Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Steinski Headlines This Year's Wire Fest

Believe it or not, this man is a hip-hop legend. Back in 1983, this record collecting ad exec dropped the first in his series of pioneering "Lessons" mixes (with fellow studio rat "Double Dee") that would later influence the likes of sample-crazed crate diggers like DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist. Known to his friends and family as Steve Stein, this cult figure better known as "Steinski" is now headlining this year's Wire Magazine Adventures in Modern Music festival at The Empty Bottle. For underground music fans, Steinski is this festival's equivalent of landing a Rory Erickson or Os Mutantes on the bill. Or at the very it least, Steinski scores them a high "Jon Brion factor" (i.e. landing an artist who doesn't really tour on your bill). As usual, the Bottle and Wire have amassed an amazing line-up of innovative and influential acts this a week of great flicks at the Siskel Center to boot! The 5 day festival kicks off tonight, complete listings and details can be found at:


Anonymous jima said...

Don't forget tonight's headliner, Jandek, who's legendary for never doing any live appearances at all. Until a few years ago, that is, when he suddenly started doing concerts here and there. Jandek was supposed to be at last year's festival, but hurricane-related emergencies forced him to cancel. Expect to see loads of Outsider Music fans at the Empty Bottle tonight.

I actually did see Steinski at Smart Bar a couple of years ago. He did a great DJ set that was all over the place, from 1970s funk to Broadway show tunes. Sunday's show should be very entertaining.

9/20/2006 03:12:00 PM  
Blogger Robyn Detterline said...

Might I also recommend Colleen on Friday night and Subtle on Saturday night? All right, I will. Why are these not on the RFC concert schedule?

9/20/2006 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous cinchel said...

we are also looking forward to colleen. jandek and rhys chatham tonight were amazing.

9/21/2006 01:39:00 AM  

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