Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Vintage Trouble : The Tale of Countre Black

Tonight's story is a good one.
In which the men of Vintage Trouble rock the party all night long - the room virtually filled with beautiful women (and a few dudes) - having nothin' but fun on a Tuesday night. This story includes a beautiful princess known by the name Countre Black - a rapper and singer who's been round these parts before - who added a fierce feminine tilt to the night. It's a fable! No! - a fairy tale! No! - a videogame... collect some cool coins and get your ass up to the club, that on Tuesday's becomes the Westside's best kept and most rockin' secret.

Vintage Trouble is the next great American rock band! Their first album "The Bomb Shelter Sessions" is available on iTunes and Amazon. Every Tuesday night they play at Harvelle's. See them in this intimate venue now!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Toledo Show :
Shamari's Having A Par-tay!!

The annual birthday celebration of Shamari of The Toledo Show took place this past Sunday. The revved up atmosphere was like an Xmas explosion. Tinsel and presents everywhere! There was rumors of Shamari descending from the ceiling - which were exaggerations - although she did have at least 3 clothing changes through out the night. Happy Birthday Shamari! Enjoy your next trip around the sun!

Shamari - seen here beaming in the rapture of a Spoonie bass solo.

The night was all about Shamari and her prescence ...errr presents.

That's Mindy. One of The Toledo Show Dames.

Shamari raises the roof!

Walter Davis on the saxophone.

Walter Davis is incomparable. That has been proven by Toledo Diamond. This post about The Toledo Show features no photos or mentions of Toledo himself. That doesn't seem right. It's The TOLEDO Show. He's Toledo. My apologies to Toledo.

Friday, December 24, 2010

HOV : The Tony Tarasco Roast

You're big - you bad - you brag - you boast—
but tonight we get-in' that azz—
Cuz it's the Tony Tarasco Roast!!

So began the first annual Tony Tarasco Roast.

Who is Tony Tarasco and why would he be roasted?
On the eve of his 40th birthday, Tony was roundly insulted and goofed-on by friends and family in attendance. Roastmaster Brew (aka Anthony Brewster) kept the insults flowing and the barbs flying before leading his group House Of Vibe All-Stars through a set of wicked funk with some soul and reggae thrown in there.
House Of Vibe has a new CD out.
House Of Vibe play every Wednesday night at Harvelle's.

Tony Tarasco & Anthony Brewster
Rapper Deploi
Drummer Fish
Bassist Colin Wolfe
Tony's choice of attire for the evening's events was this pimped out Hugh Hefner smoking robe and an emperor's crown. Look like he just tasted some Parkay or sumthin'.
These are the shoes Tarasco chose to wear.
Did he have these in his closet?
Thaaaaat's Brewster!!!
Tony Tarasco - no wig and robe
Jon Swift blurs as Deploi spits
T-Smidi and Jon Swift
Deploi takes it to the next level
Guitarist Kris Hawkins

Tony endured the roast for close to an hour but his mic was unexpectedly cut off when he tried to have the last word. Apologies to the roasters whose names i was not able to get at the time of this posting.

HOV : The Tony Tarasco Roast PT.2

The Tony Tarasco Roast / House Of Vibe All Stars night was so epic it needed two postings. I didn't even mention in the last post that Chali 2na was hangin' out that night. Chali always heats it up at Harvelle's when he plays with HOV. And with the Tabasco™ fire lit under Mr T, Chali brought it to it's boiling point!!
Pics taken with the Hipstamatic™ app for the iPhone!

That's Chali 2na having a great time!
Kris Hawkins solo-ing through "Maggot Brain"
Greg Raymond gets down on the keys
Tony and Deploi on the m-i-c.

Jon Swift caught in the act
Tony adjusts his coiffure as Brew intros the next high-larious roaster
Chali 2na gets it done!
This "roaster's" delivery was a crowd pleaser.
Brew 'splains the "roast rules" to Tony
Cyrus took a shot at the sizzling Mr Tarasco
This "roaster" sported Tony's Baltimore Orioles Jersey.
Deploi leavin' 'em in a trail of smoke
Sebastian and Dan are 1/3rd of the HOV horn section
Amy Lou shakes her moneymaker
Chali frontin' the band
Ijeoma sings "Be Thankful"
Bassist Corey Cofield
Deploi and Chali rip it up.

House Of Vibe All-Stars play a set of wicked funk and hip-hop mixed with some badass soul and reggae every Wednesday night at Harvelle's. Some of the best musicians play for HOV, and you never know who might sit-in. They got horns and guitars and keyboards and many rappers and singers. And Amy Lou on percussion!