Fall Preview | Nightlife events
Hood Internet, Tiësto and more.
The Hood Internet + Body Language + My Gold Mask + Oscillator Bug
It was only a matter of time before Chicago-based mash-up kings Hood Internet outgrew making music by using everyone else’s. The Hood’s debut record, FEAT, features all-new, all-original material, and this album-release party is your first chance to hear it live. New York indie-bass quartet Body Language, Chicago duo My Gold Mask and Oscillator Bug (a.k.a. Zaid Maxwell, guitarist-vocalist for Chicago-based Shapers) also perform at this show, part of Metro’s 30th-anniversary celebration. Metro. Sept 20. 9pm; $16, 18 and older.
Club Life College Invasion Tour: Tiësto + Dada Life
He may have stiffer competition than he did five years ago, but Tiësto has maintained his position as the world’s biggest DJ despite EDM’s meteoric rise in popularity. Known for his trance leanings, the Dutch DJ has kept up with the times and trends, adding ever-popular electro and techno sounds to his mix. Champagne-and-banana-loving electro pranksters Dada Life open. UIC Pavilion (ticketmaster.com). Oct 13. 7pm; $35–$50, all ages.
Considered one of the Metro’s heritage acts, electronic-music behemoth Squarepusher returns for the venue’s 30th anniversary. He’ll showcase classic tracks from his extensive catalog, with special focus on his latest album, Ufabulum, yet another tour de force of glitch, techno, acid, drum ’n’ bass and, yes, even jazz. Metro. Nov 3. 10pm; $25, 18 and older.