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Benefit Fri Feb 01 2008

Ponderosa Stomp Benefit @ Hideout 2/2

This weekend at the Hideout, you can hear some hot tunes that'll melt your heart. This benefit for the New Orleans' music festival, the Ponderosa Stomp, features some amazing Soul and Blues musicians. The Festival (this year slated for April 29 & 30 at the House of Blues in New Orleans) celebrates the legacy, revitalizes the careers and preserves the history of American music's unsung heroes. Through oral histories with musical stylists, iconoclasts, and trailblazers, and a regular concert series staged at New Orleans' Ogden Museum of Southern Art, among other concerts including its signature annual concert, The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation provides musical legends a platform to perform and expose audiences to their pioneering cultural contributions to American contemporary music.

Saturday's event features special guest Syl Johnson, who'll lead off the Soul end of the spectrum alongside Chicago bands JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, The Stacks, and Adam Fitz and the Part Timers. A bonus: throughout the night, till 3am, the East of Edens Soul Express will spin dusty '45s for your pleasure.

The benefit for the New Orleans' Ponderosa Stomp festival takes place Saturday, Feb. 2 at The Hideout at 1354 W. Wabansia. Tickets are $10 ($12/door) and music starts at 9pm.

 
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