September 28 – Jamie xx [The xx], Fantastic Mr. Fox (10pm; Free w/RSVP, $5)
The last time we hosted Jamie xx at the Beauty Bar it was Lollapalooza weekend and the night brought “bonkers” to a new level. On September 28, the xx play at the lovely and historic Chicago Theatre and immediately following Jamie XX will hightail it to the Beauty Bar to spin records into the early morning hours. This is the xx’s first Chicago appearance since they took home the prestigious Mercury Prize earlier this month, so expect an ebullient night full tunes that span the range of their goth-pop influences. Jamie will be joined by the sensationally named Fantastic Mr. Fox – whistle-click-click.
September 29 – ‘Leather Disco’ featuring !!! (Chk Chk Chk) DJs with DJs Jeremy Chrome (Clique Talk) & Ross Kelly (Brilliant Pebbles)
We love hosting bands when they come through the city and our favorite celebrators of punctuation !!! will be playing at Bottom Lounge on September 29 and heading to our glittery turn tables directly after to keep the party going. On tour supporting their 4th LP, Strange Weather, Isn’t It? out via Warp, the newest release is a bold and dancey return to form for the septet. As if that wasn’t enough fun, tonight is the premiere of the ‘Leather Disco’ party at Beauty Bar, featuring DJ Jeremy Chrome from dark wave and electro funky trio Clique Talk and DJ Ross Kelly from brightly colored party fiends Brilliant Pebbles. All pedigrees considered, this is sure to be one heck of a dance party.