It was just a year ago that the Black Box family lost Justin Jay, and so it's fitting that tonight the recording studio celebrates the release of its second compilation with a face-melting show at the Casbah. While hearts will be heavy on the eve of the anniversary of Jay's sudden passing, spirits should be high because everyone knows that Justin would've wanted all of his friends and colleagues to celebrate the goodness of life.
Sunday, Jan. 8:
- Black Box Compilation Release Party, featuring Sleep Lady , Archons, Gran Sasso, Swore, Skyline Union @ Casbah (free!)
- Little Lo, the Wind, Ghost Come Back @ Soda Bar
- Elvis’ 77th Birthday celebration, with James Kruks’ Elite Elvis Tribute and DJ ManCat @ Belly Up
- Nacosta, Okay at Best, the Zach Kingsley Band, Love Henry @ Ruby Room
- Pants Karaoke @ Eleven
- Anything Goes DJs @ Whistle Stop
- I Promise Fest Day 3, featuring Health, XBXRX, WITT, Innerds, Upsilon Acrux, Realization Orchestra, Kenseth & Brandon, Dead Animal Mod, DJ Mnstrpsy @ Che Café (5pm, $15)
- Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
- Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
- David Maldonado @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge Brunch (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
- Fattburger @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
- Reggae Sundays @ Spin
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