12/29 UPDATE! $20 general admission tiks have just been added for those who don’t want a food/drink package!
NYE is one of those “Big or Stay Home” nights – where you either lay low or go for broke. Chicago’s NYE Gold Coast Toast is the “go for broke”:
For decades, the Gold Coast bars on Division St. have been a nut house on New Year’s Eve, being home to city peeps, suburbanites and visitors from all over the globe who want to party in Chicago for NYE. Well the six big bars in that hood just formed the “NYE Gold Coast Toast” event – party packages that take this thing to the next level. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s a Saturday night this year, which means these bars are open until 5AM.
We’ll be at Mother’s – that’s right, the Mother’s you went to back in the day, when you were sweating it out while the bouncer studied your ID…the Mother’s that has been the rite of passage for those coming to the city from pretty much everywhere – for decades. That whole strip of bars on Division is cranking it up more than ever and we can’t wait to stumble around the Gold Coast until 5AM.
In the words of Spinal Tap’s musical genius, Nigel Tufnel, “This one goes to 11”.
The only thing more consistent than Chapman’s fastball is our Halloween shows every year: Fitz’s Spare Keys on the Friday…115 Bourbon Street on the Saturday. But this year we get the added bonus of, say it with me, Cubs World Series games. This basically means we’re not exactly sure when we’re starting either night but no matter what, it’s a great weekend to be out at the bars! Both shows have costume contests with bigass prizes too so make the dayom effort!
Our trip to Dallas and Austin was one for the books fo’ sho’. We shared the stage with Biz Markie at the House of Blues in Dallas and rolled out to Cedar Street Courtyard in Austin for a show during Austin City Limits. We were also reunited with our former female singer M80 (pics coming). Click on the image below if you’d like to see the pics and you can catch us at Skooters Roadhouse in Shorewood this Friday (10/14) and Crusens Farmington Road in Peoria this Saturday (10/15).
We finally get to mess with Texas again! We haven’t had a public show in Texas in almost 8 years, so we can’t wait for our return to the Longhorn state! We’ll be at the House of Blues in Dallas Friday, Sept. 30th, sharing the stage with Biz Markie, then Saturday, Oct 1st, we’re on at Cedar Street in Austin at 9:00 right in the thick of Austin’s ACL (“Austin City Limits”) music festival! Please share this with your homies in Texas! And click on the image below to add your bad self to this FB event!
If you or one of your homegirls has even seen our show and said, “Oh I could totally do that”, then practice those squats…or share this with that extra fly friend, cuz it’s on.
You could be picked to perform two songs with Too White Crew THIS SATURDAY, June 25th at Joe’s on Weed St.!
Here’s the dealio…
1) Contact us at email@example.com and let us know you’re interested
2) We’ll talk about your creds and let you know by Wednesday if you’re gonna be our Guest Fly Girl
3) We’ll send you YouTube links to the choreography
4) Practice. Do squats and crunches. Repeat.
5) Invite your posse to YOUR show this Sat at Joe’s on Weed St.
6) Back that thang up at Joe’s. Collect your free “Got Back?” wife beater.
7) Hang out with us backstage and be a part of the band for the night!
Joe’s on Weed St. is also the only place in Chicago to see Too White Crew’s “XL Show”, featuring 4 Fly Girls, MC’s, DJ’s, bboys and our Extremely Worthless Posse! We’ve got new tunes and since we’re already in the throws of our summer “all ages” shows, we need a Joe’s show so we can catch up on all our f-bombs!
Too White Crew is performing at Prohibition Junction’s Summer Concert Series in Oswego this summer. But that’s not why we want you to come to the show. Come to this Saturday, July 23rd show because a portion of the proceeds goes to help two local families that Prohibition Junction has “adopted” in order to help them alleviate some of the financial burden the families are facing. Here are their stories:
“Bowden the Brave”
Seven-month-old Bowden was diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), where cells of the immune system, principally T cells and NK cells, don’t work properly to destroy infected or damaged cells as they should. Because of this, the immune system becomes over-stimulated and begins to damage the patient’s own tissues and organs, including the bone marrow, the liver and the brain. So little and so brave, Bowden has already been through so much in his short life but always has a smile on his face. He received chemotherapy and was diagnosed with AML Luekemia on 6/13 while preparing for a stem cell transplant. Bowden is currently fighting for his life in the PICU @ Lurie Children’s Hospital in downtown Chicago. For those asking what can be done to help the Simmons family during this extremely difficult time they ask for prayers and blood donations. Bowden’s parents, Adam and Christine, have asked everyone to consider being on the national bone marrow registry! You can find it here. #bethematch
7/19/16 Here are two links with further updates on Bowden:
“A Home for Nicki and Ty”
Shortly after giving birth to son Ty, Nicki started experiencing pain that no doctor could diagnose. After four and a half years they discovered a tumor on her spine. Surgery was deemed too dangerous and it was decided Nicki would undergo radiation treatments. Although the radiation was successful in eradicating that tumor Nicki started to lose sensation and strength in her legs. In January of 2013, Nicki was learning to live as a paraplegic at the age of 27 with an 8 year-old son. Her disability has forced her to move out of her beloved duplex, and she needs to find an accessible home that can be modified for her wheelchair. It’s so important that Nicki keep Ty in Oswego so that he can continue to attend Traughber Junior High. Nicki credits Traughber for getting Ty through some really tough times when Nicki was struggling to deal with their new normal. In her own words:
“I’m taking the path less followed. I don’t want to be like everyone else. I am doing things today that others aren’t willing to do so that I can build the future of my dreams. I am creating a life by design. I am faced with struggles everyday just like everyone else. I am willing to push past the pain and do what it takes to live a healthy, happy life. We all have things happen to us that are out of our control, but its what we choose to do with these circumstances that separate the ELITE from the ordinary. God did not create me to be ordinary and therefore I will rise to my highest potential. It doesn’t matter how many times the devil tries to knock me down, because he won’t succeed. He can keep wasting his time on me. I’m not easily intimidated.”
Feel free to help spread the word (here’s the Facebook event for that night) and their inspiring stories and we look forward to seeing you on July 23rd!