Numero Group: By The Numbers

Buttons! Buttons! Buttons!

A skinny tie, a vest and a button. Just add chiming guitars, driving drums and a guy named Jeff. Drop some harmonies, mix for maximum jangle, and you’ve got that most twee of genres, the little genre that almost could: Power Pop! And we’ve got more of it coming than ever hit the charts. Any charts.

First up, Numero 004, Buttons: Starter Kit.

Featuring The Tweeds, Randy Winburn, Sponsors, The Trend, Luxury, Treble Boys, Colors, Tommy Rock, The Toms, Bats and The Kids.

Then…. We go regional with Numero 044, Buttons: From Champaign To Chicago.

Illinois’ most hopeful, featuring Tom Orsi, Eyz, Paul, The Kind, Kevin Lee and Heartbeat, The Names, The Jets, Band Jocks, Prettyboys, Lay-Z, Northshore, All Night Newsboys, Shoes, Loose Lips, The Nines, Contra-band, and Vertebrats. Enough Pop to make Honest Abe tell a little white lie just to get into Mary Todd’s panties.

Coming Soon! On LP, CD, and yes, there might be a full set of band buttons available to early adopters.

November 13, 2008, 11:11 pm
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Well in the event that you don’t (get out that much) and just happen to live in the New York City or St. Louis metropolitan areas, we have two can’t miss shows for you to attend:

Eula Cooper will be performing live in NYC for the first time ever for the Dig Deeper monthly party in Brooklyn next Saturday [the 22nd].

From the Dig Deeper Myspace page:

Dig Deeper is a monthly 60’s Soul Party in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn at the Five Spot Soul Food Supper Club (459 Myrtle Ave). Hosted by Mr. Robinson and DJ Honky, on the fourth Saturday of the month, with the dancefloor primed with the finest funk and soul records anywhere in the world from their collections and a live performance each month at midnight from a legendary soul / funk artist that we particularly treasure.

We’ve got another great Dig Deeper exclusive in store for our Saturday, November 22 night – we are personally flying in Atlanta, Georgia soul star EULA COOPER for her first live performance ever in NYC, and her first solo performance anywhere in over a decade – this time backed by the Sweet Divines and the Divine Soul Rhythm Band.

Eula Cooper is well-known to those of you in the northern soul scene for her classic 45s released on small, local Atlanta labels – “Let Our Love Grow Higher” on Super Sound and “Try” on Tragar. Sadly, aside from touring heavily on the college, hotel, and club circuit in the south, Eula never saw much financial reward from her recordings. Eula’s story is unfortunately all too common the more you dig into the history of soul music. This is why we started our night in the first place – as a way to present some of the artists we love in a rare live performance, in hopes that they will get some of the notice that they missed over the course of their career. Plus, we love great live music!

If you haven’t already, you should check out the Numero Group’s excellent compilation of the Tragar and Note labels. Many thanks to Numero for putting us in touch with Eula!

Advance tickets are $10 (tickets will be $15 at the door if we have not sold out), and can be purchased here:

And for those residing near the St. Louis area:


The Trend reunite and play The Old Rock House w/Fools Face

This Saturday, November 15, 9:30PM

The Trend, who appear on Numero’s Yellow Pills compilation with the two tunes: “She’s Hi-Fi” and “(I Feel Like A) Dictionary”, reunites with Fools Face in a back-to-back show at the Old Rock House in downtown St. Louis, just south of Busch Stadium. This show marks the first time both bands have played in St. Louis since the 80s! Tickets are $12 advance purchase, $15 day of show. For advance purchase: call the ORH at 314-588-0505 – ask for tickets for Fools Face/Trend show Nov. 15. They will put your name on the will-call list to have guaranteed entry. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9:30pm – see you there!