by vivrant thang on feeding the music jones and let’s rock
As you can see from my concert calendar, the year has been off to a great start musically.
New Years Day Butta and I took our clown act on the road to rock with Eric Roberson up in Philly at one of my favorite venues, World Cafe Live. It was a seated show, which was a little different flavor for us. However, we rolled with it.
There was an opening act, but I’m not even going to waste my cyberbreath on that mess. I’ll let you see it and weep.
I’ve already told you how Erro gets down. I was able to capture video of him performing some of his older music:
Couldn’t Hear Me Over The Music
Only For You
Curt is sick on that guitar, I tell you.
Part of what makes an Erro show so enjoyable is the fact that he must have been an actor in a former life. He’s not just a talented singer. He’s a true performer, an entertainer who truly connects with his audience. Basically, you can count on him to cut a fool at some point in the show. Check out his advice to the single brothers on how to “close the deal,” a bit a he usually does preceding what he calls, the “sexy part of the show.”
Although Erro was great and all, the highlight of the whole trip was seeing Jill Scott hanging out in the crowd after the show like she’s not the hottest selling ticket out there right now. She was rolling so low key that Butta didn’t immediately recognize her until she flashed that sunny Colgate smile. I would stan for her too but shiiit, like I told you she’s a hot ticket and until I get a sponsor, I’m not gonna be able to do it.
There are other pics under the link, courtesy of Butta, but I love this one. Check out ole boy in the background. He got love all in his eyes for Jill. I feel ya, homie!
Anyhow, Erro and Curt came down the road a few days later for the rescheduled Tribute to Prince’s Sign O The Times and Parade.
I was excited about this show and it did not disappoint, despite what some buffoons may say. I captured just about every performance over at the spot. Here are a few of the highlights.
The lovely Navasha Daya of Fertile Ground almost started a “Housequake” at the club!
Memo to Curt Chambers of Franklin Bridge : If I got knocked up after the show because of your orgasmic performance of “U Got The Look“, you better have five on the Similac!
Now, any Raheem Devaughn stans might to click the little x in the top right corner because I got a major bone to pick with him. You know I got love for Rah. I mean “Woman” rated pretty high on my Top 10 list. I had even forgiven him for his previous Patti Labelle-ish antics. However, he has put our love affair in SERIOUS jeopardy by not knowing the words to my favorite Prince song ever, “Adore. “
Let me give you a minute because I know you’re just as upset about this as I am.
He also didn’t know the words to “Kiss.”
Not to mention, how you gonna show up and do a tribute to an icon like His Purple Royalness and not know the words to two of his most famous songs? Even if he was a last minute addition, everyone should know the words to these two songs, particularly if you’re going to be performing them.
That’s all I can say about this one because I’m spent just reliving the whole thing. Here’s the video evidence of this travesty. If Prince should happen to grace a Grammy party with his presence and run into Raheem, I hope he bitch slaps him.
Next up on the concert scene: Reports from Martin Luther’s acoustic set, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and Teedra Moses.
Girl I must admit that my heart sank when after the show I looked on the stage and saw the printed lyrics to Adore and Kiss taped behind the monitors. I was like really….did he really need the words. I didn’t recognize it during the performance mainly because I was too busy trying to hide my camera. With all the videotaping and picture taking that was going on in the 930 club, a staff member came to my friend while he was videoing with my camera to say “No flash photography and video recording.” I was like why us out of all the people to pick on…guess its just my luck. So after that I took over recording and hid the screen by putting the camera flat against my chest. I almost jumped out my skin when at one time my friend touched me to get my attention. I just knew I had been caught. Anyway maybe that is why I didn’t recognize that he didn’t know the lyrics during the performance. Although, I don’t understand…I have seen him do Adore during one of his shows…so I’m hoping that maybe he knew the words and just had them down there for added security. I know after the show Erro told us that they were all nervous that they would forget the words and everyone was happy after their performance because of the nervousness…so maybe that is it. I don’t know…I’m still trying to figure that one out.
vivrant thang said:
@ Tiff – Hey Girl! So glad you stopped by 🙂
Girl, the Gestapo is deep in the 930. That’s why I don’t like going to shows there. I mean, it’s not that serious. You would want folks to tape in your club for the exposure. And I know what you mean. You break out in a cold sweat trying to tape when it’s forbidden. It’s nerve wracking.
Anywho, you’ve seen him do Adore before and he remembered the words?! Well I’m especially vexed then. I swear I was going to get Prince to give him the side-eye and NO one does the side-eye better than His Royal Purpleness!
See you soon Missy. We need to party like rockstars!
The Housequake performance was pretty good. And I’m cracking up @ your scolding dude for not knowing the lyrics to Adore. lol. Then not knowing the lyrics to Kiss. You’re right, that is pure blasphemy. Trying hard to imagine Prince giving a b*tch slap…
You and Butta appeared to have enjoyed the show.
vivrant thang said:
@ Don : You can just look at him and tell that Prince can give a righteous bitch slap! LOL!
Yea me and Butta Pecan have fun wherever we roll.
I’m so glad you got to video that show. Why are they trying to stop folks from taping. I went to that show, and seeing your video brings back great memories of being at 9:30. On the QT I didn’t catch all of Raheem’s performance because I was grinding on my date while he was singing Adore. That damn Curt Chambers made my panties moist!
vivrant thang said:
@ Ms Trouble – Girl, I feel you! I had to um…make some arrangements after the show my damn self. Messing around with that CC will have you knocked up. LOL!
check out raheem devaughns video channel he films footage him self . red carpet inteviews at the grammys and on tour!