Numero’s Eccentric Soul Revue in NYC on Friday the 13th — One Night Only

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Earlier this year, on April 4th, 2009, 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; the triple-header of R&B: the soul revue.

If you live in New York, Numero Group, with the help of The Bowery Presents, is bringing the soul revue to the City, for one night only, at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg this Friday. Taking cues from Stax’s European tour in 1967, Numero’s Eccentric Soul Revue will feature one tight backing band — JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound — with a revolving cast of singers to include Syl Johnson, The Notations, Renaldo Domino and Missy Dee.. An interactive slideshow will be projected behind the artists, showcasing photos and ephemera from Chicago’s forgotten soul history.

Tickets are still available via The Bowery Presents. If you purchased tickets to the just-canceled Thursday, November 12th show at Grand Ballroom already, they will be honored at Friday’s date.

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42BELOW Presents New Zealand@CMJ on Opening Night

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It is that time of year again and CMJ is back in New York City starting tomorrow. This year, the Red Bull Music Space will host a special New Zealand showcase on October 20th, presented by 42BELOW. Free food and complimentary 42BELOW Vodka cocktails, Wild Rock wine and beer will all be served, with performances by NZ artists ranging from hip hop to power pop. Bands include Bang Bang Eche, David Dallas, Die! Die! Die!, Kidz in Space, Kingston, Motocade, Smashproof, Steve Abel, & Surf City.

Surf City:”Records of a Flagpole Skater”

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Noisemakers with Peter Rosenberg & Talib Kweli at 92Y Tribeca, NYC

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Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg hosts a night of music and conversation featuring legendary rap artist Talib Kweli. Rosenberg will sit down with Kweli for a candid interview about the Brooklyn-native’s impressive career, highlighting his debut in the 1990s as one half of the band BlackStar with Mos Def, his work with Hi-Tek as part of Reflection Eternal, his recent launch of Blacksmith Music and more.

Wednesday October 21st
$15
7pm Doors
8pm Show
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Join the Fight for Climate Change

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As global leaders prepare to come together in Copenhagen to discuss climate change, artists contribute to the cause by spreading awareness.  Visit the campaign’s website, Time For Climate Justice, to become an ally.

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Last Night’s Journey Party Benefits Kon

gse_multipart557361Last night, Giant Step’s weekly party with DJ Spinna at Santos, Journey, was more than just a fantastic party with special guest DJs Rich Medina, Eli Escobar, Cosmo, Scratch and Amir on the decks.  It was a benefit for the great NY DJ and record digger, Kon, whose health has recently been bombarded with blood clots, on top of myriad more serious maladies requiring surgery.

A big thank you to everyone who came through to help Kon out.  Together, we raised $3,500 for him.  If you would like to make a separate donation, please paypal money to DJMSTHANG@GMAIL.COM.

From all of us at Giant Step: keep fighting Kon!

Finally, here are a few of Kon’s mixes for you to enjoy:

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