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!
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.
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.
Size doesn’t matter! Come see us wreck shop on a stage the size of a laundry token!
Then Saturday, it’s our most triumphant return to Peoria! See you at Berlin for the after party…
Since Weezy is comin’ to P-town tonight and since we’re wreckin’ shop on the same stage this Saturday, we thought we’d share a little story about how TWC almost went on tour with Lil Wayne a bunch of years ago…
We got a call from an agent who was booking a midwest college tour for Lil Wayne. It was supposed to be 5 or 6 shows. And they needed an opening act. And Too White Crew gets the call??? I told the guy something like, “Not to discredit what we do or anything, but like, you sure this is the mix you’re looking for? I mean you know we’re basically on the other end of the hip hop spectrum, right?”
His response – if I could condense and rephrase what he was trying to say, was, “Exactly. In order for these college admins to approve a show like Lil Wayne and not have a beatdown from parents whose kids’ tuitions are helping fund these concerts, we need to water that shit down with something a little, well, lighter than Lil Wayne. That’s where Too White Crew comes in.”
Ha. We get it. And we thought, “Hell, a little tour with Lil Wayne? Why not.” So just as we were putting the ink to paper on the tour, Lil Wayne got arrested for gun possession and the whole tour got canceled. Dammit, Weezy. Man the stories we coulda had.
Ha. Oh well. Have fun tonight P-town! See you Saturday night!
Until then, we’re here for you. Check it:
Then, Friday night…
Tailgaters is gonna keep the TV’s on for the third period of the Blackhawks game so you can decide if you wanna watch dudes chasing a little puck around or booties bouncin’.
Good Friday?! Heaaal naw. Let’s make it a GREAT Friday – starting with our appearance on the WGN Morning News! We’re going to be live at the Cubby Bear at from 7am-9:30am, promoting our show Saturday night at the Cubby Bear. This ain’t just a Cubby show doe. It’s the 107th annual “Next Year Day” bash – a party that celebrates over a century of the Cubs’ inability to get the job done. Next Year Day is also a fundraising event for Avanse, a Chicago-based charity dedicated to changing the lives of Latin American street kids so a portion of your $10 ticket goes to them. Oh yeah, and Opening Day at Wrigley is Sunday so Wrigleyville is gonna be a shitshow all weekend!
But before we rock Wrigley’s sign off the park Saturday, we’re at 115 Bourbon St. Friday night!