Paper Diamond @ HOB
The Colorado native has stepped up his live performance as of late, and the House of Blues in Chicago provides three levels of intimacy for your viewing pleasure. You can get down and dirty in the pit, eye-level with the artist on the first floor, or elevate your viewing pleasure on the second floor. We still haven’t heard who his support will be this Friday, but I would expect another PL Music heavy hitter as Michael Menert, Break Science, and Paul Basic are all available.
Porn n Chicken, Ghosthouse, and DJ LA Jesus @ Cobra Lounge
The Disco Biscuits @ Concord Music Hall
Bondax, Redux Djs, Equator Club @ Cobra Lounge
For the past two years the U.K. has continuously outdone itself producing the most intriguing new artists in dance music. I’m a massive supporter of the rising nu-disco scene in dance music. Bondax captures the soul of the movement and keeps you falling in love song after song. I expect to see an array of hour glass silhouettes moving their hips in an entrancing motion to the sights and sounds of this one. Redux Djs and Equator Club capture a similar sound and represent Chicago’s local disco scene. Once again, Coasters are in for a treat with this kind of talent in such close proximity to the festival.
Lotus and Future Rock @ Concord Music Hall
El Ten Eleven and Orchard Lounge @Lincoln Hall
Another talented group performing in front of their hometown this weekend is Orchard Lounge. This experimental rock group blends funk, soul, electronic, and space disco (yes apparently thats a real genre) to emit a sound that is boldly original. Lincoln Hall provides yet another uniquely intimate setting for these two. El Ten Eleven will put fourth a show that soothes and sways the crowd to a much more down-tempo vibe. Their instruments speak to one another in a language that has a denser vocabulary than English and more depth of tone than the Taiwanese. El Ten Eleven Soundcloud