Mods and Rockers Back at IMS

For the second year running, MayDay SC has been asked to bring some class to Ton Up Chicago’s Mods v. Rockers booth at 2011’s IMS, opening this Friday.  Come check out vintage scoots (and Ton Up’s collection of British steel) this weekend and all the other gear IMS offers.

We’ll be at IMS every day, on Friday from 3p – 9p; Saturday from 9a – 9p; Sunday from 9a – 5p.

And If you’re here for the British bikes, check out Ton Up’s Motorcycle Mania on Saturday, Feb. 12. You didn’t hear it from us…

Hoping Santa Brings Scooter Gear…

Two Years for WCSC

Windy City Soul Club has passed the two year market… that must mean millions in rare soul has now been spun for Chicago’s dancefloors! The party has held sway at Empty Bottle for a year as well, so make your way over there this Saturday, December 4 for another monster party. The WCSC boys have freebie CD mixes to give away and new tshirts to sell. Can’t say they haven’t been busy… check the video

and click here if you want a sneak preview of the 2yr. mix – available streaming or for download. Enjoy!

FCS Soundsystem Black Wednesday Edition

Head up to Late Bar post-Deal’s Gone Bad gig at the Fireside for reggae-ska-soul-garage-whatever Eric plays and more until 4. Thanksgiving with the family always works better with a hangover, trust us!

WCSC B-Day Edition

The Soul Club boys salute our resident scorpio, Ben Pirani, and welcome Robert Wells, aka Northern Rob, for another round of the best soul 45s in Chicago. Only at the Windy City Soul Club, only at the Empty Bottle.

See you on the dancefloor this Saturday, Nov. 20 – kick it off at 10p, go till 3a, $5 at the door.

Spirit of ’86 at Late Bar

Calling all scooterists then and now… it’s officially parka weather, and time for our end-of-season party.

Late Bar’s fantastic weekly The Merge hosts a reunion for all classic Chicago scooter clubs with Spirit of ’86.  We got a cream of the old school mod crop DJing their favorites all night, featuring Allez Cat legends Rob the Mod, Aret, Tommy Riviera, Lady J, and Mike Park!

It’s free, and the party kicks off at 10pm.  We go till 4am!  No excuses (flat tire, seized piston, basketcase electric problems) – just pull the parka out of storage and shine up your loafers.  See you there!!

Late Bar
3534 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 267-5283

An Ace October Weekend

Fall riding season officially kicks off with ACE’s annual Octoberfest show.  And we’re gonna get going a day early this year with a scooterboy invasion at the Merge.

Start the party on Friday, October 1 at Late Bar with a special northside appearance of the FCS Soundsytem: Southside Eric, Party Marty, and Dr. S.  We start at 10pm and the dancefloor wraps up at 4am. Expect the range of sounds you’d normally only find south of 95th Street.

Following day, Saturday, October 2 meet at ACE Motorcycle & Scooter Co. for the annual Octoberfest vintage rally.  This ride in vintage show starts at 1pm and goes till 5pm, with all sorts of awards available.  Ton-Up Chicago brings the legendary mobile pub, Ace is grilling hot dogs and brats.

Spread the word and we’ll see you Friday AND Saturday!

 

Slaughterhouse 16

Chicago’s annual scootering tradition, Slaughterhouse, kicks off its Bittersweet 16 this Thursday, September 2 at Late Bar.  Special shopping and BBQ at Scooterworks sounds good, and a couple of rides take off from Exit on Friday night.  Saturday starts at ACE and ends at Cobra Lounge for the scooter prom.  Sunday’s gymkhana is hosted once again by Motoworks.

All this with a special guest appearance from this fella…

Full itinerary at www.slaughterhousechicago.com

August Scooter Night

August’s ride starts at… you guessed it… the Bad Manners show.  We head out for Late Bar after Buster Bloodvessel leaves the stage.  If you can’t make it to Bad Manners, you have our sympathy… simply head straight to Late Bar for a pint with The Merge djs!

We Ain’t Here to Paint

Ray B, our favorite German scooterboy, is in town, and that can only mean one thing… a night of modern and classic soul washed down by plenty of frosty beverages!  See you at Late Bar –  Beto from CBH and LB’s own Dave Roberts join us for Merge tonight.  Check out one of Ray’s mixes on PodOmatic.