Incubated in the warmth of underground loft parties, the Lake Street Collective makes another visit to the crimson-lit confines of Darkroom, where a mere $5 after 11pm gets you a live dose of dubby rhythms and organic breaks from Elev8tor, along with DJ sets from Shifty Johnson, DJ Striz, Adrienne Sanchez and DJ 8 that are likely to go from nice to nasty. Elev8tor sports a trio of seasoned musicians on drums, bass and keyboards and loops to lay down enough funk to keep it moving, but with enough variety to avoid the Velveeta factor that seems to threaten any live band dealing in funk. Darkroom always seems like a comfortable place to hang, whether you’re lounging or dancing. Add in a good Friday night jam of varied homegrown thump for the dollar… give thanks to Revolutionary Music and illmeasures for looking out for both ear and wallet! (Duke Shin)
October 23 at Darkroom, 2210 W. Chicago, (773)276-1411, at 10pm.