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Electric Forest Announces 2015 Dates!

Nestled in the majestic backwoods of the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan, Electric Forest has already penciled in June 25th, 26th and 27th, 2015 for next year’s festival dates. There is no experience quite like Electric Forest, and if you’ve been there then you know that you carry a piece of the Forest with you forever.
Stay tuned for ticket and lineup information!


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Zeds Dead Announce “Space Oddity” New Years Eve Show In Chicago + New Mix

With summer moving farther and farther into distant memory, and fall tours coming to a close, what else could get us more excited than a massive New Years announcement?  An intergalactic party will be descending on the Midwest on December 31st when TSIS favorites Zeds Dead bring the largest NYE theme party “SPACE ODDITY” to Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom.  Planning to bring in 2015 with a little crazy weirdness the Toronto duo will be dressed up in Space Oddity form and encourage everyone in attendance to dress up too, promising a cash prize for the most creative costume and much more!
To celebrate New Year’s Eve Space Oddity, Zeds Dead put together an exclusive MiniMix today for us to premiere. Directly from Zeds Dead: “This is the most spaced out mix you’ll ever bear witness to! As you’ll see and hear in the tracklist, each song is dedicated to some aspect of the great vastness of chaos that is our universe. Enjoy!”
Check out the mix below and get your tickets for the biggest and best NYE party in the Midwest before they’re gone!

Zeds Dead – Space Oddity Mix by Thissongissick on Mixcloud


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String Cheese Incident Announces 3 night run at Aragon Ballroom!

Colorado’s The String Cheese Incident have just announced the 2015 installment of Winter Carnival which includes a pair of three-night runs scheduled for early 2015 in Chicago & Las Vegas.
The 14-show tour begins on January 16 with the first of two shows at Paramount Theatre in Seattle. From there, SCI heads to Eugene, Boise and Reno for a trifecta of two-night runs. SCI will return to Chicago for the first time since 2011 to play a three-night stand at the Aragon Ballroom on January 29 – 31. Then, the band heads to the Las Vegas outpost of Brooklyn Bowl for a three-night stand that’s scheduled for February 13 – 15.
A pre-sale takes place via SCI Ticketing beginning Tuesday, November 18 at 11 a.m. MT and will be followed by public on sales on November 21 and 22.
SCI Winter Carnival 2015
1/16 – 17: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
1/18 – 19: Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
1/21 – 22: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
1/23 – 24: Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort
1/29 – 31: Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
2/13 – 15: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

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Knife Party New Album Abandon Ship!

Knife Party have been teasing the release of their debut studio album Abandon Ship! over the past few months leaking tracks like “Begin Again” and “Boss Mode”, while also pushing back the entire release of the project to work on perfecting it. Well now, a few weeks ahead of the newly scheduled release date of November 24th, the duo have decided to drop the entire project on us due to an early iTunes leak, and no one is complaining. The album brings in the festival-geared style the duo helped carve with their past releases while also incorporating more melodic influences from their Pendulum past. Songs like “EDM Trend Machine” standout on the release while still sounding great, it manages to poke fun at big room house and incorporate new trending styles like future house / deep house. You can now listen to the entire project below on top of being able to pick up a copy through iTunes which is available through their own label Earstorm Records.

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Eoto: What a Fantastic Voyage

Eoto never ceases to amaze me. I got the opportunity to see them multiple times in very different environments. Last month, they performed a two night run at Concord Music Hall in Chicago followed by a performance at University of Illinois – Campaign and last weekend they played a closing set at Suwannee Hulaween in Florida. All of these performances were custom to the crowd and its vibe.
Eoto consists of the dynamic duo, Michael Travis and Jason Hann. These cool cats are nothing short of being very talented musicians with an abstract sound that leaves a joyful humming in your ears. They are live performers and 100% improvised. Jason takes a noise, stretches and plays with it like someone playing with silly puddy. He loops these noises with sympathized beats and the duo ties it up in a bow with an energetic and well-crafted drum beat. The energy you feel during their performance is mind controlling and contagious.
Eoto plays anywhere from reggae to hip-hop to dance electronic to glitch. They have mastered their improvised sound by reading the crowd and switching it up as soon as they see their fans slowing their groove. Something that I have not seen done before was during their show in Chicago they were using the speakers as part of their visual canvas. People tend to focus too much on the lasers and less on the music but Eoto does a very nice job incorporating their music with the visuals so one element does not over power the other. They had a perfect blend of music without the visuals masking over our ability to enjoy the melodic improvised sounds that tend to give you goosebumbs. Some memorable highlights include their cover of Fantastic Voyage, incorporating the talk box and floating between house like dance music and raw gangsta drops.
When I go to shows I tend to judge a performance by how many Bernie moments there are and let’s just say my shoulders got quite the workout in every performance. If you come to an Eoto show be prepared to go on a fantastic voyage!
1. What ques from the crowd do you guys follow and how do you communicate shifts in song direction as a result?
You immediately see how people are dancing, if they’re throwing their bodies if they’re on cruise control. Body movements is a good tell-tale. Just how you watch dancers and see where they want to take it to the next place.
2. I noticed a lot of hip-hop influences in your Saturday night set at Concord Music Hall (I believe there was a line from Mase dropped in?). Do you have a favorite hip-hop artist?
Not really. We’re mindful 90’s hip hop and rap. There’s something about that whole era…Lauren Hill, Busta Rhymes,Tupac, Biggie.
3. Having attended Suwannee Hulaween, what’s a must-do at the festival grounds?
Similar to Electric Forest but Spirit Lake is the focal point. Go to Spirit Lake and lose yourself in the glow of the dark forest.