Curt Cameruci—better known as Autobot of the DJ duo Flosstradamus—has expatriated to Brooklyn, leaving his partner, Josh Young, back in the Chi. Cameruci has his first solo DJ gig in Brooklyn this weekend at Public Assembly. Young, who has spent much of the past two years working with his sister, Melisa Young (aka Kid Sister), is now DJing under the name Young Josh in addition to the more millennial moniker J2K. He and Cameruci are "still working and touring together," Young tells Gossip Wolf. "And we have a single coming out on Fool's Gold next month." The song, CTGD (Cape Town Get Down) will be the lead single off a new Fool's Gold compliation.
Chicago's Plastic Boner Band, the noise outfit of one Sam Henry and the self-described "hardest boning band in show business," is doing a one-date tour on October 16. Kansas City, here's your Boner!
On their Facebook page, local intelligent-dance-music label Subvariant call themselves "more than just a record label," but to be honest we're mostly interested in the record-label part. Especially when they distribute tasty IDM/glitch compilations for free on the Internet! Their newest effort, Robohustlin, compiles 13 tracks from composers in such far-off locales as Iowa City (Chaircrusher), Australia (Matt Wolfe), and Jacksonville, Illinois (JahWarrior). Get instructions on how to download it, and future releases, by signing up for the label's mailing list at subvariant.com.
Stardust just entered the terrible twos! The popular dance party hosted by Berlin marks its two-year anniversary this Thursday with live performances by locals Clique Talk, Kid Color, and producer/DJ Chrissy Murderbot. The party also doubles as the Chicago debut of DJ collective Horse Meat Disco (see the List), direct from South London. Between Murderbot and the Londoners, Gossip Wolf anticipates the disco throwdown of 2010.
In a Reader article earlier this year, Chicago seven-piece Bloodiest refused to call themselves as a metal band, even though singer Bruce Lamont also fronts local prog-metal squad Yakuza. Guitarist Tony Lazzara, who did time in the final lineup of Milemarker, now plays in Follows (not entirely metal, but some of their chord progressions are), as does guitarist Eric Chaleff. Drummer Cayce Key used to bash skins in 90 Day Men (not so metal) but now he has a beard that's like two nuthatch nests beyond Rick Rubin. That's pretty metal. Key is the boyfriend of Nandini Khaund, the classically trained pianist in the band. That's more Tori Amos than metal, but guitarist Sean Patrick Riley kinda looks like Robert Mitchum if he played in Morbid Angel. Now Gossip Wolf hears that the Bloodiests have just finished mastering their debut record with local engineer Colin Jordan at the Boiler Room, and that the long-player is due for a spring release on metal label Relapse Records. The album, as yet untitled, was even recorded at Electrical Audio and Semaphore by none other than local metal producer Sanford Parker. So who's not metal again?
Local yokel rapper GLC ("Gangsta Legendary Crisis") has some serious connects. Have you recognized? For instance, dude has two Grammys on a shelf thanks to his appearances on wax with longtime buddy Kanye West. Boom. His 2009 mix tape, Respect My Come Up Vol. 1, was even hosted by perpetually freaked-out boxer Mike Tyson. Boom squared. Apparently GLC survived that encounter with all his ears intact, because he's finally releasing his first proper record, Love, Life & Loyalty, on October 12. The album features a bevy of guests, including Kanye, John Legend, and T-Pain, and will be distributed nationwide via EMI.
Rockford boys Cheap Trick play two shows in California wine country this week, closing the Mountain Winery's summer concert schedule in Saratoga, and joining Grand Funk Railroad, the Doobie Brothers, and other AM warhorses on a charity bill at B.R. Cohn Winery in Saratoga.