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Live Review: Equalizer Chicago 3/6/08

review by Mike Turner photos by Jonaki Sanyal Note: This entry on Equalizer Chicago was delayed for about a week due to the overwhelming amount of SxSW awesomeness being updated live from Austin. Sorry for the inconvenience oh faithful readers. Time to get caught up on Chicago! -------------------------------------- Ok people, this is going to beRead more...

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KEXP Presents: Equalizer Showcase, Darkroom, Chicago 1/3/08

words by Mike Turner photos by Brent Kado “Dope Rhymez” check, “sick beatz” yep, “deep cutz” uh-huh, “mad skillz” I would have to say yes, and by my estimation they were good enough to pay the “billz” as it turns out. If you thought that KEXP’s Equalizer Chicago was only for whiney hipster bands whoRead more...

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KEXP Presents: Equalizer Showcase, Darkroom, Chicago 1/3/08

Stuffed to the bursting point with seasonal delights, and soaked until saturated with a dingy mixture of spirits from around the globe in rolled Equalizer last Thursday just in time for the January show. “Hey, buddy, glad yer back, it’s been a while,” said darkroom. “How was yer Christmas and New Years, man? Can IRead more...

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KEXP Presents: Equalizer Showcase, Darkroom, Chicago 12/6/07

Arks live at Darkroom, Chicago, Equalizer Showcase photos by Heather Stumpf Well, folks, it’s officially winter here in Chicago. For about two weeks now just like we do every year, the citizens of this cruel moon have been sitting in shock consoling themselves with drawn shades and bottles of hooch whimpering things like “why?” andRead more...

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KEXP Presents: Equalizer, Chicago 11/1

Review by Mike Turner Photos by Heather Stumpf I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I’m sorry! Ok, um, how should I put this? I know you’re mad because I was nowhere to be found last month and there you were, scrolling up and down the KEXP blog thinking “wait a minute, where is my regular riotous recapRead more...

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KEXP Presents: Equalizer Showcase, Darkroom, Chicago 9/6/07

OMFG! LOL! WTF!? LMFAO! HFS! All of these and many more were the abbreviated digital communiqués that flew about the darkroom and cellu-space at large like ricocheting BB’s shot from the hand of a pernicious child this past Thursday night. Did something onerous or alarming happen you ask? Something hysterically uproarious and unexpected perhaps? No!Read more...

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KEXP Presents: Equalizer Showcase, Darkroom, Chicago 8/2/07

written by Mike Turner photos by Alex Pilichowski Well kids, it was God damn hot in Chicago this week, some might even say “Hot as Hell” but if you’re a real American and a true rockn’rolling Chicagoan you fight fire with fire and that’s exactly what the windy city’s freedom loving, KEXP listening, terrorist fightingRead more...

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Equalizer, Chicago 7/5/07

Equalizer showcase turns Chicago scene on its head written by Mike Turner and Tobias Corteez photos by Alex Pilichowski This past Thursday, July 5th, marked the second installment of the newest and coolest monthly local music showcase in Chicago. Equalizer, sponsored by The Chicago Reader and KEXP, threw yet another kick-ass party at darkroom withRead more...

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Equalizer Showcase, Chicago: Sunday Runners, The Pumps & City Electric

The Pumps perform the inaugural Equalizer showcase photo by Alex Pilichowski KEXP’s newest local music showcase, Equalizer, kicked off this past Thursday night in Chicago at darkroom and it was a hit! Always up for another reason for drinking, revelry and rock and roll Chicago’s KEXP loyalists did not disappoint and they showed up inRead more...

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