Brown Bag Thursdays – 1.20.11

Made it over to Brown Bag Thursdays at Voodoo Lounge for the first time in weeks (months?); always a good time in the company of the Brown Bag All Stars and the artists they invite to perform. This past week we had Providence, RI emcee Jon Hope in the building, as well as Sleepwalkas, Jess … Continue reading

Blitz the Ambassador & Les Nubians @ SOBs – 1.16.10

Sunday night I went to SOBs to check out Blitz the Ambassador and Les Nubians perform. I hadn’t seen Blitz rock in a long time, and it was my first time seeing Les Nubians perform so I was very excited. It was the night before MLK Day, so the venue was packed… Manchildblack and Rich … Continue reading

Nobody Beats the Liz’s 10 Most Memorable Events of 2010

So after much reflection, I present to you my 10 most memorable events of 2010. This list consists of shows, events and even a backyard BBQ! It was fun going through my photos and reminiscing about how these events were the kind that can’t really be explained in words – if you weren’t there, you … Continue reading

Tomorrow Today @ Southpaw – 1.8.10

Excellent way to kick off another year of shows. This was my first show of 2011, and it was a great one! On the bill were some of New York City’s emerging talents: Warren Britt, Children of the Night, Illustrate, Jah-C & Jason Spain, YC the Cynic and Wordspit. All gave energetic performances and the … Continue reading

The Floacist @ Sol Village – 11.17.10

This week, Natalie Stewart aka The Floacist performed at Sol Village, a monthly R&B/soul showcase at SOBs hosted by Eric Roberson. As a huge Floetry fan back in the day, I was really excited to see The Floacist take the audience on a journey from her beginnings as a poet to the present as a … Continue reading

The “Happy Birthday Liz!” Show @ Southpaw – 8.25.10

OK, so that wasn’t the name of the show, but it sure felt like a suitable alternate… Shouts to Fresh Daily for putting together a show that fell on my birthday and featured some of my favorite MC’s! I received so much love that night – thanks to everyone in attendance! Special thanks goes to … Continue reading

Pharoahe Monch @ Queensbridge Park – 7.21.10

Summer concerts are awesome…most of the time they’re free. Queens residents and us subway travelers got quite a show when Pharoahe Monch, backed by Melamachinko, Shotyme and DJ Boogie Blind performed at Queensbridge Park last week. DJ Hard Hittin Harry took on a musical tour of some of Queens’ well-known products. Enjoy the photos! Shouts … Continue reading

Baked Goods: 2 Hungry Bros x 8THW1 x Sleepwalkas Release Party @ Southpaw – 7.26.10

Last night Southpaw was the place to be. Nuff said! Producers 2 Hungry Bros celebrated 2 projects they’ve recently been working on: “No Room For Dessert” with 8THW1, and “Cookie Cutter Cornballs Can’t Cut It on This CD” (coming very soon). To help them with the festivities were a whole slew of cornerstones in the … Continue reading

Brown Bag Thursdays One-Year Anniversary @ Voodoo Lounge – 6.10.10

Last night was the first (major) show I’ve covered since coming back from down South, and it ended up being one of those epic nights where if you weren’t there, you truly missed out. On a side note, Natty Night unleashed a hat-snatching spree, the likes of which have never been seen before (LOL). Shout … Continue reading

Janelle Monae – “Archandroid” Release Show @ Highline Ballroom – 5.18.10

First off, a BIG SHOUT-OUT to the homie Lavonda Manning for this one! Got into the building cuz of her and by showing up at the right time… The line to see Janelle Monae stretched from the venue down to 9th Avenue! Anywho… walked into the building to find a “Tightrope” competition going on… Don’t … Continue reading