Prince Pajama Party at Paisley Park “The Breakfast Experience” on Saturday, October 19, 2013 @3rdeyegirl

Prince Pajama Party at Paisley Park "The Breakfast Experience" on Saturday, October 19, 2013 @3rdeyegirl

Prince and his new band are doing it again at Paisley Park.  This time, the fun begins at 2AM and goes until the sun comes up.  If Prince serves pancakes in the morning, we will be beside ourselves.  Be there if you can!  Shout out to MJM PREMIER for the shout out on this one.


Prince Delivers Funk Blowout at Paisley Park Studio Concert [ROLLING STONE ARTICLE] [VIDEO]

Prince Delivers Funk Blowout at Paisley Park Studio Concert [ROLLING STONE ARTICLE]

We were fortunate enough to bring you the word about this past weekend’s Prince and New Power Generation concert at Paisley Park. Well, apparently Prince put it down like he always does. Check this solid recap by Rolling Stone Magazine:

Even after all these years, when Prince calls, people come running. Saturday night, responding to an announcement made just two days earlier, nearly 2,000 people lined up around an out-of-the-way block in suburban Chanhassen, Minnesota, to catch the Minneapolis icon in a home game at his Paisley Park studio. They were treated to a career-spanning funk blowout.

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Scion Open Mic with IAMSU, GRAMZ, ILLClinton, DJGetLive! on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in Brookyln, NY USA [EVENT]

If you are in Brooklyn, please check out this event tomorrow which features rapper Iamsu, which we featured a while back.  We love this cat and think you all will too.

More details:

IAmSu! and ILLClinton will be the performers at Scion Open Mic on October 9, 2013, at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. And if that’s not enough exclamation points and skewed grammar for you, DJ GetLive! will be there as always to get things started.

IAmSu! may be best known for his appearances on other rappers’ tracks—like E-40’s “Function” and Sage the Gemini’s “Gas Pedal”—but the Bay Area rapper has been unloading an impressive string of mixtapes that have the underground, the press and the greater hip-hop community taking notice. Read more of this post

New Power Generation Interviewed About Upcoming Show at Paisley Park on October 5, 2013 [VIDEO]

New Power Generation Interviewed About Upcoming Show at Paisley Park on October 5, 2013 [VIDEO]

Check out this super cool interview from local Minneapolis Fox affiliate, which features Liv Warfield and The New Power Generation, both of who performed at the recent Prince gig at NYC’s City Winery.  This show looks like it is going to be the spot to be for sure.  Don’t be surprised if you see us sleeping over with the hordes that have likely begun to form outside of Paisley Park since the announcement of the show this weekend.

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[PRINCE ALERT] Prince, New Power Generation, and 3rdEyeGirl to play at Paisley Park on October 5, 2013 in Chanhassen, Minnesota USA [EVENT]

[PRINCE ALERT] Prince, New Power Generation, and 3rdEyeGirl to play at Paisley Park on October 5, 2013 in Chanhassen, Minnesota USA [EVENT]

This weekend, our favorite artist ever, Prince, along with new band 3rdEyeGirl and a re-introduction of his former (and sometimes still) band, The New Power Generation, will be putting down some serious sounds at the one and only Paisley Park outside of Prince’s hometown, Minneapolis.  We were fortunate enough to be at the City Winery in NYC when the NPG rolled through with Shelby J. and Liv Warfield. That was quite a show so I know Paisley Park will be simply amazing this weekend as usual. Anyone near Minneapolis better get on this one as soon as you can.  Enjoy.

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Afro-beat, Soul, Hip-Hop, House DJ Reborn with Wunmi Live at the Brooklyn Museum on October 17, 2013 FREE [EVENT]

DJ Reborn at the Brooklyn Museum on October 17, 2013

Congrats to old friend DJ Reborn for scoring this amazing gig and for continually rocking crowds across this land and beyond for so many years. This sister knows music and will be throwing it down on this mid October night. If you are looking for the place to be, this will be it. Spinning a tempting blend of Afro-beat, Hip-Hop, Soul, Jazz and House, this set will surely be packed. In addition, she is being joined by singer, Wunmi who has been making waves for years in the dance world and beyond. This will be the bomb for sure! Read more of this post

Hip Hop Icon Big Daddy Kane to Headline Restoration Rocks 2013 with DJ QuestLove, Chrisette Michele and Maya Azucena with Host Leon, October 12, 2013

Hip Hop Icon BIG DADDY KANE to Headline Restoration Rocks 2013 with DJ QuestLove, Chrisette Michele and Maya Azucena with Host Leon, October 12, 2013

We are all kinds of hyped for this amazing lineup right in soulheadquarter’s backyard, the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Check out the details below for this year’s Restoration Rocks concert featuring Big Daddy Kane among others:
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Muscle Shoals Film Premier at IFC on September 27, 2013 in New York City

Muscle Shoals Documentary

For those in the know, the name Muscle Shoals holds a sacred place.   The sound, the studio and the city of the same name have made an indelible impression on classic and modern music.  Now, this legendary place will be featured in a new documentary film which will be premiering on Friday, September 27 at IFC in New York City.  If you are in town, join us for this amazing event.  Read more of this post

Prince to Perform at SMUKFEST in Skanderborg, Denmark on August 7, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Prince to perform at SMUKFEST
Thanks to our dear friends over at MJM Premier for putting this little bug in our ear.  We sure wish we could be at this amazing music event, SMUKFEST, which also includes Kings of Leon, Alabama Shakes and even MC Hammer among others!  Prince, fresh off an amazing performance in Stockholm, Sweden with 3rd Eye Girl, will be Wow.  That may be enough to make us head for JFK! Read more of this post

Shelby J and Liv Warfield with the New Power Generation Horns LIVE at City Winery in New York City on August 21,22,23,25

A little purple bird whispered in our ear and told us to get our behinds down to this amazing event which will be taking place at the City Winery in New York City.  Many of you may know Shelby J is a singer/songwriter/producer from North Carolina, who has provided vocals for artists like Santana and D’Angelo, and is currently a background vocalist in Prince’s band The NPG. Check out her website here.

Shelby J and Prince

Liv Warfield’s website describes her sound as “Alternative R&B Soul with a little bit of Rock & Roll” which fits in perfectly with the purple one. 
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May 2013 BET Music Matters Showcase at SOBs Recap


On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, famed live music venue SOBs played host to the monthly BET Music Matters Showcase, a multi-platform campaign designed to highlight up-and-coming talent that the music network feels could potentially become “the next superstars.” The genres vary from hip-hop to neo-soul, giving audience members a diverse listening experience. And when it comes to determining who’ll the next superstars, BET may be right on the money. Read more of this post

Imani Uzuri Live at the Blue Note in New York on April 1, 2013 [PHOTO RECAP]

A few weeks back, we were privileged to be guests of jazz soul singer Imani Uzuri, who performed a live set of her Gypsy Diaries LP at the legendary Blue Note Jazz club in Greenwich Village In New York City.  We were lucky enough to be sitting right at the stage near the percussionist.  Enjoy our perspective. Read more of this post

White House to Feature Memphis Soul Concert Tonight, April 9, 2013 LIVE STREAM at 6:55PM

Performances at the White House

According to the White House website, the southern tinged soul from Memphis, including many Stax artists, will come to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.   We know our President has soul and this is certain to be an amazing time.   More information below:

As part of their “In Performance at the White House” series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major artists to the White House for a celebration of Memphis Soul music. The program will include performances by Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Steve Cropper, Al Green, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet, Sam Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples and Justin Timberlake, with Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. Read more of this post

Hiatus Kaiyote at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on March 22, 2013 [EVENT RECAP]

On Friday, March 22, 2013, Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote made their NYC debut at West Village venue Le Poisson Rouge. The band has generated a great deal of buzz and amassed a substantial fan base thanks to efforts like their debut EP Tawk Tomahawk.

Hiatus Kaiyote categorizes their music as “future soul,” which is appropriate given its neo-soul, jazz, hip-hop, and electronic influences. The band itself certainly has an eclectic look, with lead singer/songwriter Nai Palm appearing as if she stepped right out of the pages of a Japanese manga. The other band members – keyboardist Simon Mavin, drummer Perrin Moss and bassist Paul Bender – are a bit more conservative in their personal stylishness. Read more of this post

Big Daddy Kane and Las Supper at the Blue Note in New York City on March 11, 2013 [EVENT RECAP]

From the sounds of this thorough review from The New York Times, hip hop legend Big Daddy Kane and his current “grown up” soulful music explorations with his band the Las Supper are a hit with the Blue Note crowd this past Monday in New York.  Enjoy!


Last September, at the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Jay-Z brought out just one guest, Big Daddy Kane. It was the student offering the spotlight to the teacher: a show of respect, of civic pride (like Jay-Z, Big Daddy Kane is from Brooklyn) and a compliment. It was also an opportunity, one that Big Daddy Kane took advantage of, showing in just a few minutes why he was worthy of the gesture, and the stage. Read more of this post

How to Get in to See Prince Perform at La Zona Rosa for Samsung’s Closing SXSW Party on March 16, 2013


The Purple One, Prince, will be making a splash at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. He will likely be performing his latest single, Screwdriver, and will also likely perform Bambi again like he did recently on the Jimmy Fallon show.  Check out more details below on how you can get in. Read more of this post

The Music of Prince – All Star Tribute on March 7, 2013 at Carnegie Hall with The Roots, D’Angelo and more [VIDEO RECAP]

Last night was a memorable evening for all in attendance at the All Star Tribute at Carnegie Hall in New York City featuring the Music of Prince. As we reported, there was an open audition at the City Winery on downtown Manhattan the night before. The amazing array of talent for last night included D’Angelo, Elvis Costello, Princess (Maya Rudolph’s Prince cover band, Talib Kweli, the band formerly known as The Family, former Revolution guitarist Wendy Melvoin and Eric Leeds from the Madhouse jazz project. Check out a few videos of the performances from last night. Enjoy!
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Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s [EVENT]

Event Dates:  February 23 – April 7, 2013
Location: Corcoran Gallery


Having grown up in Washington, D.C. in the 80′, founder Ron Worthy saw many of these posters walking to and from school.  At the time, the city was engulfed in a major war against crack and the city’s resident’s needed a much needed escape from the dangers of the streets. And while many of the go-go shows that were being advertised did not provide the safest environment to party, they did encourage a sense of community and appreciation for the groove, which we can’t ignore.

More from the Corcoran:

Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s is the first exhibition to explore the thriving underground of Washington, D.C., during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene. Read more of this post

The Soulquarians: Brothers in Arms (D’Angelo and Questlove) at Brooklyn Bowl Live – 3/4/13 VIDEO RECAP + SETLIST

Celebrated venue, Brooklyn Bowl, hosted an amazing collaboration last night. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and neo soul legend D’Angelo tore the roof off the sucker.  Enjoy!

Event Details:  March 3, 2013 @ 9PM at Brooklyn Bowl

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Nina Sky Live at 285 Kent Tonight! 2/7/13 in Brooklyn, NY


Artist: Nina Sky
Supporting Acts: Kitty Pryde, Chippy Nonstop
Venue: 285 Kent, 285 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY Directions
Time: 8p
Price: $10

We really want to hit this tonight. Looks like a good show. And who doesn’t like ‘Move Your Body’? Enjoy.

From the Village Voice:

The first sisters of reggaeton and dancehall—best known for their hit “Move Ya Body” and hooks on N.O.R.E.’s “Oye Mi Canto” and “Mas Maiz,” as well as Major Lazer’s “Keep It Goin’ Louder”—Nina Sky (a/k/a Nicole and Natalie Albino) returned last summer with the stellar r&b-influenced mixtape Nicole & Natalie. Who knows what they’ll be playing tonight at 285 Kent, where they share the bill with rappers Kitty Pryde. The former just released her D.A.I.S.Y. Rage EP, the official follow-up to YouTube favorites like “Okay Cupid” and “Orion’s Belt”; the latter, if nothing else, raps over some elastic Bay Area post-hyphy beats. The only guarantee is that you’ll break a sweat.


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