Sat, Jan 6 - 9pm - $10


Booty Movement Coalition

Brainchild of renowned Chicago-based jazz and funk siren Typhanie Monique, The BMC brings together some of Chicago’s most diverse musical talent to give groove lovers, dance fans and die-hard improv lovers a unique, never-to-be-repeated experience in Chicago’s live music scene.


The group improvises every song. Yes, you read right. Every song is improvised. The chosen players are all esteemed craftsmen of their particular instrument. Talent is certainly not wasted in this band, neither is the creative process which you can witness at it's inception. In the moment, minute, measure, the group instinctively communicates to bring something musical to the table. High energy horn-hitting HOUSE tunes, Hip-Hop bouncing rhymes and grooves, LATIN-based danceable ditties, WORLD-oriented off meter solo-spinning jams and SOULful lyrical content that absorbs the audience with each song taking them on a musical journey. The summer of 2008, The BMC was conceived to hold down a two year once a month stint at the acclaimed Chicago club, Martyrs'. The group continues to perform for private events, festivals and clubs in and out of Chicago.

The Diff

 What’s The DIFF?  ...The DIFF is BACK.  Hailing from the Boston area with a sound like wicked hot teenage dismissal, the DIFF gained popularity in early 1980 with their regional single “Can’t Stop Tonite”— a toe-tapping, telling tale of alienation and impulse-control disorder. Their debut recording, What’s The DIFF?, has been in the can for decades, shelved when the band split up in 1982. Having taken this time to overcome [most of] their personal differences, the lads have agreed to usher in a return to glory ...A Return of The DIFF.

Ponds & Fleshman

 Chicago based Ponds and Fleshman have been mining their sound for several years but have only recently surfaced for live shows. The band was formed by J. davis trio band mates David Winer and Ryan Murphy with the recent addition of Rick Gehrenbeck on keyboards (Poi Dog Pondering.) Their debut EP “Better Days EP” received great reviews. CMJ described their sound as “a combination of 80’s power pop beats with New Wave swagger……. It’s a good old fashioned pseudo American time.“

Price: $10