Glenwood Pics

August 20th, 2012

A couple of shots from the recent Glenwood Ave Arts Fest!


Glenwood Ave Arts Fest

August 17th, 2012

This Saturday, the OP will be playing the fabulous Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest in Rogers Park. We’ll be at the Main Stage, starting at 6 pm, so come a bit early, grab some food and beverages, and check out some of the artist booths before our set. Joining us for this gig will be special guests Victor Garcia on trumpet and Chris Paquette on percussion.

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Sweet and Hot at Morseland

July 24th, 2012

Come on out to Morseland this Friday night – The Opposition Party is hooking up with our friends SoulPhonetics and The Famous Mandrell Brothers.

Also, sitting in with us will be Victor Garcia of Grupo Cumbe.

And it’s Morseland, so there’s a great beer list, and this:

The Best Sweet Hot Fries in The World?

The Best Sweet Hot Fries in The World?

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SummerDance with Idy Ciss

July 16th, 2012

We’ll be playing this Thursday in Grant Park for the SummerDance festival, paired with Senegalese dance instructor Idy Ciss! Dance class will start at 6 pm, and we’ll play two sets following, joined by guest vocalists Mark Ford and Typhanie Monique.

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The OP on Chicago Mixtape

April 30th, 2012

Chicago Mixtape 064

Chicago Mixtape 064

We’re psyched to be featured on the 64th Chicago Mixtape! Download the mixtape here, and sign up to get weekly downloads of tracks by bands with upcoming Chicago shows. Thanks Casey and Chicago Mixtape!


MayDay MayDay

April 27th, 2012

Not crashin, just burnin. The Opposition party comes out two times in the first ten days of May: headling Martyrs on May 1 with JR Miller Project and Blast! Then on the 9th we resurface to fill the stage and sample the potable mixes at The Whistler all night.

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Martyrs, Tuesday May 1

Martyrs, Tuesday May 1


Selectors Selected

April 27th, 2012

Congrats to our friends Soulphonetics; their Dance Syndrome at Taxim was a recent TimeOut Chicago Critic’s Pick!  Lookin forward to sharing the night with them at The Whistler on May 9!


Thawing Out and Warming Up

March 1st, 2012

The OP is back this spring, with some new tunes, new shows, and new instruments – in the way that a vocalist refers to his or her voice as an instrument. And well they should, as we’re lucky to be joined at our next gig by Mark Ford and Typhanie Monique on vocals. They’ll be joining us, along with Avo Randruut and his DePaul African Ensemble on Friday, March 3 at the beautiful DePaul Concert Hall.

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Distant Planets, Dark Room

October 22nd, 2011

No, it’s not a planetarium (though that would be a fun show). It’s a night of afrotronica brought to you by Soulphonetics, Windimoto, and The Opposition Party:


Rain Dance

September 19th, 2011

Thanks to all the folks who came out to dance in the drizzle at Navy Pier yesterday for the World Music Festival! You made the lake look even lovelier. Looking forward to drier, warmer confines tonight at the Mayne Stage with Grupo Cumbe!

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