On The Town: 10 things to do in Chicago this weekend
Chicago weekend events, including Cedric the Entertainer, Joe Pug, the Hood Internet, Chicago Gay Mens Chorus, Theresa Caputo and the Winnipeg Ballet.
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The Hood Internet
The Hood Internet's first album of original music, "Feat" (Decon), initially comes off as a departure from the Chicago-North Carolina duo's trademark mash-ups. Don't believe the hype, says Steve Reidell, who partners in the Hood Internet with Aaron Brink.
"It's a bit of a tangent from what the Hood Internet is known for, but Aaron and I have a history of playing in bands together, so we wanted to do something like that but still jibe with the ethos of what the Hood Internet does," Reidell says. "We produced the skeletons of the songs and the idea was to collaborate with other musicians, the type of people who in the past we would have sampled for a Hood Internet mash-up."
9 p.m. Friday at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., $16; metrochicago.com
Read the full Hood Internet interview