Friday, October 25th at Emporium Wicker Park – 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave – 9pm – 21+ – $5
The Silver Room Presents: S.O.U.L. Music
Hosted by: Serena Monay (Comedian)
Performances by: Graffiti Rhymes & L11
Sounds by: Duane Powell & Oliver Fade
L11 – is a soul singer/songwriter and producer born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Now living in Chicago, L11 has merged her sex positive lifestyle, confidence, and truth telling into her music. New Music, merch, or visual will be released every 11th of the month.
Duane Powell – Duane Powell’s love for music started an early age growing up in the 1970’s being exposed to Chicago’s rich soul music scene. His uncles were disc jockeys until the mid 80’s and artists including Minnie Riperton, The Emotions, Chaka Khan, Miki Howard, The Staple Singers were their classmates and / or family friends. In 1985, Duane entered into the world of street promotions pounding the pavement promoting events for prominent DJs within Chicago’s burgeoning house music scene starting with Lil Louis. In a five-year span, because of their Avante Garde style and presence, Duane and his crew became the go to individuals in marketing to get all of the “cool kids” to events. By 1990, Duane had done street promotions and served as marketing manager and consultant for many clubs and DJs including the historic Powerhouse. In 1998, he became an import buyer for Cargo Music Distribution and by the end of that year, an employer at one of Chicago’s most legendary record stores, Dr. Wax Records. It was his 12 years there that the title of “tastemaker” really took shape by almost single-handedly breaking several artists in the market. This included Ledisi, Eric Roberson, Julie Dexter, Jill Scott, Raheem Devaughn, N’Dambi and many more.