Early Warning: ACEtoberfest

ACEtoberfest is just weeks away: Saturday, September 24th. Once again we will have food provided by ACE and live music from Eldorado and the Rukus – direct from Memphis!

Slaughterhouse 17

Labor Day weekend… last chance to grill… wear white shoes… and party with the Slaughterhouse crowd! Chicago’s longest running rally hits its 17th year. Lots to do all weekend long, so check out slaughterhousechicago.com now.

Bring on the Mods


Cafe Racer TV is sending a crew to the Holiday Club’s weekly Pints & Pistons next Wednesday, August 17th. They are working on a segment about “Bike Nights” in the U.S., so head over on your best vintage bike… Filming begins at 6pm and continue through the evening.

The Holiday Club is located at 4000 N. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago.

ACE’d the Punch Up

Our friends at ACE Motorcycle & Scooter hosted a mighty fine “Punch Up” party to kick-off the Mods vs. Rockers weekend.

In case you missed it, head over to Good Spark Garage and check out the photos from their first trip to ACE. While you’re there, don’t miss the Mods vs. Rockers video from the Wilkinson Brothers. Thanks Good Spark for the coverage!

Lucky 7

Lucky? No, just MORE THAN GENUINE! Katrine again carries the flag for the MDSC, walking away with best scoot honors at Mods vs. Rockers. Well deserved, as always.

Were you there? Were you missing, like JJ? Either way, relive the day with more pics from J5 in our Gallery – go now!

Thanks to Ton-Up Chicago for pulling together another fantastic year.

Top Toons at Late Bar

Haven’t done one of these in a while… Dr. S turned in a killer set at Late Bar on the 17th. Here it is, in some semblance of order:

Steve Alaimo – I Don’t Know
Dean Parish – Bricks, Broken Bottles and Sticks
Connie Questell – Give Up Girl
Martha & The Vandellas – In My Lonely Room
Joan Berry – Just Like My Baby
Baby Jean – If You Wanna
Bertha Tillman – Lovin’ Time
Dynamics – Misery
Jasper Woods – Hully Gully Papa
Derek Martin – Daddy Rollin’ Stone
Ted Taylor – Somebody’s Always Trying
Roscoe Shelton – There’s a Heartbreak Somewhere
Jigsaw – One Way Street
Fearns Brass Foundry – Don’t Change It
Jacques Dutronc – Le responsable
John Wooley & Just Born – You’re Lying
Cherry Slush – I Cannot Stop You
Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce
Billy Duke – Timbuctu
Wanda Jackson – Funnel of Love
Carolyn Brent – My Man
Connie Questell – World of Trouble
Gale Garnett – I’ll Cry Alone
Peppermint Harris – Wait Until it Happen to You
The Adorables – Come and Get It
Jimmy Witherspoon – Hey, Mrs. Jones
Kings Go Forth – You’re the One
Chris Clark – Love’s Gone Bad
Little Jewel – I Want To

J5 Road Rash

Proof you can’t keep MayDay SC from a good fight, Jordan suffered this nasty bit of road rash on the WAY to Mods vs. Rockers!

Chicago Mods vs. Rockers

You ready? We’re ready… Don’t forget about MDSC’s SOUL ALL-NIGHTER! at Late Bar on June 17.

Get Revved Up

Steel Toe has posted a teaser vid for this year’s Mods vs. Rocker. We recommend jumping straight forward to just over 50 sec. in for a quick glimpse of MDSC rolling in to Bottom Lounge last year.

2011 Mods vs. Rockers Itinerary

June 18 is just around the corner… but Mods vs. Rockers is about more than one day. It’s a way of life. Be sure to support your favorite club on Friday night and get ready for the big rumble!

Friday, June 17
Rumble at the ACE
6p-9p; $10
Includes pig roast, the Hobgoblin Ale House, and live music from Pearls Mahone

Rumble Run to Late Bar
9p; FREE
Mods vs. Rockers soul & reggae dance party… till 4am

Saturday, June 18
MODS vs. rockers 2011
Vintage Scooter & Motorcycle Show at Delilah’s
1p-5p; $10 for judged entry
Does MDSC bring home another victory? Over 18 categories of vintage, custom, and straight up best bikes in Chicago…

Mods & Rockers TT Run to Bottom Lounge
5p; FREE

All Revved Up!
6p; $10
Annual fish-n-chips dinner, followed by four great bands: Tracer Bullet, Ungrateful Punks, London Calling, and Hi-Fi & The Road Burners!

An all access pass is available from Ton-Up Chicago for $25, go get it now.
Download the full itinerary here!