The last party at the Shadow Lounge; Title Town Soul & Funk Party moves to the Brillobox in 2013!

From the desk of J.Malls: As many of you have already heard, December 29th is the last TITLE TOWN date at Shadow Lounge. In addition, it’s also the last party that I’ll be involved with. I’m taking next year off, seeing where it takes me, and playing it by ear after that. Gordy G. will be continuing with TITLE TOWN at Brillobox the second Saturday of each month in 2013 (the first Brillobox date is Saturday, January 12th). I’ll likely be through to guest DJ at some point, but I no longer have any intention of planning and promoting regular weekly or monthly events.
Since Gordy will be out on the west coast for the holiday, I’ve enlisted Philadelphia’s own, Skeme Richards of the world famous Hot Peas & Butta party, to come through and rock with me. In addition to making his mark in the world of Soul and Funk 45’s, Skeme is also a big name in the Bboy community (representing the legendary Rock Steady Crew). He is a collector of most things that are collectible and he’ll be providing us with vintage visuals from the Hot Peas & Butta VHS vaults. The past several years of promoting events in Pittsburgh have been awesome. I have no regrets about them and I wouldn’t have preferred to of spent my time any other way. All things must change and everybody has to grow though. If you want to party hard at Shadow Lounge and get loose on the dance floor with me one last time this is your opportunity to do so. Be there when TITLE TOWN meets Hot Peas & Butta! When Pittsburgh meets Philadelphia!! Be there when the entire Keystone State shakes to our plentiful sounds of Soul and Funk 45’s and the earth rotates on it’s axis at forty-five revolutions per minute!!! Obviously we recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and something that you can dance in 😉 The doors open early at 9 PM, being 21+ with proper I.D. is a must, and the fee for the place to be is $5 USD’s. I hope to see you there. You tell three friends and they'll tell three friends, and so on and so on and so on...

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party celebrates THREE YEARS!

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY w/ guest DJ OMAR-ABDUL (THE BIG THROWBACK) + residents J.Malls & Gordy Shadow Lounge 5972 Baum Blvd. (E. Liberty) 9 PM - 2 AM, 21+/$5
TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party celebrates THREE YEARS at the Shadow Lounge on Saturday, November 24th at 9pm. Like a record that never gets old, the longest running soul and funk night in Pittsburgh has been spinning the real stuff for real people since 2009 - and is still going strong. It's that one-of-a-kind party with DJ's J.Malls and Gordy G. spinning classic and obscure 45s from the late '50s through the early '80s, including Northern Soul, Deep Funk, Modern Soul, Disco and Boogie. This month, we spin the record full-circle as we enlist guest DJ Omar-Abdul to join us behind the decks. Not only has Omar-Abdul R. Lawrence been an active emcee, DJ and producer for over 10 years, he is credited, along with J.Malls, with co-hosting the The Big Throwback - the long-running soul and funk dance party at Pittsburgh's Brillobox. He's done numerous collaborations, worked for Rawkus, Def Jam and Warner Brothers and holds degrees in Africana Studies and music from the University of Pittsburgh. A true vinyl veteran, we hand over the stage to Omar-Abdul to lay down the funky cuts and funky good times like he always does. Don’t miss this one. Past guests have included The Honey Dripper (Daptone Records), David Griiffiths (Daptone, Kay-Dee, Bumpshop, NYC), Kevin "DJ Nitekrawler" Coombe (Moneytown, DC Soul Recordings), Juddy Hopper (Soulcialism, Vipers Soul Club), Mr. Finewine (Downtown Soulville, Bumpshop NYC), Jared "JBX" Boxx (Big City Records, Bumpshop NYC), Brad Hales (Peoples Records, A2 Soul Club), Robert Wells (A2 Soul Club), Vinyl Veterans and The New Day Soul Club in Austin, Texas. TITLE TOWN has also shared the stage and supported artists such as Renaldo Domino, J.C Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party moves to Pittsburgh’s Brillobox in 2013 In 2013, we bid adieu to the Shadow Lounge after three great years of late night debauchery, guest DJs, live performances, dance contests and some of the best people in the Pittsburgh. On Saturday, January 12th, TITLE TOWN will move to the Brillobox on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Upcoming events: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party Three-Year Anniversary w/ guest DJ Omar-Abdul w/ residents J. Malls, Gordy G. Shadow Lounge (5972 Baum Blvd.) 9pm - 2am, $5, 21+
Facebook event page Saturday, December 29th, 2012 TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party w/ J. Malls & DJ Skeme Richards (Hot Peas & Butta) Shadow Lounge (5972 Baum Blvd.) 9pm - 2am, $5, 21+ Saturday, January 12th, 2012 TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party w/ DJ Gordy G. and guests. Brillobox (4104 Penn Avenue) 9pm - 2am, $5, 21+

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party moves to Pittsburgh’s Brillobox in 2013

After a three year run at East Liberty’s Shadow Lounge, TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party will move its monthly DJ event to the Brillobox on Saturday, January 12th.  The party will continue there on the second Saturday of each month. TITLE TOWN kicked off at the Shadow Lounge in October 2009.  We would like to thank Justin Strong and the rest of the staff for their support during the three years.  The Shadow Lounge has been dedicated to presenting quality music, art and cultural events in the East End for over a decade and is credited by many with sparking the development changes in East Liberty.  As previously announced, the Shadow Lounge will close in the spring of 2013, but the adjoining AVA and Blue Room will remain open.  Look for the Shadow Lounge to reopen in a new location in 2015. Like the Shadow Lounge, the Brillobox on Penn Avenue, draws crowds of young and old and has done their part in putting Pittsburgh on the map by promoting and supporting both emerging and established DJ events, live music and art- including many successful events like The Big Throwback, Pandemic and Lazercrunk. TITLE TOWN has been going strong for the past 3 years thanks to its many loyal and faithful supporters in Pittsburgh.  The monthly event will continue with no changes in the format - five hours of rare and classic ‘60s and Northern Soul, deep funk, and rhythm and blues. All vinyl. As a recognized authority on Pittsburgh jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop and most things vinyl, TITLE TOWN resident DJ J. Malls is taking a step back from DJing and promoting music events in 2013. Among other projects, J. Malls will continue the successful Pittsburgh Vinyl Convention and will be a guest DJ at TITLE TOWN. Past guests have included The Honey Dripper (Daptone Records), David Griffiths (Daptone, Kay-Dee, Bumpshop, NYC), Kevin "DJ Nitekrawler" Coombe (Moneytown, DC Soul Recordings), Juddy Hopper (Soulcialism, Vipers Soul Club), Mr. Finewine (Downtown Soulville, Bumpshop NYC), Jared "JBX" Boxx (Big City Records, Bumpshop NYC), Brad Hales (Peoples Records, A2 Soul Club), Robert Wells (A2 Soul Club), Vinyl Veterans and The New Day Soul Club in Austin, Texas. To close out 2012, we will be celebrating the TITLE TOWN Three-Year Anniversary at the Shadow Lounge on Saturday, November 24th with DJ’s J. Malls, Gordy G. and guests. This will be the last TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party at the Shadow Lounge with J. Malls and Gordy G. On Saturday, December 29th, J.Malls welcomes Philadelphia’s DJ Skeme Richards of the much respected Rock Steady Crew and Hot Peas & Butta party to the Shadow Lounge. Thanks for all the support! - J. Malls & Gordy titletownpgh@gmail.com Upcoming Events: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party Three-Year Anniversary w/ J. Malls, Gordy G. and guests. Shadow Lounge (5972 Baum Blvd.) 9pm - 2am, $5, 21+ Saturday, December 29th, 2012 TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party w/ J. Malls & DJ Skeme Richards (Hot Peas & Butta) Shadow Lounge (5972 Baum Blvd.) 9pm - 2am, $5, 21+ Saturday, January 12th, 2012 TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party w/ DJ Gordy G. and guests. Brillobox (4104 Penn Avenue) 9pm - 2am, $5, 21+