Friday, May 6, 2016


April was a busy month and we're blesses that we had the opportunity to share our musical style with music lovers and dancers!
To start the month out Thanks to our peeps at Wonder Bar & guest Lee Pearson and also a special event in Logan Square.. The Church of Black Gold event with Jerome Derradji and Pauly C.
A shout out to the people of  Brasil for hosting Cordell Johnson on his first tour through Rio and Sao Paulo, we hope to return next year to do a full Excursions tour including our dancers from Chicago. (A shout out to NY dancer Rho Desia for coming out and being apart of the Rio event).
Here are a few photos from Brasil!

 RARA Party (RIO)

 Cordell & Filipe Raposo

 Detroit Swindle


Sat. April 16th (Rio)

 Godi & Leo (Bonde do Jack)

 Cordell & Andrei Britto

Godi & CJ

Cordell & RhoDesia (@ The Clubhouse, Rio)

Rio police woman!

Sunday April 17th in Sao Paulo

 Soul Set 5yr. Anniversary

Benjamin Ferreira

 Rafael Moraes

 Thiago Guiselini

Thank you Brasil!

Moving on.. to MAY

We got a few things going on this month and it being our anniversary month, here's whats in store..
At Weekend Excursions
James Vincent will celebrate his birthday with a special set and we have fellow Nu Bang member Celeste Alexander with us!

JV (Birthday)

Celeste Alexander 

 May 20th 
Cordell Johnson and Torin Edmond will be the special guests at the Annex (formerly The Red Dog) playing along with resident David Sabat

Sunday at the Silver Room..
Sunday May 22nd, we are in full effect, Cordell will be playing on the southside with Daryll Mellowman at the Silver Room (hosted by Ms. Meme)

And JV will be doing his thing with Jevon Jackson and a special guest @ Fundamental (Jerry's)

Then on Thursday, he's back!!!
 DJ Uchikawa (Loft Soul Records)

May 26th

Uchi, JV & Cordell
A special 6 year anniversary get together at Danny's!
Uchikawa was with us for the very first EXCURSIONS event, and it is our honor to have him back again to play with us for #6. 
If you haven't heard Uchikawa play before then come by and get ready to twirl!!

Then we're off to Detroit for the Movement festival..
3 days of electronic music out doors! But then the after parties are just as popping!! And with that we present:
celebrating our 5th year of true underground house!
For those that know.. know. Nuff said!
Hope to see you Sunday (May 29th)

and for those who are feeling the after effects of Sunday night/ Monday morning we got this for you.. downtown in Greektown!
4th annual day party at Mix
Come by grab a bite/drink and kick it with us.. 
Nu Bang & Excursions

How's that for a month's worth of weekend options?

Here's a throwback from 2004 or 2006 at the D.E.M.F. (now called Movement)
Elbert Phillips, Tonya, Gene King, Raquel Sanchez, Cordell, Princess Tam Tam (R.I.H.)