Glenn Murray, NBC5 Street Team
I don’t think it’s a stretch to call Aniba Hotep and the Sol Collective One of the best independent bands in the country. I mean all one has to do is take a listen to their mix of Jazz, Neo Soul and classic R & B . The tight arrangements , the out of this world horn sections and the ability to shift from smooth soul ensemble to rockin “jam” band in the blink of an eye.
At a recent performance they received comparisons to groups across every era of Soul Music (I’ve heard the Emotions, Badu, Kindred, Earth Wind and Fire) . It’s difficult to define a band with such vibrant personality, so why try? Rest assured that a performance from this band just keeps you wanting more.
The band returns to Hyde Park’s famous Checkerboard Lounge (5201 South Harper) for the second installment of its concert series “All Souled Out” this Saturday, doors open at 7PM, advance tickets are $20 ($25 at the door) Come see for yourself what all the fuss is about…
For tickets and more information visit www.anibahotep.com
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Glenn Murray, NBC Chicago Street Team
Tonight, King College Prep High School presents recording artist Carl Thomas in concert at 7PM at Harold Washington Cultural Center 4701 S. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Dr., Chicago, IL. The event will also feature performances by special guests Aniba Hotep & the Sol Collective, Greg Gibbs and the King College Prep Jazz Band.
Thomas is an Aurora, IL native best known as an artist on Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment record label. His 1999 debut LP, “Emotional” featured the #1 R&B single “I Wish”. In 2006 Thomas earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocals along with Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, and the late Gerald Levert for “Everyday (Family Reunion),” a song from the soundtrack of Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion.
Tickets are available at the Center’s box office and at all Ticketmaster locations.
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