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New Sound Dimensions & Cool Cuts in Bridgeport

Tues. July 28 – Rebirth of the Cool – DJ David Tropicalazo

 
Digging deep with soulful, funky jazz. All on vinyl.
 
Weds. July 29 – Pretty All Right Night hosted by Pilsen-based label (Pretty All Right) with DJs Tom Owens & Jillian Musielak

 
Spinning tapes from the underground, along with electronic, experimental, ambient, beats, industrial, & Chicago house
 
Thurs. July 30 – Soulphonics – DJ Rich Ang

 
Deep, soulful, and old school house.
Fri. July 31 – Cover 2 Cover – DJs Tony Medina, David Tropicalazo & Joe Bryl

 
A night of little heard cover versions unearthing little musical offerings that pay tribute to their forefathers original incarnations and beginnings.
 
Sat. Aug. 1 – 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. Aug. 2 – Bartender’s Choice

 
Maria’s expert mixologists mix up the tunes and cocktails
 
Mon. Aug. 3 – 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)

Don’t Stop the Draft – Happy Hour Specials

Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar presents:

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Don’t Stop the Draft – Happy Hour Specials
Starting Sunday August 94 to 7 PM
960 W. 31st St., Chicago, IL. 60608, 773-890-0588

Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar will be kicking off it’s Happy Hour specials beginning Sunday, August 9. Our “Don’t Stop the Draft” Happy Hour drink specials will feature our specialty summer draft cocktail selections from 4 until 7 PM. These cocktails include . . .

Rosemary Fizz 
Gin, House made rosemary simple, organic lemon juice

Tequila Sunset
Blanco Tequila, Aperol, Lime, Agave simple

Palmers Pint
House ginger peach infused vodka, Black tea & Organic lemonade

These draft cocktails are priced for the Happy Hour @ $5 (regularly priced @ $8 at non-Happy Hour times) and are perfect thirst quenchers for these hot and humid Chicago summers.

These Happy Hour Specials run weekly from Sunday through Thursday and from 4 until 7 PM.

Cusp Feature About Maria and all the Other Stuff..

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A lovely piece by Cusp magazine about Maria, the bar and all the other stuff.

Smooth Grooves & Other South Side Scores

Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar presents…

Tues. July 21 –  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. July 22 – The Burying Ground Gospel Showcase – DJ William Luck

Powerful Gospel music from 1950-1980
 

Thurs. July 23 – Rare Groove Night – DJ John Jacobs

A catalogue of Soul, Funk, Jazz, and Disco music that is relatively obscure or difficult to source.
 

Fri. July 24 – 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. July 25 – Stranger Days – DJ Logan Bay

Electric, New Wave and just plain Weirdness
Sun. July 26 –  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. July 27 – 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)

INTRODUCING THE LUMPEN RADIO APP…

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Lumpen Radio ( WLPN ) is almost on the air at 105.5FM in Chicago as we work on getting our Tower lease figured out. But now WLPN can be listened to at any time on the iPhone and ipad. Please download our new radio app developed by our friend, Josh Habdas, at the App Store. Download here or do a search for Lumpen Radio and it will be there! If yer using android we will eventually get an app for ya. But in the meantime all desktop and mobile users can still listen to Lumpen Radio live at lumpenradio.com.

Bridgeport Beats and South Side Spins This Weekend

Sat. July 18 – Future Is Cancelled – DJ Mike Broers

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

Sun. July 19 – 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. July 20 – 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)

Eclectic Sounds Abound (6/30-7/6 @ Maria’s)

Tues. June 30 – SILK & SOUL – DJ KJH

A seductive selection of modern soul, funk, R&B, and slow house

Weds. July 1 – Evening Becomes Eclectic – DJ Zack Edwards

1960s garage rock through 1980s pop

Thurs. July 2 – DIOS RIOS spins vinyl

From early 80s new wave coolness to indie rock, from vintage hazy, ethereal electro soundscapes to guilty pop classics and dance floor gems- all ties together as a cohesive set meant to make you move while feeling like you’re in a movie. Rios is also a co-host on 88.7fm WLUW’s The Minimal Beat.

Fri. July 3 – 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. July 4 – ¡Sabado Gigante! – DJ The Luck of Lucien

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Come celebrate the independence of our country with some funky tunes with a little bit of spice! From Bridgeport to Bombay to Mexico and Maxwell Street and all points in between, featuring Jazzy vibes. Space age bass dips, Funky Breaks, Rockin’ Teen Beats Y mucho más! It’s going to be a BLAST!

Sun. July 5 – Bartender’s Choice

Maria’s expert mixologists mix up the tunes and cocktails

Mon. July 6 – 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)

Bridgeport Beats and Treats at Maria’s

Tues. June 9 –  Lechstafari


Spinning the best in funk, soul, Afrobeat, disco and boogie

Weds. June 10 – 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. June 11 – Tropical Liaisons – DJ Alan Van Kowski


Join us monthly for bringing you the best in International Underground Dance Music. Traveling to Miami and Ibiza isn’t necessarily required.

Fri. June 12– Seven Heaven – DJ Joe Bryl


A night of pure 45 RPM madness

Sat. June 13 – 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. June 14 –  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. June 15 –  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. May 12 – Lechstafari joni-sitting-psych Spinning the best in funk, soul, Afrobeat, disco and boogie Weds. May 13 – Secret Crush – DJ Cotton Fantasy, Coach Orenstrong, Princey Baby tumblrljrpi50i9m1qzcoa8o11280 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. May 14 – Tropical Liaisons – DJ Alan Van Kowski 2piece_steelband Join us monthly for bringing you the best in International Underground Dance Music. Traveling to Miami and Ibiza isn’t necessarily required. Fri. May 15 – Super Cutz – DJ Joe Bryl funny-haircuts-23-pics_7 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. May 16 – Stranger Days – DJ Logan Bay logan_strangerdays Electric, New Wave and just plain Weirdness Sun. May 17 – DJ BEAT TRAVLR moogjarre This is a journey into sound with local hip hop producer BEAT TRAVLR w/ special guests featuring hip hop/down tempo Mon. May 18 – Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow – DJ Nolan C jazz-miles-davis16rv1 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)

WLPN Broadcasting Live from Maria’s

WLPNPOSTER We are tickled pink at the fact that WLPN Lumpen Radio will be broadcasting live DJ sets from Maria’s during Version Festival 15: 100 Watts starting this Sunday April 26 at 9pm. Tune in at http:://www.lumpenradio.com to listen live!! HERE IS THE LINE UP: SUNDAY APRIL 26: Featuring: BEAT TRVLR: Reel to Reel (Abstract Hip Hop) and DJ King Hippo (Abstract Beats)

MONDAY APRIL 27: Featuring: DJ Catieo: Jabberwocky (Eclectic) and Paul Nixon: What Day Is It (Psych)

 TUESDAY APRIL 28: Featuring: DJ Blanketforts: Idiot Business (Loops & Beeps)and DJ Toyacoyah (Drum n Bass) WEDNESDAY APRIL 29: Featuring: DJ Jose de Jesus: Impacto (World Electronica) and DJ Gabriel Feijoo (Latin Rock)

THURSDAY APRIL 30: Featuring: DJ Lechstafari: Blame It On the Boogie (Disco Boogie) and Paid Time Off with DJ s Andrew Joseph & Laura Caringella (Boogie)

SATURDAY MAY 2: Featuring DJ Sets by: Sonorama

This Week at Maria’s

Tues. April 21 – 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. April 22 – The Burying Ground Gospel Showcase – DJ William Luck Powerful Gospel music from 1950-1980 Thurs. April 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. Version Festival 2015 100 Watts kick-off Party at Co-Prosperity Sphere 6-11 PM Fri. April 24 – Cover 2 Cover – DJs Joe Bryl & Tony Medina 2 of Chicago’s premier crate diggers throw down some of the funkiest and rocking cover versions from around the globe. Version Festival 15 continues with performances by Hujo, Potions, Cosmic Son & VHKB at the Co-Prosperity Sphere Sat. April 25 – Future Is Cancelled – DJ Mike Broers Pairs rare electronic jams with strange cinematic gems for this multimedia extravaganza. Lager Beer Riot @ Benton House 6-9 PM + MARZ Mix Tape Release @ Co-Prosperity with live performances 8 PM + Radius Closing Party @ Mana Contemporary @ 8 PM Sun. April 26 – Version Festival 2015 presents Beat Travlr – Reel to Reel (Abstract Hip Hop) + QC – DJ King Hippo (Abstract Beats) Live from Maria’s Pump Up The Volume Workshop @ Co-Prosperity 1-3 PM and 4-7 PM Mon. April 27 – Version Festival 2015 presents Jabberwocky – DJ Catieo (Eclectic) + Paul Nixon – What Day Is It (Psych) Live from Maria’s Lumpen Magazine at the Co-Prosperity 6-8 PM versionfest.org