Among the local venues to fall victim to the COVID-19 pandemic in its first terrible year was beloved Bucktown dance spot Danny’s Tavern. The bar had been home to several popular DJ nights, including Night Moves, a cosmic disco monthly that ended its 12-year run (after a few lineup changes) hosted by Ross Kelly and […]
Tag: Boogie Munsters
Star Creature keeps the party going with The Chicago Boogie Vol. 3
I’ve long admired Chicago indie label Star Creature Universal Vibrations for its efforts to push the synth-heavy sounds of boogie and modern funk and bolster the international underground community that loves them. The label focuses on contemporary artists and releases, but it also maintains an indispensable archival project in the form of its ongoing Chicago […]
Andrew Kitchen’s boogie strikes back
Soul Train veteran and Attack of the Boogie host Andrew Kitchen celebrates the reissue of his dance show’s 1984 theme song.
Local punks Droids Blood add new variety to their dark, deranged hardcore
Local punks Droids Blood add new variety to their dark, deranged hardcore, DJ Kool Hersh drops the expansive mix Attack of the Chicago Boogie, and more.
Honoring the vanishing musical culture of Wicker Park
In some ways, Dorian’s is just one more boutiquey bar and restaurant. But its record store and music bookings connect it to Wicker Park’s 1990s arts community.
Star Creature Universal Vibrations transfigures boogie for the 21st century
Tim Zawada and Ben Van Dyke’s label, Star Creature Universal Vibrations, helps turn the far-flung fans of this resurgent postdisco dance music into an evolving community.
Beat Kitchen hosts a panel to confront sexual harassment in music
Beat Kitchen hosts a panel to confront sexual harassment in music, 606 Records books 24 hours of DJs to benefit Lumpen Radio, and more.
Chicago power trio Beat Drun Juel drop a heavy new EP
Chicago power trio Beat Drun Juel drop a heavy new EP, Maximum Pelt throws a double release party for Swear Beam and Basement Family, and more.
Reader’s Agenda Thu 3/13: “Hemingway the Hunter,” Kokorokoko’s anniversary, and sound artist Marcus Schmickler
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, March 13