September 16th, 2013
On Friday, September 20, at
Noon 2:00 PM, The OP will take over Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago with 11 pieces of W. African Funk.
The scene: WurstFest, A Culinary Event to support the Chicago Music Summit
Local Food, Local Brews, Local Music!
We’re joined by special guests Mark Ford on vocals and Mamadou Mbengue on Talking Drum!
[ UPDATE: ] The time of the show has been changed to 2:00 PM.
July 10th, 2013
Thursday, August 8, The Opposition Party joins Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub and the Drastics at the Hideout! Three acts pushing out heavy dub sounds. One of the best bars around.
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June 17th, 2013
On Friday, June 21, the Opposition Party and Kongfuzi descend on Lincoln Square Lanes to put their new live music stage through its paces. Hopefully the bowlers will still be able to hear the clatter of pins with our 11 pieces filling the joint with joyful afrobeat sounds. We welcome vocalist Mark Ford for this show as well!
10 pm. No cover!
April 8th, 2013
The OP is back at Logan Square’s Whistler on Monday, April 29, for a free show!
March 27th, 2013
KFAI’s Dr. StrangeDub had our dub of our tune, Puncture, on his radio show last night!
take a listen
February 10th, 2013
Here are a couple of live tracks from last fall to keep the appetite whet until the spring:
Colonial Mentality from Chicago SummerDance
with Mark Ford and Typhanie Monique
Nimble Foot Ska from Northcenter Fest
February 10th, 2013
Happy Holiday / New Year / Valentine’s Day!
The Opposition Party has been hard at work since the fall, workin up more material for our amazing new vocalists, Mark Ford and Typhanie Monique. We’ll let you know about festivals and gigs coming up in the spring soon. In the meantime, stay tuned!
October 9th, 2012
Thursday, Oct 11, the OP meets Easy Star All Stars and Aggrolites at Reggie’s Rock club! ESAS is touring in support of their latest take on Michael Jackson, with Thrillah.
Should be a great night of reggae and afrosounds – doors at 7pm, we go on at 8pm.
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DJ Chuck Wren spins as well!
September 20th, 2012
We’re back at Navy Pier on Sunday, September 23rd for the Chicago World Music Fest, joined by our friends Mark Ford and Typhanie Monique on vocals! This was a great time last year, and we’re looking forward to more gettin down by the lake!