"What About Chicago?!", is your weekly show exploring live art, music, entertainment and cultural performances going on, in and around the great city of Chicago.
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On this week's episode we chat with Cedric Casimier of Ze'ev and Jawns, about their life, art and inspirations. We also take that walk to hear Flora / TC Superstar / Uma Bloo / Sean Green / DRAMA MOTH, check out Violet Eckles-Jordan: Dysphoric Objects, find Ashes of Light, engage in De-conditioning! - a conversation series by Connect the Dots, find out how She Kills Monsters and so much more!
On this week's episode get one with earth and nature talking with Glad Matt about The Grow-Op Chicago (growopchicago.org), Earphoria: Chicago, Glad Rags, Sex No Babies and cooking up marvelous treats! We also take that walk and find out why I’m Down For Whatever: The Teen Perception – Opening Reception, attend the final Impossible Colors presents Frontwoman Fest 2018, enjoy The Heist, get curious with The Autopsy Talks and so much more!
On this week's episode we speak with Adele Nicholas (Axons) and Elaine HD (Spaces of Disappearance) about their work organizing Frontwoman Fest presented by Impossible Colors at Burlington Bar! We also take that walk to the Make Out Party World Premier, support the Tumorama: A Brain Benefit for Rachel Moonchild Perlman, exchange thoughts and ideas at a DIY Townhall + Let's Make A Plan: April, kop some new music at the RICHARD ALBUM TAPE RELEASE CONCERT EXTRAVAGANZA and so much more!
On this week's episode we speak with Travis Travis Travis and P Michael Ono about the brilliant art, sound, music and message of their longtime collaboration ONO (www.ono1980.com). We also kick it with Malci and talk about his latest project "Do You Know Yourself" (www.malci.bandcamp.com). We also take that walk to Free Street's Meet Juan(ito) Doe at The StoryFront, support the African Youth Forum - 2018, come prepared to stunt at Petty Gang Chicago's Boom Bap Open Mic, see what's good with OTV Presents: The Exquisite Corpse & Velvet Premiere and so much more.
This week we find out why it Sounds Great on Paper, start Killing Your Darlings - 3/16/2018, bear witness to Church of the New Play: Sarah Bowden, maybe dance with Hostel Presents: Disco Pigs and so much more! We also talk about folk music, wrestling, the importance of open mics and our love for long walks with Chicago-based-god-musician-playwright-raconteur - Ross W Berman. Check out his New Japan coverage at WrestleZone.com and his amazing music projects at rossberman.bandcamp.com.
On this week's episode we visit The Uploose Odditorium, share ideas at The Sick Muse #10: Open Pitch Meeting!, find out why Exposure is Key: My Block, My Hood, My City and so much more! We also chat with Sasha NoDisco and Plus Sign about The World's Fair 2018 and nomoneynoborders.com!
On this week's episode we take that walk to Opening Reception: Woman Made Midwest Open at Woman Made Gallery, get involved with A Collaborative 2018 Inaugural Show at Lo Rez Brewing, listen to some very important ChitChat: Women's HiStory Tellers, get are hands dirty at Hostel Grow-Op Meet-Up no. 3 (MWUF Summit Prep)and so much more!
On this week's episode we take a dip into the dark side with Father Darko as we discuss his solo music, his part in audio/visual group VahnDarko, as well as his other various multimedia projects. We also stop in at Zinesters fest, celebrate the Hooligan Mag Four Year Art Collective, eat laugh and see great art at the Artsy Fartsy Pizza Party and so much more!
On this week's episode we dish with Matthew C. Plowman about his show Dishin' with Matthew C. Plowman and many of his various exciting artistic endeavors! We also enjoy an adult beverage at F**k Valentine's Day Show w/ Deadly Habits, Flowtone, & more!, partake in some Goulash: Noise Bias/Dr. Meats/Packard Duo/ Hatcher Duo, enjoy great music at Charles Joseph Smith - Record Release! at The Hideout with Sooper Records, see how The Collaborative Economy Goes To Chi Hack Night and so much more!
On this week's episode we talk with Edra Soto about "Open 24 Hours", the current exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, as well as her experience with the Rauschenberg Residency, her time teaching at The School of the Art Institute, and her other projects. find out more about her past and present work at edrasoto.com. We also inhabit the Co-Prosperity Sphere for Easy Habits • Glass Eyes • The Sueves • Color Card, attend the ▼2nd Ⓐnnual Nü Band First Date ▼, listen to the sounds of Glances & Sports Boyfriend & A Very Kewl Guest, and chat at Reclaim North Side Drinks & Discourse: Beyond Allyship
On this week's episode we talk with Arthur Swidzinski and Tony Michal about what drew them to travel from Chicago to New York on their skateboards, as well as the danges, downfalls and triumphs they experienced along the way. We also enjoy the hard work from the people who created Project Tool, connect our circuits at Relate 2, laugh at Monkey Wrench at the Hideout, and explore the Devil in the Details: A portrait of Chicago. Find out more about Shred America at shredamericafilm.com.
On this weeks episode we talk with Brittany Meyer and Molly Kearney about what drew them to Chicago, Comedy, and the inspiration behind their monthly show "Strip Joker". We also discover Secret Cinema, learn how we got from Bye Anita to No Cop Academy, see the movie three years in the making at the Clamor and Claw [EP + FILM Release] || Scott William || Peggy Tenderass show, and share our art at AFMF presents: Juice Open Mic. Find out more about Strip Joker at stripjokercomedy.com.
On this week's episode we see the Writing on the Wall, check out the Revenge of the Nerds vol 3 at the Humboldt Park Library, see an amazing free show at Mykelle Deville || daymaker || blackerface || ze'ev, and make noise with the birds at Cirp Night at the Whistler w/ Sex No Babies and beastii.
On this week's episode we praise the art with Gabe Michalski while discussing his long and varied experience singing, podcasting, writing music on guitar and playing with the group Bash Bang. We also go see Gauze Presents: A Night At Archer Beachhaus, attend the Utopia Ball, become "Ladylike" at Cafe Mustache and get down to Bubbles Brown.
On this week's episode, we take that walk with Mandatory Abortions and talk about their travels and latest music releases! We also get pumped for their PUNK ROCK TAKE OVER # 2 @ THE GALLERY CABARET as well as take that walk to @IAN’S PARTY 2018, celebrate AMFM Gallery One Year Anniversary, Build-A-Robot at Logan Arcade , catch the First Monday Jazz: Sam Trump , join Story Time at Perkolator and so much more. Listen to the podcast, subscribe on iTunes, support the show with a donation at www.patreon.com/whataboutchicago, like our page at www.facebook.com/whataboutchicago and check out our podcast partners Machine Culture Collective at www.machineculture.com.
On this week's episode we attend one final open mic at NItecap Coffee Bar, exit the earth's atmosphere at Hostel Presents: Space Face, watch the ball drop at a New Years' ShinDig, and learn more about ourselves at Wretched Nobles: The Selfie & Narcissus.
On this week's episode we are eager to hear Empower #HerStory, support the Annual HECKLE Multicultural Holiday Jam!, get lost at Salonathon: Island of Misfit Toys, get 100% Off Bands: Show You Suck, Oliv Blu, Ano Ba, Squeak Pivot DJ and so much more!
On this episode we get lit at Glitter Fest 2, connect with some Familiar Strangers at The Dojo, celebrate winter at Joyride Record's Wintergnarlya, and enjoy a midweek dance party at 100% off bands presents: Sasha NoDisco, Dj Bonita Appleblunt.
We also are joined by Sabeen Sadiq, Sonal Aggarwal and Karan Sunil about their upcoming web series "Code Switched" and how it challenges representation of South Asians in media with characters and stories covering the SPECTRUM of South Asian-Americans and exploring their lives in a three-dimensional way. See some hilarious clips at their indiegogo page www.indiegogo.com/projects/code-sw…ries-diversity#/ and find more info at www.facebook.com/codeswitchedseries.
On this episode we laugh to resist at re-Silly-ence, learn about Eleonara Duse at In Sarah’s Shadow: The Eleonora Duse Story, strut our stuff on the catwalk for the release of the sick muse #9, and listen to some of Chicago's finest at the release of Rich Jones' new ep (ft Vaporeyes).
We also talk with Joey Delisi (@3rdeyechi) about his vast video experience filming mini docs, music videos w/ dojo tv, skate films and more. Roll on over to joeydelisi.com to see more of his work.
On this episode we get down at The Powah Houze, have a post turkey mosh session at knowhere, learn how easy it is to make a podcast with Public Narrative at their Podcasting workshop, and listen to the new release by The Curls while they perform as an 11 piece for the first time. We also talk with Chris Jones of The Glass Eyes about his experience with this band, his other projects and his time at DIY venue The Mojo Cave.
On this week's episode we paint coffins at the 7th Annual "Beautiful Coffins" Show, participate in Hippy Holy Daze 2, share art at ChiResists: A Decolonial Open Mic and so much more!We also take that walk with Poet, M.C. and Space Cowboy Vagabond Maurice to talk about his musical journey through Chicago and beyond.
On this week's episode we learn some skills at Anarchist Print Fair II, praise Chicago's great art and music at AMFM & Neak.Co Present: NxHistorY, come to find out with Wretched Nobles: What's Inside Pandora's Talk Box? Premiere, hit The Moth Chicago Mainstage and so much more.
On this week's episode we take that walk towards reflection and understanding with Danez Smith: Don’t Call Us Dead, visit the House of Heavy Petting to her Pixel Grip / Zula / Blacker Face / Sports Boyfriend, discover The Origins of Wit & Humor and so much more!
On this week's episode we play games and hear readings at Hallowzine 2017, enjoy a Porch Play, see how NEON brings life to Chicago and so much more!
On this week's episode the streets are alive with the sound of music! We take the walk to Mojo Cave, Auxiliary Arts Center, Charm School, The National Mexican Museum of Art and more to enjoy music from punk to house and everything in between.
On this weeks episode, we go to the Applehole for the Already Dead Tapes Chicago showcase, laugh, cry and scream at The Clown Show, raise money for Ceasefire at Club Soda, and tell stories in the dark at Story Club Southside.