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 went on sale January 17th and will be $22.00 each!
Twinight Records’ Syl Johnson, The Notations, Nate Evans, Renaldo Domino,
The Kaldirons, The Final Solution, and backed by The Uptown Sound
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