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Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 8:30 PM (PST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
KINGS GO FORTH (early bird) Ended $7.00 $2.38
KINGS GO FORTH Ended $10.00 $2.54


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ADV TIX $10 /  DOOR $13 / 18+ 



The soul revival isn't reviving any careers-- it's creating them. Older musicians like Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, and Charles Walker were never exactly household names, not even among record collectors, but now they find themselves with more professional potential in front of them than behind them. Since there is little context for these artists, they aren't obliged to sleepwalk through old hits or old routines. Despite the reliance on old sounds, it's all new. It's an exciting moment for soul music, as albums by Jones, Fields, Walker's the Dynamites, and now Kings Go Forth indicate these older musicians are taking nothing for granted, which lends their music an urgency that transcends mere revivalism.

The musician known as Black Wolf wasn't well known outside the world of cratediggers and soul enthusiasts when he struck up a conversation with Andy Noble, owner of Lotus Records in Milwaukee. During the 1970s, Black Wolf had been a member of the Essentials, a regional soul act whose claim to fame was recording in Curtis Mayfield's studio. He and Noble started a new band and named it Kings Go Forth, after a 1958 Frank Sinatra-Tony Curtis movie. Since then, the 10-member, intergenerational outfit has released a series of 7" singles and gradually but determinedly built a reputation as a dynamic live act, settling easily into complex grooves that highlight Black Wolf's high-flying vocals. Along the way, the band has picked up some notable admirers: Famed disco DJ Tom Moulton, who really did invent the remix, mixed their "Don't Take My Shadow", and D.C. folk artist Mingering Mike, famous for painting covers for imaginary albums, created the artwork for the first Kings Go Forth full-length, The Outsiders Are Back.


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When & Where

The New Parish
Before the show, book a table next door at the award-winning Hibiscus Restaurant - - and use this ticket for $5.00 off.
579 18th Street
Oakland, 94612

Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 8:30 PM (PST)

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