Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ever tried, ever failed, No matter, Try again, fail again, fail Better --Samuel Beckett

Greetings Chocolate Massive!
Tis' Spring, and Summer is on her way, and party season is upon us.  It is truly a privilege to share
our passion for music with you. 2014 was our biggest year yet: 29 gigs total w/ three fundraisers to 
help the good karma. We seek to keep the tables turning and good times rolling throughout 2015!
  2014 was a great year for new music, and we continued to build the vinyl library with oldies, goodies, and new releases as well. Vinyl is ALL THE WAY BACK and still, a joy to behold and hear. See below for our "Top" releases of the year, and favorite shows.
Let's have a short review of recent gigs, and preview upcoming, shall we?!

Gig#50 Oak Park River Forest High School Booster Ball
Second year in a row for this--and a return to the wonderful Nineteenth Century Club and stage.
Two floors of auction items, a pro auctioneer, and great vibes all around.  The HLSS, along with
two pals, even came up lucky on the "heads or tails" card game--brilliant!  Afterwards, we turned up
the faders and danced the night away with the crowd yelling for more!!  Great thanks to the booster committee and organizers for having us.
Gig#49 Beye School Fundraiser @ School of Rock, Oak Park
Our son's neighborhood grammar school and the closest gig to home, without actually being home.
An eclectic set with everything from james bond themes, to sleaford mods, rush, and a request for 
"God Save the Queen" by the Sex Pistols--check!  Thanks to all at Beye and Bob and Amy Renzulli at SOR.
Gig#48  The Point is a Chicago based magazine of essays and criticism that is broad, incisive, and tuned into our current cultural and political zeitgeist.  It was a thrill to dj the release party for the Winter Issue (#9) at Hyde Park Station back in January.  Please check the link above and explore their web based content as well as archives from back issues. SUPPORT INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING!


5/30/15: 50TH Birthday Party (Oak Park)
5/31/15: Delilahs 9pm
6/4/15: Free Spirit Media Focus 2015 fundraiser (Chicago)
6/11/15: Reading In Motion Event @ Racine Plumbing (Chicago)
6/13/15: Music Night @ Chicago Highlands (Westchester)
7/11/15: 4th of July Norden Family Party (Ohio, Il.)
8/8/15: Schnaitor Family Wedding (Benton, Il.)
8/15/15: Non-Stop Banter Roof Jam (Chicago, Il.)
8/22/15: North Center Block Party (Chicago, Il.)
8/23/15: Weiselberg Wedding (Evanston, Il.)
10/10/15 TBD


Scott Walker/Sunn 0)))  
Touche Amore  "Is Survived By"
FKA Twigs  "LP1"
Ryan Adams S/T
Ariel Pink "Pom Pom"
Sleaford Mods "Austerity Dogs" + "Divide and Conquer"
18 "Trust"
Strut Afro Beats (Various artists)
Sharon Van Etten "Are We There Yet"
TV on the Radio "Seeds"
Sinkane "Mean Love"
Damon Albarn "Everyday Robots"
Hedvig Mollestad Trio "Enfant Terrible"
YOB "Clearing the Path to Ascend"
The Flaming Lips "With a Little Help from my Fwends"
The Soft Pink Truth "Why do the Heathen Rage"

2/22/2014: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks @ Lincoln Hall
7/18/2014: Beck, Sharon Van Etten, Pussy Riot, Deafheaven @ Pitchfork Festival
7/26/2014: Reverend Horton Heat @ Wicker Park Fest

(new speaker!)

OK by Now and See you soon!!!

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