Saturday, January 28, 2006
Luke Sick and DJ Marz, San Jose
Tonight at the Elbo Room: Red Wine Presents: Motion Man plus
Fat Hed, Sacred Hoop and DJ Toph One. Like whoa. Big ups to Toph for putting this dope lineup together on a Saturday night.
Motion Man is great live (I wish he'd put on a cape and do "Mo' Like Flows On" just once.), and I've been fiending for some live Sacred Hoop action since Luke Sick returned to the Bay from Arizona. DJ Raw B will be providing the beats for Luke to spit to. Not sure if KutMasta Kurt will be DJing for Motion Man. Hope so.
DJ Ayres, Catchdubs, VinSol
Damn, had a blast at the premiere of the Superfriends party at Milk last weekend. Vin got me in free, Nick gave me THREE (count 'em, three) drink tickets and Ayres blessed me with a New Year's Eve at The Rub CD and a 10-Deep/The Rub tank top. "What nice boys," as my mom would say. In the words of the late, great Robin Harris, "Thank you, please come again." The Superfriends party now happens every Thursday night at Milk. I think I want to try and catch Mark Ronson on February 23rd.
A big Matthew Africa fan (me) and Matthew Africa @ Superfriends
So when I first ordered this Funkadelic shirt, it got lost in the mail and they sent another one. Both eventually made it to my mailbox, so now I have an extra. I know, I should send it back. But I don't have much time for the ol' post office, so if any of my friends out there want the extra, let me know. It's a lavender women's large. Speaking of Funkadelic, here's a good interview with Bernie Worrell.
EXCITING news: The VE Radio show will be on the actual radio dial, thanks to KULT Radio at 89.9 FM in San Francisco. Tentative air times are Wednesday nights 7-8 and Saturday nights 10-11. You can listen live online if you can't get it on your radio dial. My radio dreams are soon to come true. Thanks to any of you who've taken the time to listen to my dusty old records, self-serving drops and rambling on VE Radio.
Saturday, January 21, 2006
NYer and Fader editor Nick Catchdubs is back at Milk tonight, this time with DJ Ayres of The Rub. Can't wait to hear what they'll play. Nick was last here back in September for Westside Gangbang with Roxy, and it was hyphy to the height of hyphe-tivity. Let's see if the alleged Milk "hyphy ban" has any effect on tonight's selection. Side note: Does anyone remember the Milk Bar in Berkeley, circa 1990, if I remember correctly? DJs played hip-hop and I think they didn't serve alcohol, hence the name. Milk on Haight certainly does, thank goodness.
Last weeks XXXPlosive tour was just that, explosive. After Ross Hogg's opening set, Pase Rock and Cosmo Baker ripped shit with Spank Rock sprinkling vocals. Pase had us pose for pictures with his Scion bag for some reason, Serg actually danced, and I still have a bruise on the top of my foot from the girl (or ONE of the girls, I should say) who was freaking DJ Marz at the bar.
We have our tickets, hotel and car reserved for SXSW. I can't wait. We're flying in and out of Houston and hanging with the one Matt Sonzala So Real.
VE Radio may actually be on the radio soon. We may be hooking up with a local pirate station. Stay tuned.
Thursday, January 12, 2006
The Spindig happy hour party is this Friday, January 13th at 330 Ritch Street. Spindig goes down every 2nd Friday from 6 to 9 pm. It's free, pints are 3 bucks, there's pizza and the music is good. What more could you ask for? I'll be playing some new and old hip-hop and R&B joints, some 80s new wave and ska, and some late 80s-early 90s LA rap. I think.
After that I think we're heading over to Milk to say what's up to Pase Rock. He's on the XXXPlosive Tour with Cosmo Baker and Spank Rock. Our pal Ross Hogg is opening. Should be fun and of a high musical caliber.
DJ Morse Code told me that DJ Premier is playing at Fluid tonight, but I've seen nor heard nothing to confirm that.