The 18th Annual Obanion's Reunion

Obanion's Reunion

The 2013 DJ's

Terry Fox 9:00p - 10:00p

Kenny Ellis 10:00p - 11:00p

Suzanne Shelton 11:00p - 12:00a

Scott Tomlin 12:00a - 1:00a

Mike Rytie 1:00a - 2:00p

Special Guest 2:00p to Close

Following the demise of Chicago's first punk club, Le Mer Viper when it burned down in 1977, a new bar by the name of O'Banion's opened up at the northeast corner of Clark & Erie in River North and quickly became a Chicago legend. O'Banion's was not exactly "aesthetically pleasing" or even "clean," but it did play host to a litany of local talent and national acts like the Dead Kennedys, Hüsker Dü and The Replacements. This was a far cry from its previous incarnations as a gay bar, the largest strip club in Chicago at one point and a "Bugs" Moran hangout. As punk rock yielded to new wave, so did the neighborhood to gentrification and O'Banion's was sold and turned into an upscale restaurant.

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The 18th Annual Obanion's Reunion

Saturday, June 22 · 9:00 PM at Cobra Lounge