Roll on Friday

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!

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the whistler – april 29

April 8th, 2013

The OP is back at Logan Square’s Whistler on Monday, April 29, for a free show!

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echo chamber

March 27th, 2013

KFAI’s Dr. StrangeDub had our dub of our tune, Puncture, on his radio show last night!

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Mapfumo Afropop Interview

February 14th, 2013

…is a gem. What else is there to say? Enjoy.

http://www.afropop.org/wp/6408/thomas-mapfumo-the-war-years/


winter thanks

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

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Nimble Foot Ska from Northcenter Fest

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sheddin

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!


Easy Star All Stars, Aggrolites, the OP

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!

Easy All Stars Thrilla

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World Music Fest @ Navy Pier

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!

Free show!

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NorthCenter Pics

August 30th, 2012

Some selections from our recent gig at Northcenter Town Square.

The OP at Northcenter Town Square

Layin down some keys

The OP at Northcenter Town Square

Rhythm section in sync

The OP at Northcenter Town Square

Horn section diggin in


Burger Time!

August 27th, 2012

Come on down wednesday night to the Northcenter Summer Concert series! Grab some burgers and beers and shake your booty to two sets provided courtesy of The Opposition Party!

Burger Time

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