It’s been almost a month since footwork collective Teklife and hip-hop posse Treated Crew released Live From Your Mama’s House, a collaborative EP helmed by Treated Crew coleader Mic Terror, and this weekend you’ve got two chances to bust a move to its lovingly crafted dance tracks live and in person. At 6:30 PM on Saturday, both crews perform at the Pilsen Food Truck Social, on 18th Street between Racine and Throop ($5 donation to enter). Then at 9 PM on Sunday, Mic Terror and Teklife greats DJ Spinn, Heavee, and DJ Phil hit the Empty Bottle with ace footwork dance troupe the Era ($10 cover).
Chicago tape label Hausu Mountain, a veritable volcano of oddball musical excellence, has belched out another eruption of rad new cassettes. All the Way is a droning, ambient full-length from Natalie Chami’s solo project TALsounds, while Light and Dark is Martin Denny-meets-Autechre electronic exotica by Potions, aka Chicagoan Tom Owens. Russian weirdo Piper Spray seems to be as obsessed with cryptozoology as he is with chattering, chiming beats and byzantine samples—his epic suite Krolorog, which sounds like a really great video-game soundtrack, is named after an imaginary animal he’s invented that’s part rabbit and part unicorn. For now you can buy a bundle of all three from Hausu Mountain for $18 postage paid, and the tapes ought to be on sale when Potion plays a release show at the Hideout on Wed 6/10.
The fine catalog of part-Chicagoan label Already Dead Tapes & Records includes tunes from Italian psych-pop dude Panda Kid, eclectic local rockers Daymaker, and Problems That Fix Themselves, the experimental project of ADT cofounder Joshua Tabbia. So Gossip Wolf is bummed to hear that Tabbia has moved to Brooklyn. “There will still be a couple people running ADT from Chicago, and I’ll be running things from Brooklyn,” he says. He’ll be back in July for the CHIRP Record Fair at Pitchfork. v
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