MAIN EVENT: TITLE TOWN debuts in THE GYM at The ACE HOTEL

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TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Dance Party
FRIDAY, Feb. 12th
ACE HOTEL Pittsburgh (120 S. Whitfield)
$7 // 21+ w/ ID // 9pm-2am

RSVP on Facebook and tell us you’re coming.
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Ready for the main event?

That’s right, peoples. After a sold out kickoff party last month, the first TITLE TOWN in The Gym at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh is almost here – and we doubled the capacity.

Complete with an original wooden dance floor and plenty of space to get down, the gym is reminiscent of the glory days of the England’s northern soul all-nighters, the Wigan Casino, and the packed dance halls of Western PA. Needless to say, it’s one of the most unique dance floors in the city – and we can’t wait to see you let loose.

So on Friday night, shake off that winter chill and get your voodoo workin’ – we’re goin’ soul travelin’. It’s a dance floor trip – to New Orleans to Memphis to Philly to Detroit – and right back to the ‘Burgh. Rare and classic soul, deep funk, disco and boogie, vintage R&B, and everything and anything in between, all at 45 RPM. There is nowhere better to get your groove on.

It’s going to be epic.

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party is held every second Friday of the month at the Ace Hotel.

Here are a few photos from our kick off party…

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TITLE TOWN debuts at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

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TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Dance Party
Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
120 S. Whitfield St. (East Liberty)

FRIDAY, January 8th
9 pm-2am, $6 cover, 21+

RSVP and tell us you’re coming.
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Kick off 2016 on the good foot when the TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Dance Party returns – FRIDAY, January 8th at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh. That’s right. TITLE TOWN is back in East Liberty, right around the corner from where it all began over six years ago.

Inspired by Pittsburgh’s rich record culture, resident co-creators, J. Malls & Gordy G. have been making bodies move since 2009. TITLE TOWN is a high-octane, all 45 RPM, soul and funk-fueled get down.

TITLE TOWN upholds Pittsburgh’s historic DJ legacy by blending an appreciation of classic and seldom-heard sounds from decades past – namely Northern Soul, funk, disco and vintage rhythm & blues – with a contemporary edge, turned all the way up.

The DJ duo navigates genres and eras, blending the best of labels such as Motown, Stax, and Chess with hand-picked rarities from regional soul scenes around the country – creating a feel-good dance floor frenzy among dedicated party goers.

We hope that you can join us for our kick off event at our new venue.

A FEW IMPORTANT NOTES

  • This is a 21+ event. $6 / cash only at the door.
  • Doors open at 9pm. Early arrival is strongly recommended. Guests may leave, but re-entry is based on capacity. Lobby bar and restaurant will be open before the event.
  • 2 public lots available behind ACE & the library. Enter on S BEATTY ST. Street parking is also available.
  • Be safe and use UBER or LYFT or a designated driver. Pick up / drop off at 120 WHITFIELD, Pgh. Pa 15206
  • Coat check (provided by ACE – additional charge not included with admission)
  • No backpacks or large bags permitted in the venue.

ABOUT ACE HOTEL PITTSBURGH
Ace Hotel Pittsburgh hangs its hat in the heart of East Liberty, pumping our heartswork into the city that built the American Century. We are creating a place not just in the neighborhood, but for the neighborhood, pulling on the heritage of YMCA and the building itself. A public place that causes buildings in the area to become rooms, streets to become hallways. Whether it’s screening home team games, movie nights, family sports & activities, robotics demonstrations, video art galleries or just large outdoor games, we will work with the community and provide a warm and inviting space for both guests from around the globe and those who live just down the block.

Turn it up. We’re back on Saturday night.

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TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Dance Party
Saturday, December 12th at Brillobox
4104 Penn Ave. (Bloomfield/Lawrenceville)
9 pm-2 am, 21+ $6

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party, Pittsburgh’s high-octane, all-vinyl soul and funk get-down returns to Brillobox on SATURDAY NIGHT!

Inspired by legendary Pittsburgh DJs like Porky Chedwick and Mad Mike, TITLE TOWN upholds their legacy by blending an appreciation of the classic and forgotten sounds of decades past – namely Northern soul, funk, disco, and vintage rhythm & blues – with a contemporary edge, turned all the way up.

TITLE TOWN’s DJ’s J.Malls & Gordy G. navigate genres and eras, blending the best of Motown, Stax, and Chess with hand-picked 45rpm rarities from the soul scenes around the country, and and turning dedicated crowds into feel-good, dance floor frenzies.

Early arrival always recommended! Needle drops at 9pm!

RSVP here for updates!

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party is tonight…let’s do it.

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TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Dance Party
Saturday, November 14 at brillobox
4104 Penn Ave. (Bloomfield/Lawrenceville)
9 pm-2 am, 21+ $6 ($3 before 10pm)

RSVP here for updates!

*** NOVEMBER SPECIAL: All guests receive one (1) complimentary admission for each Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites advance ticket purchase for Friday, November 13th. Tickets on sale NOW! http://bit.ly/1indJhe ***

TITLE TOWN returns to Brillobox the second Saturday of each month with DJs spinning rare and Northern soul, deep funk, disco, boogaloo, and vintage R&B – don’t sleep!

Early arrival is always recommended!

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TT_D&S_WB_2015A five-hour “DANCE & SHOW” featuring LIVE performances by WESLEY BRIGHT & THE HI-LITES! + TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party DJs spinning all night long!
Friday, November 13th
9:00 pm
Thunderbird Cafe
Pittsburgh, Pa.
$10; 21+

RSVP + ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW: https://www.showclix.com/event/wesley-bright-and-the-hi-l

Friday, November 13th – TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party is pleased to announce the return of its “DANCE & SHOW” series featuring THE RETURN of Akron Ohio’s eight-piece, high-energy soul revivalists – WESLEY BRIGHT & THE HI-LITES!

The band will perform two sets with TITLE TOWN DJ’s spinning soul and funk 45s throughout the evening – a truly a wild, one-of-a-kind show and dance party not to be missed!

WESLEY BRIGHT & the HI-LITES

“From the crisp, dapper suits to the skilled orchestration, the ensemble has proven they’re studied performers through and through. But still, they leave no doubt that soul music is about the heart and that it stirs feet as much as it stirs emotions, which is how they’ve wowed so many crowds. They light fires under people. It might even be unsafe—certainly unwise—to sit through a Wesley Bright and the Hi-Lites performance, as the audience rises to dance, sparked out of their seats by a hot, sonic roar and the kind of showmanship you might have feared had been lost if you weren’t witnessing it firsthand.” – Brittany Nader, The Devil Strip

“The first thing you notice about a Wesley Bright & the Hi-Lites show is the dancing. This crowd is moving. They’re doing the watusi, the mashed potato, the twist and then some. Young, old, white, black, dressed in jeans and dressed in suits, pumps and pearls, they’re moving, “ writes Laura DeMarco of Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer.

Then your eyes are drawn to the man on stage, Wesley Bright himself, a honey-voiced frontman who’s got the pipes and the moves to keep the crowd going all night.

Then, of course, the band: a seven-piece Northern Soul group with a horn section straight out of the ’60s. Like Bright, they’re clad in sharp suits and have been regulary selling out venues in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Wesley Bright & the Hi-Lites are no typical Northeast Ohio band circa 2014. And a Wesley Bright and the Hi-Lites show is no ordinary gig.

Since the band was formed in Akron in spring 2011 by bassist Bob Basone, drummer Nick Fritsch and singer Bright, the enthralling group has become one of the biggest draws in town.

With sold out shows at Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom, two singles on Hi-D-Ho Records, the band is currently at work on a full-length release, while expanding its touring base across the U.S and fielding offers to tour the U.K., where their singles have been getting rave press and regular spins.

Don’t miss THE RETURN of Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites in Pittsburgh!

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZWGR3Ak7Wk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WesleyBrightAndTheHiLites

Venue Information:
Thunderbird Cafe
4023 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net

TITLE TOWN ‘Dance & Show’ featuring Pittsburgh’s own SPANKY WILSON & The All-Stars performing LIVE!

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TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Dance Party presents:

TITLE TOWN ‘Dance & Show’ featuring Pittsburgh’s own
SPANKY WILSON & The All-Stars performing LIVE!

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

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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!

On Friday, September 18th we are doing another TITLE TOWN Dance & Show, once again at the Thunderbird, and this one will include a live performance by Pittsburgh’s own, world-renowned songstress, Spanky Wilson & The All-Stars!

Spanky Wilson should need no introduction. Her first three albums (1968-1970) were produced by Aretha Franklin’s musical conductor H.B. Barnum. She subsequently recorded for Westbound Records (1975), where she was label mates with 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!

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information on pre-sale tickets.

RSVP here!

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Dance Party w/ Special Guest DJ SMI

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TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Dance Party
w/ special guest DJ Smi

Saturday, September 12th at brillobox
4104 Penn Ave. (Bloomfield/Lawrenceville)
9 pm-2 am, 21+ $6

TITLE TOWN returns to Brillobox the second Saturday of each month and this time we are joined by DJ SMI. The former Shadow Lounge owner (where TITLE TOWN first began) is a musician and disc jockey, an all around creative guy and way back in the day he paid his crate digging dues while acquiring a massive amount of 45’s, which he will share with us on Saturday, September 12th. This is a rare opportunity to catch an all-45 set from the ubiquitous Pittsburgh DJ and co-founder of popular local events including Afro Heat and Classic Material.

Early arrival is always recommended, especially since the college students will be back in town this month. As an extra incentive we offer half-priced admission before 10 pm.

Bring your open minds and ears and be prepared to dance to FIVE HOURS of vintage Soul, Funk, R&B, Boogaloo, Disco, Boogie and MORE!!

RSVP here!

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TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party
Saturday, June 13th
brillobox (4104 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh)
9pm – 2am; $6; 21+ ($3 early bird before 10pm)

RSVP here

Alright, summer is in full swing and TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party is back this Saturday night.

Rooted in a passion for the classics, soulful grooves, and funky beats, it’s pretty simple – just put on your dancing shoes, grab some friends and get sweaty with us… you won’t be disappointed.

Expect five hours of the greatest music you’ve never heard – classic and rare soul, deep funk, disco, boogie, and vintage R&B – all vinyl, all night long. Grab a stranger’s hand and get swinging. 

Don’t settle for the imitators, when you can hear the innovators!

Spread the word. TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party goes down EVERY SECOND Saturday at Pittsburgh’s brillobox (4104 Penn Ave.)