Chicago House Music Oral History Project
 
Interview with Rita Bacon

Authors

Micah Salkind

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Rita Bacon got her first taste of music promotion as a teenager growing up in Columbia, MO putting on rock shows at roller rinks. In 2001 she moved to Chicago with some friends and began working and partying around Wicker Park. Eventually she fell in with art school kids who were having shows and parties in Bridgeport loft spaces like Texas Ballroom before becoming a DJ with the Chances Dances collective. Bacon performed at Chances parties from their earliest incarnations in 2005 until the last days of the party in 2015.

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Columbia College Chicago

City

Chicago

Keywords

House Music, Chicago, Illinois, Columbia, Missouri, Chances Dances, disc jockey

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Disciplines

African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology

Comments

This interview is part of the Chicago House Music Oral History Project held at Columbia College Chicago and was captured for Do You Remember House? Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds authored by Micah Salkind and published in 2019. The work integrates histories of music, production, DJing, dance, fashion, and slang and addresses movements that led to the development of Chicago's house music.

Interview with Rita Bacon

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