GHOSTLY 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY: CHICAGO
The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL United States View Map
Live Performances by:
* Tycho / ISO50
* Kill Memory Crash
* Dark Party
* Mike Servito
August 21, 2009
9 PM 21
$15 ADV / $20 Door
Jackson presents The Ghostly 10-Year in Chicago
As Ghostly International hits the 10-year mark, we’re throwing a series of pretty-big-deal parties in select location across the globe. Having torn the roofs off Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Miami’s Winter Music Conference, and Detroit’s Movement festival, we now aim our music cannons at Chicago. The evening’s bill includes music/design phenomenon Tycho, melodic electro legend Solvent, local industrial legends Kill Memory Crash, and Eliot Lipp’s Dark Party. A DJ set from Mike Servito rounds out a night of truly outstanding music.
I’m flying into Portland tomorrow for the Emrg+N+See Festival in Macleay, OR (outside of Salem). The event goes from Friday-Sunday and I’ll be playing a Tycho/ISO50 set with visuals Sunday night. From the looks of the lineup it’s going to be a great show (see below). The full schedule with set times can be found here.
# Flying Lotus
# Sean Hayes
# Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious)
# Lazer Sword
# Random Rab
# Sub Swara
Update: If you’re looking to purchase the print it is now available here: studio.iso50.com
Ghostly International (the label I record for as Tycho) asked me to design a commemorative poster for their 10th anniversary concert series. This is the first print in a series I created for the events. The others will be released over the coming week with the flyer hopefully coming tomorrow. This print will be available soon as a limited edition large-format Giclee; pricing and availability will be announced next week. If you would like to reserve a print please contact studio [at] iso50 [dot] com.
The next poster will be the individual design for the upcoming Chicago 10 Year show where I’ll be playing a Tycho set along with Solvent, Kill Memory Crash, and Dark Party. More information is here.
This first poster lists all the Ghostly 10 year show cities: San Francisco
I’ve been working on a new poster over the past week and it’s very near completion. It’s a limited edition for the August Ghostly 10 Year show Chicago installment. If you follow me on Twitter you’ve probably seen a sneak preview of the poster (the image above is a cropped snippet). The one up on the Ghostly site is a very early draft though, we just needed to get something up as a placeholder while I worked out the final version. There will be two versions: one with the artist names and one without. Bot will be available in large format offset and Giclee in the coming weeks. I’m hoping to post up the finals very soon here, could be as early as tomorrow but might hold off until Monday to make sure everything is dialed in.
I’ve been focusing a lot on music lately so this has been a nice chance to get back into design for a little bit. It’s definitely been a challenge wrapping it up though. I feel like the older I get the harder it is to decide when a project is complete; I just want to keep going through every possible permutation and variation until the finished product presents itself to me. For this particular poster I’ve been finding success in bouncing the different versions off of friends to see how they react. I’m still not sure if that’s the best idea, but it seemed to work this time around and it probably cut down a lot of the time I would have spent second guessing myself. Stay tuned for the final versions…
It’s been nice being home this weekend after the past couple weeks on the road. PackardPlantz was kind enough to post up some video from the Detroit show (see above). I’ve been using Vidvox’s VDMX for the live visuals. VDMX is an incredibly powerful, modular, realtime video app for OS X. It employs Apple CoreImage to leverage the GPU directly and the performance is pretty amazing. It can handle full HD video with multiple layers of QC effects running over three decks with no problems. For this trip I brought along the brand new Vestax VCM-600 (pictured below) which I’ve really enjoyed working with.
After my set I had the honor of doing live visuals for Telefon Tel Aviv which was really an amazing experience to say the least (see video below or click here to view). Will Calcutt shot the video with a Canon 5D MKII and it looks pretty amazing. He showed me some other shots he got of Matthew Dear’s DEMF closing set which really showed off the range of the camera. I was pretty much sold after seeing those, unfortunately he hasn’t posted them yet. Suffices to say, the 5D MKII is the strong frontrunner for HD-capable DSLR’s in my book right now.
Telefon Tel Aviv w/ ISO50 Visuals – Magic Stick, Detroit – Link
Just want to say thanks again for everyone who made it out to the Tampa, Detroit, and Toronto shows. I had a blast playing and hope to be back soon. You can find a few more videos on Youtube here: Tycho Detroit Videos
We drove from Detroit to Ann Arbor (Ghostly’s home town) last night to sleep off the head trauma suffered at DEMF and get ready for the train ride to Toronto today. Can’t wait to play the Drake again, such a great venue, the three big screens really add to the visual side of things. Congrats to the ticket giveaway winners, check your inboxes, I just sent the confirmations. I also just got the set times for tomorrow night’s show, see you in Toronto!
Michna 10-11 Tycho 11-12
Sv4 DJ – close
Update: Contest closed! Congrats to the winners, see you at the Drake tonight!
First up, thanks to everyone who made it out to the Detroit show, I had an incredible time and the energy was amazing. With our official duties here in Detroit complete, it’s time to move on to Toronto for the next installment of the Ghostly 10 Year. We’re giving away two sets of tickets to the show at the Drake on Wednesday, all you have to do is correctly answer the following:
Name the cities that hosted the first three Ghostly 10 Year Anniversary Shows.
The first two people to leave the correct answer in the comments will get a set of two tickets each. Be sure to leave your email (will no be published) when you comment so that we can contact you. Also, please answer only if you plan to attend the show.
GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL :: 10 YEARS :: TORONTO
Wednesday, May 27th
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St, W. Toronto, ON M6J 1J3)
Featuring live performances by:
Michna with Raw Paw
+DJ set by SV4