The "hard mod" collective the Organisation, formed to push back against what it calls the "Austin Powers-isation" of mod (please note the British spelling), hosts its first weekender, A Harder Way of Life, beginning Thursday night at 9 PM with a free event at the Globe Pub that features a Circuits reunion (celebrating the northwest-side club that was vital to the scene in the 80s and 90s) and multiple DJs spinning soul, early R & B, ska, and reggae.
The party moves to Phyllis' Musical Inn (1800 W. Division) on Friday with more DJs, including Philthy Phil of New York oi band the Templars, and live acts the Irving Parkas and the Stone Lightning Band ($5).
Beginning Saturday morning at 9 AM the Bottom Lounge hosts a Moto Show and Jumble Sale, where you can swap parts for scooters, cycles, and cars, buy vintage clothes and vinyl, or get a haircut or tattoo; admission is free. That night DJs including the East of Edens Soul Express and live bands the Deccas (no, not the UK one) and JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound play the club's Volcano Room ($10).
Capping the weekend is a Sunday brunch at Uptown's Holiday Club, 4000 N. Sheridan.
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