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This Week at Maria’s March 17 – 23

Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar presents…

Tues. March 17 – Bartender’s Choice – Bartender selects the jams

Weds. March 18 – Deep Into the Vibe – DJ Joel Gonzalez

A compilation of house music to italo disco from new wave to alternative rock.

Thurs. March 19 – Middle Eastern Melodies – DJ Catie O

Middle Eastern melodies from the 60’s and 70’s including Les Mogul where Turkish folk meets fuzz rock, Omar Khorshid, famed guitarist of Egypt, Persian pop from the Pomengranates, garage psych such as Dönmeyen Sevgili, Cigrisim, Bunalim, Siluetler, plus a range of unexpected belly dancing tunes! These graceful, gritty & rockin’ tunes will be accompanied by enchanting video finds!

Fri. March 20 – Super Cutz – DJ Joe Bryl

A night of dance beats galore featuring breakbeats from around the globe including funk, Latin boogaloo, house, Brazilian, techno, reggae, boogie, African, electro, jazz, acid and other beats for movin’ & groovin’.

Sat. March 21 – Stranger Days – DJ Logan Bay

Electric, New Wave and just plain Weirdness

Sun. March 22 – The Thrift Score: Incredibly Strange Record Night, Part VI – Host Tony “The Luck of Lucien” Medina plus special guests

Digging deep into little heard thrift store finds from the personal collection of some of Chicago’s groove merchants

Mon. March 23 – Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow – DJ Nolan C

Featuring underground and classic Hip-Hop cuts (think 1993, Pharcyde, Lagcabincalifornia) along with the original jazz tunes that were used as samples and inspiration (think 1973, Freddie Hubbard, Red Clay)

This Week at Maria’s

Tues. March 3 –  The Bored Enthusiast – DJ Perpetual Rebel

Exploring different genres and moods of tunes from jazz to funk to hip-hop to soul, to experimental
 
Weds. March 4 – The Shuttered Room – DJ Le Deuce & Mr. Caution

Every first Wednesday of the month playing a diverse set of post punk, synthpop, minimal wave, dark wave & electro
Thurs. March 5 – The Global Griot – DJ Mwelwe

A global mix of reggae, morna, forro, semba, salsa, bachata, samba, merengue, afrobeat, ndombolo, rai, jazz, funk, son, soukous, blues, calypso, classical, rock, bhangra, zouk, house, soca, and various types of Arabic, Indian & African varieties
Fri. March 6 – Smokey Joe‘s South Side Soul Shack – DJ “Smokey” Joe Bryl

Featuring the best sweaty soul tracks, funk bombs, raucous R&B, and underground disco beats from the past and the present
Sat. March 7 – Sonorama – DJs Charly Garcia and Eddy Baca
The Sonorama crew will be featuring the rhythms of mambo, rumba, cumbia, guaracha, garage, rock and other musical genres of Latin America and the shocking cinematic treasures of Mexican horror films and Lucha Libre wrestling
Sun. March 8 – We Know It’s A Sunday – DJs Michael Tupak and Genghiswon

90’s golden era hip hop, down-tempo, instrumentals, funk, classics, throwbacks, whatever the room is feeling
Mon. March 9 – Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow – DJ Nolan C

Featuring underground and classic Hip-Hop cuts (think 1993, Pharcyde, Lagcabincalifornia) along with the original jazz tunes that were used as samples and inspiration (think 1973, Freddie Hubbard, Red Clay)

This Week at Maria’s

Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar presents…

Tues. Feb. 24 – Afromusichero Month: A Crispy After-School Special – DJ Count Mackula and DJ Dan Solo

Well folks…Dan Squared are at it again, please be SUPERBAD and join these music mavens on this extraordinary “Crispy School Night,” you will enjoy an amazing education on the pioneers, legends and true SUPERHEROES of funk, roots, reggae, soul, rock, Afro-beat and R&B

The Lumpen Field Guide to Chicago Jagoffs – Starts Tues. 6 PM

Join us election night (Tuesday, Feb 24) as we launch issue #124: The Lumpen Field Guide to Chicago Jagoffs. Come hear contributors from across Chicago read their entries about the people, places, and practices (past and present) that constitute representative jagoffery. The night will feature up-to-the-minute political commentary by our panel of pundits as the elections unfold. And original art for sale by Dmitry Samarov produced for the Guide will be on display and for sale. Please stop by and grab few copies or a bundle and share the Jagoff guide with your friends. Plus Brew Ha Ha mayoral drinks.

Thurs. Feb. 26 – Hooray For The Mixtape – DJ Luis Aguilera

Drawing from a collection of local, national and international mixtapes that includes HI-NRG, Italo Disco, early 80s House, 90s Industrial, Freestyle, Early Florida Breaks, 90s New Wave, House, Techno, Tech House, Drum ‘n Bass, Trance, Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Breakbeat, Goa, West Coast House, Speedcore, etc.

Fri. Feb. 27 – Secret Disco – DJ Joe Bryl

Will bring to light the varied tones, textures and hidden histories of Disco from its roots in both funk, atmospheric electronics, sweaty soul and minimal micro-beats.

Sat. Feb. 28 – Sonorama – DJs Charly Garcia and Eddy Baca

The Sonorama crew will be featuring the rhythms of mambo, rumba, cumbia, guaracha, garage, rock and other musical genres of Latin America and the shocking cinematic treasures of Mexican horror films and Lucha Libre wrestling.

Sun. Feb. 29 – DJ BEAT TRAVLR

This is a journey into sound with local hip hop producer BEAT TRAVLR w/ special guests featuring hip hop/down tempo

Mon. Feb. 30 – Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow – DJ Nolan C

Featuring underground and classic Hip-Hop cuts (think 1993, Pharcyde, Lagcabincalifornia) along with the original jazz tunes that were used as samples and inspiration (think 1973, Freddie Hubbard, Red Clay)

This Week at Maria’s

Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar presents…

Tues. Feb. 17 – The Luck of Lucien Presents: Smoothest Grooves in the Galaxy

The Immortal Smooth Daddy: The Luck of Lucien, brings to you a collection of funky and smooth music amassed from every corner of the galaxy. Offering you pleasure in 7 and 12 inches, 2nd Tuesdays at Maria’s promises to be an intergalactic evening of funky beats and sweet libations. Hot Wax for all.

Weds. Feb. 18 – Deep Into the Vibe – DJ Joel Gonzalez

A compilation of house music to italo disco from new wave to alternative rock.

Thurs. Feb. 19 – DJ Catie O

An ever-shifting focus on rarities. All on vinyl.

Early event – Motor Row Brewing takeover – Starts @ 6 PM

Fri. Feb. 20 – Super Cutz – DJ Joe Bryl

A night of dance beats galore featuring breakbeats from around the globe including funk, Latin boogaloo, house, Brazilian, techno, reggae, boogie, African, electro, jazz, acid and other beats for movin’ & groovin’.

Sat. Feb. 21 – Stranger Days – DJ Logan Bay

Electric, New Wave and just plain Weirdness

Sun. Feb. 22 – The Thrift Score: Incredibly Strange Record Night – Host Tony “The Luck of Lucien” Medina plus special guests

Digging deep into little heard thrift store finds from the personal collection of some of Chicago’s groove merchants

Mon. Feb. 23 – Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow – DJ Nolan C

Featuring underground and classic Hip-Hop cuts (think 1993, Pharcyde, Lagcabincalifornia) along with the original jazz tunes that were used as samples and inspiration (think 1973, Freddie Hubbard, Red Clay)

The Lumpen Field Guide to Chicago Jagoffs Release Party

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Tuesday February 24, 2015 • 6pm ti 2am
Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar
960 W 31st Street Chicago Il 60608

Join us election night (Tuesday, Feb 24) as we launch issue #124: the Lumpen Field Guide to Chicago Jagoffs. Come hear contributors from across Chicago read their entries about the people, places, and practices (past and present) that constitute representative jagoffery. The night will feature up-to-the-minute political commentary by our panel of pundits as the elections unfold. And original art for sale by Dmitry Samarov produced for the Guide will be on display and for sale. Please stop by and grab few copies or a bundle and share the Jagoff guide with your friends.

The Guide was edited by Bill Savage and Paul Durica who crowd sourced contributions from across the city.

Contributors include: Randy Bushwa, Chris Brotherton, Jerry Boyle, Joe Bryl, Andrés Carrasquillo, Paul Dailing, Amy Beth Danzer, Charlie Davis, John Dudas, Paul Durica, Marc Fischer, V. Francone, Amy Friedman, Pawel Grajnert, Honna Eichler George, Peter Hand, Ed Herrmann, Hugh Iglarsh, Nick Jaeger, Yana Kunichoff, Matt Lauritzen, Carol LaChapelle, Ian Morris, Jarrett Neal, Max Norton, Robert O’Connor, LuAnn Paladino, Joseph S. Pete, Christopher Peterson, Rachel, Greg Salustro, Dmitry Samarov, Bill Savage, Tom Schneider, Christopher Sholes, John Shuster, August Spies, W.R. Logan Sq. , Jamie Trecker, Vincent Truman, Katharine Uhrich, Shanna van Volt, Sam Weiner, Julie Welsh, Mary Zerkel and others.

Comics by: Ben Marcus, Danielle Chenette, Eddy Rivera, George Porteus, Nate Beaty, Sarah Leitten, Grant Reynolds, Kevein Budnik, Krystal Difronzio, Mike Carretta and Nate McDonough.

While the results are slowly coming in on election day, Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar will also be hosting it’s own Mayoral Brew Ha-Ha, where we will feature a specialty designated drink for each of the major candidates involved. Every specialty candidate drink consumed will be given one vote for that candidate. We will tabulate the votes at midnight and name the winner of the Mayoral Brew Ha-Ha. We cannot say if these results will reliably reflect either the popularity of the candidates or the drinks. The Rahm-ifications are endless.

This Week at Maria’s

Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar presents…

Tues. Feb. 10 – MB&J (The J is for Jams) – DJ Merrick Brown

All vinyl jam session, featuring funk/disco/boogie, leftfield oddities and other interesting music you can groove to.

Weds. Feb. 11 – Secret Crush – DJ Cotton Fantasy, Coach Orenstrong, Princey Baby

The infectious sounds of boogie, new wave, soul, and soft rock — all vinyl, all good vibes, all night. Come dance with us all night long. Bring your secret crush.

Thurs. Feb. 12 – No Moderation – DJ Stephen Kane & guests

Kick out the jams! Punk/Hardcore night

Fri. Feb. 13 – Spins & Needles: Special Brazilian Carnaval Edition – DJ Clark Quente

A night is dedicated to ‘the format of integrity’ – vinyl! That’s right kids; All vinyl. All night. With a special emphasis on Brazilian Samba, Bossa, Soul Funk and Tropicalia for our yearly Carnaval Edition.

Sat. Feb. 14 – Odd Style from the Numbered Streets – DJs Scrabblor & Dookie Blaster

Starts and ends with R&B and travels the beats between from hip hop to rock to jazz to disco.

Sun. Feb. 15 – DJ BEAT TRAVLR

This is a journey into sound with local hip hop producer BEAT TRAVLR w/ special guests featuring hip hop/down tempo

Mon. Feb. 16 – Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow – DJ Nolan C

Featuring underground and classic Hip-Hop cuts (think 1993, Pharcyde, Lagcabincalifornia) along with the original jazz tunes that were used as samples and inspiration (think 1973, Freddie Hubbard, Red Clay)

This week in the Community of the Future…

Tues. Feb. 3 – The Bored Enthusiast – DJ Perpetual Rebel

Exploring different genres and moods of tunes from jazz to funk to hip-hop to soul, to experimental.

Weds. Feb. 4 – The Shuttered Room – DJ Le Deuce & Mr. Caution

Every first Wednesday of the month playing a diverse set of post punk, synthpop, minimal wave, dark wave & electro.

Thurs. Feb. 5 – The Global Griot – DJ Mwelwe

A global mix of reggae, morna, forro, semba, salsa, bachata, samba, merengue, afrobeat, ndombolo, rai, jazz, funk, son, soukous, blues, calypso, classical, rock, bhangra, zouk, house, soca, and various types of Arabic, Indian & African varieties.

Fri. Feb. 6 – Smokey Joe’s South Side Soul Shack – DJ “Smokey” Joe Bryl

Featuring the best sweaty soul tracks, funk bombs, raucous R&B, and underground disco beats from the past and the present.

Sat. Feb. 7 – Future Is Cancelled – DJ Mike Broers

Pairs rare electronic jams with strange cinematic gems for this multimedia extravaganza.

Sun. Feb. 8 – We Know It’s A Sunday – DJs Michael Tupak and Genghiswon

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90’s golden era hip hop, down-tempo, instrumentals, funk, classics, throwbacks, whatever the room is feeling

Mon. Feb. 9 – Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow – DJ Nolan C

Featuring underground and classic Hip-Hop cuts (think 1993, Pharcyde, Lagcabincalifornia) along with the original jazz tunes that were used as samples and inspiration (think 1973, Freddie Hubbard, Red Clay)

This Week at Maria’s

Tues. Jan. 27 – Afromusichero Month: A Crispy After-School Special – DJ Count Mackula and DJ Dan Solo

Well folks…Dan Squared are at it again, please be SUPERBAD and join these music mavens on this extraordinary “Crispy School Night,” you will enjoy an amazing education on the pioneers, legends and true SUPERHEROES of funk, roots, reggae, soul, rock, Afro-beat and R&B

Weds. Jan. 28 – The Burying Ground Gospel Showcase – DJ William Luck

Powerful Gospel music from 1950-1980

Thurs. Jan. 29 – Latin Alternative Music Sessions – DJ Nando vs Ron Solera

Nando takes on his alter-ego in a no-genres barred bilingual battle of the beats. Witness the maniacal musical mayhem as they pummel each other with relentless rhythms from around the world.

Fri. Jan. 30 – Secret Disco – DJ Joe Bryl

Will bring to light the varied tones, textures and hidden histories of Disco from its roots in both funk, atmospheric electronics, sweaty soul and minimal micro-beats.

Sat. Jan. 31 – Apres Ski – DJ Luis Aguilera

Now in its third year, Maria’s late-night Après -Ski Party has become a not-to-be-missed winter series event at the uber cool Chicago South Side bar. Presented by Full Spectrum, and with Maria’s resident DJ and music curator Luis Aguilera at the helm, the evenings take visitors like double-black diamond skiers head first into an audio journey of those 60s lounge sounds you would have found at the ski lodge when only skiers were allowed on the snowy “hills” and keep you on track through a sonic evolution that places the listener in today’s musical landscapes as heard after the slopes of Colorado, Utah, California, Argentina, Chile, Japan, France, etc. have shut down for the night.

Sat. Jan. 31 – Level Eater 5 @ Co-Prosperity Sphere

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Join us at the opening ceremony for live music, visual art and installation pieces, and enjoy pours of the Level Eater series of ales brewed especially for this event by 3 Floyds and Marz Community Brewery.

Dönermen Food Truck will be vending Teutonic street eats, and a mystery band will perform in our dungeon. Extremely limited edition Level Eater 5 hoodies and merch will be available, too.Version 5 of Level Eater inaugurates our first ever AD&D Gauntlet Style game tournament which commences after 10pm. Admission is $15. Entrance includes a complementary Level Eater brew made by each brewery.

Sun. Feb. 1 – Bartender’s Choice – Bartender selects the jams

Mon. Feb. 2 – Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow – DJ Nolan C

Featuring underground and classic Hip-Hop cuts (think 1993, Pharcyde, Lagcabincalifornia) along with the original jazz tunes that were used as samples and inspiration (think 1973, Freddie Hubbard, Red Clay)

This week at Maria’s

Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar presents…

Thurs. Jan. 22 – Bridgeport Junkshop – DJ Ckott Larock

Punk, pop and glam.

Fri. Jan. 23 – Hooray For The Mixtape – DJ Luis Aguilera

Drawing from a collection of local, national and international mixtapes that includes HI-NRG, Italo Disco, early 80s House, 90s Industrial, Freestyle, Early Florida Breaks, 90s New Wave, House, Techno, Tech House, Drum ‘n Bass, Trance, Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Breakbeat, Goa, West Coast House, Speedcore, etc.

Sat. Jan. 24 – Sonorama – DJs Charly Garcia and Eddy Baca

The Sonorama crew will be featuring the rhythms of mambo, rumba, cumbia, guaracha, garage, rock and other musical genres of Latin America and the shocking cinematic treasures of Mexican horror films and Lucha Libre wrestling.

Sun. Jan. 25 – The Thrift Score: Incredibly Strange Record Night – Host Tony “The Luck of Lucien” Medina plus special guest Dave Hoekstra of WGN Radio

Digging deep into little heard thrift store finds from the personal collection of some of Chicago’s groove merchants

Mon. Jan. 26 – Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow – DJ Nolan C

Featuring underground and classic Hip-Hop cuts (think 1993, Pharcyde, Lagcabincalifornia) along with the original jazz tunes that were used as samples and inspiration (think 1973, Freddie Hubbard, Red Clay)

Week of 1.13.15 at Maria’s

Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar presents…

Tues. Jan. 13 – The Luck of Lucien Presents: Smoothest Grooves in the Galaxy

The Immortal Smooth Daddy, The Luck of Lucien, brings to you a collection of funky and smooth music amassed from every corner of the galaxy. Offering you pleasure in 7 and 12 inches, 2nd Tuesdays at Maria’s promises to be an intergalactic evening of funky beats and sweet libations. Hot Wax for all.

Weds. Jan. 14 – Secret Crush – DJs Prince King, Cotton Fantasy and Coach Orenstrong

The infectious rhythms of boogie, postpunk, new wave, soul, and soft rock — all vinyl, all good vibes, all night. Come dance with us all night long. Bring your secret crush.

Thurs. Jan. 15 – DJ Catieo spins Jungle Exotica & Garage Fuzz at Maria’s

DJ catieo spins clever Exotica & Garage Fuzz all night at Maria’s including fantastic cats such as John Taylor, Mr. Custer Stomp, Grand Preez, The Saucers, The Huns, The Sherlock Holmes, The Gants, the Troggs & many more! Be prepared to hear some exotic tunes, both familiar & unfamiliar. Alongside all these heart-warming tunes, DJ catieo plays some adventure filled video projections!

Thurs. Jan. 15 Early event 7-9 PM – Firestone Walker/Marz Brewery tasting

Fri. Jan. 16 – Super Cutz – DJ Joe Bryl

A night of dance beats galore featuring breakbeats from around the globe including funk, Latin boogaloo, house, Brazilian, techno, reggae, boogie, African, electro, jazz, acid and other beats for movin’ & groovin’.

Sat. Jan. 17 – Deep Into the Vibe – DJ Joel Gonzalez

A compilation of house music to italo disco from new wave to alternative rock.

Sun. Jan. 18 – DJ BEAT TRAVLR

This is a journey into sound with local hip hop producer BEAT TRAVLR w/ special guests featuring hip hop/down tempo

Mon. Jan. 19 – Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow – DJ Nolan C

Featuring underground and classic Hip-Hop cuts (think 1993, Pharcyde, Lagcabincalifornia) along with the original jazz tunes that were used as samples and inspiration (think 1973, Freddie Hubbard, Red Clay)