With the nation's major-party political conventions recently drawing to a close with a rousing reelection appeal from the nation's first black president, it seems fitting to cast a spotlight on an equally rare profession: the black country music artist. Or, rather, the former black pop star seeking ... More >>
Tony! Toni! Toné!
Saturday, June 23, 2012
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 >>
New Edition performs at Oracle Arena on Saturday, June 23. It's a significantly larger venue than the group's last local appearance at the Paramount Theatre in 2007. And with that capacity increase comes a whole lot more folks who will know the key New Edition dance steps that will still be flawless ... More >>
The problem with being famous and getting special treatment everywhere you go is that you sometimes forget that rules actually apply to you. Yes, music stars, we know you think you're more important than the rest of us plebeians, but make no mistake about it: In the eyes of airport security, you're ... More >>
If the marijuana legalization efforts currently underway in California receive some unexpected financial support from Hollywood over the next few months, drug war opponents may be able to thank Whitney Houston. And Tony Bennett.Mere hours after Houston was found dead in a Beverly Hilton hotel bat ... More >>
Bell Biv DeVoeBell 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 >>
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 >>
Remember that guy in OutKast that isn't Andre 3000? Big
Boi is his name. Well, he's just announced some musical news that will
probably make you frown, curl up your top lip and ask a bemused: "But why?"
That's right! Try not to recoil at the fact that Big
Boi has started a record la ... More >>
(This fan-created photo graces the pages of Bobby Brown's unauthorized biography, and is apparently a true statement)
Warning: This post contains spoilers of Bobby Brown: The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But . . . , the "un(authorized)? biography" by Derrick Handspike (Down South Books). Tu ... More >>
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 >>