To volunteer with CUFF,
FESTIVAL PARTIES AND CONCERTS
Join us each night for live drinks and cheap music. Sponsored by Goose Island Brewery and Jim Beam Black. Music performances curated by Jeff Economy.
All parties start at 10:00 PM.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22ND – OPENING NIGHT SHOW
PRODIGAL SON 2626 N. Halsted Ave.
773- 248-3093 21+
“Imagine Serge Gainsbourg, Tricky, and Lee Perry all in a band together. This might give you some idea as to their musical experience.”
– Forced Exposure
“…the Drapes play rowdy rock music, straight up. Drums are loud, but not death metal loud or busy; the bass-drum rhythm section complement the single guitar, played by Mcdonough with a touch of bluesy Southern rock, power pop, and the occasional punk rock buzz saw!”
– Dave Chamberlain, New City
X27 Featuring the enigmatic Rikkeh Sutton of Duotron fame and the alluring Carmen.
“…like an Atari Teenage Riot meets Sonic Youth meets early Who. Definitely completely nihilistic.”
– CMJ Bulletin Board
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23RD
THE HIDEOUT 1354 W Wabansia
Chinese hillbilly, Sicilian banjo and twisted circus music with eno-ish production, conducted by Phil Spirito (rex, Out In Worship, HIM) with members of Califone, Red Red Meat, Fruitbats, The Service, and Monster Island.
Imagine if Connie Francis, Peggy Lee or Andy Williams were starting a pop band today. Imagine if music was more about entertaining everyone, not just targeting one certain taste or age group. That’s what Bric-a-Brac is all about.
“… A distinct and original sound.”
– Rod McKuen
Bosco and Jorge
Modern jazz or country swing, post folk, pre-pop – call it whatever you want. The true definition of Bosco & Jorge’s music is something that no man can say. Not even Bosco & Jorge.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH
1550 North Milwaukee 2nd Floor
The Artist Formerly Known As Vince. Audiovisual set from VJ Tek. Puppet Show at Midnight from the Cinnamon Roll Gang.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH
FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W Grand Ave. (at Halsted)
Breath Control Hip Hop Party
Guest DJs and Drink Specials
MONDAY, AUGUST 26TH
DIVERSEY RIVER BOWL 2211 W Diversey Ave.
All ages must be 21+ to drink
Monday Night at the Rock & Bowl!
“We were in our fourth frame of the first game, when suddenly the lights went out and the bowling pins began to glow with a light blue haze. Dance lights came on and scanned across the lanes. Welcome to rock and bowl!”
You¹ve seen the film now live the experience! CUFF invades the legendary Diversey River Bowl for our annual bowling party! Cheap shoe rental and drink specials.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 27TH
DELILAH’S 2771 North Lincoln Ave.
Come drink at The Chicago Underground Film Festivals favorite tavern. Jim Beam Black and Goose Island Specials. DJ Jen spins.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28TH
THE ABBEY PUB
3420 W. Grace (at Elston)
2002 CUFF awards ceremony with musical guests Cobra Verde
“A lurid and alluring blend of high-concept ambition and low-brow attitude, the kind of soundtrack David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Brian Eno might’ve made if they had lit out for the industrial flats of Cleveland in the late ’70s instead of hanging out in boring old Berlin.”
– Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune
“Probably too-oft overlooked, the wonderfully decent Kaspar Hauser play lo-fidelity pop music with tasteful instances of artful experimentation, achieving an overall musical complexity that¹s both singular and encouraging.”
Reagan National Crash Diet
Reagan National Crash Diet takes the burly guitars and voluminous dynamics of junky punk rock and injects them with a sense of fun. While pop flavors seep into the band’s songs only minimally, the Crash Diet sports a sense of humor that’s rare with its kind of music.”