Soulcialism is a monthly gathering of lovers. People who love Sixties Soul Music (specifically the Northern Sound). People who love to dance. People who (apparently) love to sweat.
The atmosphere at the White Eagle is… How can I put this?
Divey. Or divish.
Something like that, but in the best possible meaning of the term. You see, it has a feel that you’re in an underground club, that what’s going on is almost illicit, that what you’re doing would be frowned upon by “The Squares”, whoever the hell they might be these days. It’s a members club most days, but one Friday a month perhaps a hundred young people descend upon it to celebrate a commonality of sound. If you like Soul Music – the late 60s, early 70s variety of Northern Soul as spun by your hosts Juddy and Soccer John – this is the place to be Friday night.
It’s also a good place to be if you like to have a drink on the cheap. This is a “Club” after all, so you can get a round of drinks, and I mean three, four drinks, for maybe 7 bucks or so, depending on how posh you’re feeling.
This months gathering is also a bit of a benefit. Many New Orleans musicians are still dispersed throuhgout the country a year later. A small donation will get you a CD of new Orleans Soul to take home with all proceeds going straight to the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund. The donation is entirely voluntary – there is not now, nor has there ever been, a cover charge. What’s not to love right there?