This is a piece of history in Milan’s underground electronic music scene, although they moved to a definitely less underground, less dirty, less Dude location. The new venue has two rooms and more space to crawl and scatter around: “Gambe salsa, mani techno, I say”.
The main one is darker and bigger; the other one (called the Astronomical Observatory) hosts softer sounds, cozier corners and well prepared cocktails as one of the best bars in Milan takes care of it, Rita Bar. Outside on the street, Dude Club’s blue neon sign goes something like “I’ll tell you the story of your life”; now I could not bet on it, but amidst many kinds of weary and otherworldly sounds I’ve had the pleasure to hear there, one might have just been the Dude’s voice, giving me hints about my past, my present and my future. Now come to think of it, this is what music exists for, isn’t that right? Probably the best Underground Club in Milan in terms of line-ups.
Ah I almost forgot, their facebook page shows Philip Seymour Hoffman gazing at you, while personifying the Lebowski landlord, in the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski movie, where the main character is called the Dude, of course and this can’t possibly mean something bad, can it?