photo by sebastien.b

As a native, I’m always proud to give a shout-out to Chi-town bands. I lived in for about four years and was able to catch Future Rock rock out the local club circuit a number of times with their unique brand of live electronic rock. In my opinion, this trio doesn’t get nearly enough respect in the electronic rock or “jamtronica” scene (ugh, I really dislike using the latter label, but it is useful). So it’s great to see these guys grabbing a nice headlining slot at the and a spot at this year’s Rothbury Festival, because they’ve been serious tour workhorses for the last five+ years, and they keep putting together great tunes and a killer live show. Although is just as likely to get the house jumpin’ as a band like or the , their sets are a bit more geared towards the songs and crafting cool textures and themes. They also have picked some great to hone their sound (check out their takes on and for some great examples).

For their Spring ’09 tour, they’ve linked up with Canadian electronic rockers Shout Out Out Out Out for the majority of their dates, and I am digging the match-up. The Shout Out guys seems to have taken on the Indie-rock dance party vibe of Holy Fuck and added a ton of vocoder and 80s synths to create their own little computer disco grooves.

Bottom line: These two should make for a nice, dance-friendly show, but with enough exploration and substance to keep you interested.


Future Rock – Rocket [mp3]

Shout Out Out Out Out – Run [mp3]

Also, don’t miss Future Rock’s own podcast series.


04.24 :: IL :: w/ ,
04.25 :: Majestic Theatre Madison WI :: w/
04.29 :: Higher Ground VT
04.30 :: The Warehouse Hartford CT
05.01 :: Le Poisson Rouge NY :: w/ Shout Out Out Out Out
05.02 :: Silo Nightclub Reading PA :: w/ Shout Out Out Out Out
05.03 :: Harpers Ferry Boston MA :: w/ Shout Out Out Out Out
05.05 :: Ottobar Baltimore MD:: w/ Shout Out Out Out Out
05.06 :: Rock N Roll Hotel :: w/ Shout Out Out Out Out
05.07 :: Canal Club Richmond VA :: w/ Shout Out Out Out Out
05.08 :: IS Venue VA
05.21 :: Pre-Party Chillicothe IL :: w/
05.22-24 :: Chillicothe IL
07.02-05 :: Festival MI

WHITperson -- aka Marc Whitman or simply "Whit" -- is a long-time LMB contributor known for his in-depth posting style and his knack for crafting interesting podcasts. Whit currently resides in Brooklyn, where he's building up his web development chops and hoping to put his technical skills towards something interesting in the music world. Follow his updates over at whitperson.com...