The Yum Yum, EE, David Diarreah, DJ’s Quantazelle, Mr. Bobby, LiveWire Date/Time: Wednesday 09 May 2007 Time: 09:00 pm – 02:00 am Location: Spot 6, 3343 N. Clark, Chicago IL 60613 Tickets: $5

[Ramp Chicago] Machinedrum, Justin McGrath + Emulsion and Liz Revision

Machinedrum will school you in partying like you’re in a Brooklyn art loft “Which is better, New York or Chicago?” This innocent little question explodes a heated debate between fans of either city. Chicago has less-expensive housing, but New York has a superior public transit system. New York has a phenomenal restaurant scene, but Chicago smells better in the summer. Chicago has Ramp Chicago for quality electronic music nights and New York has Machinedrum’s Cassette feÌ‚tes—all-night art / film/ dance parties featuring a who’s-who of contemporary electronic music and indie hip-hop. When Machinedrum takes over the PA at Sonotheque, you’ll get to experience a taste of Brooklyn in the swanky sonic environment of Sonotheque here in Chicago–and you just might just feel the urge to take your shirt … Read More

Red Bull Music Academy Info Session ++ Open Bar

Tuesday 4.10.07 6:30pm – 9pm RSVP ONLY – email rsvp@rampchicago.com (open bar 6:30pm – 8:30pm)The night of the next Ramp Chicago we’re doing an info session for the Red Bull Music Academy–where DJ’s and producers who apply and get accepted are flown to a free “school” taught by big name producers. Doc Martin, Alex Smoke, Mira Calix are all past tutors along with just about everyone else you can think of. VictorGanic (Astralwerks) will be hosting a discussion on the RBMA, Martin Atkins is doing a presentation on the contemporary Chinese music scene, and Liz Revision and Emulsion will be spinning our usual techno/electro/idm/ambient thing. Three things to keep in mind about that night: 1) It’s free to attend 2) open bar from 6:30-8:30 and 3) free food! … Read More

[Ramp Chicago] Xyn & Pyxis @ Sonotheque

“Free music? A record label is giving away all of its releases? And it’s legal to download? Well it can’t be that g—whoah, hold on– this is really excellent stuff here… free you say? C’mon, there’s got to be some catch…” Nope, there’s no catch, people: quality underground music can be yours for a total cost of zero dollars ($0.00). Witness the power of the Netlabel—the new, super niche-y music distribution platform with an instant delivery, grab-it-while-it’s-fresh aesthetic that’s only possible because of the Internet. While it’s similar to a traditional independent label, the main difference is that a Netlabel has no physical component to any of its releases—everything is digital and free to download. iTunes, eMusic or any other digital download broker is never part of the … Read More

Liz Revision @ Celebrity

I’m finally playing a free event! This Tuesday come out to watch Danger: Diobolik and listen to some cutting edge electronica. Diabolik is the story of a skilled thief living out of a ritzy hideout who steals incredible riches from the Italian government- including $10 million in cash, a highly prized set of emeralds, and an enormous gold ingot. Based on an Italian comic book series, it’s Mod, kitschy, culty, and pretty funny. Laptop-DJ Liz Revision (aka Quantazelle) selects experimental ambient, IDM and glitchy techno in response to the aura of each night. As her production alias, Quantazelle, she combines complex percussive programming, sonic innovation, and engaging sound design together with an approachable melodic sensibility and often booty-shaking result. She holds a residency at Ramp Chicago’s 2nd Tuesdays … Read More

Tycho, Mr. Automatic, Emulsion, Liz Revision @ Sonotheque

March 13, 2007 9:00 pm If Ramp Chicago needed a poster boy it would be Scott Hansen–equal parts audio and visual, he executes both with finesse. As Tycho he’s a master of swirling, sun-drenched melodies and as the much-lauded graphic designer, ISO50, he is equally stunning and mines a similar aesthetic. Having just shared a bill with Matmos, Tycho is at work on new material for Ghostly International, having recently released Past is Prologue on Merck records. Hansen will be performing and displaying artwork from his ISO50 guise, as well as his live set as Tycho. You’ll regret it if you miss Chicago DJ, Mr. Automatic, a long-time veteran of collectives like Metropop Media, Retropop!, Boutique Sound and Iconoclast. He will be spinning an eclectic mix of downtempo, … Read More

Matthew Dear

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! -LizWake 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 Read more… or Read more right here… » Holding down the top hit in Germany, �Mouth to Mouth,� this summer, Matthew Dear (aka Audion) continues to stake his claim as … Read More