Via Festival : L-Vis 1990, Traxman, Blue Hawaii (DJ set), Equator Club, Krueger | Primary Nightclub | Dance | Chicago Reader
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Via Festival : L-Vis 1990, Traxman, Blue Hawaii (DJ set), Equator Club, Krueger 

When: Fri., Oct. 3, 10 p.m. 2014
Price: $10
The Via Festival—a recent addition to the Carnegie International, an annual contemporary-art fair at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh—hosts visual artists, screenings, workshops, and concerts, with acts as diverse as Real Estate, Deafheaven, and Diode Milliampere. For the first time, the festival is running a smaller Chicago version with mostly electronic and hip-hop artists including Mykki Blanco, Cakes Da Killa, Jeremiah Meece, and Anamanaguchi. Each act has its draws, but the unquestionable standout is the show featuring Night Slugs artist L-Vis 1990 and local footwork genius Traxman. L-Vis 1990’s wah-wah-wrapped bass missiles, alien-reggaeton drum beats, and shampoo-commercial synths make for ideal dance-floor material. And Traxman is not to be missed; not only has he released what’s perhaps the best footwork album ever, his performances are transformative. At the Adventures in Modern Music festival he DJed to a crowd of 20 people, but everyone was dancing to a set that kept jacking up volume and tempo and included Mr. Fingers, Black Sabbath, and numerous footwork ankle twisters. —Tal Rosenberg This set is part of the Via Festival. L-Vis 1990 headlines; Traxman, Blue Hawaii (DJ set), Equator Club, and Krueger open.

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