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Apparently, Nightlife in Chicago is Getting Eclectic.


This Thursday and Friday both have Events scheduled that both trumpet their “eclectic” nature:

“Eclectic Relaxation” at Simones in Pilsen/Bridgeport (featuring my guy Tapedek and Sotipop on the tables)

and the “Eclectic After Work Session” at Cuatro in the South Loop (a weekly Friday event featuring the legendary Vick Lavender)

I don’t know.  To me, “eclectic” is akin to “eccentric” in its sheer ambiguity and code-wordiness.  That does not mean I don’t support these events (I do).  Maybe, my real issue is that I just don’t want another situation where a word becomes over-used (remember “extreme”? Or, how many storefronts in the 80s & 90s on the South Side either had “Express” or “Factory” in their name….).  Just as long as Eclectic doesn’t become the new “grown & sexy”.

More on the events:


“Eclectic Relaxation” at Simone’s in Pilsen/Bridgeport (featuring my guy Tapedek and Sotipop on the tables)

Pilsen’s newest, freshest bar teams up with The Chicago Art Department to bring you a night of food, drinks, and eclectic music.

Simone’s Bar x Afters Cool Society x The Chicago Art Department
Start Time:
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 10:00pm
End Time:
Friday, May 15, 2009 at 2:00am
Simone’s Bar
960 W. 18th st
Chicago, IL


the “Eclectic After Work Session” at the Latin Fusion Nightspot Cuatro

Sophisticado Recordings and Cuatro night club presents “Eclectic Fridays Afterwork Sessions” with Sophisticado Recording artist Vick Lavender playing some of the worlds best in afro cuban jazz, soul, world, and of course, house.

Sophisticado Recordings and Cuatro
Friday, May 15, 2009
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Cuatro night club
2030 S.Wabash
Chicago, IL

Looking for Art and Soul this Saturday Night?


Food from South Loop’s Cuatro (which I dig), DJs (whom I dig), art (I’m looking forward to getting to know better….All going down this Saturday night.

Art & Soul at The Chicago Art Department (1837 S. Halsted) will feature
the Art of Jen Rosenthal and
the Soul of Swank Society Radio DJ’s:

Duane Powell (Dr. Wax Records)
DJ Tapedek
Sean Alvarez

Also featured will be  Live Percussionist J. Bruno

There will be Complimentary Food from Cuatro
and Complimentary Drinks

The donation is just $15 and proceeds go to benefit the Chicago Art Department

For Advance Tickets to attend Art & Soul

You can purchase them at:
Dr. Wax- 5225 S. Harper
Casa De Soul- 1919 W. Division
The Silver Room- 1442 N. Milwaukee

or Purchase online at:

Tickets may be available at the door but Advance Ticket Purchase is Strongly Recommended

For more info contact:

wheres-the-exit-no-1“Where’s the Exit? no. 1” by Jen Rosenthal, featured artist at Art & Soul.