Bell Biv DeVoe

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    June 25, 2012

    Live Review, 6/23/12: New Edition Reunites With Bobby Brown at Oracle Arena

    New Edition Tony! Toni! Toné! Saturday, June 23, 2012 Oracle Arena Better than: Smacking it up, flipping it, or rubbing it down. New Edition's "Road to 30" tour celebrates 29 years since the band found international recording success. But its origins actually stretch back to 1978, when producer M ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Bell Biv DeVoe Parties with the Grown Folks at Yoshi's

    Bell Biv DeVoe​Bell Biv DeVoe August 18, 2011 @ Yoshi's SF Better than: The last time we saw BBD (which was pretty darned good) America typically eats its child stars, or at least chews 'em up and spits 'em out. But after decades together in show business, the members of Bell Biv DeVoe are s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    The Top 10 New Jack Swing Anthems of All Time

    This Thursday, one-time New Edition member and new jack swing icon Johnny Gill will be performing a set at Yoshi's. Credited as the creation of Teddy Riley, new jack swing saw R&B vocals being fused with uptempo beats coated in the bumptious attitude of hip-hop. At the subgenre's height in the '90s, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    KBLX Brings a Not So Quiet Storm to Sleep Train Pavilion

    Charlie Wilson and his winged angel dancers.​KBLX Stone Soul Concert Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ Sleep Train Pavilion Better than: Not hollering and dancing for nine hours KBLX 102.9 FM has long been known as the "Quiet Storm," but until we attended the Stone Soul Concert on Sunday, we had no ide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    How to Market Your Band, Wallpaper. Style

    Besides the music, and the live shows, and the Bell Biv DeVoe covers, one of the best things about local electro funk duo Wallpaper. is its ability to make hilarious videos. The pair's clips usually get kinda out there, with frontman Ricky Reed (aka Eric Frederic) beaming down from another planet ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2009

    Kush Arora

    The Dread Bass Chronicles (Kush Arora Productions)

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Q&A: Donald Cumming of The Virgins

    By Tamara Rosado Despite that fact that they'd released their just album last June, the Virgins have already scored major media attention and acclaim. The band's rapid emergence from the hipper-than-thou New York fashion and art scenes and danceable New Wave meets Disco Rock sound have had critics ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    By Randall RobertsAny knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive hous ... More >>

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    August 20, 2008
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    June 4, 2008

    Last Night: Cool Kids, Pacific Division at The Independent

    Last Night: The Cool Kids, Pacific Division The Independent June 3, 2008 By Jennifer Maerz Better Than: Leg Warmers, Spandex, and all the other bad crap that fell outta the ‘80s time capsule. The Cool Kids and Pacific Division riffed on ‘80s hip-hop culture last night, and the crowd was inspi ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2006

    New Wave Thuggin'

    Kirby Dominant brings together niggaz and white girlz

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