Equalizer Chicago Wrap-Up and Video: Charlie Deets, Clique Talk and The Atari Ferrari

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:

As the Nintendo-pop filled darkroom, Clique Talk frontman JD Chrome donned his performance outfit, a sequined gold jacket and some Tommy Gnosis-esque face paint. Check out live clips below and here.

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:

Equalizer Chicago happens every final Friday at darkroom bar in Chicago. Sponsored KEXP and 312unes.

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