Being new to Chicago, I have to rely on friends and enemies for what to do around town. Well, I don’t have to, but it’s easier that way, so I do. I was invited to the small radio control room of WNUR 89.3 where David and Bartek of Dubfront Records were hosting an impromptu show with Random Rab who happened to be in town.
I imagine playing a DJ set live on the radio must be like having a birthday in space. You know everyone at home is wishing you well, but it’s mostly just cold and lonely. Anyway, Rab put down a smooth set regardless of the limitations of being in a tin can orbiting the earth, and we had a great time in the background searching the internet for porn local music and talking about michael jackson projects we’ve all been working on.
The next evening, I kept on with my blindly following my friend’s social recommendations, my fabulous girlfriend and I headed out to transamoeba to again see Rab, recenty back from space, play a great set. Kai (my partner) introduced me to her friend Dominic who plays the viola and works occasionally with the, uh, Chicago cultural center? I don’t remember what… but anyway apparently he’s been putting on orchestral works there and will be playing one this monday which we’re planning on checking out.
So far my friends’ recommendations seem to be trustworthy. I haven’t ended up at a house club or missing any kidneys yet. So far so good!
and now for an obligatory shitty cellphone pic: