Anna Lee-Fields Photography

Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
January 8
9 p.m.

Dance off all of that holiday pie, porter and ham, help Title Town kick off its brand new residency and party in Pittsburgh’s newest boutique hotel this Friday night.

Anna Lee-Fields Photography
Anna Lee-Fields Photography

Be among the first to get down on the Ace Hotel dance floor when the homegrown, feel-good Title Town Soul & Funk Party takes its grooves to one of Pittsburgh’s most-talked about new developments.

Ready to party at a speed of 45 revolutions per minute? Title Town’s debut at the Ace marks something of a neighborhood homecoming for the soul and funk sensation, which first put a needle on the record back in 2009 at former East Liberty music venue, the Shadow Lounge (RIP). The all-vinyl series then moved its scene down Penn to Brillobox, where it hosted hundreds of dedicated dancers at sold-out groove fests every month.

Photo by Akemi May.
Photo by Akemi May.

It’s a new era, and Title Town’s fresh digs will provide a stylish backdrop and more space for attendees.

For its inaugural party, series co-creators J. Malls and Gordy G will continue to uphold Pittsburgh’s rich record culture and historic DJ legacy by showcasing classic and rare sounds from decades past—think Northern Soul, funk, disco and vintage rhythm and blues—blended with a contemporary twist and turned all the way up to 11.

Mining a diverse range of musical genres and eras, the DJ duo is known for pairing iconic sounds from top record labels such as Motown, Stax and Chess with hand-selected rarities from regional soul scenes around the U.S.

Can’t make it this Friday? No worries, because this funk-fueled get down—which is the Ace’s first residency of its kind—runs every second Friday of the month.

Admission: $6 at the door. The music starts at 9 p.m.

Looking for more events? Read our 10 Pittsburgh events not to miss in January feature.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.