Frique (Chicago) // 2.19

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Whiskey Bar says
Come celebrate James Anthony's birthday! Get a feel of what the legendary loft parties in Wicker Park were like in the mid '90s. From the vault of Chicago's House talent comes a hidden midwest icon.

FRIQUE (Lea Music, Soul Foundation, Chicago)
Cee White (CHI/PDX)
James Anthony (Urban Camouflage CHI/PDX) B-Day Boy

Ladies free til 11!!! Drink Specials!
$5 before 11 > $7 after

"Looking back, it seemed like everyone was getting involved – indeed, a separate scene was hopping in tandem on Chicago’s South Side. Gene Farris began DJing at the Powerhouse with Ron Carroll and DJ Rush around 1992. “The crowd back then was a majority black crowd, and most of the music being played back then was either disco or edits and a lot of tracks from Trax Records. People like myself, DJ Rush, Boo Williams and Glenn Underground, we were all making our own tracks and just playing them out at the party.”

DJ Frique (Terry Allen) introduced Farris to the North Side loft scene, and soon Frique and Farris were throwing their own parties at 1471 Milwaukee Ave. as part of Erotic World.Frique and Farris also spun at 1355 Milwaukee Ave., alongside DJs like Traxx. Farris’ list of key loft scene records, often getting their first major break or a vital second wind in that environment, reads like a run-down of bona fide classics."
Jacob Arnold for BOILER ROOM
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By: Whiskey Bar

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