Kimball House Rock IV
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Jams Dean debuts the song “Yoga Pants” at Kimball House Rock with DJ Earn Money on the decks. Sharkula was also on hand for the performance, treating the audience to a unique style of improv ad-libs while assuming hype man duties.
Jams and Sharkula released a collaborative project in 2012, head over to Bandcamp to check that out.
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On the road again… Netherfriends hits the west coast this month w/Jams Dean. Do Don Bluth a solid and click the NetherFivel above for event details.
JANUARY 2014 TOUR DATES
01.02.14 – Ft. Worth, TX
01.03.14 – Oklahoma City, OK
01.04.14 – Albuquerque, NM
01.05.14 – TBD
01.06.14 – Flagstaff, AZ
01.07.14 – Tucson, AZ
01.08.14 – San Diego, CA
01.10.14 – Los Angeles, CA
01.11.14 – Santa Barbara, CA
01.12.14 – Santa Cruz, CA
01.14.14 – San Francisco, CA
01.18.14 – Eureka, CA
01.19.14 – Portland, OR
01.20.14 – Seattle, WA
01.24.14 – Portland, OR
01.25.14 – Eugene, OR
01.26.14 – Oakland, CA
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.
If you’re bummed about Bieber’s retirement, or just need a chill playlist to soothe your post-holiday stress, don’t trip; treat yourself to the second annual Kimball House compilation- comprised of some of our favorite tracks from our friends and resident artists.
2013 was a great year of positive growth for us on many levels! If you’ve reviewed our music, come out to our events, downloaded our tracks, rocked a show with us, or supported us in any way, we’d just like to say THANK YOU.
01. Fess Grandiose – “New Vehicle, Baby!”
02. Chandler London – “TheDrug3.3” (prod. by OH!Quinn)
03. Impolite Society – “Wackass Artwork” (prod. by Von Vuai)
04. Nunca Duerma – “The Snake” (Remix)
05. Chandler London & Rich Jones – “Colorado Or Bust” (prod. by Danimal Tha Choppa)
06. Fess Grandiose – “Casanova Shit”
07. Khalfani (Impolite Society) – “Singled Out” (prod. by Khalfani)
08. Netherfriends – “Good Vibes” ft. ShowYouSuck & Elee X (prod. by Netherfriends)
09. Nunca Duerma – “Bus Rides”
10. Jams Dean & Netherfriends – “Jams In The Road” (prod. by Netherfriends)
11. Impolite Society – “The World” (prod. by Zip)
12. Fess Grandiose & Netherfriends – “Goosebumps” (prod. by Netherfriends)
Video shot and edited by Netherfriends
While blogs continue to debate its status as one of the best or worst things to ever upload to the Internet, this video- shot in, out, and around the Kimball House, features Jams Dean rocking over some Beatles loops à la Netherfriends.
Local Loop described the vid as “…an awesomely atrocious stoner movie,” while JP Bombé of Kimball House called it “F@#kin’ awesome!” Lydia Simmons from Sunset In The Rearview said, “…it really is sh!t, and actually just takes away from the fun little tune that I’ve become addicted to over the past 24 hours.”
Speaking of that fun little tune, if the video’s not your thing, you can get the song below. You’re welcome.
Come join us as we close out the Summer, it’s time once again for Kimball House Rock!