July 18

Slo ‘Mo: Slow jams for queer fam

9 pm

Slo ‘Mo: Slow jams for queer fam

It’s post Pride, and can’t nobody tell us nothing. Still here, still queer and deep into Summer 19. Catch the heat this Thursday when we celebrate the Yee Haw Agenda and artists evoking the Western spirit from 90s style trailblazers MJB and Destiny’s Child to today’s rodeo inspired stars Solange and Lil Nas X. Don Cescendo will be joining Audio Jack on the decks for this July edition of Slo ‘Mo, so wrangle all your friends and get to the dance floor Thursday!

“THE YEEHAW AGENDA” was coined by Bri Malandro, a Texas-based pop-culture archivist in September, 2018. Her Instagram account, also called @theyeehawagenda, functions as both an archive and celebration of black cowboy aesthetics in popular culture. Check it out for pride, joy and inspo!

DON CRESCENDO is a singer, songwriter, producer and DJ from the Carolinas now based in Chicago. He wide range of influences from electronic, R&B, new wave, and house music come together to take you through deep and emotive moods as you dance along the way.

LIL NAS X is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He came to international attention for his country rap breakout single “Old Town Road,” which has become the longest-running hip hop song on the Billboard 100 chart, where it has remained for the last fourteen weeks. On the last day of Pride month, Nas X came out, tweeting: “some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure.” Can’t nobody tell him nothin!

Slo ‘Mo is Chicago’s party for lovers. Hosted by Kristen Kaza with grooves by Audio Jack, Slo ‘Mo celebrates the music of Anita Baker, Sade, Frank Ocean, SWV, D’Angelo, Janet Jackson, Prince, Raphael Saadiq, Isley Brothers, Maxwell, Mary J Blige and many others.

Slo ‘Mo’s monthly residency at The Whistler takes place on the third Thursdays and welcomes people of all identities, bodies and expressions uniting under the equal opportunistic style of soul music.


  • Winner: Slo ‘Mo — Best Dance Party — Chicago Reader 2015
  • Winner: Slo ‘Mo — Best LGBQ Dance Party — Chicago Reader 2014
  • Winner: Kristen Kaza — Best Party Promoter — Chicago Reader 2014
  • Winner: Slo ‘Mo — Best of Logan Square — Time Out Chicago 2014
  • Winner: Slo ‘Mo — Best Queer Dance Party — Chicago Magazine 2013
  • Winner: Slo ‘Mo — Best Party Beyond Boystown — Time Out Chicago 2013
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