Thursday, May 25, 2006

Table Manners Crew - Tambaleo - May 25, 2006

Man haven't posted in awhile... I've been dried out lately "if you know what I meeeean"... ;) Anyways... looks like a good party tonight at Tambaleo what with the Table Manners Crew and all! DJ Tats and crew should tear it up tonight! Check it out!

I'll be leaving at 4am in the freakin' morning for Tahoe for my boi's bachelor party. Should be a good time... hope I don't kill myself white water rafting... let ya'll know when I get back.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Tre Hardson - Stubb's - May 24, 2006

Dude! Someone should really tell me these things! Almost missed Tre Hardson of Pharcyde at Stubb's on May 24th!

Man! I think I'm still drunk from the rum tasting at Cuba Libre last night! My friends are the bomb for getting me screwed up on rum... bastards! :)

More info:

Jazzy, soulful and melodic, Tre Hardson has re-emerged onto the hip hop scene with a new band, a new album and a diverse musical soundscape all his own. Formerly Slimkid3 of the legendary L.A. hip hop group The Pharcyde (known for their innovative style, humorous and off-beat lyrical imagery, and infectious beats), Hardson is exploring the boundaries of hip hop as a solo artist, replacing the standard industry format of drum machines and sampled beats with live instrumentation--provided by his 5-piece band, Fuqawi-- and collaborations with some of music's most adventurous and expressive performers such as spoken-word artists Saul Williams and Gaknew of Urban Poets, as well as MC Lyte, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Kim Hill (Black Eyed Peas), N'Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies), and Dionna Nichelle to name a few. His 2002 record, "Liberation," pushes these boundaries with the artist's personal lyrical examination of life, love, personal evolution and music, while showcasing the well-crafted rhymes, thoughtful lyrics and rich vocal delivery that brought him acclaim with The Pharcyde. A new album is slated for release in March 2006 titled "Slimkid 3's Cafe."

Sunday, May 14, 2006

People Under the Stairs - Emo's - May 29, 2006

Wanna hear some cats that know what hip hop's all about!?! People Under the Stairs will be hittin' Emo's on May 29th as part of their The Stepfather tour (the new CD). Also on tap are Time Machine, Gym Class Heroes, and Psalm One!

Man this was a packed weekend! Drove down to Houston for my bro's bday on Friday, Joby and Susan's graduation on Saturday, and Mother's Day today! Took mom to Dim Sum... such an Asian thing to do... :)

More info:

People Under the Stairs formed when Mike Turner (Double K) and Chris Portugal (Thes One) met on the fringe of L.A.'s late-'90s hip-hop underground. The duo, devoted to jazzy samples, danceable beats, intricate rhyming skills, and laid-back humor, debuted in 1998 with the acclaimed The Next Step and followed it up in 2000 with Question in the Form of an Answer. Gathering heavy praise and touring with De La Soul, the group took their road experiences and brought it to the studio to record their next album. The final results appeared in the summer of 2002 under the name O.S.T. This highly acclaimed release, which sound-scanned over 35,000 to date, brought People Under The Stairs to the forefront of underground hip-hop. Its follow-up album, Or Stay Tuned complemented this release and allowed the group to headline nation-wide tours.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Tony Touch - The Parish - May 30, 2006

Wanna see a DJ legend in action? Tony Touch is coming to The Parish on May 30th... along with DJ Hier, DJ Kwestion, and our very own DJ Mel! And... it's a Scion: Free Up Your Mix Event which means... FREE! Just RSVP.

So... my bday's coming up... turnin' the big three-oh... I'm throwin' a party... can you guys give me some drink tips? I'm thinking about Grey Goose, Bacardi Rum, and Belvedere... and getting cranberry juice, 7up, and Coke... and of course my favorite... Amstel Light... anything else I should have flowin'?

More info:

Tony Touch, also known as Tony Toca, is an American hip hop DJ and producer from New York City, who is of Puerto Rican descent. He worked with many groups and rappers as Funkdoobiest, Cocoa Brovaz and Cypress Hill. He is known for his mix tapes. On The Peacemaker 2, Rubén Blades appears, as well as rappers and reggae dee jays such as P. Diddy, Hurricane G, Dead Prez, Slick Rick, Sean Paul, and reggaetón rapper Don Chezina, who also appeared on The Piecemaker.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Ray J - Austin Music Hall - May 21, 2006

Remember Moesha?!? :) Well on May 21st, Farnsworth Bentley will be hosting the Beat 104.3 Breakout starring Ray J at the Austin Music Hall! Get your tickets here!

Ugh... I'm still sick from all the gulab jamun I ate this weekend. But I can't wait till the next time I can some more though... ;)

More info:

Ray J (short for Ray, Jr., born Willie Ray Norwood, Jr. on January 17, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi) is an American actor and R&B singer, best known as a co-star on his sister Brandy Norwood's UPN sitcom Moesha. The son of manager Sonja Norwood, Ray J has had a minor recording career which emerged in the late 1990s and is currently signed to his own label Knockout Entertainment with a joint venture with Sanctuary Records Group. Currently, Ray J is host of the BET (Black Entertainment Television) show, The Countdown. The show consists of showing the top 5 cliche videos and usually airs after 106 & Park. Ray J has also joined the cast of UPN's One On One, where he plays the character of D-Mack.

Soul Position - Emo's - May 13, 2006

Graduation time is upon us and that means parties fools... but if you've got time to check out some shows... Soul Position the collabo of Blueprint and RJD2 will be at Emo's on May 13th as part of their Thing Go Better Tour! Also at the show will be One Be Lo ! get your tix here!

So I hit up my friend's wedding in Dallas this weekend... congrats to Joe and Shilpa! I came across so many situations where I recognized people's faces but had forgotten their names... embarrassing... at least drinks were freely flowing! :)

More info:

On paper, Soul Position, which is the collision of Blueprint and RJD2, looks like hip-hop's next big supergroup. When he's on, Blueprint's voice wraps around beats with an aggressive elasticity reminiscent of a young, hungry Del, utilizing clever wordplay and conveying a personable honesty. He's carried an underground buzz for the better part of a year and Urb magazine recently tagged him as one of the "next 100". And RJD2-- do we really need to recap this man's accomplishments of late? To paraphrase the esteemed Big L: if production was a game, RJ would be MVP.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

DJ A-TRAK - The Parish - May 26, 2006

Now I ain't saying she a gold digger... But she ain't messing with no broke broke... woowee... Kanye West's official DJ... A-Trak will be gracing us with his presence promoting his "Sunglasses Is a Must Tour" and his upcoming DVD... spinnin' at The Parish on May 26th... who wooda thunk Kanye had an official DJ...

So I'm goin' to my hundredth Indian wedding this weekend... well maybe not hundredth... but close! I really hope they serve beef and alcohol... else I'm gonna have to postal up in there!

More info:

Alain Macklovitch performs and records under the name A-Trak. He is a Montreal, Quebec based DJ and turntablist. He won the DMCs World DJ Championship in 1997 at the age of 15. He was later asked to join the Invisibl Skratch Piklz. He is currently supporting Kanye West as a DJ. A-Trak uses Serato.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Tha Dogg Pound - Antones - May 21, 2006

Bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yea... Tha Dogg Pound in tha muthaf**kin' house! One... Two... Three and to the Fo'... May 21st go hit up Antones do'... LOL... Man... Tee Double and Mirage will be on stage as well! Get your tix here.

More info:

The group made their 1992 rap verse debut on Dr. Dre's The Chronic, on various songs. They also appeared on Snoop's classic Doggystyle, and the Death Row soundtracks Murder Was The Case and Above The Rim. Their solo, Dogg Food, was released in 1995. It was another addition to the controversy of rap music due to the sexual and violent lyrics and went on to sell, perhaps because of the publicity, three million albums.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Bavu Blakes - The Parish - May 6, 2006

Ya'll ready for a bomb ass show?!? (This bomb things gonna come into play in a bit)... but first... Mr. Blakes (AKA Bavu Blakes) and D-Madness and friends from Austin, Dallas, and Louisiana will be throwin' it down at The Parish... this Saturday, May 6th... so get your tix now!

So here's the story... I try to come home Saturday night/Sunday morning at 5am... friend's dropping me off... the streets to my place are all blocked off... ride up to the popo... he's tellin' me i can't go home and i gotta leave... we split right... i call around and find out that they've found a "suspicious package" across the street... next morn' i go home and find out that the police ended up blowin' it up!

More info:

On his hustle harder than ever, Mr. Blakes (a.k.a Bavu Blakes) is
Proving to be a much-appreciated breath of fresh air for the very hot Texas
rap scene.

With so much attention on the South and the Lone Star State right now, all
eyes are on the look out for what¹s next. Just as at home sharing a stage
with hip hops most rugged and controversial rappers as he is with intensely
lyrical hip hop artist, Mr.Blakes is quickly positioning himself to become
hip-hop's missing link.

After winning the Austin music award for Best Hip Hop artist at SXSW Mr.
Blakes continues to astonish crowds by bringing a new level of energy, and
substance with every performance. Now with help from Dallas based Topnotch
Supreme Entertainment and others, Mr. Blakes has begun to increase his
visibility while watching his fan base continue to explode.

Austin's Mr. Blakes knows how to engage a local hip-hop community, and May
6th he wants to thank his Austin fan base by performing his 1st full show in

Blakes will be joined by Austin's incredible multi-instrumental D-Madness
and lyrical geniuses Element 7D & World Trade. For this one of a kind event
Mr.Blakes has also implored the assistance of some of his musical partners
in crime; Waco's Verbal Seed, Shreveport's Deloach and DFW hard hitters
Money Waters and Steve Austin. Add the sultry sounds of Thesis and S'ence
and you have a formula that is guaranteed to be one of the most exciting
events of the year.

Where: The Parish Room on Sixth Street
When: May 6th, 2006