Some excerpts from last week’s show.
Live On Stage!
My monthly funk night at Robert Bar in Brooklyn is doubling as the album release party for The Du-Rites’ Greasy Listening LP. Come and get your copy on vinyl or CD (we’ll have both for sale), then stick around for my normal funk throw down on the turntables.
Flyer above has all pertinent information, but we’ll actually be starting at 7:30. Swing by.
After years of “you never spin when I’m in town” and “you don’t spin consistently,” I’ve finally landed my first official weekly DJ gig at The Tuck Room, NYC (at iPic Theaters – 11 Fulton St.) I do my usual transporting of a few hours worth of funk and soul records to lay it down in a time warp every Thursday from 7:30-11:30. Come by after work for a drink, dinner, to catch a game, hear some deep soul or all the above.
In addition to my monthly at Robert Bar and random drumming gigs, I’ll always be somewhere trying to keep the groove going. Promo video above. Stop by.
Speaking of Robert Bar, may as well put the flyer for the March gig here.
Here’s what I’ve got leading up to and in March thus far. Both DJ and drumming gigs. Things sometimes pop up, so I’ll add them as they do.
02.27 – Mobile Mondays Pisces Party @ Bowery Electric, NYC with my fellow Feb. 26ers, Big Winst and Natasha Diggs + The Mobile Mondays All-Stars. DJing 45s all night. (Flyer above).
03.06 – w/Lulu Lewis @ Black Rose Bar, NYC. Low volume, low key rock gig.
03.09 – The Tuck Room @ iPic Theaters, NYC. Funk & Soul.
03.16 – The Tuck Room @iPic Theaters, NYC. Funk & Soul.
03.18 – Soul Vibrations @ Robert Bar
03.23 – The Tuck Room @iPic Theaters, NYC. Funk & Soul.
03.30 – The Tuck Room @iPic Theaters, NYC. Funk & Soul.
I’m not an Aquarius – it’s just an unofficial, 8 days early 40th birthday party. 40 is a controversial birthday, but for all the fear around it I still have a full head of hair. I’m not big on celebrations, so figured I’d just invite folks down to my monthly gig for some good funk and soul. I’ll be working, but come help me celebrate this jump into the land of quadruple OGs.
The Roxanne Shanté “Live On Stage” cover makes little to no sense, but I have two gigs this month and neither are hip-hop-related – I figured someone would be thrown off without a hip-hop reference.
Quiet month on the gig front; I’ve been holed up in the studio and doing boring prep work for this year’s releases. But I do have one DJ gig at Robert Bar and one drumming gig with rock band LuLu Lewis:
02.07.17 – with LuLu Lewis at Knitting Factory (B’klyn)
02.18.17 – Soul Vibrations! at Robert Bar (B’klyn)
Flyer for the Robert Bar gig coming soon.
Wrapped up in expanding my Red Bull Music Academy drummer series and preparing three funk 7″ releases for the spring, so January’s quiet on the gig front. But I have my monthly Soul Vibrations throwdown at Robert Bar (Jan. 21) and a drumming gig with rock band, LuLu Lewis (Jan. 19 at Fat Baby, NYC. 10PM).
See flyer above for Soul Vibrations info. Flyer design ©2017 The Bad Flyer Bandit (me)
For the first time in over 10 years I have enough gigs to list them in one post! Still ain’t many, but if you’re in NYC, I’ll be at the drum throne or on the turntables in these places:
11.26 @ Parkside Lounge NYC on drums w/ Lulu Lewis – 11PM
12.10 @ Robert Bar, B’klyn throwing down funk + soul 45s for my monthly “Soul Vibrations!” DJ gig – 10PM
12/15 @ Troost, Bklyn on drums w/ Lulu Lewis – 10PM
12/29 @Bowery Electric on drums w/ Lulu Lewis – 10PM
If you’re around, come by.
My monthly DJ gig at Robert Bar. Normally the second Saturday of every month but I bat third this go round. 10PM-2AM. Free. Stop by, say hi and enjoy a non-stop barrage of funk and soul 45s.