For whatever reason we hadn't made it to the Av-aerie yet. (no show had drawn us in yet/time) We'd been in the building before dancing wildly at Rawk Mag's after-Pitchfork party, but never up to a show in that room. Wednesday night we made our way over a few drenched blocks to the Fulton Arts Center and to the Av-aerie catching the final LMNOP song and setting down our coats as a DJ took the controls. The DJ went on for some time as Walter Meego set up and let the crowd pour in. We wandered around surveying the spot (pretty typical UCWD loft) and anxiously awaiting some dope dance music. With maybe 175 folks ready to roll, Meego took the stage and started to rumble the floor. Seriously, rumble the floor. This band is the next big thing - mark that down. After an hour plus of moving the masses to scat, the place was heated and gasping. Mingling after the show we tried to get a crowd (or any interested souls) to head down to Planet Rock - the biggest (at least space wise) party of the night. Conversations jumped from girls home for the holidays (NJ fashion desginer) to the LMNOP boys to some drunk cats who claimed to be relatives of Kenneth Rexroth.(really) The rest of the night is a story and soon I will publish this one and many more in a book - until then - ain't no story like an Avant/Chicago post.
Moonshine isn't the place I'd pick to hit up a party, but Tuesday Night Trimm might be worth a look. Hosted by Tony Trimm it features The Opus, Jay Dee and Trimm as well. Live art is on spot too. Hopefully the Wicker Park Trixies will be elsewhere for the night.
You'll seldom hear us claiming any party is worth a 20 spot and when free drink aren't part of the cover, the chances are less. But Tricks and Dope Kicks 2 looks like a mighty fly night. Fly kicks on display and a customize your own contest. This Friday night event is sponsored by Scion, nestled in a West Chinatown loft, featuring sounds from Million $ Mano, LA Kings w/ Qualo and Cool Kids. Get tickets here. This event has been called off. No deets. Sorry.