Sunday, December 26, 2010

People Projects , Chicago, 12-31-2007!!!

Happy New Year 2008 from Gonzo Chicago!

My Christmas gift to the D.I.Y scene of Chicago, .

Some long, long, long overdue footage from People Projects on 12/31/2007!

I know many of you in this video now. Pass it on! Youtube made it dark. Let me know if you want some real copies.

This was a few months after I first moved here. I really appreciate all of the effort you guys go through to do this. In the past three years I have blown away by the selflessness of this community. I've seen Lightning Bolt, Times New Viking.....hundreds of shows at many, many places. Many of which aren't around now.

Thanks for doing this. Putting your asses on the line. Dealing with so much madness for people to come in for all of the money they have, get cigarettes and shit everywhere, put our drinks in your fridges, and bringing such happiness to music lovers like myself and numerous people i know.

Some of my friends will never stop talking about "that time when ______ played at ______"

The past three years haven't been 100% sunshine, but for what we can control, a flawless effort to bring craziness, fun, happiness, hugs, booze-sharing, art making, music passion, and just real, real good times to Chicago.

Thanks again,

-John Yingling

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Treasure Town / No Era / No Context ....

Treasure Town / Mortville already looks like the hideout of Hackers mixed with the hideout of the Turtles. When you had hundreds of pieces of paintings, sculptures, figures / other craziness, it only deepens the beautifully nightmarish scene.

One of the coolest art / music / madness installations i've ever seen.

Good work dudes :

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Music Tapes Holiday Lullabye Extravaganza!!!!!

The Music Tapes entered three houses in Chicago on the 6th and 7th of December , 2010,

EDIT : The Music Tapes ghost email writing machine has contacted me and you will not be able to view these images until after January 15th!

i went to one. ....ONE! i've talked to many who attended the others, and every single person sent intense excitement my way.

show 2/3 was super late, with a 1am start time! a way, it made it even better. delirium of some of the most well crafted bunch of songs and objects i've ever witnessed be brought into a strangers house. Saw count : 4?

it really was amazing. long live christmas.

Friday, December 3, 2010

TONIGHT : Tyler Jon Tyler, Galaxie 500, Streets On Fire, Ball Hall, SNOW......

Mental note, fix windshield wiper fluid lines :

BALL HALL: Eugenics Council, Corephallism, Socially Retarded, Fatale
BEAT KITCHEN: The Streets On Fire, Magic Milk, Emcee Phase & Ill Clinton
EMPTY BOTTLE: 1900s, Tyler Jon Tyler, Tristen
ENEMY: Ben Miller / degeneration, Dan Burke, Wyoming, Eric Leonardson & Jason Soliday
LINCOLN HALL: Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips play Galaxie 500

copypasta from lovely ol : acid-marshmallow's upcoming show list.