Scissor Sisters Pre-Party with Sammy Jo (Scissor Sisters DJ), Swaguerilla, Allthewaykay, Shits & Giggles Pride Cabaret curated by Traindroid & Jyldo
One performance and surprise every hour, featuring: Big Dipper, Vajaqueque, Ammo, Mattrick Swayze & the Power of Cheer.
Scissor Sisters Pride Afterparty with Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) and Sammy Jo (Scissor Sisters DJ) kicks-off at 10pm.
Read the ChicagoPride.com interview with Scissor Sisters' front-man Jake Shears
Sammy Jo Bio
In 1995 DJ Sammy Jo discovered NYC nightlife via the (in)famous party
Jackie 60 at the meatpacking district's pioneer club Mother. It was
here that he would be mentored by legendary house DJ Johnny Dynell.
Starting in downtown bars and lounges, Sammy Jo soon became a resident
DJ at the original cyberfetish party Click + Drag where he happened to
meet and become friends with an aspiring performer named Jake Shears,
who had just started a band called Scissor Sisters. When the band hit
it big in the UK in 2004, Shears rang DJ Sammy Jo and invited him to
be the band's official tour DJ. Sammy Jo's acuity of blending
different styles of music seamlessly was a perfect fit with Scissor
Sisters' electro/retro sensibility.
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