East Coast, Nov. 7-13: Numero Group presents ECCENTRIC SOUL REVUE…


Press release:

Motown had one, so did Stax. Three soul-deep acts and one smoking hot band to back them up. The triple-header of R&B: the soul revue. Once a mainstay of theaters, gymnasiums and VFW halls everywhere, the soul revue ultimately vanished in the late seventies as recorded sound pushed live performance out of the limelight and onto car stereos and refrigerator-sized boom boxes. The performers returned to their day jobs and the world was the poorer for it.

That is, until April 4th, 2009, when your Numero Group mounted the first Eccentric Soul Revue, packing Chicago’s Park West Theater with soul-hungry acolytes, satisfying them and then some with the real thing: a 17-piece band backing The Notations, Renaldo Domino, The Final Solution, Nate Evans, and Syl Johnson, putting on a show that combined 70s slick with revival-meeting fervor.

It was a magical evening, as the past lived and breathed and got on down, right here in the present. Those in attendance went home that night knowing they’d seen something that just wasn’t done anymore. And wanting more. If you live in Columbus, Ohio, New York, Brooklyn, or Washington D.C., the wait and the want is over. The Numero Group is taking this show on the road.

Eccentric Soul Revue hits the East Coast in November with the totally explosive Syl Johnson, the silky smooth Notations, and the man with the voice like Domino sugar, Renaldo Domino, plus special guests, a slide show, and an autograph line.

There is absolutely nothing else like The Eccentric Soul Revue. A ticket is a time machine. Be there.

November 7th 2009
Lincoln Hall
Chicago, IL

Special Guest:
Sharon Clark | Linda Ballintine
T.L. Barrett

18+ / Doors at 8PM
Lincoln Hall

November 8th 2009
Crofoot Ballroom
Pontiac, MI

Special Guests:
Velma Perkins
Bobby Cook

All Ages / Doors at 7PM

November 9th 2009
Lincoln Theater
Columbus, OH

Special Guests:
Marion Black | Four Mints

All Ages / Doors at 7PM
Lincoln Theatre | Ticketmaster
Tickets in person at Wexner, CAPA boxoffice or Ohio Theatre are much cheaper than via Ticketmaster
November 10th 2009
9:30 Club
Washington DC

All Ages / Doors at 6PM
930 Club | Brown Paper tickets

November 12th 2009
Grand Ballroom, Manhattan Center
New York, NY

Special Guests:
Missy Dee

All Ages / Doors at 7PM
Grand Ballroom | Ticketmaster
Tickets (CASH ONLY) in person at the Mercury Lounge are much cheaper that via Ticketmaster

November 13th
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY

Special Guests:
Missy Dee

18+ / Doors at 8PM
Music Hall of Williamsburg | Ticketmaster
Tickets (CASH ONLY) in person at the Mercury Lounge or Music Hall of Williamsburg are much cheaper that via Ticketmaster

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in Tucson, Arizona with Stephanie Smith. https://linktr.ee/jaywbabcock

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