To get in on some birthday action, hang out at Melt this week while it turns one, and head to Plush this Saturday as Apop Records blows out a decade's worth of candles. Other great celebrations include the return of DJ Mahf's Funk Jam series, release shows from the Pat Sajak Assassins and the Lion's ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
The Singer: Discovered by Jermaine Jackson (and later romantically linked with his brother Michael), Stephanie Mills began her recording career in 1974 but didn't find success until the early '80s. Her bright, clear voice was ideal for big, glossy disco numbers, and 1979's What Cha Gonna Do With My ... More >>
Artist: Robert Brookins Album: Come To Me From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1987 Label: MCA Records What it sounds like: DeBarge crossed with Bobby Brown doing a Prince imitation. Cheesy '80's R&B at its glorious worst.
This Classic Weekend has it all -- even LL Cool J!
By L. Frank Baum, Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown (St. Louis Black Repertory Company)