Rahsaan Patterson and Avery*Sunshine – Sat, 4/30

Hail up Chi-town! Neo-Soul sensation Rahsaan Patterson will be performing live at The Shrine in Chicago on Saturday, April 30th. Joining him as a special guest is the lovely songstress Avery*Sunshine, and backing them both are Verzatile and DJ Mark Fulla Flava. This will be a night full of songs about love and the small things in life that make you want to shout with joy, so get your tickets now.

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Questlove with Chicago Afrobeat Project – 4/23

Good news Chicago, our favorite drummer, producer and deejay Questlove will be rocking the house this Saturday, April 23rd, at The Shrine, with a special early performance from Chicago Afrobeat Project, who are kicking off a 3-month residency at The Shrine it so happens, so keep a look out for more of their shows.

Get there early to enjoy the premiere screening of The Return of Chicago Cool: The Creation of The Shrine. Doors open at 8pm, with viewing of documentary promptly at 8:30pm. All early-goers will receive complimentary admission to Questlove as well as a hosted cocktail bar courtesy of CIROC.

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Blue Note Jazz Benefit For Japan – 4/18 & 4/19

For the last 23 years, the Blue Note New York has maintained Blue Note clubs in multiple Japanese cities, with current establishments in Tokyo and Nagoya. In light of the recent earthquake and tsunami, the Blue Note New York will host a jazz benefit concert at the Highline Ballroom tonight — April 18th — and tomorrow with 100% of the ticket proceeds to be donated to the Japan Relief and Recovery Fund spearheaded by Direct Relief.

The event will feature an impressive roster of internationally known jazz musicians including: Madeleine Peyroux, Ron Carter, John Scofield, René Fleming, Michel Camilo, Kenny Barron, Paquito D’Rivera, Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove, Dave Valentin, Roberta Gambarini, Richard Bona, Lionel Loueke, Gretchen Parlato, Gregoire Maret, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jose James, Christian Scott, Alex Brown, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lew Tabackin and many, many more.

Doors open at 6pm, and show starts at 7pm both nights. An after-hours party will be held both nights starting at 11pm with performances by Robert Glasper, Sarah Hayes, Eldar, and many more.

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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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