Archive for March, 2010

Shing-a-Ling! this Thursday

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Start spring off right with a trip to the new Beauty Bar this Thursday, April 1, for a fresh mix of tunes plucked straight from the vinyl vaults of DJ Fabulette and JJ. It’s all girls, all night, all on 45. What more could you ask for?!

RSVP on facebook if you’re so inclined… either way, we’d love to see you there supporting this new monthly!

Beauty Bar
1444 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642-5232

Dan Parry Memorial Fundraiser

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Something near and dear to us, on Friday, April 16 friends have organized a scholarship fundraiser at The Globe in Chicago to honor the late Dan Parry. Dan was one of those guys that everyone knew, he touched a lot of people and did a lot for a scene that really needed a kick in the ass. Wish we had a picture from the last night we rode home from In The Spirit – Dan asks JJ to be careful because the records in the box are worth more than the scoot… we still rode like assholes. Who would have guessed life could be so short?

We hope this is a night to make Dan proud – money is being raised to fund a scholarship for aspiring EMTs, Paramedics, and Firefighters in Chicago. Training for any of these trades requires a serious commitment, physically and financially, and the Dan Parry Memorial Scholarship seeks to make it easier for those who want to pursue their dreams of service. We need more of this.

JJ will be spinning, along with Eric from MODchicago and Ben from Windy City Soul Club/Rare $oul Millionaires. Expect to hear plenty of Dan’s favorites as we toast a guy who left too soon and remains dearly missed.  All are welcome, please spread the word. RSVP on facebook.

classic Dan Parry spin from the ITS nites right here.

The Globe Pub
1934 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613-2408
(773) 871-3757
8pm – 2am

Return to Subt Tonite

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Last time we were at Subterranean we had such a blast, we’re quite happy that Gary invited JJ to spin here again. This bar was host to a number of great nights, including the Rare $oul Millionaire’s monthly and I’m The Face from MODchicago’s Eric Colin and the late Dan Parry of Northern Guerrillas. Always a pleasure to spin this spot.

Gary has brought Grover in from Cincinnati for this round, so we’re guaranteed to hear some top notch scooter rally sounds… and still on the heels of High Rollers, that’s just what we’re in the mood for. This time, WE bring the talc.

2011 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
No Cover for the downstairs bar!!

New Soul Podcast Episode Up!

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Ray has a new episode of Soul 24-7 posted at – check it out and be sure to subscribe.

Some real tasty bits as always… Here is what’s cooking:

DELLS – Run For Cover;
WILLIAMS & WATSON – A Quitter Never Wins;
TRIPS – There’s That Mountain;
MAJOR LANCE – Little Young Lover;
ARTISTICS – Girl I Need You;
ARTISTICS – Love Song;
MASQUERADERS – I Ain’t Gonna Stop;
BETTYE SWANN – (My Heart Is) Closed For The Season;
SHIRLEY BROWN -Yes Sir Brother;
RANDY BROWN – Love Be With You;
MOMENTS – Nine Times;
TEMPTATIONS – (I Know) I’m Losing You;
FOUR TOPS – You Keep Running Away;
MARVIN GAYE – Mercy Mercy Me;
MARVIN GAYE – Chained;
BANDWAGON – Breakin’ Down The Walls Of Heartache;
ARCHIE BELLS & DRELLS – Go For What You Know;
SUPERLATIVES -It’s The Real Thing (Your Love);

Play it loud and grab a drink, cos “we ain’t here to paint!”

MODchicago Magic at Late Bar

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

MODchicago heads to Late Bar on Wednesday, March 10 with Ethan of Mannequin Men and JJ from MayDay SC bringing some WCSC vibes with him… sure to be a hot night of rare and original 45s (and maybe some LPs too), with quite a few sounds that haven’t been heard in these parts for some time!

Eric Colin of MODchicago is sharing a comp of rare mod goodness, so get with this – click here to download Alchemical Splendor at 45 Revolutions.

March WCSC at Empty Bottle

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

February really is a short month… seems like days ago we were getting sick from talc fumes at Empty Bottle. We’ll, it’s that time again. Saturday, Windy City Soul Club returns to Empty Bottle for more floorpounding northern classics and modern rarities. Brad Hales from Ann Arbor Soul Club and Peoples Records Detroit comes in for a guest set, so don’t miss it!

Empty Bottle
1035 North Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 276-3600
10pm; $5; 21+

High Rollers Rally Gallery Now Open

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Recovering after a 14 hour “nap” – Vegas will do that to you. Or at least the High Rollers rally will. Jordan5 documents the scene like none other, so head over to our Gallery now and get a taste of all the parking lot action from Saturday’s bike show. A little rain never stopped a good scoot…  we ain’t here to paint, afterall.  And this year, the Tecate Tree was good to us.

Loads of Chicagoans were there, including JJ and Jordan from MayDay SC, Karrie and Casey from Secret Society SC, Darren, Silent Ron, Rye B. and Alison, Kevin from Windy City Soul Club, Benny and Erin, and we-wish-they-were-still-Chicagoans, Manager John Manion and Kris.  Are we missing anyone?  They’re probably still at the Las Vegas Club trying to catch a lobster.

And if 200+ photos in the Gallery ain’t enough, find even more pics on our facebook page.