2/10: Party in a serious way

Soulphonetic’s Christian Vera is turning 30 this month.  Soulphonetics is a DJ collective that spins the soulful sounds of House, Jazz and all forms of Afro-Latin and Electronic rhythms.   I have been to some of their Dance Syndrome parties and have always had a blast. Christian will be celebrating with some of Chicago’s best DJs such as Sound Culture and DJ New Life, up and coming hip-hop crew PRESTON & JOEY PURPS, and international carioca bass queen Zuzuka Poderosa.
Zuzuka Poderosa drops Brazilian bred, BK-based swagger like no other. A stylistic blend of Funk Carioca Bass and NYC rumble add a breath of fresh air to today’s international music scene.

When

Friday, February 10, 2012
9:00 pm – 2:00 am

Where

BEAUTY BAR
1444 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
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Cost

$5 cover (21+)

Agenda for tonight Saturday June 4

Sibon-MMA Mambo Social (Chicago)

Mixed Motion Art Dance Studio

2355 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL

The people from Mixed Motion art invites you to a night of awesome music and dance performances by some of our good friends of the Salsa/Mambo scene and beyond!

Music by El Caobo

$10 donation at the door

Mixed Motion Art
2355 N. Milwaukee Ave.
www.mixedmotionart.com
773-888-1MMA
$10 cover
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

FEx 1st Saturdays @ Sub-T guest DJ JESSE DE LA PENA & MR. JAYTOO

$5 Cover / 21 & OVER
2011 West North Ave
Chicago, I

10pm-3am

1st Saturday of every month @ Sub-T!! AFROBEAT – BHANGRA – KUDURO – BAILE FUNK – BRAZILIAN – DUBSTEP – REGGAE – LATIN – & other worldly rhythms infused with chest pounding bass, dirty synth and hypnotic drums.
Las Guitarras de Espana CD Release Concert featuring music by Patricia Ortega
Tantas Cosas, the fifth CD release by Las Guitarras de Espana, features compositions by long-time collaborator and band member, Patricia Ortega. Tantas Cosas (which translates to “Many Things”) continues to add musical flavors to the Spanish guitar-based mix, borrowing influences from West African music, pop ballads, 60’s rock and Gypsy jazz.
Mayne Stage 7.30pm Concert
1328 W Morse Ave, Chicago
$25. Buy your tickets here
Megitza Quarter Live & Balkanksie Disco with DJ Romasoul
The band is fronted by Malgorzata Babiarz – also an upright bass player – with her strong, expressive voice and a Highlander Gypsy soul, Andreas Kapsalis, -an exceptional guitarist of a Greek descent, who uses a unique technique of finger tapping and incorporates his guitar’s body as percussion instrument, together with Marek Lichota – a Polish bayan virtuoso, and all backed by an excellent innovative drummer Jamie Gallagher, who uses a hybrid, multicultural drum set.

SOKOL CLUBHOUSE 8pm $20 donation
6701 W.DIVERSEY AVE. CHICAGO IL. 60707

Tribute to Soda Stereo with Ruido Blanko

9pm at Cafe Nanuco’s (651 W Railroad, Round Lake, IL) (847) 740-3540

Cover: $10

Soda Stereo is one of the biggest Latin Rock bands in recent history. The vocalist of the group, Gustavo Cerati, has been in coma for 11 months, and the people from Rockoticlan Chicago had the brilliant idea to pay tribute to him and the band with a series of concerts featuring New Jersey’s band RUIDO BLANKO. I attended the first concert last Thursday and I was highly impressed by the performance of this band. Their rendition of Soda Stereo’s songs is very close to the originals. If you can make it to Round Lake tonight, don’t miss the chance to go see them. Here is a sample of their concert last Thursday


GLOBE SONICO @ Cafe D’Noche
2710 N. Milwaukee Ave. 10pm-3am
Join Aguzate & Sound Culture on Fridays and Saturdays as they remix the world!
They’ll be hanging out and playing the best in Afro Latin, Tropical Bass, Global beats and International grooves in the heart of Logan Square.
D’Noche is an intimate lounge that serves up cocktails and pan-latin cuisine. (Kitchen is open until 11 pm). Patio is open.Free Parking in the Rear.
See menu and drink selection: dnochechicago.com 
No Cover, Drink Specials, Friends, Family, and Global Grooves.

Salsa Saturdays at Alhambra Palace-Nabori live on stage

1240 W. Randolph Chicago, IL

$15
Grand Opening night of Saturdays of Salsa at Alhambra Palace with DJ FRANKIE J & DJ PRIETO
This has become one of Chicago’s biggest Latin Nights. Come out and see what the buzz is about. The organizers promise beautiful people, great food and terrific atmosphere that only Alhambra Palace can offer.


Agenda for tonight

We are lucky to be living in Chicago. We  have many good options to explore tonight. Here they are:

GLOBAL Fridays presents GYPSY NIGHT w/ Eyes Manouche & DJ Romasoul! at NV Penthouse spinning Balkan-Electro beats. COVER: $5 from 9p-11:30p and $10 thereafter. Check this awesome video about European band Eyes Manouche. I love their message of appreciation for Chicago’s cultural diversity.

Brazilian music with Bossa Tres At Siboney Cuban Restaurant

Chicago’s World music DJ Mwelwa Musambacine is celebrating his birthday spinning pan african grooves atGlobe Sonico – Groove Lounge with Aguzate & Sound Culture Birthday Style! Mwelwa will be joined by resident DJ David Chavez fromwww.SoundCultureChicago.com.

Fareed Haque‘s Flat Earth Ensemble will be at The Green Mill incorporating the charismatic dance and folk music of his Punjabi roots in India and Pakistan with the traditions of American jazz and funk. More information about this band at Fareed Haque and the Flat Earth Ensemble

Ukranian folk dance at HOP CUP! FOLK ZABAVA w Janosiku!

Last but not least, for those of you who are fond of Latin pop music, Mexican pop star Luis Miguel is performing in Chicago tonight http://ow.ly/54KHN

You can also go to my facebook page at www.facebook.com/chicagourbanite for more detailed information of these events and artists. Click on the “like” page to receive automatic notifications. Thanks and have a Happy Friday!