Hek Hernandez’s 1982 album release & show


It’s been awhile since I posted here, or had much of any presence on the internet for that matter. I’ve been enjoying a simpler life, away from the torrent of fleeting digital minutiae. I’m happy to be focused on the everyday work of actually creating music, not just talking about creating it.

One of the projects I recently worked on was a collaboration for my friend Hek Hernandez’s album, 1982. I wrote lyrics for & sang on “Reaction,” the final track on the album. It was a very enjoyable experience, and was more or less my first collaboration with another artist – certainly my first collaboration in the role of “vocalist.”

1982 is an electronic/hip hop album that takes thematic and stylistic cues from contemporary art, high fashion, trends in pop and underground music, and the beautiful city of Chicago. I’m proud to be a part of it.

Go download the whole album for free on his website:

Also, tonight is the album release show at Transistor in Lakeview. It will feature a live performance by Hek, as well as a DJ set by Supertoy, another great Chicago producer/MC. Show details are below.

By the way, Transistor is an amazing boutique shop I played at a few months ago that sells books, art, cameras, and custom electronics, and regularly hosts shows by local and international musicians. If you want to see a truly unique Chicago spot, be sure to check it out.


Hek Hernadez: 1982
Album Release Party

Hek Hernandez (live)
Supertoy (DJ)

3441 N. Broadway

7 pm
Free, BYOB

Wednesday (3/13) @ The Whistler


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Onyx System
Rainbo Video

The Whistler
2421 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
9 pm
Free, 21+
RSVP, more info

Onyx System are a duo comprised of guitar player Alex Nova and synthesizer Jim Lace. Musically merging the concious and the unconcious mind. Insular inventions in the spirit of Chrome, Ennio Morricone, ADN Ckrystall, Silver Apples, Alan Vega, and The Incredible String Band.

Rainbo Video is a Chicago-based musician and visual artist. Constructed from synthesizers, samples, and crisp electronics, his newest tracks reside in the realm of synth pop and melodic hip-hop. With the recent addition of his own vocals to the mix, he brings a new depth to his arrangements and live performances. Rainbo Video uses a palette of euphoric melodies and urgent rhythms to explore themes as diverse as futurology, the depths of the unconscious, and the mysteries of space. This is pop music for the Singularity.