Sort of like it’s 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.
CONFIRMED as of 7/7/10: Nick DiLorenzo Mike Laurence
I also have a limited number of free gifts for performers and donors! Woot. (If I forgot to give you one last time, let me know)
You are also absolutely welcome to bring friends, or just come as a spectator!
There is a suggested donation of $5.
You will be plugging in to an open channel on the mixer with one RCA cable from your gear. We will have 3 people set up on the table and then use the mixer to fade between people when they are ready to go, without dead air. Please try to stick to the 20 minute limit so everyone gets a chance to play.
There are no monitors, but the room is not huge and the space is carpeted.
Please note that there is not a lot of room at the front of house, so try to keep your gear footprint to the smallest you can manage (ie: there is no room to set up a full drum kit, so don’t bring it). The ideal setup would be a laptop plus one or two pieces of outboard gear / MIDI controllers.
There are CD turntables at the space already. We could arrange record turntables, or you can bring yours if you need them.
Scroll to MULTIKULTI on the call box to get buzzed in and go up to the 4th floor. The space is an art + media collective and gallery. BYOB.
Text / call me personally at (312) 869-4647.
Please say OPEN CHANNEL at the buzzer or door so you can be directed to the right room. See you soon!
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
DJs, 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.
Check out this free performance of Moldover at Risque this Saturday!
Known to 400,000 YouTube viewers as “The Godfather of Controllerism”, MOLDOVER has become the inspiration for a new generation of musicians interested in moving “beyond the decks.” Feb 18th, Chicago’s Ableton user group will feature Moldover for a special edition user group session. Famous for building, hacking, and playing controllers with virtuosic skill, Moldover’s dynamic performances with his custom instruments are bringing new life into electronic music. Fusing hard rock with electronica, glitch edits, and frantic drum beats, Moldover’s signature style defies categorization. And with appearances on national television, coverage in major music publications, and countless live shows around the world, Moldover is in constant demand by people interested in this next evolution of music.
From experimental blips to industrial and drum ‘n’ bass flavored bangers, to saccharine unabashed pop tendencies, Bit Shifter is a dynamic live presence, pushing as much output from his custom setup featuring Nintendo Game Boys outfitted with homebrewed cartridges and perhaps the maximum emotional output capable from eight puny bits of power. -NEW CITY CHICAGO (“Preview: 8bit Halloween featuring Bit Shifter/AI Lounge“)
If an evening of off-the-radar music is up your alley, then our pick for one of Halloween weekend’s most interesting events will pique your interest. 8bit Halloween at AI Lounge hosts one of the world’s premiere 8bit electronic musicians, Josh Davis aka Bit Shifter. Playing his entire set out of a pair of Nintendo Game Boys, Davis pushes the boundaries of sonic experimentation. – CHICAGOIST (“Halloweek in Music”)
Our friend + previous Dorkbot Chicago presenter Liz Revision is organizing an 8bit Halloween ft. Bit Shifter here in CHICAGO. DORKBOT CHICAGO. (“8bit Halloween ft. Bit Shifter CHICAGO”)
*EDITOR’S PICK – Going.com
It’s all in celebration of a Halloweeen party Saturday night in Chicago, headlined by Josh Davis (BitShifter). Party ringleader Liz joins Josh on behalf of subVariant to represent the IDM-glitch-minimal-tech-house side of things, and Mr. Automatic (Front 312) and Onefiftyone (Chicago Workshop) will be joining in. If you’re in Chicago, this looks like the place to spend your Saturday.–CREATE DIGITAL MUSIC (“Happy Halloween: Exclusive Free Liz Revision Mix, Party in Chicago with Bit Shifter“)
Shout-outs to our sponsoring friends:
Music Industry Workshop [The area’s largest music industry training facility w/ Certified Ableton Trainers] Transistor [Art | Electronics | Music | Books | awesome store on the north side] Mac Specialist [Premier Apple Macintosh computer specialist with sales, service, training, consulting, networking and internet access in the Chicagoland area] Fractalspin [The ultimate online geek boutique / techcessories destination] Dreamdaze [Live visuals / electronic music] Kumar McMillan / FarmDev [nerdery^64 / music] Skewerz [Wicker Park – Hawaiian Fusion]