Thu August 28, 2014 9:00 pm $10.00
PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT CHRIS SAATHOFF FOUNDATION. Learn more here.
Raffle prizes include sweet swag from: Bric a Brac Records, Reckless Records, 312 Vintage Guitars, Vic's Drum Shop, and Dark Matter Coffee, Foundation tees, boatloads of pins, and lots more!
Tonight's show will celebrate the life of Christopher Saathoff, former bassist of CHIN UP, CHIN UP, that was killed by a drunk driver on Western Avenue 10 years ago. The event also benefits the Christopher Saathoff Foundation, a charitable organization that raises funds through events and donations to assist groups that provide support for children in need throughout the world. The foundation also supports organizations that work to preserve music as an art and to work to ensure that "the music never stops."
MISS ALEX WHITE is one half of the Chicago duo WHITE MYSTERY. MISS WHITE is certainly no stranger to our stage having played here for many years including a NYE show back in 2008 with JAY REATARD. Tonight she leaves her brother home to come play us the songs of CHRIS “PLAYBOY” SAATHOFF. This will be once in a lifetime set, so don’t screw it up. THE SWEEPS are coming home to us for the first time since last JULY! Considering their track record, we are confident that this local trio will be just as great as we remember, and as Loud Loop Press said, “The Sweeps could never disappoint.” Damn straight- their songs are catchy as hell, their stage presence is amazing, and the energy from their fans is intoxicating! With nearly 300 live shows under their belt and a fantastic full length, Swift Armour under their belt, the band is building a reputation as one of the best noisy pop-rock bands in the city and their sound is a seamless blend of classic rock, pop, grunge and punk. They will be joined here by Chicago's very own BROKEBACK - featuring members of other stellar Chicago bands HEAD OF SKULLS, TIGHT PHANTOMZ, TORTOISE, we're excited to welcome these guys back here tonight. DJ STV SLV [THE HOOD INTERNET] Returns to our stage for the first time since 2009, and he’ll be kicking off this Celebration of Chris “Playboy” Saathoff.