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Fake Shore Drive Celebrates 10th Anniversary With 'Hip-Hop Dive Bar' Pop-Up In Wicker Park

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 5, 2017 5:55PM

When Andrew Barber launched Fake Shore Drive in 2007, he couldn't have imagined his site would eventually become one of the most trusted names in the business when it came to breaking new acts and delivering hip-hop headlines that mattered. Barber still runs the music site, but he also spends plenty of time hosting a show on SiriusXM, curating Apple Music playlists, and partnering with various organizations, including an upcoming showcase as part of the Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days In Chicago series kicking off in November.

But here we are, ten years later, and Fake Shore Drive is still an influential voice to be reckoned with, having managed to keep its cool cache when others have been lost in time to shifting trends. To celebrate, Barber has teamed up with the core crew that brought Saved By The Max and The Riot Feast to Wicker Park—Derek Berry, Zack Eastman and Steve
Harris—to open a Fake Shore Drive "hip-hop dive bar" pop-up to 1941 W. North Ave. from Oct. 10 through 12.

Barber has recruited some impressive talent to DJ the pop-up's opening night, including The Cool Kids’ Chuck Inglish, Smoko Ono and someguynamedty. You an RSVP for the opening night here.

Entertainment for the other two nights hasn't been announced yet. But when you're dealing with a guy who helped shine attention on the early careers of people like Chance the rapper and Vic Mensa, it's safe to say you can count on the whole weekend's music being pretty stellar.

Doors will open at 8 p.m. on Oct. 10, and at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 12.