Open Channel: Chicago Electronic "Open Mic"

Check out this electronic version of “Open Mic” in Chicago that I’m putting together: Sort of like its analog cousin, Open Channel is an non-curated musician’s showcase in a supportive, relaxed environment, except it showcases electronic music, either through DJing or Live PAs. You will get 20 minutes to show off what you do musically, and then listen to other people doing the same thing. There are 12 slots open. The first 12 people who RSVP and pay will be guaranteed a slot. Playing order will be determined on the date of the performance. You are also absolutely welcome to bring friends, or just come as a spectator! There is a suggested donation of $5. OPEN CHANNEL: Chicago’s Open Mic For Electronic Musicians More info, including technical details … Read More

[RECOMMENDED] Circuit Bent Saturdays

Circuit Bent Saturdays, The eSymposium EVERY Saturday, 12:00 noon – 3:00 PM Lizard’s Liquid Lounge, 3058 W Irving Park Rd, (773) 463-7599 To nurture the Midwest experimental electronics community, we host a free weekly “eSymposium,” a lateral lecture series where participants are both teachers and students. There’s soldering, tinkering, Q&A, show-&-tell, bending circuits, hacking toys, and Chicago’s only weekly Circuit Bent Open Mic. Stop by, join the eSymposium’s Google Group, or check out what we’ve been up to at and

Avant Mutek ft. Akufen & Stephen Beaupre

Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 11:00pm Green Dolphin Street 2200 North Ashland Chicago, IL Swing Shift, In Your System, Relode & Meotic present… Avant Mutek Chicago… featuring AKUFEN (Montreal | MusiqueRisquée, Perlon, Force Inc) STEPHEN BEAUPRÉ live(Montreal | MusiqueRisquée, CircusCompany) LEO 123 LIVE (Chicago | DarkParty, Mush, OldTacoma) HERNAN SANCHEZ (Chicago | Meiotic) JEFF PIETRO (Chicago | FearofMusic NY) For the first time ever, MUTEK is making a preview stop in Chicago. The MUTEK festival – celebrating it’s 11th anniversary this year from June 2 to 6 in Montreal, Canada – has distinguished itself as an international rendezvous for original and avant-garde programming, with interests in both the experimental and the playful sides of digital creativity. As the Mutek festival experience is truly one of our favorites in … Read More

[3.12.10] FREE Digital DJ Workshop w/ Loco Dice & Martin Buttrich +more

7-8pm – LIZ REVISION: DJ set & presentation on Marketing, Branding & PR for DJs 8-9pm – ORVILLE KLINE from MIW: Intro to Digital DJing 101 9-10pm – JOSH “DOC” HELTON from MIW: Advanced Traktor 10pm-2am – Live Performance by Legendary DJ — Loco Dice w/Martin Buttrich, Livo & Roby Friday, March 12, 7-10pm Spy Bar, 646 North Franklin Street Sponsored by NATIVE INSTRUMENTS MUSIC INDUSTRY WORKSHOP GUITAR CENTER HOSTED SKY VODKA BAR FROM 7-8PM DJ’s, producers, and music lovers join us for a FREE Digital DJ Workshop sponsored by Native Instruments, Music Industry Workshop, and Guitar Center. Witness the new age of digital DJ technology: Friday March 12th 7pm-10pm @ Spybar Chicago. Activities include a FREE Digital DJ Workshop, Networking Reception, and Live DJ Showcases. Native Instruments … Read More

RECOMMENDED: [10.23-25.09] Tour Smart Plus 3 workshop / seminar

3 day seminar led by D.I.Y. guru and Invisible Records CEO Martin Atkins to revolutionize the way you think about the business of your art TICKETS Moldover West coast electronic artist Moldover will lead a special workshop on electronics and demonstrate the essence of putting your DNA in your work. “With Komega and Moldover watching over the crowd like proud fathers, you really get the sense that we are at the start of something big.” – LEGENDmag Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune Since 1990, Kot has been the music critic at the Chicago Tribune, where he has comprehensively covered popular music — from hip-hop to rock en espanol — and reported on music-related social, political and business issues (see his daily blog, Turn it Up, at the Paul Natkin, photograher Probably … Read More

RECOMMENDED: [10.29.09] Michael Esposito @ Dorkbot Chicago on

Experimental artist and researcher Michael Esposito will present some experiments and sound art from his recent work with Electronic Voice Phenomena. Michael recently completed an album in collaboration with Brent Gutzeit constructed from EVP recordings gathered at dorkbot Chicago’s host, Enemy.

[10.10.09] Regroup 1: Tara Grunwald

Join us for an exhibition of original works by Tara Grunwald of TGDesigns. Free before midnight, $10 afterward or $7 after midnight with RSVP at Valet: $10 all night. Late night sushi menu. Your host: Emcee Subzero. DJs: Liz Revision (subVariant) [IDM | Chill | Blippy Minimal Techno] Buckfever [Electro] DJ Rick [Glitchy Tech-step] Presented by subVariant, House of Gods, Inkline and TG Designs 9pm-3am Artist Reception: 9-12am (Free) 21+ Official Site: