The Modernist Society:
Final Thursdays monthly in Washington DC, various evenings in Tokyo

The Modernist Society is the drinking and dancing division of The Modernist.
On the last Thursday of each month, architects, artists, designers and smut-enthusiasts
gather to engage in pretentious debauchery.

The Modernist Society DC (Café Saint-Ex)
sponsored by Som Records
Resident DJs D-Mac & Neville Chamberlain spin
downtempo/latin/dub/house/funk/hip-hop/etc.
Special guest DJs every month.

Café Saint-Ex is located at 1847 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

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Thursday, November 24, 2005
The Modernist Society vs. Mod Chicago

What are you going to do on Thursday when you're full of food and sick of your family? Why, come dance it off, of course.
This thursday we host a dj battle royale with Tim from The Tax and Jason Mojica versus Eric from Mod Chicago and Ben Pirani of Rare Soul Millionaires fame.


9pm-2am
No Cover

Darkroom
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, USA

 


 

 

 

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005
Mod Soc DC - The Thanksgiving Edition


Not joining the throngs of weary travelers this year?
Then meet up with beat pilgrims D-Mac & Neville Chamberlain at Café
Saint-Ex on a special night, this Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve.
Debauchery with all the trimmings. Funky chickens, turkeys, and the
occasional ham. And movies about food.

10pm-2am
(and beyond)

Café Saint-Ex
1847 14th St. NW
Washington, DC

 

 


 

 

 

Thursday, September 29, 2005
The Modernist's 2nd Anniversary Party

Live performances by Saturday Looks Good To Me

and Matthew Shultz

Very extra special guest DJ, from the DC office of The Modernist Society:
D-MAC!

Much more info about much more to come.

9pm-2am
$7

Darkroom
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, USA

 


 

 

 

Thursday, August 25, 2005
Iran, So Far Away

Live performance by The Baldwin Brothers

The Modernist Society returns to the Darkroom with a tribute to one of our favorite countries, and a live performance by TVT recording artists, The Baldwin Brothers. Rock out to DJ sets by John Dugan, Jason Mojica, and DJ Form.

9pm-2am
$7


Darkroom
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, USA

 


 

 

 

Thursday, August 25, 2005
The Back to School Edition


This Thursday, Profs D-Mac & Neville Chamberlain will be conducting a
survey course in funkiness.

Topics covered: old school hip-hop, new school funk, and related
subject matter.

Prerequisites: none

10 pm to 2 am
no tuition

Café Saint-Ex
1847 14th St. NW
Washington, DC

 


 

 

 

Thursday, April 28, 2005
April Showers

Live performance by The Blissters

8pm-2am
(no cover before 10pm, $3 after)


Darkroom
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, USA


CALL FOR ENTRIES

We're calling on you to submit photos,
video, or animation to the theme of...
"SHOWER"
Hmm... Psycho? Rain? Urine?
It's up to you.
Submit electronic files to editor@themodernist.com,

big stuff goes to
p.o. box 802449
Chicago, IL 60680

We'll edit your submissions into a video collage
that will be projected all night long. Be sure to include bio & contact info.

DEADLINE IS APRIL 22nd!

 


 

 

 

Thursday, March 31, 2005
Find Him and Kill Him

Join us as we pay homage to our favorite genre of films
with a brand new short by Brian Cho, "Find Him and Kill Him."
Starring: Jim Milak, Todd Gustavson, Sally Kats, Chris Rosenberg, Betty Barnes, Jason Mojica, & Brian Cho.


View the Find Him and Kill Him trailer!


Witness the Chicago debut of Minneapolis' Bridge Club. Download some sample tracks here, and here.

Special guest DJ Jen Hughes celebrates her birthday with us.

8pm-2am
(no cover before 10pm, $3 after)


Darkroom
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, USA


 

 

 

The Modernist Society DC
The Francophilia Edition

Buy a box of Gitanes and join resident DJs D-Mac & Neville C. for an
evening of drinking and dancing to the finest breaks, disco, latin,
funk, new wave, dub, soul, & hip-hop.
Our special guest this month is Name Names (aka Ian Svenonius),
insurrectionist, impresario and host of the long-running Spilt Milk
dance night at Red.
We're screening French movies to add some heartache to the butt shake.
And DJ Hank is allowing us to start extra, extra early this month. So
show up early (and stay very late).

Thursday, March 31st
8 pm to 2 am

Café Saint-Ex
1847 14th St. NW
Washington, DC

 

Thursday, February 24th, 2005
Do You Remember the First Time

Celebrate the anniversary of Flynt V. Falwell
with a live performance by Tiny Hairs and a
guest DJ set by Mara Zupsich (NYC).

Sample a Tiny Hairs track here.

8pm-2am
(no cover before 10pm, $3 after)


Darkroom
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, USA


 

 

 

 
Wednesday, November 24th, 2004
Special night for The Modernist Society DC


Resident DJs D-Mac & Neville Chamberlain spin
music for dancing and fims about food.
10pm-2am


Café Saint-Ex
1847 14th St. NW
Washington, DC


 

 

 

 
Thursday, November 25th, 2004
Thanksgiving with Billy Jack


The Modernist Society presents
a screening of Tom Laughlin's
holiday classic, Billy Jack

Thanksgiving night, 8pm-2am
(movie at 9)

Resident DJ Jason Mojica with special guests
Yves St. Le Roc & Ky Henderson (NYC)

Darkroom
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, USA


 

 

 

 
Thursday, October 28, 2004
Do What Thou Wilt


The Modernist Society presents
an evening of Satanic revelry.

Live performance by Perfect Panther.

Resident DJs John Dugan & Jason Mojica

Darkroom
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, USA


 

 

 

 
JUST ADDED: Detroit!
One night only: Thursday, Nov 11 @ Oslo
The Modernist Society's Chicago & DC factions converge upon Detroit. DJs Jason Mojica from Chicago, D-Mac from DC, and Detroit's own Arun Bali present
a night of soul/punk/disco/go-go/new-wave. DJs Jason Mojica

Oslo is located at 1456 Woodward, Detroit, MI


 

 

 

 
Thursday, September 30
Premiere of The Modernist Society DC!


Resident DJs D-Mac & Neville Chamberlain spin
downtempo/latin/dub/house/funk/hip-hop/etc.
Special guest DJs every month.
This month its DJ Derigueur in his final appearance (?) as a
Washingtonian.

Café Saint-Ex
1847 14th St. NW
Washington, DC


 

 

 

 
Sunday September 12
Disconnected


Special guest DJ: Lori Barbero (Babes in Toyland)
Residents: John Dugan & Jason Mojica
8pm-2am
No cover

Darkroom
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, USA


 

 

 

 
Sunday August 8
A Century of Progress (road rally & dance party)


The ride: The Modernist Society presents a road rally in celebration of Chicago Architecture. Motorcycles, scooters, and roadsters are invited to congregate at Jinx cafe, from which we will embark on a two-hour tour highlighting Modern and New Internationalist buildings.

The party: The Modernist Society continues its tradition of monthly revelry on the second Sunday of each month with resident DJs John Dugan and Jason Mojica. Our special guest this month is Jen Hughes of Minneapolis. Architecture enthusiasts, motorcycle fanatics, and dancing drunks are invited to attend.

Ride departs from
Jinx cafe
1928 W. Division
at 6pm and ends at:

Darkroom
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, USA

Special guest DJ: Jen Hughes (Minneapolis)
Residents: John Dugan & Jason Mojica
8pm-2am
No cover


 

 

 

 
Sunday July 11
St. Tropez Vice


Special guest DJ: Daryle "D-Mac" Maciocha
Residents: John Dugan & Jason Mojica
8pm-2am
No cover

Darkroom
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, USA

While we're sad that The Modernist's
co-founder Edgar Barrington has relocated to Japan,
we're very happy to announce that John Dugan
will be taking his place alongside Jason
Mojica as resident DJ of The Modernist
Society (Second Sundays @ Darkroom).

Please join us for a night of Frenchy sin and
revelry with special guest DJ Daryle "D-Mac"
Maciocha from Washington DC. In fact, this guy's in such
demand that he'll be spinning a second night with Mr. Dugan while he's in town:

Direction
Monday, July 12, 9pm-2am
@ Sonoteque
1444 W. Chicago Ave


 

 

 

 
Sunday June 13
Smiling Through the Apocalypse


Special guest DJ: Damon Locks
Residents: Fairic & Gayson
8pm-2am
No cover

Darkroom
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, USA

Please join us for a very special installment of
The Modernist Society as we say farewell to The
Modernist co-founder Edgar Barrington (aka: Fairic/Dutch)
as he heads out to open our new Tokyo office.
Damon Locks will do impressions of Dutchie all night,
in addition to playing the best records known to man.
Edgar will play a carefully orchestrated farewell set.
Jason will play the same esoteric crap he always does.


 

 

 

 
Sunday, May 9th
Fuck Art, Let's Fuck

Special Guest DJ: Jason Pickleman
Residents: Fairic & Gayson
8pm-2am
No cover

2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, USA

Ah yes, it's that time of the month. The Modernist Society returns to the Darkroom this Sunday, May 9th with "Fuck Art, Let's Fuck." Jason Pickleman, graphic designer to the stars, will be our guest DJ. If you've seen him work the dance floor at previous Modernist Society events, you can just imagine what he'll do behind the turntables. Periodically, The Modernist's founders Eric & Jason will get up there play their usual (but eternally fabulous) mix of rock, soul, disco & punk.

This is a big weekend in Chicago with both Art Chicago and The Stray Show going on, so Sunday's sure to be chaos. Actually, if you're at the Stray Show, please stop by and say hello. We'll be hanging out with all the other fine publications.


 

 


 

 

Past Events:
 

 

 

 
Sunday, April 11, 2004
Thank You Easter Bunny
Special Guest DJ: Jen Hughes
Residents: Fairic & Gayson
8pm-2am
No cover

 
Between Richard spinning his favorites & all of the Polaroid action, it was quite a night. Below find most of the photos (i.e. the good ones) taken by Nikola Tamindzic.
Below that you'll find all the photos entered in our on-site photo contest.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Polaroid contest was won by Jason Pickleman (contestant #11) with this tryptych:

Runners up included works by Doug Fogelson (#13) & Renee (#12)

Other entries:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  No photos survived 1-11, our first Modernist Society night.
John Dugan was the guest DJ. He was great.
You should check out his night at Sonoteque:
Second and last Mondays of every month.