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MODchicago Makes A Trimphant Return To Chicago

By Michele Lenni in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 10, 2010 7:00PM

modchicago.jpg Get on your Vespa, get out your slim cut suit, your best mini-dress, and be ready to twist, shimmy, and shake atop a dusting of talcum powder to groovy retro mod, soul, R&B, garage, punk, Freakbeat and Psychedelia all weekend long. MODchicago, America’s largest Mod weekender, is making its triumphant return to Chicago.

ModChicago has been grooving its way across Chicago-hot-spots for almost ten-years now. Fans and devotees of Mod and ‘60s culture locally and across the globe will be able to enjoy a plethora of events at this year’s installment entitled, “Our Way of Thinking: A Simple Headphone Mind.” A brief hiatus last year has only given promoter and founder Eric Colin Reidelberger more time to make this year’s schedule more spectacular than ever.

Dozens of DJs hailing from everywhere from San Francisco, California to Paris, France, and Stockholm, Sweden will travel to Chicago to spin their vinyl collections at this year’s festivities.

Liar’s Club, Darkroom and Late Bar will be hosting all the dance parties, record swaps and general Mod madness along with a performance on Friday by Mod disciples, The Irving Parkas.

Even if you aren’t planning on pulling up on a scooter wearing your best Beatle-boots, we here at Chicagoist think you should definitely attend for the groovy music, dancing, and most of all, the fantastic people watching. Three nights of Mod music and culture and music drenched in psychedelic hues sounds like a good time to us.

For up to the minute details on all things Modchicago go to: Check out the full line-up after the jump.

Thursday June 10th at Liars Club 1665 W. Fullerton Ave, 9pm-2am (Free Admission)
Mary Clancey Pace - Hot Dog! (Brooklyn, NYC)
Dave Monroe - The Soul Hole (Milwaukee, WI)
Amanda Otto -(Baltimore, MD)Mena - Hot Pants (Minneapolis MN)
Eric Colin & JJ Jellybean - (MODchicago, Chicago, IL)

Friday June 11th at Darkroom 2210 West Chicago Ave, 9pm-2am ($10)
Rena La Reine - Groovin’ on a Sunday Afternoon, Satisfaction (Los Angeles, CA)
Derek See - Derek’s Daily 45 (San Francisco, CA)
Midnite Cowbwoy - (Raleigh, NC)
Jodie Artichoke - (Stockholm, Sweden)
…plus a special live performance of 60’s Mod & Freakbeat covers by local supergroup - The Irving Parkas

Saturday June 12th at Liars Club 1665 W. Fullerton Ave. 1-5pm (Free Admission)
MODchicago’s Garage sale and record swap
Buy sell and trade with dealers from around the world.
All are welcome to bring their wares!

Saturday June 12th at Late Bar 3534 W. Belmont Ave, 9pm-5am ($10)
Psyched Alex & Moe Madness - Twist & Shout (Chicago, IL)
Mike Nipper - Emerald City Soul Club (Seattle, WA)
Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri - The Embrooks (London, U.K.)
Laurent Reus - Revolver-Records (Paris, France)
Tony The Tyger Sanchez - Mind Machine (Los Angeles, CA)
Bossy Boots - Switched On (Brooklyn, NYC)
Greg Belson - Original Dust Junkies (Los Angeles, CA)
… and the globally famous MODchicago dance contest!