Double Door Welcomes
Todd Hembrook and The Hemispheres
DeRobert & the Half Truths, AJ & The Jiggawatts
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Todd Hembrook and The Hemispheres
Todd Hembrook and The Hemispheres perform an eclectic selection of Soul/Motown and R&B standards, along with a few dusty gems for good measure! The showmanship of Todd Hembrook and The Hemispheres is truly unsurpassed. A full 9 piece band gets the dance floor moving and will leave you wanting more.
With over 12 years of playing experience, The Hemispheres are committed to re-creating this timeless music with the same passion as it was originally recorded. Whether playing a club date, a wedding, or a private event, The Hemispheres will bring you back in time with each performance and ensure that everyone in the audience is having as much fun as they are on stage.
DeRobert & the Half Truths
DeRobert & The Half-Truths are the house band for Nashville, TN
raw funk label G.E.D. Soul Records. The Half-Truths got their start
... in 2007 as a collection of studio musicians lending their talent to the
fledgling G.E.D. Soul recording operation. It was with the addition of
DeRobert Adams and his impressive broad range of vocal skills that the band began to solidify into the soul powerhouse it is today. After
releasing a string of heavy duty raw funk 45's and a strong full
length album, the band has caught the ear of funk and soul heads
world wide. With the release of their five song 7 inch the "Beg Me" EP in
July, the DeRobert & The Half-Truths' sound continues to grow with
loads of heavy funk and raw soul.
AJ & The Jiggawatts
If you're a child of the 80's you might get the name check from the newest edition to the G.E.D. Soul cavalcade of artists. That's "Jigga-watts" as in "1.21 Jiggawatts" as Doc Emmett Brown said to Marty McFly in those classic movies about time travel to and from the future. A.J. Eason has been dropping soul bombs on stages throughout the south east for over a decade in a number of different groups (including our very own Coolin' System). We've always admired Mr. Eason's style and straight up bombastic personality, I mean, honestly, the man knows how to rock the mic and get people moving. His latest project pairs him with heavy hitting musicians from Nashville disco-funk stalwarts Deep Fried Five as well as folks from the Coolin' System and Sky Hi. This eclectic combination of players capture a sound that lives comfortably in the space between funk and soul, but shares a bathroom with rock n roll. Thus, we present the Rock n Soul of A.J. & The Jiggawatts. Be on the lookout for their debut 45RPM to be released online & at shows on April 10th, 2012:
"A great old school slice of funk – with these call-response vocals between AJ and the band – all very much in a James Brown People Records mode! The groove here has a very People-styled sound, too – razor sharp drums that seem to snap all the other instruments into place, too – urged on strongly by the calls in the lead! "Pimp Decisions" is looser, but in a really groovy way – with wangly guitar over skittish drums, and this cool production on the vocals that make them sound kind of muddy and noisy!"
-Dusty Groove (Chicago, IL)
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