Do312 is turning one year old! To celebrate, we’re throwing a Big Ol’ Birthday bash with amazing local DJs, two of the hottest bands around, and a refreshing hosted bar – and you’re invited! Did we mention it’s FREE when you RSVP on Do312?
It’s our way of saying thanks to the over 62,000 users like you who’ve made Do312 your go-to spot for Chicago happenings. Oh, and another excuse for a bumping get-together. Here’s the skinny:
WHAT: 312 Presents: Do312 One-Year Birthday Bash
WHEN: June 24 at 8pm (Doors)
WHERE: Schuba’s (3159 W.Southport Ave.)
The Evening Line-Up!
312 Ale will be hosting the bar for the first hour of the gig, so get there early to sip on this great local brew from Goose Island. DJ Greg Corner – of Kill Hannah/Dark Wave Disco/Indie-Pendent fame will get the party started at 7pm, then DJ duo Team Bayside High at 8pm, followed by the Chicago Debut of Yellow Ostrich – one of this year’s SXSW darlings at 9:15pm. Minneapolis-based basement folksters Peter Wolf Crier will be taking the stage at 10:15, until Mother Hubbard –of Moneypenny/UR Chicago/ Spandexx/Lifetime During Wartime – closes the night out.
Keep Reading for The Band Deet’s!
Yellow Ostrich formed in a Wisconsin dorm room in early 2009 as the solo recording project of Alex Schaaf. Over the course of the next year, Schaaf released six albums and EPs, including three EPs in August, 2010: Fade Cave, The Morgan Freeman EP, and The Serious Kids EP. Alex relocated to New York City in the summer of 2010, recruited Michael Tapper (We Are Scientists/Bishop Allen) to play drums, and began to play locally in New York City. The Mistress, Yellow Ostrich’s debut LP, was released in October. After significant grassroots support and acclaim for the album, Afternoon Records (Pomegranates, Haley Bonar, John Vanderslice) picked up the record and is reissuing a re-mastered version on February 2011.*CHICAGO DEBUT!
Inter-Be is the debut album by Peter Wolf Crier, the Minneapolis-based duo of Peter Pisano and Brian Moen. The album was born on a single summer night when Pisano felt a torrent of creativity after what had felt, to him, like an interminably long dry spell. He shared the songs with Moen, and over the months that followed, at Moen’s home, these rough-hewed tunes became what they are now: a confident collection of songs, but deceptive in that their very guts still reflect the thoughts of a man in transition.
Take-Home Party Favors!
It wouldn’t be a Do312 party if we didn’t give away tickets to some of the hottest happenings in The Windy City, eh? Lots of lucky partygoers will be heading home with tickets to Lollapalooza, North Coast Music Festival, and a whole slew of shows at Metro, Double Door, The Mid, and more!
Here’s To Many More!
We couldn’t have gotten this far without the support of the best music fans in Chicago, and a vast and amazing supporting cast of bloggers, venues, media outlets, musicians, promoters, and other partners. So Do312 would also like to give a special shout out to A/S/L, Berlin, Chicago Reader, Darkroom Demons, Deadhub, Debonair Social Club, Double Door, Goose Island, Ground Lift Media, Heave Media, JBTV, KDM, Kingtello, Lincoln Hall, Lollapalooza, Loud Loop Press, ManbQue, Metro, Nerd City, North Coast Music Festival, Old Style, Popstache, Reggies, Schubas, Smartbar, Stic-of-the-Week, Team Bayside High, UR Chicago, and many, many more.