Play (at Danny’s)

Play was Chicago’s longest running weekly experimental night (eventually second only to Jeff Parker‘s and John Herndon‘s Tuesday @ Rodan). (for seasonal, not weekly, hats off to Lampo!)

Every single Monday night from 1997 to 2004, Chicago’s underground electronic music  had a forum in the buttoned up old punk rock living room that is Danny’s.

So many beautiful nights; so much music…

Hats off to Bob Davies & Brian Kelly – all I did was help name it, and show up with video for the first three months.

It caught fire, and didn’t go out until Bob moved to NYC – and even then, Ray kept it alive.

Here’s a nice article from 2002– , and a great eulogy for the location (closed in 2020)