For an artist who confesses he’s “always been obsessed with America,” it is hard to believe Mark Seven has never played in Chicago before.

The UK-born but now Stockholm-based DJ, artist and renown crate digger and seller operates Parkway Records and in his guise as Parkway Rhythm, noted for a devotion to the sounds of Jersey Garage, funky quasi-post-disco and classic Chicago raw tracks. Notable: “Broad Street Pressure” featuring the late & legendary Boyd Jarvis and released in August 2018:

Frequently dubbed a “cult DJ” or “DJ’s DJ,” Mark Seven will be making his Chicago debut as the special guest of a new event series in Chicago called In Real Life. IRL, presented by Jake Stellarwell, will launch will be at Elastic Arts (3429 W Diversey #208) on April 19 2019 with support from Jake, Jesse Sandwich and Alex G, plus Sotol (live). Tickets are available now at RA.


Elastic Arts
3429 W Diversey #208
Chicago, IL 60647
9pm to 4am

Tickets: $10 before midnight, $15 after – BYOB