We call Saturdays MIX TAPE now. Playing a great mix of '80s and '90s alternative. Like the review says. A super mix of '80s goth / synthpop and beyond. Two rooms. Roland plays newer goth/electronic in the Jazz Room. Tina, Paul and Randall program the '80s/'90s in the Milk room. Fans of The Cure, Depeche, Cult, Yaz, New Order will love this club.
Best Club Night - 2011
'80s & '90s Retro/Goth
When Rock Island closed in 2006 after a long, legendary run, it left a big hole in the gothic and industrial community. While there are still rumors that Rock Island will one day start up again, it's probably not going to happen anytime soon. In the meantime, for those who frequented the legendary club on 15th Street, there's a good chance you'll run into somebody you know at Milk on Wednesdays and Saturdays, when the club hosts '80s & '90s Retro/Goth nights. Resident DJ Mike Rich spins a thoroughly decent set of new wave from the Reagan era, with a bit of old-school goth thrown in; Paul Italiano, FashioNation owner, spins at the club once a month. (Both Rich and Italiano are former Rock Island DJs.) While Milk, with its Clockwork Orange theme, is a bit small, it's still a great spot to get your retro dance on and hang with a fascinating mix of folks, some decked out in full goth regalia.