Video credit-Badfish/Scotty Don't
We just shot local boys, Midwest Hype's sold out CD release party at Schubas on the 5th and it was definitely a party! They've got a compelling blend of jazz, rock, hip hop and....sweet horns.
Here's the bio off their site:
Midwest Hype defines urban garage jazz. Hip-hop flow, unforgettable vocal melodies, punching horn lines, immaculate jazz improvisation, dance floor mayhem, tight pocketed compositions, a spectrum of all colors, a refreshing youthful breath in today's digital world. A celebration and motivation to create a better life, make the day glow.
Midwest Hype has had a string of successes recently. Starting with a slot at Summer Camp 2010 they have played the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Fest, the Indianapolis 500, Green Music Festival, opened for the Wailers and GIRL TALK, and performed at this year's North Coast Music Festival with Thievery Corporation, Wiz Kalifa, David Guetta and more.
ChiIL Mama/ChiIL Live Shows also had a string of successes recently, scoring press passes to shoot Summer Camp Music Fest, Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fest and North Coast the past two years (and Lollapalooza/Kidzapalooza). We plan to be there with camera in hand, again in 2012.
I don't play an instrument myself, but I love live shows. I got the writing and photography/art genes instead. My sister and Grandfather both played sax and of all the genre's I cover, write up and shoot, punk or metal with sax is my hands down fav. I've always had a soft spot for sax with a hard, fast edge. Can't wait to see these guys tear it up Saturday.
*speaking of killer sax........we have some amazing shots of Yakuza front man, Bruce Lamont, sans sax, as Robert Plant--in LZ2 at House of Blues from earlier this month. We'll have a full set of show shots and a "best of" up soon.
We got some sweet crowd shots, too. The fans even got into the whole 1975 retro vibe and held up lighters, old school style, instead of a sea of cell phones. Loved it!
For more about this Saturday's Badfish/Scotty Don't/Full Service/Midwest Hype show, check out the bands' sites or follow them on FB and Twitter.
Check out The House of Blues main site for complete show info.
We highly recommend getting your tickets in advance. When we shot Led Zeppelin 2's sold out show at HOB earlier this month, there were a lot of people turned away at the door, wishing they hadn't waited on tickets.
Doors: 07:00 PM
Show: 08:00 PM
$23.00 - GA - Advanced
$25.00 - GA - Day Of
House of Blues Chicago
329 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654
Badfish - A Tribute to Sublime
Other Artists at this Event:
• Scotty Don't
• Full Service
• Midwest Hype
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