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Red, White & Crew Weekend!

Thought we’d kick off off the weekend with a nice thick slice of ‘Merica at Rivers Casino. You see it all at casinos and Rivers is no disappointment. Trust us. There’s hella people watching here.  Oh AND we’re debuting Sam Onnit on bass!!!

 

Then Friday, we head out to the 630 for our 9-11PM G-rated festival show. That’s G rated, not rated for G’s. Our friends The Personnel will be opening for us, then they’ll be at Base Camp (formerly The Lodge) down the street after the fest is over. 

 

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Free is good.

So is a 90 cent beer, which is what Joe’s Bar is serving up this Thursday. I would like to recommended taking advantage of their temporary insanity. Now I’m no mathematician so someone please help me out here. It’s like this: They’re having 90′s Thursdays with 90 cent drafts all summer. Great deal. OK, I get it. And they’re also having 90′s hip hop trivia with prizes. OK, I get that too. But then they’re also lobbing in Too White Crew, and we ain’t exactly cheap. Hmmm, so how much is THIS cover charge gonna need to be? Well, apparently nuthin if you get there before 9:00. Aaaand apparently nuthin if you RSVP to events@joesbar.com. Even if you completely screw that up, you’ll only hafta pay $5. Otherwise, you can catch our show AND a solid buzz for less than a sleeve of shitty golf balls.

If you’re on an Adidas shoestring budget, this is your night. If you wanna ball, you can buy the whole damn bar a round and still not be at the cost of a bottle at a club. Do it playa.

Then we go to the Navy Pier Beer Garden Friday. Which is also free. And all ages. And all everything. Because Navy Pier loves erryone…and erryone loves Navy Pier. You’ll see the greatest cross-section of humanity that you’ll prolly ever see — at least at a TWC show. And they’re all throwing down to old school together. It’s a beautiful thing.

Oh and did I mention that it’s free?

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Peoria & Rockford back-to-back? OUUUUUUCH!

6/13 WEATHER UPDATE: In the event of rain, there is a full set up waiting for us inside at the BMO Center down the street so it’s on rain or shine!

 

Wow, was this a booking blunder. Peoria hangovers usually go 36-48 hours and the average Rockford hangover is 24-36 hours. Having these shows scheduled on consecutive nights is like mixing booze with Vicodin. This won’t end well. But let’s find the positive:

This is what the Peoria riverfront looked like last June…

We hope that the good people of the 309 will help us shatter the attendance record Friday night. Again. To assist in this effort, KISS-FM will be reppin the night, Big D is coming to town to MC the show, DJMcFly will light the match and the Dopestylez bboy crew will put on the halftime show. Then we head to Crusens on the ‘Farm immediately afterwards because, grape bombs. Check out last year’s pics on Facebook or Flickr.

Then Saturday night…

Rockford. And here’s what THIS mess looked like last year…

FIVE BARS teamed up last year to bring Rockford the FIRST EVER Rockford street party where drinks are allowed on the street ’til 2am! Thousands showed up. And they’re about to make the same mistake twice. Their loss, your gain. Don’t miss it – especially ’cause you might end up being the only one in Rockford who does. And that would kinda suck, wouldn’t it? Our homies The Personnel open the night at 7:00, Sidewalk Chalk is on at 8:30 and we hit at 10. The outside stage is on State and Main in downtown Rockford, between District and Kryptonite. Doors at 6; minors can’t go in the restaurants/bars after 10PM. But that’s not all! The Personnel have a late night set at District and Sidewalk Chalk’s late set is at Kryptonite. And we’ll be bouncing between the two. Check out last year’s pics on Facebook or Flickr.

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This Fri @ Harrah’s Joliet…Sat @ 115 Bourbon St. 


115 Bourbon St. is where people make really bad decisions. And we applaud that. 

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U.F.O.’s Farewell Tour! One Weekend Only!


It’s been over a year since we’ve taken a roll in tha ‘Coal but we’re ready to regulate Coal City Friday night. We hit at 10:00
at Gippers II.  Then Saturday night, we bounce out to Michigan City, IN to Blue Chip Casino for a very bittersweet show…

U.F.O.‘s final performance. We are losing this extra fly thang to the west coast next week so please come send off this most
amazing human being. :)

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A “wuuuuurd” about Champaign’s new “City Center”…

It’s time to give credit where credit is due. Fat City in Champaign did something pretty awesome and it seems that a lot of people in the ‘Paign don’t even know yet. They built an amazing live music venue. The City Center opened in April and overnight it’s the new spot for local, regional and national acts coming the C-U and the 217. Don’t have the official numbers yet but it looks like it holds at least 1000 people, more with the VIP mezzanine. They even have an elevator – presumably for both ADA requirements and as a lawsuit limiter (think booze-soaked human tumbleweed rolling down stairs).

Couldn’t have come at a better time either. Too White Crew went from playing on raised 4×8 sheets of plywood with our heads scraping the ceiling inside Fat City to this:

This is a game-changer for TWC in the 217 since so much of our show is visual and requires a good stage. We aren’t alone though either. For years, the Chicago band scene has been wondering when there’s gonna be a go-to place in the House of ‘Paign. So big ups to the fine folks at Fat City for making it happen and for what’s about to happen to your live music scene.

Added bonus: Y’all get a much better view of our Booty Shake Contests! (For better or for worse…)  See you July 31st! :)

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We about to spray a big ol can of Winter-Be-Gone on the Chi.

Festival season is finally here and Star Events has pulled together a monster lineup to ring in summer with Mayfest this weekend! After party Saturday night at Waterhouse (3407 N Paulina St).  Check it…

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Shorewood Friday, Champaign Saturday…

Regulators! MOUNT UP!

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The battle is ON.

This night is so big, Antares be lookin’ at it goin’, “Damn you big”:

1) We’re playing at HOME Bar. And that’s usually pretty big, without the additional sheeeit below…
2) They’re showing the Pacquiao – Mayweather fight… $20 for both TWC and the fight or $10 for TWC if you wanna wait till the fight’s over.
3)  It’s HOME Bar’s annual “Halfway to Halloween” party with a $1000 costume contest! ($500 going to best overall fight themed outfit, and $500 going to the best overall costume.)
4) We gots new music to debut!!!
5) It’s  C-note’s birthday at midnight. Can a playa get a little love?
6) We bonused you an image of P-tugz in the above flyer, cuz we all know Tugz should be in every battle.
7) It’s Saturday night. Which means poor decisions are on special.
8) They gots tables, bottle service, valet, bartenders in booty shorts… #ballermusts

Yeah, so, that oughtta do it.

BTW, if you wanna see pics of how we do at HOME Bar, click right hurr.

 

 

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A TWC reality show?

This could get ugly in a hurra!

  

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