by Ali Weiss
Friday night’s Equalizer featured an all-Chicago, heavily electronic line-up, with a mix of glam, post punk, techno beats and the Mario Brothers.
First, The Atari Ferrari spinned a DJ set consisting of, as their name would suggest, pimped-out remixes of the 8-bit video game sounds of yore. Jackie Sestak of the KEXP Chicago Posse talked to the trio before (and a little bit during) their set:
Electronica artists Charlie Deets headlined the evening with a charismatic show that included male back-up dancers. When interviewed, it would appear Mr. Deets doesn’t speak; he has people who handle that, and sometimes those people are topless. When it comes to making sound, Deets saves it for the stage: