Menahan Street Band

Soul Summit Presents

Menahan Street Band

Soul Summit DJs: Dave Mata, Duke Grip

Friday, November 16, 2012

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

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Menahan Street Band
Menahan Street Band
The Menahan Street Band is a collaboration of musicians from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, El Michels Affair, Antibalas and the Budos Band, brought together by musician/producer Thomas Brenneck (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Budos Band, Amy Winehouse) to record hits in the bedroom of his Menahan St. apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. With influences reaching beyond the funk/soul/afrobeat architecture of their other projects into the more ethereal realms of Curtis Mayfield and Mulatu Astatke, the Menahan Street Band creates a unique new instrumental soul sound that is as raw as it is lush.

The band is also known for their production and recording efforts with the likes of Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Mark Ronson, and Cee-Lo as well as artists like 50 Cent, Kid Cudi, Jay Z who have sampled songs from their last album, "Make The Road By Walking".

Soul Summit couldn't be more excited to welcome them to their party celebrating the release of their newest offering, "The Crossing". The band describes this new album as "music to an unreleased Sergio Leone western starring the Wu Tang Clan set in 1992". How can it not be great? Let's party!
Soul Summit DJs: Dave Mata, Duke Grip
Soul Summit DJs: Dave Mata, Duke Grip
SOUL SUMMIT STARTED AS AN IDEA... late 2009 after walking around the city and seeing numerous flyers for soul nights. An idea formed. Why not have one night with a delegate from each soul group/crew to celebrate the different types of early soul sounds currently being represented in the city? The idea sprang into action and soon we had three 'residents', Dave Matta, Duke Grip, and Sloppy White. With these three DJs at the core, we also included a rotating roster of guests each month. The original purpose was to challenge attendees with different sounds and to not have a solidified format. Most important, the night is not about the guests but above all the music. With no preference to 'rare' records but records aimed for the dance floor regardless of how rare or common. Soul Summit is not about a 'scene' or alienation. We encourage all people from walks of life to come listen and celebrate early soul music.

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Venue Information:
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622