Loose Ends with DJ Mark Fulla Flava – 4/16

Do you remember Loose Ends from back in the 80s? Me neither. However what with the 80s and 90s firmly becoming the latest wave of retro-chic in music (and everything else), a lot of the old goodies from that period are resurfacing now, like this British R&B trio that crossed the pond in the early 80s and became the very first British export to top the Billboard R&B charts.

Well folks they’re back on the road and Giant Step, with our friends at The Shrine in Chicago, are excited to be showcasing them on Saturday, April 16th, backed by Verzatile and special guest DJ Mark Fulla Flava. Doors open at 8pm, and show starts at 9pm. In the meantime, check out these videos below to get you contemplating.

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J*DaVeY with Special Guests Blu & Res – 4/9

Besides their combined magnetic sex appeal, the flamboyant electro-pop sensation J*DaVeY are known for delivering an electric and sensational performance. Backed by Brook D’Leau‘s throbbing beats with their special avant flare, Jack Davey’s unique vocals soar and captivate the audience in a futuristic throw back to the 90s confirming that this duo is more than just looks. Join us on Saturday, April 9th, at The Shrine as the duo makes a pit stop in Chicago on their New World Culture Tour with special guests Blu and Res, backed The Shrine’s residents Verzatile and DJ Mark Fulla Flava. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 9:00pm.

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Goapele with DJ Mark Fulla Flava – 4/2


While it’s been a few years since Goapele has released a studio album, she has been touring and performing constantly since the release of Change It All back in 2005. She will be performing live this coming Saturday, April 2nd, at The Shrine in Chicago backed by Verzatile with special guest DJ Mark Fulla Flava.

If that’s not enough good news, check out the video interview below and listen to her talk about her upcoming third release titled Milk & Honey, scheduled to hit stores later this year.

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De La Soul with Special Guest DJ Mark Fulla Flava – 3/25

On Friday, March 25th, legendary hip hop trio De La Soul takes the stage at The Shrine in Chicago, IL with special guest DJ Mark Fulla Flava. As one of the founders of the alternative hip-hop scene, the Grammy award winning De La Soul has been holding it down since their brilliant debut release in 1989. Today more than 12 releases later (and another in the making) these guys are masters of the game. Doors open at 9:00PM, and advance tickets are still available, so make sure you get yours now.

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Anthony David at The Shrine (Chicago) – 3/19

On Saturday, March 19th, iNSPiRE, in association with Giant Step and Dusty Groove America, bring soul to The Shrine in Chicago. Singer-songwriter Anthony David will be backed by Verzatile, with special guest Marz G and DJ Mark Fullaflava.

Atlanta-based Anthony David is best known for his hit 2008 single “Words,” [Youtube] a duet with India.Arie, but his career started long before then. An accomplished songwriter, his working relationship with Arie began in 2001 when he contributed the song “Part of My Life” to her 7x Grammy nominated album Acoustic Soul. Since then, he has released 4 albums and toured extensively. His latest album As Above So Below (3/22) shows him teaming up with Nashville’s Shannon Sanders, and features guest artists such as upcoming Atlanta songstress Algebra, rapper Phonte of Little Brother, and Shawn Stockman of Boys II Men. So if you’ll be in Chi-town this weekend, mark your calendars for Saturday and get tickets!

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