February 19, 2015

Thursday – February 19th

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ Progress Bar (3359 N. Halsted) | Open Format

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Five Star Bar (1424 W. Chicago) 10PM-2AM | Open Format

Friday – February 20th

Monsters Eat Laptops: Tyler @ The Nosh Market (440 S. LaSalle) – 11AM-2PM | All Vinyl Lunch Hour

Ed @ Dark Horse (3443 N. Sheffield) | Open Format

Neville (aka DJ Elliven) @ Northside (1635 N. Damen Ave) 10PM-3AM | Open Format

Cody @ Burlington Bar (3425 W. Fullerton Ave) | Open Format – Hybrid Vinyl

MEL – Wax Museum: Tyler @ Angels & Kings (230 N. Michigan) – 8PM-CLOSE | All Vinyl Night

Saturday – February 21st

Tyler @ Stan Mansion Open House (2408 N. Kedzie) 11AM-3PM | Open Format

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Northside (1635 N. Damen Ave) 10PM-3AM | Open Format

Chris (aka Moppy) @ Murasaki (211 E. Ontario) 10:30PM-1:30AM | Open Format

Sunday – February 22nd

Ajay @ The Art Institute: ArtFEED (Nichols Trustees Suite) 11AM-1PM | Open Format

Adam @ Stan Mansion Open House (2408 N. Kedzie) 11AM-3PM | Open Format

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Kevin (aka DJ K.Price) @ Flagship (1622 W. Belmont) | Open Format

Scott (aka DJ Bloodshot Scott) @ Lizard’s Liquid Lounge (3058 E. Irving Park Road) 9PM-1AM | 80s & 90s Throwbacks

Monday – February 23rd

Adam on 88.7 FM (WLUW) – 6PM-8PM | Open Format Radio Show

Cage + Aquarium Presents: Eddie Sanders – 10PM | In-Studio Residency

Tuesday – February 24th

MEL – Brewin’ Grooves: Tyler & Adam @ the Elbo Room (2871 N. Lincoln Ave) – 9PM-12AM | All Vinyl Night

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ SoHo House (113 N. Green St) | Open Format

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Wednesday – February 25th

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) on 88.3 FM (WZRD) The Wizard – 10PM-1AM | Open Format Radio Show

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) on 1710 AM (Future Music Radio) – 11PM-1AM | Live Online Radio Show

Thursday – February 26th

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Five Star Bar (1424 W. Chicago) 10PM-2AM | Open Format

Friday – February 27th

Monsters Eat Laptops: Tyler @ The Nosh Market (440 S. LaSalle) – 11AM-2PM | All Vinyl Lunch Hour

Adam @ Dark Horse (3443 N. Sheffield) | Open Format

Tyler @ Holiday Club (4000 N. Sheridan) | 80s Videos

Neville (aka DJ Elliven) @ Northside (1635 N. Damen Ave) 10PM-3AM | Open Format

MEL – Wax Museum: Victor (aka DJ Limbs) and Lexi (aka DJ Lecks) @ Angels & Kings (230 N. Michigan) – 8PM-CLOSE | All Vinyl Night

Saturday – February 28th

Scott (aka DJ Bloodshot Scott) @ Johnny O’Hagans (3374 N. Clark) – 10PM-12aM | Open Format

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ Emporium (2363 N. Milwaukee Ave) | Open Format

Trois (aka DJ Trois) @ Kincades (950 W. Armitage) | Hip Hop & House

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Northside (1635 N. Damen Ave) 10PM-3AM | Open Format

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ Benchmark (1510 N. Wells) | Open Format

Sunday – March 1st

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Kevin (aka DJ K.Price) @ Flagship (1622 W. Belmont) | Open Format

Monday – March 2nd

Adam on 88.7 FM (WLUW) – 6PM-8PM | Open Format Radio Show

Cage + Aquarium Presents: Lexi (aka DJ Lecks) – 10PM | In-Studio Residency

Tuesday – March 3rd

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Wednesday – March 4th

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) on 88.3 FM (WZRD) The Wizard – 10PM-1AM | Open Format Radio Show

February 19, 2015

We made a special trip to Quapaw, Oklahoma for Ryan and Paula’s October wedding at the Downstream Casino. We were thrilled to work with them from the very beginning of the day for their Turmeric Ceremony, all the way through the end of the evening that included a fantastic dance floor. All events were held on site at the Casino and guests traveled from all over the country to Oklahoma to celebrate in Ryan and Paula’s wedding. The bride and groom, now residents of Chicago, were both originally from Joplin, MO and traveled back near their hometown to celebrate their wedding with family and friends. Here are a few of our favorite photos!

Cage + Aquarium Photographer: Shelley Anderson and Guest Photographer: Christy Tuttle

Cage + Aquarium DJ: Tyler Huffman

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February 4, 2015

Wednesday – February 4th

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) on 88.3 FM (WZRD) The Wizard – 10PM-1AM | Open Format Radio Show

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) on 1710 AM (Future Music Radio) – 11PM-1AM | Live Online Radio Show

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ Spybar (954 W. Belmont) | Club Music

Scott (aka DJ Bloodshot Scott) @ Delilah’s (2771 N. Lincoln) – 9PM-2AM | Country, Indie, Roots, Punk

Trois (aka DJ Trois) @ Kincades (950 W. Armitage) | House/Hip-Hop

Thursday – February 5th

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ ROOF on theWit (201 N. State) | Open Format

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Five Star Bar (1424 W. Chicago) 10PM-2AM | Open Format

Friday – February 6th

Monsters Eat Laptops: Tyler @ The Nosh Market (440 S. LaSalle) – 11AM-2PM | All Vinyl Lunch Hour

Ed @ Dark Horse (3443 N. Sheffield) | Open Format

Neville (aka DJ Elliven) @ Northside (1635 N. Damen Ave) 10PM-3AM | Open Format

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Rehab (3641 N. Halsted) | Open Format

Kevin (aka DJ K.Price) @ Holiday Club (4000 N. Sheridan) | 80s Videos

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ East Room (2828 W. Medill) | Open Format

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ Trellis (2426 N. Racine) | Open Format

Saturday – February 7th

1UP Residency: Cody & Adam @ North Bar (1637 W. North) | 80s Jams, 90s Jams

Ajay (aka DJ shAde) @ Northside (1635 N. Damen Ave) 10PM-3AM | Open Format

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ Gaslight (2450 N. Clark) | Open Format

Chris (aka Moppy) @ Trellis (2426 N. Racine) | Open Format

Scott (aka DJ Bloodshot Scott) @ Johnny O’Hagan’s (3374 N. Clark) – 10PM-2AM | Top 40, Pub Rock

Sunday – February 8th

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Kevin (aka DJ K.Price) @ Flagship (1622 W. Belmont) | Open Format

Scott (aka DJ Bloodshot Scott) @ The Gingerman Tavern (3740 N. Clark) – 9PM-1AM | Country, Indie, Roots, Punk

Monday – February 9th

Adam on 88.7 FM (WLUW) – 6PM-8PM | Open Format Radio Show

Cage + Aquarium Presents: Daniel Demchuk – 10PM | In-Studio Residency

Tuesday – February 10th

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ SoHo House (113 N. Green St) | Open Format

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Wednesday – February 11th

Mixed Messages: Cody & Adam @ Redline Tap (7006 N. Glenwood) | Open Format

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) on 88.3 FM (WZRD) The Wizard – 10PM-1AM | Open Format Radio Show

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) on 1710 AM (Future Music Radio) – 11PM-1AM | Live Online Radio Show

Thursday – February 12th

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ Progress (3359 N. Halsted) & Berlin (954 W. Belmont) | Club Music

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Five Star Bar (1424 W. Chicago) 10PM-2AM | Open Format

Friday – February 13th

Monsters Eat Laptops: Chris (aka DJ Evil Vince) @ The Nosh Market (440 S. LaSalle) – 11AM-2PM | All Vinyl Lunch Hour

Wax Museum: Victor (aka DJ Limbs) and Chris (aka DJ Evil Vince) @ Angels & Kings (230 N. Michigan) – 8PM-CLOSE | All Vinyl Night

Adam @ Dark Horse (3443 N. Sheffield) | Open Format

Kevin (aka DJ K.Price) @ Holiday Club (4000 N. Sheridan) | 80s Videos

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ Simone’s (960 W. 18th) | All Vinyl Night

Neville (aka DJ Elliven) @ Northside (1635 N. Damen Ave) 10PM-3AM | Open Format

Trois (aka DJ Trois) @ Kincades (95o W. Armitage) | House/Hip-Hop

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ Cardinal Bar (418 E. Wilson – Madison, WI) | Open Format

Saturday – February 14th

Ajay (aka DJ shAde) @ Murasaki (211 E. Ontario) 10:30PM-1:30AM | Open Format

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Northside (1635 N. Damen Ave) 10PM-3AM | Open Format

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ John Barleycorn (3524 N. Clark) | Open Format

Maggie @ Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar (960 W. 31st) 9PM-3AM | All Vinyl Night

Sunday – February 15th

Scott (aka DJ Bloodshot Scott) on 88.9 FM (WMXM) The Good Music Show – 1PM-3PM | Eclectic College Radio

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Kevin (aka DJ K.Price) @ Flagship (1622 W. Belmont) | Open Format

Monday – February 16th

Adam on 88.7 FM (WLUW) – 6PM-8PM | Open Format Radio Show

Cage + Aquarium Presents: Neville (aka DJ Elliven) – 10PM | In-Studio Residency

Tuesday – February 17th

Monsters Eat Laptops: Lexi (aka DJ Lecks) @ Sauced! Market @ Emporium Logan Square (2363 N. Milwaukee ) – 6PM-9PM | All Vinyl Set

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Wednesday – February 18th

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) on 88.3 FM (WZRD) The Wizard – 10PM-1AM | Open Format Radio Show

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) on 1710 AM (Future Music Radio) – 11PM-1AM | Live Online Radio Show

February 3, 2015

Another year has gone by and it was time for another fantastic IndieWed event! This past Saturday, January 31st, Cage + Aquarium had the honor of joining the longest running independent bridal fair in the country once more. We had a fabulous time alongside a vibrant mix of independent wedding artisans on the third floor of Ravenswood Event Center in Chicago. In the eclectic and bright “Moroccan Daydream Wedding Lounge” (a vision of Jayne Weddings and Art of Imagination), there was a colorful spread of vendors who all came together to share their love for the magic of weddings.

Cage + Aquarium DJs Tyler and Lexi switched off as the third floor vibe-setters from 10-4. Tyler took care of spinning pure vinyl classics, while Lexi handled the trendy upbeat jams. The combination of musical offerings complimented the motif while also keeping it fresh. One of Chicago’s finest restaurants, The Publican, offered attendees samples of their gourmet meats and cocktails. Spa In Your Space kindly provided complimentary manicures and massages, which contributed to the luxury vibe of the third floor. Seasoned cake artist, Elysia Root of Elysia Root Cakes, had one of her flawless wedding cakes on display in the middle of the room (Moroccan-themed, of course!). Black Dog Gelato had some sweet treats on their table, including their tasty gelato cookie sandwiches. Smilebooth had their photo booth open for business, and Julia Franzosa photography was also on display. All in all, IndieWed 2015 seemed to top all the rest, on the third floor alone!

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January 27, 2015

We’re very excited to finally share Veronica and Jonathan’s beautiful November wedding on the blog! The ceremony was held at Assumption Catholic Church and the wedding reception was held at the unique loft space, Bridgeport Arts Center. We enjoyed partnering with Heather Vickery of Greatest Expectations (wedding planner), Alexandra Jusino (florist) and the Peter Hennes Orchestra (band) for this wedding among other fantastic vendors. Here are a few of our favorite shots from the day!

Cage and Aquarium Photographers: Katie Ricard and Kristin Parra

Cage and Aquarium DJ: Kevin Price

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January 14, 2015

The Cage + Aquarium DJs are always gigging, and the month of January is no exception! They have now found their way into the world of radio, with the help of fellow C+A DJ, Daniel Demchuk. Dan hosts a three-hour radio show on NEIU’s 88.3 WZRD every Wednesday evening, and is always featuring new and vibrant talent. For the next three Wednesday nights, starting tonight, Dan is going to have a special guest DJ from C+A play an hour long set on his show. With this lineup of musically diverse DJs, WZRD is sure to have an exciting next few weeks of programming.

Upcoming Guests:
1/14 @ 10PM – Tyler Huffman
1/21 @ 10PM – Alexa Zajdel (DJ Lecks)
1/28 @ 10PM – Neville Allen (DJ Elliven)

Make sure to tune in TONIGHT at 10pm for Tyler Huffman’s guest mix and interview!  Listen to DJ Demchuk every Wednesday on WZRD Chicago, 88.3 FM, from 10pm – 1am CDT on-air & streaming at http://wzrdchicago.org

 

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January 7, 2015

Wednesday – January 7th

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) on 88.3 FM (WZRD) – 10PM-1am | Open Format Radio Show

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) on 1710 AM (Future Music Radio) – 11PM-1am | Live Online Radio Show

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ Berlin (954 W. Belmont) | Club Music

Thursday – January 8th

Chris (aka Moppy) @ SoHo House (113 N. Green St) | Open Format

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Five Star Bar (1424 W. Chicago) 10pm-2am | Open Format

Friday – January 9th

Monsters Eat Laptops: Tyler @ The Nosh Market (440 S. LaSalle) – 11am-2pm | All Vinyl Lunch Hour

Adam @ Dark Horse (3443 N. Sheffield) | Open Format

Neville (aka DJ Elliven) @ Northside (1635 N. Damen Ave) 10pm-3am | Open Format

Tyler @ Holiday Club (4000 N. Sheridan) | 80s Videos

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ Simone’s (960 W. 18th) – 10pm-2am | Open Format

Saturday – January 10th

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Northside (1635 N. Damen Ave) 10pm-3am | Open Format

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ Benchmark (1510 N. Wells) | Open Format

Chris (aka Moppy) @ Trellis (2426 N. Racine) | Open Format

Ajay (aka DJ shAde) @ Murasaki Sake Lounge (211 E. Ontario) – 10:30pm-1:30am | Lounge Grooves

Sunday – January 11th

Monsters Eat Laptops: Tyler, Mike & Eddie Esquire @ The Logan Square Farmer’s Market (2755 N. Milwaukee) – 11am-3pm | All Vinyl Sets

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Kevin (aka DJ K.Price) @ Flagship (1622 W. Belmont) | Open Format

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ Harbee’s (1345 W. 18th) – 9pm-2am | All Vinyl Night

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ Crocodile (1540 N. Milwaukee Ave) | Open Format

Monday – January 12th

Adam on 88.7 FM (WLUW) – 6-8 PM | Open Format Radio Show

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ SoHo House (113 N. Green St) | Open Format

Cage + Aquarium Presents: Martin Rodriguez – 10PM | In-Studio Residency

Tuesday – January 13th

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Wednesday – January 14th

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) & Guest Set by Tyler (10:30pm-11:30pm) on 88.3 FM (WZRD) – 10PM-1am | Open Format Radio Show

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) on 1710 AM (Future Music Radio) – 11PM-1am | Live Online Radio Show

Thursday – January 15th

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ Vertigo Sky Lounge (2 W. Erie) | Club Music

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Five Star Bar (1424 W. Chicago) 10pm-2am | Open Format

Friday – January 16th

Monsters Eat Laptops: Tyler @ The Nosh Market (440 S. LaSalle) – 11am-2pm | All Vinyl Lunch Hour

Kevin @ Holiday Club (4000 N. Sheridan) | 80s Videos

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ Gaslight (2450 N. Clark) | Open Format

Neville (aka DJ Elliven) @ Northside (1635 N. Damen Ave) 10pm-3am | Open Format

Tyler @ Dark Horse (3443 N. Sheffield) | Open Format

Saturday – January 17th

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Northside (1635 N. Damen Ave) 10pm-3am | Open Format

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ Highline (169 W. Kinzie) | Open Format

Sunday – January 18th

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Kevin (aka DJ K.Price) @ Flagship (1622 W. Belmont) | Open Format

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ Harbee’s (1345 W. 18th) 9pm-2am | All Vinyl Night

Monday – January 19th

Adam on 88.7 FM (WLUW) – 6-8 PM | Open Format Radio Show

Cage + Aquarium Presents: Kevin (aka DJ K.Price) – 10PM | In-Studio Residency

Tuesday – January 20th

Monsters Eat Laptops: Tyler & Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ Emporium Logan Square (2363 N. Milwaukee) | All Vinyl Sets

Avi (aka DJ Avi Sic) @ SoHo House (113 N. Green St) | Open Format

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Wednesday – January 21st

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) & Guest Set by Lexi (aka DJ Lecks) (10:30pm-11:30pm) on 88.3 FM (WZRD) – 10PM-1am | Open Format Radio Show

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) on 1710 AM (Future Music Radio) – 11PM-1am | Live Online Radio Show

December 11, 2014

We were so thrilled that Stephanie and Ryan’s outdoor wedding ceremony went off without a hitch even though it rained most of the afternoon! We ended up getting to take photos at a few great indoor spots, though, so no complaints on our end! The getting ready and first look photos at the Palmer House Hilton were fantastic, we were able to duck into the Art Institute for a few as well before heading to Union Station. The ceremony and reception were held at the breathtaking Galleria Marchetti. Here are a few of our favorite shots!

Cage and Aquarium Photographers: Kristin Parra and Eva Ho

Cage and Aquarium DJ: Kevin Price

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December 6, 2014

Saturday - December 6th

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Northside (1635 N. Damen Ave) 10pm-3am | Open Format

Sunday - December 7th

Brian @ Houndstooth | Country

Kevin (aka DJ K.price) @Flagship | Open Format

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ Harbee’s | All Vinyl Night

Monday - December 8th

Adam on 88.7 (WLUW) – 6-8 PM | Open Format Radio Show

Tuesday - December 9th

Brian @ Houndstooth | Country Night

Wednesday - December 10th

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) on 88.3 (WZRD) – 10PM-1am | Open Format Radio Show

Thursday - December 11th

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Five Star Bar (1424 W. Chicago Ave) – 10pm-2am | Rock/Punk/Metal

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ The Nosh Market (440 S. LaSalle) – 11am-2pm | All Vinyl Lunch Hour

Brian @ Houndstooth | Country

Friday - December 12th

Ed @ Dark Horse | Open Format

Kevin (aka DJ K.price) @ Holiday Club | 80s Videos

Brian @ Houndstooth | Country/Pop/Indie

Saturday - December 13th

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Northside (1635 N. Damen Ave) 10pm-3am | Open Format

Sunday - December 14th

Brian @ Houndstooth | Country

Kevin (aka DJ K.price) @Flagship | Open Format

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ Harbee’s | All Vinyl Night

Monday - December 15th

Adam on 88.7 (WLUW) – 6-8 PM | Open Format Radio Show

Tuesday - December 16th

Brian @ Houndstooth | Country Night

Wednesday - December 17th

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) on 88.3 (WZRD) – 10PM-1am | Open Format Radio Show

Thursday - December 18th

Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ The Nosh Market (440 S. LaSalle) – 11am-2pm | All Vinyl Lunch Hour

Brian @ Houndstooth | Country

Dan (aka DJ Demchuk) @ Five Star Bar (1424 W. Chicago Ave) – 10pm-2am | Rock/Punk/Metal

Friday - December 19th

Adam @ Dark Horse | Open Format

Kevin (aka DJ K.price) @ Holiday Club | 80s Videos

Brian @ Houndstooth | Country/Pop/Indie

December 2, 2014

A couple of years ago we photographed Laura and Joe’s one year anniversary session in Chicago and we were beyond thrilled when they contacted us for photos of their newborn Jeffrey last month! He was so alert for the whole photo session that we’re sure he took a good nap afterward. Here are a few of our favorite shots!

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