Well look at what just landed in my lap? Another pair of tickets to see Eric Roberson and N'dambi this Sunday in Washington, DC at the Lincoln Theatre! That's right, DC Bouncers, if you missed out on winning that first pair that we already gave away, then don't despair--we got you! One lucky Bouncer and a guest will get to enjoy sultry songstress N'dambi and Grammy nominated (I just LOVE saying that) SB fam Erro courtesy of SoulBounce and MN8 as we all celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday this weekend. This is going to be a show not to be missed, so if you'd rather lock your tickets down, then head on over to TicketMaster now. Otherwise, hit the bounce for details on how to enter!
Ever wonder what makes Kelis water about the mouth? You better believe it is tasty animal byproducts and juicy slabs of red meat. And according to her MySpace blog response to a personal letter from PETA, there isn't a damn thing wrong with that or with her wearing expensive fur coats and accessories either. Taking the fashion defense, she goes on quite the tirade, likening throwing paint on someone wearing fur to throwing designer shoes at poorly dressed people. Also, she envisions a world where chinchillas and minks run free through the streets without luxury designers ridding us of this horrible scourge by creating garments out of their pelts. She goes on to call out the organization's racism--a valid point--and suggests that their followers consider their own privilege because someone, somewhere is picking all of those veggies they enjoy. She just wants them to "Get off [her] back! Pun intended!'
- Are you singing along with the 'Pants on the Ground' dude from American Idol? [MSNBC]
- Teddy Pendergrass passing is still sad. [NYT]
- I guess we'll just have to wait for Mariah's remix album then. Consider my breath baited...[ID]
- From the No S--t Files: BeyoncHHW] and Jay-Z are the top earning couple on earth. [
I have two memories of Teddy Pendergrass from my childhood. One is of him onstage, commandeering the stage and audience--including my five-year-old attention--as we all seemingly sat enraptured by his voice wrapped in a chocolate casing draped in all white. My second memory of Teddy is being awoken by my parents who, knowing how in love with him I was, had to gently break the news to me that he was seriously hurt in a car accident. My tears only subsided when we all agreed that I would send him a "get well" card to the hospital where he was recovering.
Many of you may know that his first real claim to fame came as a member of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, not as the lead as he was often mistaken, but as the drummer whose masculine and gruff yet tender voice made masses of women swoon and men envious but full of awe.
Whitney Houston's comeback thus far has been almost miraculous. For the diva who made the phrase "Crack is wack" one of the most memorable phrases of the last decade, now has proven to be the most appropriate time to get her act together to release the 25th anniversary edition of her first album. On January 26, 2010, Arista Records/Legacy Recordings will release the 25th Anniversary Edition of her self-titled debut.
- Jay-Z speaks out on those "silly" Illuminati rumors. [CL]
- Beyonce was seen rehearsing for her alleged time off...by playing video games. [TGJ]
- Big Boi's new album drops in March. And there will be a Goodie Mob tour. Score. [HHDX]
- Have you entered to win tickets to see Men Love Mary at next week's Sol Village? Let's go. [SB]
New York City Bouncers, are you ready? Ready to get your grooves all the way on at a very special edition of Sol Village on Wednesday, January 20th, that is! As you know, SoulBounce has linked up with our partners at S.O.B.'s to bring our Men Love Mary mixtape to life for one night only with six of the male singers who lent their voices to the project paying tribute to the one and only Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige. Attendees will get to enjoy the soulful stylings of Jesse Boykins III, Bradd Marquis, Darien, TL Cross, D Maurice and our Grammy nominated host for the evening's festivities, Eric Roberson, as they handle some of your favorites from MJB's arsenal of hits. This is going to be a show that people will talk about for a while to come, and since we don't want anyone to feel left out, we're giving away 5 tickets to our NYC family. Details on how to enter are after the bounce, and for everyone who'd rather secure a ticket than risk missing out, they may be purchased at the box office or on TicketWeb.
There's another spot for Washington, DC music lovers to let their soul glow on a weekly basis. The Metropolitan Muse Concert Series at Layla Lounge features some of the best local talent that the DMV has to offer every Wednesday night. Singer and pianist Terrence Cunningham is the artist in residence, and if you've never heard him live, then you are truly missing out. I went to check this event out last week, and he put a hurting on Prince's "How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore," which quickly made me a believer. SoulBounce family friend DJ Phaze, who was the first of our esteemed Mixologists, spins soulful delights before the performances and later once the after party gets crankin. This week Bounce-Worthy songtress Alison Carney graces the stage alongside a who's who of the local music circuit covering everything from Soul to Hip Hop and all points in between. The show starts this and every Wednesday at 10 pm for the bargain price of $10. Check out the flyer for tonight's show after the bounce and visit Metro Muse Online to find out who'll be rocking the stage each week.
In October of 2009, H-Town ventured a comeback with Jodeci in tow, releasing the single "Knockin Your Heels." The song created barely a buzz, so, pray tell, what was the rationale for creating a remix to this lackluster doozy that does little to take one down Memory Lane to even remember the good times of the '90s? In the "Knockin Your Heels" remix H-Town has made it clear that they have found a decade they have deemed their favorite (the '90s) and they are sticking to it, no ifs, ands nor buts--even if they become the butt of yet another tired joke (like this one). What is particularly sad is that H-Town decided to invite Pretty Ricky to be featured on the remix, tacking a tacky rap on the end. This is surely one recipe where when you add one batch of oversexed young men into a pot of retro soup, you get a whole pot of a wailing mess.
H-Town feat. K-Ci, JoJo, Devante Swing, Mr. Dalvin & Pretty Ricky: "Knockin Your Heels" Remix