Saturday July 27 :: 9pm :: HEAVEN GALLERY / BUDDY

1550 N Milwaukee Ave. 2nd floor and Buddy 1542 N Milwaukee Ave 2nd floor (you need to enter on the 1550 entrance tho..

The most exciting event of the 80s is about to happen and you are gonna be there dude, taking it to the max! It's the totally radical Lumpenwave! Lumpenwave is the most important synthpop, electro, techno, new wave, new jack swing, hip hop, acid house, new romantic music fad to hit America! And now its here in Chicago!

No Way! ... Yes Way! Top 40 artists and international DJs are converging on Chicago for one nite only to celebrate the insidious genius of the 80s. And some of them will perform songs from Lumpen magazine's Lumptronic Five 80s music compilation! We're using new technology called Compact Disc (CD) and you get one when you come to the festival! This Lumpenwave Compact Disc contains 15 awesome tracks, most of them covers of your favorite MTV hits!

Word up, we're totally serious! We have wicked action from international superstars featured on this totally tubular CD: Check out hits by: TM Schneider and KPT Mich.igan, Douggpound and Minnie Gearl, Chinese Johnny, Dj Mamacita and ANJB3, Martian Law, M. Mercer, Big Man vs. Pretzel of Energy, TRS-80, String Theory, Junior, Found Objects, Craque, Tinkerband and Space Soldiers.

We're partying in two spaces and have some surprises in store. You will experience a major head rush when you see who we have lined up to play live:

In the Buddy Ballroom Blitz space we are proud to present live performances by: naughty new wave synth pop favorites- TRS-80; Rappers delights -MC Hot Tub Gary and the Video Ape; Raging pop sensation- Italo, madonnawannabee pop sensations Lucky Star (wardrobe provided by P-Cock), Heavy lo-fi rockers -The Bolts, Operetic 80s divas - My Damn Butterfly, Crazy Electro maestro- Douggpound and the hotrageous Minnie Gearl, the fucked up karoake wizardry of Tango and Cash and the hardcore stylings of Regress.

In the Game Room Craque will perform his fave John Cage classics.

In the Heaven 17 Eurodisco (and in the ballroom) we're flying in from England France and Germany some of the maddest DJs: Jumpin' Jordan Zawideh (eclectic Electro madness), Dj Cougar Shuttle (SUrprise 80s attacker from St Louis), DJ LeDeuce (Hardcore new Wave), Dj Paul B Davis (New Jack Swinger), Bruner and Bay (out of control remxin madness), DJ Jazzy Jerry (solid top 40s freak), Dj Jaime the English guy, New Wave sounds historian Miss Abina, and some other guest new romantic and electro superstars to rock your world. Make sure to bring your dancin' shoes and lay the mousse on thick.

If you just can't get enough then step outside to the John Hughes Elevated Cinemas number One and Two. We'll be featuring films like Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Pretty In Pink on the roof all nite long.

If your style is undone the Click Pop Unisex Salon will repolish your eye make-up and re-gel your hair the right way. The 80s never looked so good.

Crazy new lighting and video techniques and technology will be programmed by OVT Visuals and Bruner and Bay.

If you're a trendsetter in pink leather or a baller that wants to be taller, this is the night to party like its 1984. Be there or be square. No posers or dweebs. Paninaro's welcome.

Doors open at 9pm. Performances begin at 9:45pm sharp!! $10 donation or $13 to get the new CD.

Your complementary beverages (fire-brewed beer and bartles and james coolers (we hope) will be supplied until midnight. :: questions? (photos: calbee booth of snapcult fame lump
wave logo by dakota)

below is a handy map to show you where the shit is at.


Much love goes to the Una Mae's Freak Boutique girls and the Lilly Vallente babe Lisa for inspiration excitement and fashion inspiration.