Host Jaime Black interviews Chicago's creative class: musicians, industry, tech, nightlife, college talent, and more on Chicago's first ever and longest-running music podcast network.
Chicagoverse 269 - Nadia Garofalo x Alicia Gaines (Ganser)
Nadia Garofalo and Alicia Gaines of Chicago-based post punk group Ganser return to Dynasty Podcasts in support of their new record, Just Look At That Sky.
The songwriters speak about creating a record that was written prior to 2020, but matches the anxious and chaotic mood of this year. The duo also discuss the making of the band's "Emergency Equipment and Exits" video and reveal whether they considered postponing the record due to COVID-19.
Additionally, Gaines speaks on her experiences as a Black biracial woman in a DIY band, and how those experiences lead to her online editorial titled Confederate flags, suspicious cops and the dangers of touring America when Black.
Chicagoverse 268 - Mat Devine (Cameo)
In an interview broadcast live over Facebook, longtime friend of the podcast Mat Devine returns for an hour-long chat.
Devine reflects on life after fronting Kill Hannah, detailing the work that went into determining his personal and professional identity after the band came to an end in 2015.
Devine also details his current role as Head of Music Partnerships at celebrity video messaging platform Cameo, speaks on the opportunities the platform offers talent, and reveals the parallels between an ambitious tech startup and his own DIY branding efforts in Kill Hannah.
Chicagoverse 267 - Chicago Independent Venue League (CIVL) Panelcast
Chicago's live music community is represented in a special Dynasty Panelcasts roundtable live stream. Representatives from the Chicago Independent Venue League (CIVL) speak about the present and future of Chicago's music venues in the age of COVID-19, and why the city's live music rooms are community epicenters and economic engines.
The venue owners also share steps that music fans can take to help support Chicago's live venues, which can be found at https://www.civlchicago.com/relief and https://www.civlchicago.com/relief.
Featuring: Dane Roth (Shure), Joe Shanahan (Metro, Smart Bar, Gman Tavern), Robert Gomez (Subterranean, Beat Kitchen), Tim Tuten (The Hideout), Chris Bauman (Patio Theater, Avondale Music Hall), Katie Tuten (Hideout, Co-Founder + Co-Chair of CIVL, Founder + member of Niva)!
Chicagoverse 266 - Jen Kellogg
Educator and tour professional Jen Kellogg returns to Dynasty Podcasts for a remote interview broadcast on Facebook Live.
Kellogg speaks on her new series of online workshops at jenkellogg.com, covering all aspects of the live touring industry in the music business. The tour pro shares how she pulled from her own extensive tour industry experience for the workshops, and reveals why she's offering the workshops for free through her site.
Chicagoverse 265 - Leor Galil (Chicago Reader)
Longtime friend of the podcast Leor Galil returns to Dynasty Podcasts to discuss a new collection of his music writing from the Chicago Reader.
Titled Chicago Pop Stars, Hardcore Heroes, and House Legends: 10 Years of Chicago Reader Music Features, the collection features 20 of Galil's best longford music features from the Chicago Reader. Galil speaks about selecting the stories featured in the collection, and how a larger narrative of figures from the Chicago music community appear through the various articles.
Galil also speaks about the mission of the Chicago Independent Media Alliance (CIMA), which is a collective of Chicago media outlets banding together to organize support initiatives, and shares his thoughts on the status of live music during and after the age of COVID-19.
Chicagoverse 264 - Steven Galanis (Cameo)
Cameo CEO Steven Galanis returns to Dynasty Podcasts in an interview recorded remotely.
The tech founder reveals what makes the Chicago-based Cameo platform, which connects celebrities with fans through video messages, so uniquely suited for the social distancing age.
Galanis also details how celebrities are utilizing Cameo in the current moment, and speaks about the larger shift from in-person events to more expansive digital engagement and content.