Saturday, January 28, 2012

Dessy DiLauro : Ric'key Pageot's Curveboard!

In this clip Dessy DiLauro gets upstaged by Ric'key Pageot's super dope half-pipe keyboard!! (The Revo-1 by NuMotion aka the Curveboard).
Technical glitches aside, this is evidently the future of live keyboarding!!

The band is Chaun Dupre' Horton (d), Dessy Di Lauro (v), Brandon K Brown (b,k) and Ric'key Pageot (k) with Sebastian Leger (trumpet) and Dan Boissy(sax).

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dessy DiLauro & Tasha Taylor : TGIF Double Header

It's around 80 degrees in L.A. today and while that itself is not particularly unusual, it's certainly the talk of the town. This unseasonable heat can make one a little crazy.
Let's instead talk about tonight's *HOT* double bill.

Opening the night, Tasha Taylor will be throwing down a set of soul and R&B in support of her album Taylor Made. Tasha is a wonderful vocalist who's warmth and soothing sounds rock me gently into the midnight hour.

here's video of Tasha singing Amy Winehouse's Valerie at Harvelle's July 26 of 2011

Dessy DiLauro brings her fro-hawked, Harlem renaissance influenced, hep-hop, jumping', jivin' show in support of her latest record "You Won't Be The Boss" (featuring Deploi). The singer who has affiliations to House Of Vibe and Cirque Du Soleil, always brings her "A" game, singing her heart out and winning audiences over from here to Montreal.

Vintage Trouble : Winners Of 2012 iPhone Film Festival

Congratulations to Vintage Trouble!

Their Nancy Lee video - which was filmed exclusively using the iPhone 4 - is the winner of the 2012 iPhone Film Festival!
[view the other nominees]
The music video was shot, directed and edited by 3 time Emmy Award winner Alen Petkovic and also features Carmit Bachar of the Pussycat Dolls. Filmed in one day in July 2010, this is from Vintage Trouble’s self-released first album The Bomb Shelter Sessions. Re-released in the UK last year, it is available through the band's website and Amazon.

Vintage Trouble is Ty Taylor (v) Nalle Colt (g) Rick Barrio Dill (b) Richard Danielson (d). The band thanks Charlie Brumbly, Lori Forbes, Jo McMullen, Ben Caron, Cindy Robinson, Derek Ferguson, Debi Adut, Halo Summerlin, Hannah Bornstein, Tawny Dolley, Bonnie Harris, Rob Russel, Lemuel Thornton Harrison, Daphne Gabriel, Ryan Boone, Melanie Reese, Dane Biren

One of the iPhones used in the shoot was actually stolen shortly after filming and recovered using the “Find My iPhone” app. [Rick Barrio Dill's account of how the iPhone was recovered]

Here's the video in it's entirety:

If you've never seen the performance of Nancy Lee they did on Jools Holland's Later, here it is:

Currently on tour in Australia, Vintage Trouble will be playing a 5 night stand at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas February 7—11 (2012).

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Toledo Show : In The L.A. Weekly!!

The LA Weekly came to The Toledo Show on Sunday night, and wrote this excellent review.

photo : Nick Faigin

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Harlow Gold : Underground Burlesque in SM

Harlow Gold.

Full of hot chicks dancing to alternative music, the Harlow Gold show is a tribute to a simpler world, when men were brutish sweaty warriors and women were beautiful bouncy objects; teasing, touching, and tantalizing us broken boy soldiers, on some kind of mind-fuck hiatus, or more likely, clandestine awol meetings late at night not far from the water's edge. [Reservations are HIGHLY recommended : TICKETS]

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

House Of Vibe : A Great Day In Harvelles
(after Art Kane)

One day in 1958 at 10 am, freelance photographer Art Kane shot a photo of 57 notable jazz musicians* in front of a brownstone on 126th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues in Harlem. Esquire published the photo in its January 1959 issue. There is a documentary about the taking of this photo - A Great Day In Harlem - which is well worth checking out.

Every Wednesday, The House Of Vibe All Stars, get together and throw down some of the funkiest, most vibrant music one can hear. It's a party, who's leader - Anthony Brewster - keeps it fresh and alive - a mid-week massive for all. On the wheels of steel, DJ Vicious Lee keeps it jumping all night long.

The gathering of this group, is no less significant. 
Come down and check it out. Every Wednesday at Harvelle's in Santa Monica.

Red Allen
Buster Bailey
Count Basie
Emmett Berry
Art Blakey
Lawrence Brown
Scoville Browne
Buck Clayton
Bill Crump[1]
Vic Dickenson
Roy Eldridge
Art Farmer
Bud Freeman
Dizzy Gillespie
Tyree Glenn
Benny Golson
Sonny Greer
Johnny Griffin
Gigi Gryce
Coleman Hawkins
J.C. Heard
Jay C. Higginbotham
Milt Hinton
Chubby Jackson
Hilton Jefferson
Osie Johnson
Hank Jones
Jo Jones
Jimmy Jones
Taft Jordan
Max Kaminsky
Gene Krupa
Eddie Locke
Marian McPartland
Charles Mingus
Miff Mole
Thelonious Monk
Gerry Mulligan
Oscar Pettiford
Rudy Powell
Luckey Roberts
Sonny Rollins
Jimmy Rushing
Pee Wee Russell
Sahib Shihab
Horace Silver
Zutty Singleton
Stuff Smith
Rex Stewart
Maxine Sullivan
Joe Thomas
Wilbur Ware
Dickie Wells
George Wettling
Ernie Wilkins
Mary Lou Williams
Lester Young
original photo
thanks Art Kane