Categories
Press Releases

THE NUMERO GROUP LABEL TO PREMIERE FIRST LIVE EVENT – ECCENTRIC SOUL REVUE ON APRIL 4th IN CHICAGO

On April 4th 2009, The Numero Group’s Eccentric Soul Revue will make its debut at Chicago’s Park West Theater. And while Syl Johnson, the Notations, and Nate Evans perform regularly around the world, Renaldo Domino, the Kaldirons, and the Final Solution haven’t been on stage in over 30 years. In true revue fashion, a stalwart backing band, The Uptown Sound, will take the stage to curtain the entire performance, expanding their tight rhythm section to include horns, backing vocalists, and strings. The show will be preceded by an interactive slideshow of Chicago soul memorabilia and a DJ set from the Numero Group, followed by an autograph and photo line.

THE NUMERO GROUP LABEL TO PREMIERE FIRST LIVE EVENT – ECCENTRIC SOUL REVUE ON APRIL 4th IN CHICAGO!

THE NIGHT WILL FEATURE RARE LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM CHICAGO’S TWINIGHT LABEL ARTISTS- SOME FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 30 YEARS

The best and most thoughtful reissue label in the country. – PITCHFORK

On April 4th 2009, The Numero Group’s Eccentric Soul Revue will make its debut at Chicago’s Park West Theater. And while Syl Johnson, the Notations, and Nate Evans perform regularly around the world, Renaldo Domino, the Kaldirons, and the Final Solution haven’t been on stage in over 30 years. In true revue fashion, a stalwart backing band, The Uptown Sound, will take the stage to curtain the entire performance, expanding their tight rhythm section to include horns, backing vocalists, and strings. The show will be preceded by an interactive slideshow of Chicago soul memorabilia and a DJ set from the Numero Group, followed by an autograph and photo line.

Numero Group’s notable 2006 compilation Eccentric Soul: Twinight’s Lunar Rotation, was the product of over two years of cold calls and random door knocks on the south side of Chicago. In the process, they found DJs, promoters, backing musicians, managers, and performers that had circled the Twinight label’s bowl on their way out to the sea of forgotten 45s. They found them, interviewed them, and paid them, but it seemed that these dusty relics required something more than a check and a commemorative 2CD set – and now Numero Group is bringing them what’s long overdue.

Tickets go on sale January 17th and will be $22.00 each! Interviews, art, music, bio and more available upon request.

WHO:
Twinight Records’ Syl Johnson, The Notations, Nate Evans, Renaldo Domino,
The Kaldirons, The Final Solution, and backed by The Uptown Sound

WHAT:
The Numero Group Presents …
Eccentric Soul Revue

WHERE: Chicago’s Park West Theater
322 W. Armitage

WHEN: Saturday, April 4th

HOW: Tickets on sale January 17th for $22.00 at Ticketmaster, and for no service charge at the Park West box office and www.numerogroup.com

PRESS ON ECCENTRIC SOUL: TWINIGHT’S LUNAR ROTATION:

This music hasn’t been unearthed so much as restored to its rightful place in the light of day, and it makes this one of the strongest entries in possibly the very best ongoing soul reissue series out there. – PITCHFORK

This is one of the best anthologies of a single label that I have ever heard. – Oliver Wang of SOUL-SIDES

A must-have for soul fans. – BIG TAKEOVER

Amusingly suave- VILLAGE VOICE

PRESS ON NUMERO GROUP:

“This Chicago-based label is no stranger to a good dig. But their expertise lies in the intensity of their excavation, their keen sense of finding the magic spot – whether it be a forgotten label or underestimated country – and boring into the earth until lava starts bubbling up.” – WAX POETICS

“The sweetest music you’ve never heard.” – CNN

“Ken Shipley with partners Rob Sevier and Tom Lunt have quickly turned Numero from a curious boutique outfit into a reissue zeitgeist – garnering raves from casual fans to collectors, from NPR to national mags. Numero brings the forgotten to the fore with lovingly packaged collections of artists known only to deep-crate diggers or those who were around ‘back in the day.'” – XLR8R

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.