Archive for December, 2009

Mood Music NYE Eve!

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Late Bar 12/30/09The Ladies of Soul – Lady J and MLE – are back together, bringing their 45s to the brand new Late Bar on New Years Eve Eve, Dec. 30th.  JJ will be on hand as well, and we’re sure Dave Roberts will spin a few.

Don’t forget, Late Bar goes til 4am!

Late Bar
3534 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

Just a block or so past the Belmont Blue Line stop, so no excuses this time!

Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

maydayscxmasSo you’re looking for some xmas cheer? Here you go:

Friday, Dec. 18
FCS SoundSystem spin The Loft
13328 Olde Western Ave
Blue Island, IL 60406
10pm til close; no cover

Saturday, Dec. 19
CBH Boss Sounds at Cobra Lounge
235 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60607
10pm til close; no cover
always a cool night, great mix of reggae and soul as CBH always bring in guest DJs

Wednesday, Dec. 23
Berryoke back at Broukal’s
12924 Western Ave
Blue Island, IL 60406
9pm til 2am; no cover
Broukal’s is the perfect venue for Berryoke, because the drinks are cheap, come quick, and everyone gets a chance to let loose on the mic. You don’t want to go to work on xmas eve anyway, right?!

Saturday, Dec. 26
Late Bar Opening Party!
3534 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
10pm til 5am; no cover
You read that correctly… til 5. If you hadn’t heard, Dave and Kristine found a bar with a 4am license and a music & dancing permit – two of the rarest commodities in Chicago nightlife. It’s the equivalent of a TV175 barn find. It just doesn’t happen. Lucky for us, it did, and they open the bar with DJ Dave Roberts’ signature event, Planet Earth.

Wednesday, Dec. 30
45 Soul Dancers at Late Bar
3534 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
10pm til 4am; no cover
Jenny, MLE, and JJ have been asked to spin the first soul tunes at Late Bar, and we couldn’t be happier. New Years Eve Eve! Start a new tradition and dance all night.

Thursday, Dec. 31
The Get Down New Years Party
Bay View Brewhaus
2535 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
10pm til they kick us out; $10
If you haven’t been to Milwaukee for NYE, you owe it to yourself to make the trek. For one night closing hours are ignored and the town stays open all night. Some bars won’t close until January 2. We’re not kidding. We have no idea how late the Brewhaus will let us stay, but we do know that we’ll get all the hot Get Down DJs, The Chain will be playing a live set, Mr. Fine Wine of Downtown Soulville (WFMU) will be spinning, JJ will be there to represent the Windy City Soul Club, there’s free falafel, and in general it will be an amazing party.

Vintage Lambretta Rally

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Awesome video – happily, rallies have not changed much at all.  Gymkhana, slow race… it’s all there, except for the nudity and bonfires.  I’m sure that happened after they put down the camera.  Check out these crazy acrobatic riders from Malta… you think they didn’t get freaky?!

WCSC wrap up

Monday, December 7th, 2009

What a party!  The Windy City Soul Club crowd delivered and then some.

TimeOut Chicago already has pics from Kyle LaValley up on their site –  with even more photos on her site.  Chicago Scooter Club Eric captured some video of que, which TimeOut reported was deep until 1am.

Empty Bottle kicks off Year 2 of rare soul fire on Saturday, January 9, 2010.

Psst… if you missed it, TOC interviewed Ben from WCSC last week.  Read that here, with photos from the past year and the anniversary mix streaming at the bottom of the page – or download and bump it at your next party.

Windy City Soul Club turns 1

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

WCSC Anniversary Poster
It’s big… it’s massive… it’s huge… and astute observers of Chicago’s soul scene will notice that it’s one month late.  No matter.  Windy City Soul Club is booked at Empty Bottle this Friday, Dec. 4 to celebrate their one year anniversary.

Doors are at 10pm and you’re advised to line up: first 50 in get a free anniversary mix, with tunes ripped from the WCSC favorites box.  More giveaway goodies throughout the night.  All killer no filler.  See you there.

Windy City Soul Club

Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 276-3600