Musician, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, songwriter, record producer, actor; the incredible components that make up The Artist Formally Known as Prince. The undisputed icon has done everything from selling a hundred million records worldwide, to winning a total of seven Grammys;and captivating the hearts and ear drums of fans and nay-sayers alike. Rolling Stone ranked Prince #28 on their list of top 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Robert Larsen was quoted describing Prince as, "One of the most talented and commercially successful pop musicians, of the last twenty years."
The space cowboy is back. Here is mister acid-jazz, the one and only who has reconciled ecology and fast cars, didgeridoos and MPCs. It's been a while since we had not heard to Jamiroquai. Well here he is with his traditional native hat and a somptious turquoise satin jacket.
This is the seventh album of the band. "Blues skies" should the first single of the album. Japanese folks should have an extra track named "this is not the funk I want". Some say his style has turned to rock, some don't recognize the good old Jay Kay.
I guess evolution always comprises a risky part. You'll probably have to make your opinion. There is already a war going on Youtube between old-school fans and enthusiasts.
The release is on November 1st.
Buddy Guy represents what perfect blues should look like. He's got a terrific voice. You can recognize him playing guitar between thousands. His records are awesome. And didn't lose his blues on stage. This is the kind of elder who has seen and done A LOT and still ask for more.
And we do ask for more too. This is Chicago, this is electric blues, this is ruff for the tuff. This guy inspired Hendrix, Clapton, Beck, Vaughan... I think you get the point. Every gods are immortal, this one kept his youth enthousiasm. Get ready for a great blues experience.
Buddy Guy at the Community Theater Center at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts on October 28.
The VIP member of the soul pantheon needs no introduction. You know it because your mum told you so, and she was right for once. Stevie Wonder is about universal love, Stevie loves everyone, and everyone loves Stevie. Isn't it lovely ?
He grew up and still kept his amazing voice, his lively groove. This should be quickly sold out. I would hurry if I were you. They didn't say who the "friends" were but I'm sure this must be nice fellows. Bring your mum to the show ! She deserves it.
This is a good way to make a good action before Christmas. The benefits of the show will be used to help poor children.There will be some VIP offers for people who likes it chic. doors will be open at 7.00 PM, the show starts at 8.00PM.
Stevie Wonder's 15th annual house full of toys benefit concert at the Nokia Theatre on December 18.
This might sound strange but some of us don't like Halloween. Some of us don't like dressing in vampire and say goodbye to their favorite candies. Yes they are people who would do anything to avoid the pagan party.
Well lucky them, there is a great alternative in Vegas. The oustanding Dj Shadow will perform in The House of Blues. This musician is one of the finest abstract hip-hop dj. He is responsible of musical monuments such as
Entroducing...., or The Private Press. You probably have heard him in of his famous show that mixes several different genres. We are talking about on of the greatest sampler in the world (Shadow's got a hudge record collection at home).
So hurry up and enjoy Dj Shadow's universe at the House of Blues on October 30.
Hello, hello, hello! How was everyone’s weekend? Are we ready to dive, ears first, into a week laced with amazing songs courtesy of yours truly? I’m thinking that after accidentally taking last week off (::blows sorry, shameful kisses towards her wonderful editors Chet and Ian::), I’m more than ready to love you all up with some tunes that, hopefully, you’ll end up loving for the rest. of. your. lives. Commitmentphobics beware! THIS IS FOREVER.
Okay, but hold the phone. Before I get into anything serious, I feel it’s only necessary to plug the music of my husband-who’s-married-and-has-a-baby-by-another-woman. Don’t play dumb and scratch your heads. You all know I’m talking about Trent. I know I talk about him too much, but my diary is getting pretty full and I haven’t had a chance to run to Barnes & Noble to replenish my stock, so just bear with me, okay? YOU’RE ALL I HAVE.
Unkle is not a traditional band. People come in and out like in a hostel. The band was first an abstarct hip-hop team but it has evolved to something hybrid with rock notes. It nows doesn't belong to a specific musical genre. You maybe remember them because of the famous Nike sneakers made for the band. You probably know because you like Dj Shadow or noisy rock. As you can see there are many reasons to know Unkle and come to the show.
Heres is a non-exhaustive list of the musicians who worked in this band : James Lavelle, Richard File, Geoff Barrow from Portishead, Dj Shadow, Thom Yorke from Radiohead, Mike D from Beastie Boys, Richard Ashcroft, Richard Filem, 3D from Massive Attack, Ian Brown and Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, Gavin Clarck and Ian Astbury from The Cult, Pablo Clements from The Psychonauts... shall I continue ?
"They don't want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix !!!" Kanye's been recently tweeting his last album cover, complaining it had been banned in the USA. The Mc is just about to finish his Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and already creates a scandal. That is what I call free advertising.
What does the art cover look like ? We have here a black male with a quite scary smile discovering the pleasures of pilates with a white chick he calls his "phoenix". And he is probably not drinking tea.
for sure, see you at Electric Pickle on Oct 22nd :)