Emerging from the dust of the legendary Mr. Ricky’s, a club by way of new house (or ambient, or nusoul, or urban lounge, etc.)—a new destination spot—has begun to breathe. Since opening, The Shrine has methodically put itself in position to get notice in a city where “hot” spots pop up like a new Gosselin kid. With appearances ranging from DJs Spinna, Mick Boogie and Bobitto Garcia to resident Friday sets by the legendary Ron Trent and unforgettable sit-in sets by Jesse de La Pena to performances by Common and The Roots, The Shrine has brought the uber-urban musical perspective back to life in the Chi like Soul II Soul was its maiden name.
2109 South Wabash
2421 North Milwaukee
Best of Chicago 2009
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