PBR Presents: First Look Behind Door No. 3 with: Hey Champ
Gemini Club, pOCEANs, Greg Corner
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
Doors 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Hey Champ's roots can be traced outside of Chicago in nearby Rockford, where band members Saam Hagshenas (Vocals, Guitar) and Jonathan Marks (Vocals & Drums) discovered their love of music at a young age. After Saam's graduation from law school, the two reunite in Chicago under the Hey Champ moniker. Needing some additional help on the keys, Jonathan calls up his old Princeton chum Pete. The two met as outsiders at one of those tea and crumpet parties where everyone wears blazers and laughs through clenched teeth The band incorporates influences from disco, house and indie rock, while combining the raw energy of Cheap Trick and the synth-heavy productions of Giorgio Moroder and Trevor Horn.
Gemini Club is Dan Brunelle, Tom Gavin and Gordon Bramli, a three-piece indie-electronic dance band from Chicago, Illinois. Their unique live shows have been tearing up the scene for the last two years. Far from the conventional live performance, Gemini Club have a specially designed rig that allows for on-the-fly remixing of their own songs meaning each Gemini Club show is different from the last. This has resulted in them being asked to the support the likes of Chromeo, A-Trak, Two Door Cinema Club, Flosstradamus, Dj Falcon and Chateau Marmont.
Their first single, Ghost "Ghost" came out hot in the blogosphere, which has resulted in remixes from Hey Champ, Barretso, Golden Bug and Only Children. The track has also been picked up for air play from BBC Radio 1's tastemaker show "In New DJs We Trust."
From the mid-west to the Orient, Gemini Club's own remix chops are in demand online and across the globe. Their remix for Australian band The Vanish went straight into the top ten of Hype Machine's charts. The band's spin on "Cold Dust Girl" entered the same top ten charts on five different occasions within a month - and their remix for Shinichi Osawa has been a mainstay on the iTunes dance charts in Japan. Most recently, the gents of GC's remix of Chilly Gonzales premiered on the RCRD LBL blog as the most downloaded track of the week.
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Greg Corner is a Chicago based DJ, bass player, event producer, music programmer and artist consultant best known for his ability to throw successful events and spin eclectic music that people of all backgrounds love.
Greg got his start in the music business throwing underground house events around the Chicago land area in the early 90’s, but it wasn’t until Greg joined the Chicago-based electronic-rock group Kill Hannah in 1997 that his live music career took off.
Greg’s career as a DJ officially began in 2000 when Greg started his first club night Make Out Club, based around electronic and brit-rock music. Make Out Club was an immediate hit, and Greg soon found himself booking international deejays to fill out the roster, including electro-house pioneer Tommie Sunshine. Make Out Club only came to an end in 2002 when Kill Hannah signed a record deal with Atlantic Records and the band began touring the U.S. extensively.
In 2005, Greg started Dark Wave Disco with Chicago DJ’s Trancid and Mark Gertz. Dark Wave Disco was one of the first indie-electro events in the country and it became a huge success fast. The Dark Wave Disco DJs went on to host events showcasing big name acts such as: Justice, MSTRKRFT, Digitalism, Steve Aoki, Felix Da Housecat, A-Trak and Uffie just name a few. In turn, Greg and his partners were invited to DJ some of the hottest parties around the globe. In 2009, Dark Wave Disco had the honor of performing the first year of Perry’s Stage at Lollapalooza.
As Dark Wave Disco’s success grew, Greg continued to tour the world with his band Kill Hannah, all the while refining his taste for all forms of modern music. In 2010, Greg started two weekly DJ residencies in Chicago, in combination a platform for Greg to showcase his eclectic taste, spinning pop, rock, indie, hip-hop, soul, disco and all forms of electronic music. At the same time, he began programming music for nightclubs and restaurants around the country, most notably Old Town Social (Chicago,IL) and Quality Social (San Diego,Ca).
In August of 2011, Greg was chosen to DJ President Barrack Obama’s 50th Birthday party at Aragon Ballroom, playing alongside such notable musical guests as Herbie Hancock, OK GO and Jennifer Hudson. This event lead him to DJ more political events for the First Lady Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton and for the entire Obama campaign staff on election night. In May of 2012, Greg founded Indie-Pendent Industries, an event and music consulting company based in Chicago, and has since personally performed at events sponsored by Google, Chevrolet, Budweiser, Diesel, All Saints, Vitamin Water and the Art Institute of Chicago. Most recently Greg was appointed musical director for JBTV Music Television. JBTV has been on the air for 25+ years and is a music based television show shot in Chicago and syndicated on NBC nationwide.