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The Blackstone Farnam Festival is an annual event focused on celebrating the Blackstone District, it’s patrons, and all of the businesses that have made it their home. This year’s event will feature a diverse lineup featuring local and national acts, craft beers, food, and fun!
Host for the evening: Timmy Williams (from Comedy Centrals – The Whitest Kids U Know)
Artists: Tennis, Shannon and The Clams, White Mystery, Yes You Are, High Up, Miwi La Lupa, and BOTH
More info on the festival TBA at a later date.
Farnam Fest is FREE to attend, but you must be 21+ to drink.Posted 07.26.17 Permalink to this story
Posted 07.25.17 Permalink to this storyRock, Baseball, Kaboom!: Disco Demolition Photography 1979 Exhibit and Talk
Sulzer Regional Library, Auditorium- 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago IL 60625Saturday, July 22, 2:00 p.m.Join us as Diane Alexander White talks through Skype with Detroit Tigers pitcher Milt Wilcox about documentary photos she shot at Disco Demolition on July 12, 1979. During the discussion, Miss Alex White of White Mystery Band will be spinning disco and rock music. On that fateful night radio DJ Steve Dahl invited fans to bring disco records to blow up between innings of a double header between the Detroit Tigers and the White Sox at Comiskey Park. Why did thousands of fans storm the field at Disco Demolition and create a riot that called in the police? What happened afterwards has become an iconic moment in music, baseball and Chicago history. Click Here to view the Facebook Invitation. See you there!
Diane’s Disco Demolition photos will be on view on both floors of the Sulzer Regional Library from July 1 – August 31, 2017. Free admission.
A concert “advance” in the music industry is basically an email check-in between the booker and the band close to the show date. Sometimes the booker sends an advance to you, and in the case of White Mystery, we advance with the club about two weeks before the show. This is your opportunity to make sure everything is on track, provide your Stage Plot, and confirm your hospitality.
Start the advance email with a three-liner: (more…)Posted 07.07.17 Permalink to this story
Amazing genre-benders Tank and the Bangas showered their glorious talent, love, and grooves on Senn High School in Chicago today. The New Orleans-based NPR Tiny Desk winners performed for 700 Chicago Public School students alongside Alderman Harry Osterman and Principal Mary Beck. Their set included jazz-infused slam poetry, freestyle rock, and gorgeous R&B vocals that inspired the entire audience.
At one point, the group asked for volunteers to dance on stage, which brought the house down! See the why in the video above.Posted 06.19.17 Permalink to this story