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To borrow from Mark Twain, the news of the demise of vinyl is premature.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). DCASE, along with the Elastic Arts Foundation and saki, is launching a free new monthly series that features vinyl recordings, Off the Record: A Listening Party.
Off the Record gives music fans the opportunity to hear a new record, often in advance of its release. Each party features the new recording as well as members of the band performing the songs live. Other interactive elements that may be included are a Q&A with the artists, a live podcast taping, a group discussion, or a DJ set, among other possibilities.
Off the Record will happen twice monthly: one on Chicago’s north side and one on the south side. The north side parties will take place at saki, 3716 W. Fullerton in Chicago.
All parties are FREE admission.
Album: The Herc Manual
Washington Park Arts Incubator
301 E Garfield Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60637
Chicago born Cochise Soulstar is an eclectic emcee like no other...Unafraid to express his nerd or his displeasure with the current state of hip-hop. Nerd, rebel, lover and shoe junkie...All sides are on display is his music.
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
Album: Howl (Bloodshot Records)
3716 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Q&A with Marty Lennartz of XRT, JC Brooks DJ set, special prizes from Bloodshot Records and JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound.
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound are known for their taut minimalist blend of rock and R&B that ably backs JC Brooks' raw soul voice. Howl advances into previously unfamiliar sonic territories that conjure up mystique while inducing hip-shaking sing-alongs.