Too White Crew - Chicago's All Live Hip Hop Tribute Band

115 Bourbon St.

This week in TWC…

Drink like nobody’s watching.
Dance like it’s not gonna be posted.
Live like bail will be set low.
Love like you didn’t just meet at a Too White Crew show.

This Fri., 5/12 @ Joe’s Live in Rosemont, IL – 10:00PM
This Sat., 5/13 @ 115 Bourbon St. in Merrionette Park, IL – 10:30PM

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2017 Feb-April

But really…

Has it been Monday all day? Really?! WHERE DID THE WEEKEND GO?!
I literally woke up this morning thinking it was Sunday.

After such a crazy Holiday weekend, full of celebratory shot-taking and 40 chugging, maybe this whole hydration thing wouldn’t be such a bad idea. I mean, my insides are probably way more than ready for a shock to the system.
Thursday @ Skooters was a mind-blowing, awesome surprise for us. The country bar totally took a chance on bringing in a hip hop band, and we got to party with some really awesome people. You can even check the pics from the show already – we couldn’t wait to share our night out in Shorewood with the world. It was that awesome.
What better way to recover from Thursday night, than to spend Friday @ 115 Bourbon St? Over 2,000 people came to join Chicago’s craziest Halloween party, and Too White Crew was privileged enough to be a part of it. The costumes were in-sane!!! I had a blast getting to help host the costume contest, just to see some of them up close – everyone put so much effort into it. WERK! They’ve actually posted some of the venue’s pics from the night HERE.  We are still cruisin’ through ours to see which aren’t too incriminating… With all the booze flown’ as hard as it was, I honestly can’t wait to see these; but I also don’t wanna get anyone in trouble. 😉
Saturday and Sunday were just total vodka-blurs for me. Bloody Marys for brunch and Fireballs for dinner. Lunchtime is obviously nap time. So yeah! It’s time for some real fluids and water.

Bring it on!

The weekend seriously can’t come soon enough. I don’t know about anyone else, but my week has been a rough one! I mean, Facebook has temporarily canceled my account because they don’t believe that “PopTart” is my name! …WHAAAAAAAT?!  I’ve been feeling SO disconnected from the world – like, everyone has a big inside joke that I don’t get to be a part of; that’s in spite of still hanging on my Instagram  & Twitter. Those things aren’t nearly the same! SHUCKS!!
I am SO ready for the weekend the crew’s got planned. BRING IT ON!!!

This Thurs. 10/30 (that’s tomorrow) is our first time partying at Skooter’s in Shorewood, IL. We’ve heard some awesome things about this place, and really can’t wait to break it in. It’s also Halloween, so we’re hoping that all of our friends from that area are just as ready as we are to partake in “pre-game Thursday.” Yup…that’s a thing I just created for your partying pleasure. :)
We hit the stage at 8:30pm after we threw a few back to warm up.

Then, this Fri. 10/31 is HALLOWEEN!
Too White Crew is raging in the big room at 115 Bourbon St for their annual Halloween Bash! This is the place to be no matter where in Chicagoland you are. It’s that big. 2000+ people every year can’t be wrong! And if you didn’t know before, you do now. We’re hitting the stage @ 10PM and don’t stop til they tell us it’s time for the costume contest – for which, by the way,  they are giving out some freakin’ awesome prizes:
BEST COSTUME wins a TRIP FOR 2 TO MEXICO!!!
2nd Place wins $1000
3rd Place wins $500
4th Place wins $250

I am personally super stoked for tomorrow and Friday, because I clearly just need to feel like I’m a part of the human race again. Ay yi yi!
But seriously, we are about to take things over. Keep up with all the behind the scene shenanigans on Instagram & Twitter (@toowhitecrew). These are usually a little too crazy to add to tha ‘book.

Cheers!

I think I’ve finally recovered from the triple-header this past weekend. Yes, at 2:30pm on a Monday afternoon…better late than never, right? The crew got to party at three of our favorite places, and we even got to see our buddy, (Miggida)3 Matt, throw down one last “Slim Shady.”

The new stage at 115 Bourbon St proved it’s worthiness. A Colt was poured, a fly girl slipped, I drank a beer that was left unattended on the bar – sorry about the lipgloss, dude – and those new lights and that video screen blew everyone’s minds! Luckily, no one was bruised, severely injured, or scarred.
That being said, we’ll go ahead and break the news now: Too White Crew will be back at Bourbon St. on Friday, October 31st. Yes, ON HALLOWEEN. Start planning your costumes and get your game faces on, cause they don’t mess around when it comes to their costume contest.

Rockford!! You guys… GEEZ! YOU. GUYS. Giovanni’s went off without skippin’ a beat. We get some of the greatest welcomes every time our intro hits, and from start to finish, every person in the room stays on their feet. Big Al’s birthday party off of stage right was also goin’ down. Al, the Crew thanks you for all the amazing food before every show, and the incredible hospitality you’ve shown us through the years, and of course for allowing us to trash the banquet room every couple months.

Saturday night, we returned to Chicago and really got crazy at Joe’s on Weed St. After Mayweather went in for the win, the crew took the stage and went in for the kill. Chi-town, ya’ll never disappoint. After a few shots at the bar, after a few cases of beer and bottles of vodka and a few pizzas, we decided it was time for more shots, beers, and 40s (not quite another pizza, but it still gives you the workout). We kept the party jumpin’ nonstop from 11-1:30 and I’m pretty sure that in that time, I never saw an empty cup or bottle. Way to go, kids! That’s called keeping up! :)

The crew is taking this coming weekend off. It’s time to regroup. But still keep in touch with us, on Facebook. And don’t forget to post your pics from the party on Instagram and Twitter (@toowhitecrew / #toowhitecrew).
Meanwhile, cheers to YOU! We all survived the weekend. Let’s get ready for the winter.

I once got busy…

Too White Crew has one hell of a weekend lined up. A triple-header comin’ straight at ya!

Thursday night, the wheels are comin’ off! 115 Bourbon St is gonna explode: we’ve got our Fly Girls and B Boys ready to roll, our Boone’s Farm & Colt 45 chilled and ready to pour, and (Miggida)3 Matt comin’ in for one last show to help break in the brand new stage. Yup! You heard me. We’re presenting you with a christening. The crew will be the FIRST to slay the new scene. Bourbon has brought in the pros as they built their biggest stage yet! They totally demolished that wall that separated the front sports bar from the banquet hall, and pretty much created a completely new front room! They’ve shipped in like, a bagillion new lights, and one of the most intense video walls I have ever seen.
Southsiiiiiiide!

Rockford, you’re next. This Friday; the crew has been counting down the days for this one. Giovanni’s isn’t simply known for the bomb-ass food that Big Al throws at ya, it’s also known for the killer parties they shut down the ballroom for. We’re bringin’ T-Wreckx in to show you his mad skills for the first time. Seriously. Mad skills, ya’ll. It’s also Big Al’s birthday bash!  There are some VIP tables available, along with some crazy giveaways they’ll be doing that night. We all know that “the rock” isn’t shy when it comes to giving warm welcomes, or when it comes to throwin’ down with the best of ’em…Bring it on, guys! We’re countin’ on it.

We’re gonna close out the weekend with a bang.  Our mothership is callin’ us back to the Chi! Joe’s on Weed St, this Saturday night, is where it’s at. Like, really. 4 Fly girls, B Boys, that freakin’ stacked bar – duh – with their fly bartenders, and the rest of the crew are gonna expect your A-game. It’s been a hot minute since we’ve been able to let our show rated for G’s be revealed in the city. Come out and give us your best line. MAYBEEEE we’ll let you try some of our finest Mad
Dog.

Also, don’t miss any of the shenanigans we pull before, after, or even during these shows: you can follow us, tag us, share with us, friends, us, like us, spank us……wait… on Instagram or Twitter (@toowhitecrew / #toowhitecrew).

 

It’s Monday!

I know I know, usually people don’t add an exclamation point at the end of “Monday” BUT it just means that there are fewer days left ’til this coming weekend. Find the positive, ya’ll!

Getting down to business now, this weekend ROCKED in the best way possible. Friday night at Nevin’s nothing less than what we expected from you, Plainfield. From our first cymbal hit, the roof came off. Thank you!
Now, what can anyone say about P-town? I don’t know if we’ve ever felt more like rockstars than we have every time we’ve hit the Peoria Riverfront. Even being at the fest stage, it didn’t hold anyone back from raging and having a pretty kickass time. I’m pretty sure the girls in the front were all of 18 at the most, and knew EVERY word. Werk, ladies!!! Proof that the good hip hop isn’t dead yet.

It was a blast of a weekend and perfect to break in “T-Wreckx.” Our new bass player got to see some of the best of the best that we get to play to. If you missed his first weekend, you missed out. But don’t worry, we’ve got some awesome shows in the upcoming weeks. Speaking of…
There’s some really awesome stuff lined up for the week. Thursday night, we’re throwing down at 115 Bourbon St – and we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves. One being their new stage! We are the first band to play on this thing… just wait ’til you see it. Friday, we’re heading west to Rockford and we’re gonna rage at Giovanni’s. Yes, we’re comin’ back in full effect; be ready. We’re closing out the weekend, back in Chicago, at Joe’s on Weed St. Our mothership is callin’.

Okay. As you continue to count down the minutes until your Monday is complete, just remember: It can always be worse.

HUGE THINGS COMIN’…

Hey guys! The crew’s got some BIG updates for this weekend and next.  We’re slowing down on fests lately to bust the doors down on all the bars. Keep up with our schedule, and don’t miss any of the crazy comin’ your way.

THIS Friday we’re making our return to Nevin’s Brewing Company in Plainfield. We’ve got our new bass player coming in, who a bunch of you will probably recognize from his previous party partners. He’s got some awesome funk behind his groove that we can’t wait to drop on all ya’ll.

SATURDAY night we’re ready to kill the Peoria Riverfront. This time, we’re playing on the Festival Stage just north of the Gateway Building. I know, I know, for those of you who are anything like me this is gonna get confusing. So, lemme explain it: park in one of the lots or the garage by the river; near, on, or around Water St. Enter through the Gateway Building, and where you’d normally go to your right, GO LEFT!!! It’s not gonna be your usual riverfront show, either: we’ve got 4 FLY GIRLS, Big D, DJ McFly spinnin’ before us and during our set break, AND the Dopestylez crew is bumrushin’ our bubble again before and during the show.
After we clear out the front, Too White Crew is heading right over to Crusens on Farmington Rd. to catch our buddies in The Personnel. They’ll be rockin’ out til they’re told to stop…then the after-after party will be at Berlin. Per the usual – ya’ll know the drill by now, right?
Seriously, this is gonna be the biggest blast to end the summer for everyone. You don’t wanna miss it.

Now, seriously, check out some of our plans for next weekend:
The crew’s got a triple-header starting with 115 Bourbon St in Merrionette Park, NEXT THURSDAY, 9/11. SOUTHSIIIIIIDE! Miggida(3) Matt is comin’ back for ONE NIGHT ONLY to hang with us all, and to officially pass the bass.
AAAAANNNNDDDD… you know that new, huge stage in the front room that they’ve been promoting and showing updates on almost weekly? Turns out that Too White Crew is the FIRST BAND EVER to christen the stage. I mean, why the hell not, right? We’ve got all kinds of options that serve the purpose – Boones Farm, Mad Dog, Colt 45, and I’m sure I’ll find myself some Fireball because that’s just how I roll.

So yeah. Ya’ll don’t want to miss anything I just told you about, because you just don’t.
With all this crazy that’s about to go down with everything I just rattled off to you guys, make sure you connect with us on Facebook. Make sure you and your friends also share your pics with us on Twitter & Instagram (@toowhitecrew / #toowhitecrew).

I hope everyone’s getting in those last few BBQ’s before the summer is really gone…I’m sure this guy’s having a good time. 😉

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You are required to print this out and give it to someone at our Bourbon St. show this weekend. Thank you for your cooperation.

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