Category Archives: Equalizer

Equalizer Chicago: video + September showcase

On the first Thursday of each month, the KEXP-sponsored Equalizer hand-picks three or more great bands to perform at darkroom in Chicago. Check out their video of last month’s showcase, featuring Royal Pines, Macon Greyson, and Fetch: This Thursday, Equalizer presents Alla, Demilos, and Bicycle, Tricycle:

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Equalizer Showcase, Darkroom, Chicago 8/7/2008 with Royal Pines, Macon Greyson, Fetch

The honeymoon is over kiddos and after a great birthday month it was back to business as usual for Equalizer and darkroom. To Equalizer business means putting on a killer live music showcase for KEXP once per month and not expecting spankings in return every time. This past Thursday August 7th KEXP, Equalizer, The ChicagoRead more...

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Equalizer Chicago videos for June and July

Every first Thursday of the month, the KEXP-sponsored Chicago showcase Equalizer puts on a show at Darkroom. Continuing their video series, which they began in March, Equalizer Chicago presents live clips and interviews from each music showcase. Here are the videos from the past two months. Be sure to go back and read the reviewsRead more...

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Equalizer Showcase, Darkroom, Chicago 7/16/08 KEXP Listener Party with Catfish Haven, Au & Sleep Out

review by Mike Turner photos by Jeremy Farmer Hi folks, I’m going to keep this short since you all might be sick to death of hearing from us out here in Chicago by now. I don’t want to run the risk of over exposure after six days of extensive KEXP coverage from “The Great Midwest”Read more...

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Equalizer Showcase, Darkroom, Chicago 7/3/2008

As we move perilously closer each day to the immanent KEXP live broadcast invasion of Chicago this month I am reminded more often just what a vital music town and indeed music community Chicago is right now. I can’t think of another city of this scale (and I have lived in quite a few others)Read more...

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Equalizer Showcase, Darkroom, Chicago 6/5/2008

photos by Laura Gray Well, kids, they did it! Despite the player haters, the “media monkeys and the junket junkies with their plastic pantomime,” a few confusing dreams about David Bowie’s nipples in outer space and the occasional Debbie Downer, KEXP and Equalizer Chicago made it through an entire year in the Midwest. Even thoughRead more...

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Live Review: Equalizer Showcase, Darkroom, Chicago 5/1/2008

review by Mike Turner photos by Ryan Sweeney Well, kids -- another Equalizer has come and gone and last week was another rock and roll circus. There is only one month to go before reaching the official one-year mark of the Midwest’s finest independent music showcase and thinking back on all of them trying toRead more...

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KEXP’s Equalizer goes video

Every first Thursday of the month, the KEXP-sponsored Chicago showcase Equalizer puts on a show at Darkroom. Beginning in March, Equalizer has begun a video series to sum up each event, which you can check out on the KEXP Chicago Posse YouTube page. These slick videos include live footage and interviews. Here’s the video forRead more...

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Live Review: Equalizer Showcase, Darkroom, Chicago 4/3/2008

review by Mike Turner photos by Jeremy Farmer and Brent Kado Darkroom, Ukrainian Village, Chicago, IL, Thursday, April 3rd, KEXP Equalizer, holy crap... did someone set off some kind of bomb that destroys everything that isn’t awesome? With the caliber of talent on hand last Thursday night, it sure seemed like it. Or maybe somebodyRead more...

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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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