With the holidays coming up, you need to get some crap for your family and friends to prove that you care, but all you want to do it party. Well, we’re here with a solution that lets you do both: Soul-slingin’ Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed will be singing his heart out big band style at “Nights Like This,” his two-night residency at Union Pool (484 Union Avenue) this Thursday and Friday, November 14 and 15. But along with his party-starting jams, you can also peruse a pop-up market featuring the likes of Warner Brothers records, By Brooklyn and a vintage magazine stand run by Kings County Salvage.
Reed will be there to pump up his new yet-to-be-named album. His previous works have been described as a “soulful, sweaty party,” which is intriguing enough that we recommend you check it out. And like we said, you can take care of your holiday shopping when you’re all danced out, by picking up some records or some sweet made in Brooklyn stuff from By Brooklyn, ranging from books to posters and everything in between.
Eli “Paperboy” Reed, who received his nickname because of a hat he wore during his days as a juke joint soul singer in Mississippi amongst influencers like Terry “Big T” Williams and Wesley “June Bug” Jefferson, is most known for singles “WooHoo” and “Come and Get It” from his album of the latter title.
The Boston band geek turned Chicago church organist turned headlining Brooklyn musician is now one of our own, reaching our concrete soil with guidance from R&B and hip hop facing Mike Elizondo, the bassist-turned-producer whose credits include Eminem, Pink, Gwen Stefani and Fiona Apple.
Nights Like This, Thursday November 15 + Friday November 15, 9pm, Union Pool, 484 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, $10 adance/$12 door