Can you believe it’s been a year already?! Come out this Saturday and help us celebrate FIVE YEARS of Kimball House Rock!
It’s going down right here at the Kimall House – 2PM – No Cover – Good times!
UPDATE: Porta-potties will be on-site; now that’s the hallmark of an official music festival, see you there!
KIMBALL HOUSE ROCK 2014 LINEUP SET TIMES
2:00PM: Freddy Phatz
3:30PM – 3:50PM: Special Guest Set
4:00 PM – 4:10PM: Rio
4:20PM – 4:40PM: MC Everest
4:45PM – 5:05PM: Angel Katz
5:20PM – 5:40PM: Rich Jones
5:50PM – 6:10PM: Blake
6:15PM – 6:30PM: Blakkass Westley
6:30PM – 6:50PM: L.O.D
6:50PM – 7:10PM: Auggie the 9th
7:25PM – 7:45PM: Hurt Everybody
7:50PM – 8:20PM: DJ Moppy
8:30PM – 9:00PM: Surgery at the Hands of Machines
9:05PM – 9:35PM: Nunca Duerma
9:40PM – 10:10PM: Netherfriends
10:15PM – 10:45PM: Shazam Bangles
10:50PM – 11:30PM: Sev Seveer
11:30PM – 12:00AM: Fess Grandiose
Video: Jordon Clark, Bryan Zawlocki, Shawn Rosenblatt, and Rich Jones
Edited by : Jordon Clark
The video offers a peek into Netherfriends’ never-ending life on the road, and some cameos from a few Kimball House regulars (we see you Westley!).
P3ACE is available now at netherfriends.us
The remix will appear on Chandler and Westley’s upcoming collaborative project, Champion Champloo!, due out this summer.
This week, New Chi-t appeared on the front page of Chicago Reader. A collaboration between Netherfriends and a slew of Chicago artists, the project was featured in the Hip-Hop segment of The Reader’s Favorite Music of 2013:
Overlooked Chicago hip-hop | Leor Galil
Netherfriends, New CHI-t
Nomadic indie-popper Shawn Rosenblatt (aka Netherfriends) is no stranger to hip-hop: 2011’sNetherfriends Does Nilsson includes a wobbly, funky tune called “Full of It” with local MC ShowYouSuck. That track also appears on New CHI-t, a rap-centric collection of Netherfriends collaborations featuring local hip-hop acts such as the Whoevers, Fess Grandiose, and Impolite Society. Rosenblatt molds his psychedelic-tinged pop—sometimes peppy, sometimes wistful, sometimes both at once—into the foundation for fun hip-hop tracks. The Sublime-sampling “Summertime” in particular makes me yearn for warm-weather adventures even more than I usually do.
Video shot and edited by Netherfriends
A classic tale of relationships long dead, “Never Walk Out On You” has been a blog and fan-favorite from Netherfriends (with the original Impolite Society lineup of Elee and Wes) ever since the track premiered on Ruby Hornet in August of last year– and re-surfaced to be included on Netherfriends’ first full-length Hip Hop release, New CHI-t, back in July.
The ImSo clique has since expanded, as has the number of available Netherfriends projects, but the three artists took a minute to have some fun and shoot this video, almost a year to-the-day of the song’s original release. The video was shot here at the Kimball House, it features a lo-fi aesthetic, a plastic leg, a cameo from fellow Impolite member Khalfani, and Blakkass Westley making some of the creepiest facial expressions in a rap video since Redman’s “Time 4 Sum Aksion.”
Inspired by Miles Davis’ album, Kind of Blue and the live video from the Beatles All You Need Is Love, Netherfriends’ project, “Kind of Buzzed,” features full instrumental improvisation with Chicago rappers adding freestyles live. After releasing a 51 song album called 50 Songs 50 States, Netherfriends aka Shawn Rosenblatt was exhausted from mixing and recording songs. So during the summer of 2013 at the Kimball House in Chicago, Shawn started recording live improvised beat sessions while rappers would lay down freestyles. The first session was recorded with Rich Jones, Chandler London, and BLAKKASS Westley at the Kimball House after a few hours of drinking and smoking. Other Kind Of Buzzed sessions took place at Cafe Mustache, Jugrnaut Clothing Store, and backyards.
The first three volumes of “Kind Of Buzzed” are now available for download, collectively or individually.