07.14 (Tue)
Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, Hey Champ @ Cafe Du Nord

For about a year now we have been tracking Chicago’s electropop trio Hey Champ, patiently awaiting their first West Coast tour. The group will be at Café Du Nord Tuesday supporting the utterly horribly named Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head and headlining Popscene Thursday 7/16. And check this – we have tickets to giveaway for the Popscene appearance, so be sure to check back early next week for details.

With only a handful of remixes and a two song demo of original material under their belt, Hey Champ managed to get signed to Lupe Fiasco’s 1st & 15th a few month back. The move is a testament to just how solid their work so far has been – the two synth heavy released originals, "Cold Dust Girl" and "Face Control" are the type of tracks you will find yourself listening to on repeat. If they release a full album of tracks like these, the trio is sure to explode.

And despite the name, Natalie Portman's Shaved Head is actually well worth a listen. The fun loving electro group is a bit reminiscent of the previously highlighted Datarock, and actually has a few bangers under their belts. Be sure to check out "Me + Ur Daughter."