Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday, Oct. 6th - WONDER-Full (DJ Spinna)

WONDER-FULL: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder by DJ Spinna!

Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist & producer. Although blind from birth, through music Wonder see's more than us all. He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and won twenty-two Grammy Awards.

On October 5th world famous DJ/Producer & all around genius, DJ Spinna is going to show us the true Wonder, that is Stevie! Expect to hear classic tunes such as "Golden Lady", "Don't You Worry Bout a Thing", "I Just Called", "Fingertips", "My Cherie Amour", "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" and more!

Prepare for something unique Chicago, this is THE WONDERFULL Party, only at THE SHRINE!

Tickets online are only $5, they will NOT be $5 at the door.

Bottle Service:

2109 S. Wabash Chicago IL 60616 (Valet Available)
Red line to Cermak.

$5 tickets now at

Thursday, Sept 22nd - Mark de Clive-Lowe with Sy Smith

Mark de Clive Lowe w/ Sy Smith + Innosphere Mark de Clive Lowe (repping both New Zealand & Japan) is one of modern masters of broken beat, nu jazz, and progressive house. Sy Smith (Los Angeles, CA.) is one of the top soul voices coming out of the west coast. So it was only natural that joining forces would create some SOULFUL collaborations.

Doors open 9pm.

Performance starts at 10pm.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Video: The Weeknd 1st live show in Toronto

This past weekend, The Weeknd performed his first show in his hometown of Toronto at the Mod Club. From what we hear Abel Tesfaye has been doing his thing under the radar for a good minute, so this is probably not his really first show ever-ever, but it is definitely his first since making his Weeknd persona the hottest unsigned artist of the moment with The House of Balloons mixtape and brilliant one-offs like “The Birds.”
Celebs in the crowd included Drake , Birdman & Diddy...hopefully he'll sign with none of the like. ENJOY.

The Weeknd from NOW Magazine on Vimeo.

The Weeknd part 2 from NOW Magazine on Vimeo.

The Weeknd part 3 from NOW Magazine on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


“Potjiekos CafĂ©”,
a celebration of the unique cuisine of Africa. The “potjieko”, an old fashioned South African three legged cast iron pot, is an apt metaphor for Africa’s true “melting pot” cuisine. Chef Jeremy Brewington is back with an exciting menu that highlights the fascinating confluence of cultures in different the different regions of Africa: indigenous, European and South Asian.

Brewington’s menu will follow a small-plate format to encourage diners to share and sample. The first week will feature dishes typical of South Africa including babotie casserole, droewors sausages, chakalaka white beans, grilled meats from the “braai”, South Africa’s ubiquitous outdoor barbeque, and klappertert coconut pie.

Of course, Dodo will feature some delicious wines from South Africa’s Stellenbosch and Paarl regions in addition to our regular list of super classic cocktails.

Finally, D.J. Clark Quente will provide a feast for your ears with an exciting soundtrack selected from the vast musical treasures of Africa.

Return of Chicago Cool - The Shrine Documentary

We at The Shrine present to you "The Rebirth of Chicago Cool" which shows the creation of The Shrine. Compiled with over three years of exclusive footage by director Konee Rok, see The Shrine's humble beginnings. The documentary also gives a little insight on the creator of the venue (Joe Russo) and what inspired the name, style and vibe of The Shrine.

So sit back, relax and enjoy The Rebirth of Chicago Cool.

Directed by Konee Rok.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

D'Angelo Back At Work on Long-Awaited New Album

Reclusive R&B star D'Angelo is apparently back at work on his decade-plus-in-the-making third album. A studio session took place in New York late last night with two longtime D'Angelo collaborators, Roots drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and bassist Pino Palladino, as well as producer/engineer Russell Elevado, according to posts from Questlove on Twitter.

"Most people use midnight as a time to sleep. others are working on their 11 year followup. this of course being hour number one," wrote the drummer.

The album, which was at one point provisionally titled "James River," is being eyed for release before the end of the year through J Records, according to a source, but could move to early 2012 depending on when it is finally turned in. It will be D'Angelo's long-awaited follow-up to the 2000 album "Voodoo," which won the 2001 Grammy for best R&B album and has sold 1.7 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Questlove and Palladino later backed D'Angelo on an acclaimed tour in support of the album.

Read more on BILLBOARD (click here)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Spike Lee to direct OLD BOY remake

Director Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ remake will not only ‘Americanize’ the story (a la ‘The Departed’), it will be based on both the original comic book and 2003 film adaptation.

Saying that the overall reaction to news of Spike Lee directing the Oldboy remake was a bit negative would be quite the understatement. To be fair, though, Hollywood’s plans to release a reworking of Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook’s cult classic revenge thriller (itself, based on a Japanese comic book) was poorly-received by fans from the get-go.

Read more (click here)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Baby Cham - live on Saturday, July 30th

Friday, July 15th - Beats Rhyme & Life movie release party

Can I Kick It?

Check the rhyme!

What's the scenario?

Friday Night come feel the vibe from the Tribe at The Official Movie Release Party, only @ The Shrine!

Doors open at 10pm, FREE entry to all those with a ticket stub from the documentary (in theaters now).

Also featuring a special video mix by DJ 33 1/3rd.

$150 Bottles of GREY GOOSE.

$150 Bottles of GREY GOOSE.

$150 Bottles of GREY GOOSE.

About the documentary - "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest" the story behind the rise & fall of legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest is finally told once and for all in their own words. A hard-core fan of ATCQ himself, famed actor Michael Rapoport (ZebraHead, Bamboozled, Juice & more) directs this already heralded masterpiece and what is sure to be considered a classic hip-hop documentary.

More info @

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Baby Cham - live on Saturday, July 30th

The Afro-Caribbean Experience kicks off on July 30th, featuring a special performance by one of Jamaica's brightest stars BABY CHAM (known for his hit record Ghetto Story & more). Come see Baby Cham perform all his hits & his new unreleased tunes!

Also featuring music all nite by such DJ's as Ringo (One Blood), Jay iLLa, DJ Fineboy, DJ Andju & De'Angelo King!

Hosted by J Niice & Lady Sol!

Take advantage of this 72-hour discount priced ticket sale!!!!!

Buy tickets now via

A Special Thank You to DJ Terry Hunter, Black Coffee & the True Music Lovers of Chicago!

Peace patrons of The Shrine,

I just wanted to take the time to thank everyone who attended Terry Hunter's Bang with Special Guest (All the way from Johannesburg, South Africa...) Black Coffee. It was an amazing night of house music! Amazing music period. It was truly a quintessential Shrine event, with a diverse crowd of music lovers and dancers coming together for an unforgettable evening.

It's been a pleasure to work with Terry Hunter, Reggie Corners, and of course our own Leonard Part Sixx. We look forward to providing Chicago with amazing music every Sunday!!!

We at The Shrine appreciate your support!

Joe Russo - Founder of The Shrine & Sinibar.

DJ Black Coffee