gigs POSTS

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.


DJ Chuck Wren spins as well!

Easy All Stars Thrilla


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!


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


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.


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?


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.


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.


Martyrs, Tuesday May 1

Martyrs, Tuesday May 1

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.


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:

Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest!

August 16th, 2011

What more is there to say? The OP is playing the fine Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival this Sunday, Aug 21st. Come out and partake of the lake, the artists, the shops, the music. We’ll be on the Main Stage at Morse and Greenview, playing at 4 pm.