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DJ Tess

TESS KISNER, A VISUAL ARTIST FROM BATON ROUGE, ACQUIRED A SET OF TURNTABLES IN 2009 AFTER BEING TURNED ON TO EXPLORING VINYL AS A NEW MEDIUM. SHE UNCOVERED HER UNDYING PASSION FOR MUSIC AND A POWERFUL NEW ART PRACTICE IN THE FORM OF A DANCE PARTY. IN 2011, SHE CO-FOUNDED SLO’MO – A CELEBRATION OF SLOW JAMS AND COMMUNITY FOR ALL IDENTITIES AND EXPRESSIONS – WITH EVENT PRODUCER KRISTEN KAZA. TOGETHER, THEY CREATED A NEW SPACE FOR SLOW JAMS IN THE NIGHTLIFE SCENE IN CHICAGO. TESS IS KNOWN FOR HER VIBRANT ENERGY ON STAGE, SINGING TO HER AUDIENCE AND MIXING OLD SCHOOL INTO CONTEMPORARY MUSIC.

EVERY SONG BRINGS BACK A MEMORY

PAST VENUES INCLUDE:

BARLEY & BRASS / BEAUTY BAR / BERLIN NIGHTCLUB / BOTTOM LINE YOGA STUDIO / BOTTOM LOUNGE / BROOKLYN BOULDERS /  BURLINGTON BAR / CANVAS / CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION / CHOP SHOP – 1ST WARD / CITY WINERY / COREPOWER YOGA (GOLD COAST) / COUP D’ETAT LOUNGE / CROWN LIQUORS / CURRENCY EXCHANGE CAFE / DISCO / DO DIVISION STREET FESTIVAL / DOOR NO. 3 / DOUBLE DOOR / DRUM BAR / EMPIRE LIQUORS / EMPTY BOTTLE / HIDEOUT RIVERWALK / HUMBOLDT HOUSE / IRIDIUM STORE / JANE ADDAMS HULL HOUSE MUSEUM / LACUNA ART LOFTS / LAGUNITAS BREWERY / LINCOLN HALL / LOGAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS / LOGAN SQUARE AUDITORIUM / LOGAN THEATER / METRO / MEZCALERIA LAS FLORES / MINDY’S HOT CHOCOLATE / NATIONAL MUSEUM FOR PUERTO RICAN ARTS & CULTURE / NEXT DOOR CAFÉ / PROGRESS BAR / RATIONAL PARK GALLERY / RHINE HALL / SLIPPERY SLOPE / SOHO HOUSE / STREETSIDE BAR & GRILL / SUBTERRANEAN / TALL SHIP WINDY  / THALIA HALL / THE ART INSTITUTE MUSEUM / ARTS INCUBATOR / FLATS STUDIO / THE HIDEOUT / THE PROMONTORY / THE REVEL ROOM / THE SHRINE / THE SILVER ROOM / SILVER ROOM BLOCK PARTY /  THE WHISTLER / THREE DOTS AND A DASH / TINY LOUNGE /UNION STATION GREAT HALL / UIC CHICAGO / UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO / VENUE ONE / W HOTEL / WBEZ 91.5FM / WHOLE FOODS MARKET LINCOLN PARK

DJ One Chance // Happy Hour

DJ One Chance the kid from the west side of Chicago started DJing by playing house parties in his parents basement. All he wanted was a chance to DJ in front of crowds every weekend. Now he is playing at some of the best bars and clubs in Chicago due to his persistence and vast knowledge of music genres. You know it’s a DJ One Chance set when here the crowd screaming to every song being dropped.

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Fallen Summer Concert

Thursday, September 19th at Emporium Wicker Park – 21+
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
$5 w/10 Game Tokens

Chris Cap Presents – Fallen Summer Concert/Party

Performances by:
Chris Cap
Illest Melody
D. Inuit

Sounds By:
Chris Banks

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Tune in Tuesdays – Late Nite Laundry, Bum Chic, Fay Ray

Tune in Tuesdays at Emporium Wicker Park – October 22nd

Free to Attend – 21+ – Doors 8p – Show – 9p

Late Nite Laundry –  is a jazzy, psych-rock five piece based in Chicago, IL. The members of Late Nite Laundry create beautifully dynamic pieces that utilize the unique elements of each member’s talent. Smooth and silky vocals by Kaitlin Logan, clever and fluid guitar by Ari Lindo, drippy and full basslines from Emily Burlew, powerful and lively keys from Brenden Cabrera and complex and inventive drums by Alex Santilli all make up the uniqueness and richness of this group’s sound.

Bum Chic – The balance between grime and glamour.

Fay Ray – (formerly Church Booty) has evolved. With 8 moving parts topped by the electric vocals of Mariel Fechik, the Chicago band’s funk and jazz influence grows into a character all its own. Fay Ray’s debut EP “No Love,” released Oct 2017, brings the band’s chemistry and collaboration into the spotlight, with 4 diverse tracks that explore the intricacy of romantic relationships. Moving forward, Fay Ray confidently steps into their new identity. Keep an eye out for their upcoming 2019 releases.

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DJ Breaking Even

Thursday, September 5th at Emporium Wicker Park – 9p-1a – No Cover – Free

Join DJ Breaking Even for an all-vinyl dance party at Emporium Wicker Park. You’ll hear old favorites and soon to be new favorites from across all genres. Disco, Funk, Boogie, Soul and more! Come to drink, play or hang but be ready to dance

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New Player Show

Wednesday, Sept. 11th / 8pm / $5 entry with 10 Game Tokens / 21+

New Player Has Entered The Show is bringing their show to Emporium Wicker Park for the first time ever!
To complement this exciting new venue we’ll be performing at we brought nothing but killers for it

Our lineup is:
Adam Burke
Erica Nicole Clark
Cameron Gillette
Marilee

If you’re not familiar with our show we are a monthly video game stand up comedy show that brings 4 of the best comedians in chicago to perform and then face off in a video game.

The Winner then plays audience members drawn at random for a chance to be crowned THE CHAMPION
Stick around after the show for a chance to win a Nintendo Switch by beating one of the producers of the show (Dane Arden) in Mario Tennis 64

For more details check out newplayershow.com
To see the live stream follow us on twitch https://www.twitch.tv/newplayershow

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Trap n Soul Presents: Beyonce’s Bday Party

Wednesday, September 4th at Emporium Fulton Market – 21+ – 9pm-1am – Free

Come celebrate Queen Bey with us and Trap n Soul all night long! We are turnin it up with sounds from Selah Say and Vic Lloyd from 9p-1a.

Beyonce would want you to come to this

**RSVP is not required for entry, but does get you 10 FREE game tokens**