Eli Paperboy Reed

9:30 Club presents at U Street Music Hall

Eli Paperboy Reed

Jeremy & The Harlequins, DJ Robert Fearless, DJ Baby Alcatraz

Saturday Mar 12

7:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Eli Paperboy Reed - (Set time: 8:45 PM)

Eli “Paperboy” Reed is a survivor. He’s been making Soul-inspired music since before it was cool and tearing up stages all over the world with his heart-stopping falsetto screams for close to a decade. From humble beginnings outside of Boston, at 18 Reed moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi and cut his teeth playing in juke joints all over the Delta. From there he took the well-trod path to Chicago where he spent a year as minister of music in a Southside church. Soon after returning to Boston, he was bit by the songwriting bug and released his first full length, “Roll with You” in 2008. The world began listening. Soon there were calls coming in from everywhere; television shows in the UK, festivals in Australia, and a jaw-dropping schedule of national and international tour dates. Major label deals were signed and his star kept rising, now with the help of song placements in major movies, television shows and commercials. The albums “Come and Get it” (Capitol) and “Nights Like This” (Warner Brothers) went on to do more than $2.5 million in total licensing, while Reed and his crack band continued to wow audiences on five continents. Now, after some much-needed time off from the road, Reed has returned to the studio and crafted a new album that is at once back-to-basics and startlingly current. “My Way Home” represents a return to the sonic character that Reed’s career began with, but it does more than that: It captures the essence of his sound. A sound that, over everything else, prizes feeling, energy, and, yes, Soul.
Jeremy & The Harlequins - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Jeremy & The Harlequins
DJ Robert Fearless - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
DJ Robert Fearless

Save Your Soul from MONOLITH on Vimeo.

Robert Fearless (aka Rob Macy) is one of the
East’s most-obsessive collector DJs, digging wild
& obscure R&B, Blues, Soul & Garage on vintage
45rpm vinyl. As co-host of Baltimore’s monthly
sensation SAVE YOUR SOUL! at the Lithuanian Hall,
Rob, his co-DJ “King” Brian Gilbert & mentor
“Action” Patrick Griffin turn the dark social hall
basement into one of the nation’s most renown dance
parties for crate-diggers & rug-cutters alike.

Having spun with legends like Mr. Finewine (WFMU),
Jonathan Toubin (NY Night Train), Fred Schneider (B-52’s),
Kid Congo Powers (Cramps/ Gun Club), Ian Svenonius
(Make-Up/ Chain & The Gang), Mick Collins (Gories/
Dirtbombs) & Todd-O-Phonic Todd (WFMU) from Boston
to Miami, Baltimore to Brooklyn, Rob has built a reputation
as an energetic party-starter & an innovative presenter
of once-forgotten dancefloor-packing music.

Party-perfect platters from Otis, Etta, & Marvin are
mixed with lost treasures from Eddie Kirk, Link Wray,
Bunker Hill, Baby Jean, Little Willie John & more,
Calling it “heavy soul & maximum R&B”, Rob exposes
the influences that made The ‘Stones, The sonics.
The Stooges, & The Cramps take to the garage.

DANCE PARTY by baltimore CITy PAPER Reader’s Poll
(2011-2015) & BALTIMORE MAGAZINE has awarded BEST
DANCE PARTy to both SAVE YOUR SOUL! & Rob’s previous
gig, TWO FOR TUESDAy at The Ottobar. in addition to
1st fridays, save your soul! happens annually for
artscape and maryland film festivals, rob hosts
seasonal parties at union craft brewery, mobtown
ballroom, as well as contributing to events in nY
& dc & opening for national & regional touring acts.
DJ Baby Alcatraz - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
DJ Baby Alcatraz
DJ Baby Alcatraz has helped redefine the way D.C. party goers think about a night out dancing. Her all vinyl record parties, like monthly residencies SHOUT BAMALAMA at Haydee's in Mt Pleasant, and SMASHING TIME at the Velvet Lounge, make people forget about requesting Top 40 hits and lose themselves in classic soul, rock 'n' roll and R&B.
Venue Information:
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009