Music is an important part of our fabric at Reclaimed one of the first investments we made was in a turntable, receiver and speakers — equipment from the 1970s rebuilt by Saturday Audio Exchange. We grew up liking good music, good drinks and good stories "FMB" — food, music and booze — Reclaimed's mantra.
A musician and passionate vinyl collector Phil Petrignani (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mississippi native who spent the past 14 years in Austin, Texas, is in charge of Reclaimed's music program, which includes booking live music acts as well as building up the restaurant's stack of LPs. Phil used to own a record store — he's not going to throw on Pandora. We stock a range of albums, everything from David Bowie to the Blues Brothers.
For our weekly live music nights, we have tapped into Wicker Park's Avenue N Guitars and Old Town School of Music for a steady stream of artists and we are pleased with the depth of talent in Chicago.