In the past year, Logan Square's cash-only speakeasy lite emerged as a Chicago hip-hop hotbed, hosting DJ nights by Grammy-nominated flattop Stefan Ponce, rising Adult Swim affiliate Thelonious Martin, and Closed Sessions cofounder RTC; Vic Mensa premiered "U Mad" there during a set in April. The club goes hardest on Sundays, when Vic Lloyd and Joe Fresh Goods (plus weekly guests like Holt and Peter Cottontale) host a cover-free party with "no silly dress code," filling the bar's large dance floor with the latest local juke, rap, and Future cuts (there are also five-dollar whiskey gingers). The duo are also behind Dope Boy Magic—the clothing brand responsible for all those tie-dyed hoodies you see everywhere—and just moved their Fat Tiger Workshop storefront to a bigger location in River West, the next step in their Chicago streetwear takeover. But you'll catch the style sages at their most colorful on Sunday, behind the boards at East Room.
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