It's 6am and the sun is coming up. Kamar just dropped me off and these potato things from Dunkin Donuts are soooo good, you have no idea... Such a great evening at Panic! I got there way too late to hear Arturo, but caught a rare Britpop-ish set from Chicago-legend-via-Berlin Scary Lady Sarah, who had the place so packed with friends that my head was spinning even before the Maker's Mark got to me. We moved on to Late Bar, Dave Roberts' new place, with Peroxide and Stormy, and made some new friends there, too.
I should probably go to bed, but I can't stop listening to this Lykke Li remix lately, which may have something to do with me starting off my set with it Thursday night.
Here's to hoping your weekend is going as well as mine.
I always think it strange that everyone calls Neo a "goth" club; outside of fashion, the genre has seen little representation there since Scary Lady Sarah's departure 13 years ago. I'd love to see a proper goth night happen there again, but in the meantime, we'll dip our feet in the dark pool for a night at Atomic this week. Peroxide will join us in the booth throughout the night to play some retro goth that we don't normally give much attention to.
I used to spin this stuff... a really, really long time ago. I also used to spin vinyl. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to drag a turntable into the club for this event, but I will be doing a vinyl freeform set live on Chicago's WLUW [88.7] at 10am Thursday morning. It's broadcast online as well, so listen in even if you're too far away to join us that evening. Expect it to be something like the early '80s goth and new wave set that Kamar and I did for the opening of Neo's 30th anniversary party, for those of you who were there.
I'd post more, but I've got some vinyl to dust off...
Here's one of my favorite Sisters of Mercy tracks, off the entirely fantastic Floodland, to listen to while you dig out your velvet jacket and practice those catch-and-release-the-bat dance moves.
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3/22: Technique @Neo
3/22: Bittersweet @Late Bar
3/23: Qbot @Downtown Bar
3/23: James Murphy/LA Jesus @The Mid
3/23: Fred Falke/Zebo/Trancid @SmartBar
3/24: Harvey @SmartBar
3/24: A Love Supreme @The Loveship
3/24: Planet Earth @Late Bar
3/25: Dollar Disco @SmartBar
3/28: Qbot @Morseland
3/30: 6th Borough Project/The Revenge @SmartBar
3/30: Wolfgang Gartner @The Mid
3/31: Panic! @Darkroom
4/1: Hot On The Heels @Danny's
4/1: Dollar Disco 2yr Anniv./Farewell Party @SmartBar
4/3: Gotye @Aragon
4/3: Swervedriver @Bottom Lounge
4/3: Ting Tings @Metro
4/4: Metronomy/Hey Champ @Lincoln Hall
4/5: Thomas Dolby @Park West
4/5: Technique @Neo
4/5: Shimmer @Late Bar
4/6: Juan Maclean @SmartBar
4/6: Pandemic @Exit
4/6: Neon Indian @Metro
4/10: Rasputina @Double Door
4/19: Kaiser Chiefs @House of Blues
4/21: Modeselektor @Metro
4/12: Technique @Neo
4/12: Bittersweet @Late Bar
4/13: Matthew Dear @SpyBar
4/16: Daryl Hall @Auditorium Theatre
4/16-17: Death Cab For Cutie/Low @Chicago Theatre
4/27: Smithereens @Beverly Arts Center
5/3: Spiritualized @Metro
5/4: M83 @Riviera
5/11: VHS or Beta @Empty Bottle
5/12: Electric Six @Double Door
5/12: Quintron @Empty Bottle
5/16: Cranberries @Riviera
5/17: Xiu Xiu @Lincoln Hall
5/26-29: Movement Festival @Detroit, MI
6/9: Kinky @Congress
6/10: Radiohead/Caribou @First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
6/20-21: Foster The People @Congress
6/23: Raveonettes @Subterannean
6/29: Fruit Bats @Schubas
6/29: Ministry @The Vic
7/6: B-52s @Charter One Pavilion
9/19-20: Madonna @United Center
10/13: Adam Ant @Cubby Bear