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TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party @ Shadow Lounge

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TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party @ Shadow Lounge

Time: April 30, 2011 at 9pm to May 1, 2011 at 2am
Location: Shadow Lounge
Street: 5972 Baum Blvd. (E. Liberty)
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA
Website or Map:
Phone: 412-363-8277
Event Type: dj, dance, party, funk, &, soul
Organized By: J. Malls & Gordy G.
Latest Activity: May 1, 2011

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TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party returns to Shadow Lounge ONCE AGAIN on Saturday, April 30th. This is where you gather to lose your blues and show off your dancing shoes. Don't wait too late ... hurry up and get there early. Record after record 45s get stacked and as the night progresses the Lounge gets packed! This month J. Malls & Gordy G. are joined by Pittsburgh's own DJ BusCrates.

Pittsburgh native and contemporary modern funk/hip hop producer, Orlando "BusCrates" Marshall has created an impressive internet buzz through various digital-only collaborations in addition to releasing his debut vinyl project on the local Harmony Society imprint (2009). His latest project is a local super producer collaboration titled East Liberty Quarters (ELQ) with Geeman aka the Grand Ear and DJ Nicerec. The trio's self-titled EP is available now courtesy of Rotating Souls Records. Also be on the lookout for the 2010 BusCrates/J. Malls collaboration, The Top Shelf Collectors, which is about to be available for FREE download. Treat your ears to one of his rare 45-only soul, funk & boogie sets at this month's Title Town Soul & Funk Party!

You know what it is ... all 45's, all night long (9 PM-2AM). Last month's party was our best attended event to date. Early arrival is recommended to ensure admission. So put it on your calendars and make your mental notes. We'll get the night started with the good slow stuff to put you in the mood and proceed to make you shake it from there. We spin the classics as well as the material that you won't hear anywhere else in the city of Pittsburgh, or beyond. Buscrates is in the house, so prepare yourself for an above average dose of the eighties boogie funk. The Title Town Soul & Funk Party at Shadow Lounge is where you need to be the last Saturday of the month!

Title Town Soul & Funk Party @ Shadow Lounge
5972 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 363-8277

9 PM - 2 AM, 21+/$5, LTD. 18+/$8

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