We’ve got two new fests this weekend! This means plenty of WTF faces and grown ups dusting off dance moves that they thought were closeted forever (“fo’evuh, fo’evuh evuh?”). Friday’s show is at the Forest Park Music Fest and will be “all ages appropriate” so it’s shorty friendly. It’s right on Roosevelt Rd. and we’re on the east stage from 8-10PM. We’ll be heading to Doc Ryan’s to throw down after the show.
Saturday night is gonna snap like Rice Krispies. Plainfield always shows us mad love and now we’re playing their annual summer bash. Our homies the Modern Day Romeos are opening for us and we’re all wrecking shop in the beer garden. Which means it’s not all ages. Which means we get to throw DOWWWWWWWN. After party at MoeJoe’s!
So it begins with the fact that it’s the birthday weekend of two of our Fly Girls, Juicebox and KitKat. That right thurr ups the ante. Then throw in the Quad Cities, home of DGAF. Shit gets real in the QC. Real fast.
Then we finally get to see if summer arrives in Chicago! This one’s after the Crosstown Classic (Sox at Wrigley). We’re on the south stage at 8:00 – Lincoln & Belmont. Our homies the Breakfast Club are on at 6.
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 at Lisle’s Eyes to the Skies Festival. That’s G rated, not rated for G’s. And in order to give us some time to slug down our forties backstage, we asked the fest to have a fireworks display at 9:45. :) Our homies 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.
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 email@example.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?
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…
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.
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!