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TITLE TOWN Dance & Show feat. Spanky Wilson & the All-Stars

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TITLE TOWN Dance & Show feat. Spanky Wilson & the All-Stars

Time: September 18, 2015 at 9pm to September 19, 2015 at 2am
Location: Thunderbird Cafe
Event Type: concert, live, jazz, r&b, dj, dance, party
Organized By: J. Malls
Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2015

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Friday, September 18th at Thunderbird cafe
4023 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
Doors open 9 pm, 21+, $10 at door

For those of you who have been following TITLE TOWN since day one, you surely remember the event we did with the one & only Renaldo Domino (Twinight Records) backed by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. This was back in November 2009, in the Shadow Lounge days. After relocating TITLE TOWN to Brillobox (2013), we did another live event with Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites at Thunderbird Cafe. We called it TITLE TOWN 'Dance & Show' and it drew the better part of three hundred people!

Mark your calendars for Friday, September 18th. TITLE TOWN returns to the Thunderbird Café for another ‘Dance & Show’ event, this time including a live performance by Pittsburgh's own, world-renowned songstress, Spanky Wilson & The All-Stars!

Spanky should need no introduction. Her first three albums (1969-1971) were produced by Aretha Franklin's musical conductor H.B. Barnum. She subsequently recorded for Westbound Records (1975), where she joined a roster of artists including the likes of Funkadelic, The Ohio Players, The Detroit Emeralds, Denise LaSalle and many others. After spending many years in France, her career was rejuvenated a decade ago by a UK-based DJ, Will Holland aka Quantic of the Quantic Soul Orchestra, who released her 2006 full-length album I'm Thankful. The All-Stars are comprised of A-list Pittsburgh-based musicians: Max Leake (keys), Paul Thompson (bass), Thomas Wendt (drums) and Lou Stellute (sax).

This will be a TITLE TOWN event for the record books. Doors open early at 9:00 pm. TITLE TOWN resident DJ's J. Malls & Gordy G. will be spinning Soul & Funk 45's through out the night. You are all encouraged to stay late and close the night out TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Dance Party-style after the live performance!

Pre-sale tickets are available at: https://www.showclix.com/event/TITLETOWNPresentsSPANKYWIL

Facebook event RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/pz94joe

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