See who owns your alderman while listening to the dope sounds from Cordoba and Mermaid NV!
This is the first chance to see and use our new website that maps the where/who/how much of campaign donations to each city council member (a.k.a the money that gets in the way of our justice). Start in the first ward and see how Michael Moyer threw thousands of dollars under 3 different names at Proco Joe Moreno to upzone the Congress Theater into a luxury apartment complex that'll further gentrify Logan Square. And that's just the start, you've got 49 more wards of fun! This website is the culmination of years of volunteer work. Come celebrate with movement leaders, political allies, aldermanic challengers, and the volunteers who helped put the website together!
— Cordoba — CHI
— Cordoba is a jazz fusion sextet from Chicago. The combine jazz improvisation with the contemporary sounds of hip-hop, soul, and rock. Syncopations, harmonic tension, soaring melodies, and liberated extemporizations are reflections on our relationship with Chicago. How can such a wealthy city fail to provide for so many of its residents? How can a place that produces such amazing art and culture be plagued with such violence? Must a city with such diversity also suffer from so much inequality? How can the wonderful communities in Chicago stave off the isolation so many feel in the modern world?
— Before Mermaid's inception, friends Shiri, Ro, and MC began creating music in a basement studio on Chicago's southside. Throughout random jam sessions in 2014 singers Viviana and Mey were integrated into the group, resulting in the birth of Mermaid NV. These 5 queerdos collectively nurtured Mermaid NV for what is today. Since then we have had several members come and go. Today Mermaid NV consists of the trio Brandon, Shiri, and Ro.
— Doors open at 8 PM. Suggested donation, $10 advance, $15 at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.