Posts Tagged 'Chicago DJs'

August 1, 2016

Steve and Vitaliy’s Chicago wedding featured their love for this city and it’s diverse neighborhoods. We started the day at their historic lakefront condo and nearby Montrose Harbor. They held their ceremony and brunch reception at Firehouse Chicago, an original Chicago firehouse turned into a venue. An urban planner and graphic designer, Vitaliy designed beautiful signage and decor throughout the event that had a unique Chicago style. The delicious brunch, provided by Fig Catering, represented food from several Chicago neighborhoods. Background music included classic female jazz singers to reflect a typical Sunday morning for the couple. Pollen Floral also participated in this beautiful wedding. Here are a few favorite shots!

Cage and Aquarium Photographer: Shelley Anderson

Cage and Aquarium DJ: Cooper Thomas

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March 28, 2016

On Friday night we hosted a Cage and Aquarium DJ showcase “Date Night” at the Logan Theater. Fifteen of our DJs performed throughout the night for our guests. This event gives couples that have booked with Cage and Aquarium for their wedding a chance to view our DJs in action. Here’s a brief photo recap of the event!

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March 12, 2015

Thursday – March 12th

Lindsay (aka DJ Lindsay Bailey) @ Smart Bar (3730 N. Clark) | Techno

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

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

Friday – March 13th

Monsters Eat Laptops: Chris May @ 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

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

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

Saturday – March 14th

Trois (aka DJ Trois) @ Kincade’s (950 W. Armitage) | Hip Hop & House

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

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

Sunday – March 15th

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

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

Monday – March 16th

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

Cage + Aquarium Presents: Ed Clemons – 10PM | In-Studio Residency

Tuesday – March 17th

MEL – Sauced Night Market: Tyler @ Emporium (2363 N. Milwaukee Ave) | All Vinyl Night

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Wednesday – March 18th

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

Monsters Eat Laptops: Maggie, Lindsay, DJ Demchuk & Tyler @ The Whistler (2421 N. Milwaukee) – 9PM-CLOSE | All Vinyl Showcase

Thursday – March 19th

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

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

Friday – March 20th

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

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

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

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

Justin (aka Select Inverse) @ House of Blues Chicago – Foundation Room | Classic Rock Set

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

Saturday – March 21st

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

Sunday – March 22nd

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

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

Monsters Eat Laptops: Adam & Tyler @ The Logan Square Farmer’s Market (2755 N. Milwaukee) – 11AM-3PM | All Vinyl Lunch Hour

Monday – March 23rd

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

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

Tuesday – March 24th

Brian @ Houndstooth (3369 N. Clark) | Country

Wednesday – March 25th

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

Trois (aka DJ Trois) @ Kincade’s (950 W. Armitage) | Hip Hop & House

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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April 22, 2014

We love weddings, but the truth is our DJs are so much more than wedding DJs. Want proof? Come see us at some of Chicago’s most credible music spots!

Tuesday, April 22nd – 9:00pm – Neville (aka DJ Elliven) @ Tonic Room – 80s/90s Night

Tuesday, April 22nd – 10:00pm – Dan (aka Demchuk) on WZRD – Open Format

Tuesday, April 22nd – 9:00pm – Brian @ Houndstooth Saloon- Country Night

Thursday, April 24th – 9:00pm – Brian @ Houndstooth Saloon – Country Night

Thursday, April 24th – 9:00pm – Avi (aka Avi Sic) @ Grid – Open Format

Friday, April 25th – 9:00pm – Tyler @ Dark Horse – Open Format

Friday, April 25th – 10:00pm – Kevin (aka DJ K.Price) @ Holiday Club – 80s Videos

Saturday, April 26th – 9:00pm – Victor (aka DJ Limbs) @ Northside Bar – Open Format

Saturday, April 26th – 10:00pm – Dan (aka Demchuk) @ Evil Olive – Open Format

Sunday, April 27th – 9:00pm – Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ Harbee’s – All-Vinyl

Sunday, April 27th – 9:00pm – Brian @ Houndstooth Saloon – Country Night

Sunday, April 27th – 9:00pm – Tyler and Adam @ Lizard’s Liquid Lounge – 1up Throwback residency (80s/90s)

Monday, April 28th – 9:00pm – Victor (aka DJ Limbs) @ Cage and Aquarium Studio – Ustream – Open Format

Monday, April 28th – 6:00pm-8:00pm – Adam on WLUW (88.7) – Open Format

Tuesday, April 29th – 9:00pm – Neville (aka DJ Elliven) @ Tonic Room – 80s/90s Night

Tuesday, April 29th- 10:00pm – Dan (aka Demchuk) on WZRD – Open Format

Tuesday, April 29th- 9:00pm – Scott (aka Bloodshot Scott) @ The Hideout – Open Format

Tuesday, April 29th- 9:00pm – Brian @ Houndstooth Saloon- Country Night

Wednesday, April 30th- 9:00pm – Scott (aka Bloodshot Scott) @ Live Wire – Open Format

Thursday, May 1st – 9:00pm – Brian @ Houndstooth Saloon – Country Night

Thursday, May 1st – 9:00pm – Dan (aka Demchuk) and Justin (aka Select Inverse) @ Beauty Bar – Velvet Revolution

Friday, May 2nd – 10:00pm – Kevin (aka DJ K.Price) @ Holiday Club – 80s Videos

Friday, May 2nd – 9:00pm – Lexi (aka DJ Lecks) @ Roka Akor – House Music

Saturday, May 3rd – 9:00pm – Dan (aka Demchuk) @ Northside Bar – Open Format

Saturday, May 3rd – 9:00pm – Avi (aka Avi Sic) @ Minibar – Open Format

Sunday, May 4th – 9:00pm – Brian @ Houndstooth Saloon – Country Night

Sunday, May 4th – 9:00pm – Dan (aka Demchuk) @ Subterranean – CIMMfest with Psalm One

Sunday, May 4th – 9:00pm – Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ Harbee’s – All-Vinyl

April 1, 2014

Tuesday, April 1st – Neville (aka DJ Elliven) @ The Tonic Room – 80s and 90s
Wednesday, April 2nd – Dan (aka Demchuk) on WZRD 88.3 – 10PM-1AM – Open Format
Wednesday, April 2nd – Brian @ Houndstooth Saloon – Hip Hop Night
Wednesday, April 2nd – Scott (aka Bloodshot Scott) @ Delilah’s – Bloodshot Records Night
Thursday, April 3rd – Brian @ Houndstooth Saloon – Country Night
Thursday, April 3rd – Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ Harbee’s – All-Vinyl Night
Friday, April 4th – Scott (aka Bloodshot Scott) @ Johnny O’Hagan’s – Cubs Home Opener – Open Format
Friday, April 4th – Justin (aka Select Inverse) @ Taco Joint (River North) – Open Format
Friday, April 4th – Kevin (aka DJ k.price) @ Holiday Club – 80’s Video Mixing
Friday, April 4th – Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ The NOSH Market/Block 37 – All-Vinyl – 11am-2pm
Friday, April 4th – Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ The Whistler (w/Garret David) – Open Format
Saturday, April 5th – Dan (aka Demchuk) @ Northside – Open Format
Saturday, April 5th – Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @Door #3 (Double Door) w/Beyond Luck, Dario X, and Sev & Cos
Saturday, April 5th – Scott (aka Bloodshot Scott) @ Halsted Harp – Open Format
Sunday, April 6th – Chris (aka DJ Moppy) and Justin (aka Select Inverse) @ Harbee’s – All-Vinyl Night
Sunday, April 6th – Brian @ Houndstooth Saloon – Country Night
Tuesday, April 8th – Neville (aka DJ Elliven) @ Tonic Room – 80s and 90s
Wednesday, April 9th – Dan (aka Demchuk) on WZRD 88.3 – 10PM-1AM – Open Format
Wednesday, April 9th – Avi (aka Avi Sic) @ Castle – Open Format
Wednesday, April 9th – Brian @ Houdstooth Saloon – Hip Hop Night
Thursday, April 10th – Brian @ Houndstooth Saloon – Country Night
Friday, April 11th – Kevin (aka Dj k.price) @ Holiday Club – 80’s Video Mixing
Friday, April 11th – Avi (aka Avi Sic) @ Bar Louis – Open Format
Friday, April 11th – Scott (aka Bloodshot Scott) @ Johnny O’Hagan’s – Open Format
Saturday, April 12th – Ajay (aka DJ Shade) @ Murasaki Lounge – Open Format
Saturday, April 12th – Dan (aka Demchuk) @ Northside – Open Format
Saturday, April 12th – Avi (aka Avi Sic) @ Minibar – Open Format
Saturday, April 12th – Maggie @ Maria’s – All-Vinyl Night
Sunday, April 13th – Brian @ Houdstooth Saloon – Country Night
Sunday, April 13th – Chris (aka DJ Moppy) @ Harbee’s – All-Vinyl

STAY TUNED FOR ALL OF OUR RECORD STORE WEEK HAPPENINGS STARTING APRIL 14!

March 30, 2014

We are excited to partner with Room 1520 and many other fantastic companies for the upcoming Bride’s Choice wedding event this Thursday, April 3! We’ll be providing the music as couples meet prospective vendors for their wedding day. RSVP for this event and please stop by to say hello!

 

March 7, 2014

We are excited to share some very important news! Cage and Aquarium entered a recent partnership with Scratch Events, a nationwide DJ company based in New York. Scratch Events was founded by two men: Rob Principe (the CEO presently) and late, great Jam Master Jay of RUN DMC, and we are beyond excited about the creative lineage of our new partners. Cage and Aquarium will continue under the direction of Tyler Huffman and Shelley Anderson, but we will have a much larger pool of resources, talent, event management tools and connections within the field.

We are still in charge of all things at C+A, so expect “business as usual” with some added benefits exclusive to our staff and clients. Some of the benefits include stronger event oversight, full access to the Scratch DJ Academy for new staff training and continuing education for veteran DJs, and additional planning resources for clients among other resources.

The photography division of Cage and Aquarium has grown tremendously over the last three years. Shelley is excited to continue to lead a team of photographers for weddings, events and other opportunities.

We are very excited to share this information with you! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Shelley and Tyler can be reached by email at office (at) cageandaquarium (dot) com.

February 6, 2014

We participated in our 4th winter Indiewed event at the Ravenswood Event Center last Saturday and it was a blast as always! We love the crowd of vendors and attendees that unite for one of the best bridal shows in Chicago. There are unique and creative ideas flowing throughout the show, which is open to independently run small wedding businesses. Here is a quick photo recap of our booth and some other fun things we saw. A huge thanks to the Indiewed organizing team for another great show! Photos by Shelley Anderson.

July 9, 2013

Jerry’s is turning 6 Years old in July, and C&A Publik is coming along to help them make a big deal out of it! We’re welcoming Rhymesayers’ DJ Abilities back to Chicago to be a part of the celebration! Local support from live hiphop band Innervisionists! DJ Demchuk and DJ Dishwasha on the 1’s and 2’s!

Friday July 12

DJ Abilities
w/Innervisionists
DJ Demchuk
DJ Dishwasha
$10 Adv or RSVP/$12 Door

http://djabilitiesjerrys.eventbrite.com/
or RSVP at capublik@gmail.com

A shot of DJ Abilities from his killer performance at Jerry’s last October!