Friday, 21 September 2012

Lynx Ent. Presents: Sound Frontier

Prepare yourself for another level of sound and music. Sound Frontier represents the voyage to a new dimension in music. Armed with Roots, Rhythm, and Sound, "The Frontier" has put together aspects of Blues, Funk, Jazz, (and anything else they can come up with) to deliver its own sound to the inquisitive music fan. Come one-Come all! Check out the music! Let your mind wander into the latest musical frontier....The Sound Frontier!!!!!!!

Sound Frontier is a trio originally formed at the New Amsterdam Music Association in early 2006 with Chris Hall on bass and Ali Bishop on guitar. By early 2007 Vincent “Sleep” Hicks Jr. was brought on to play drums and the Sound Frontier was complete. Charles Butterfield joined in 2011. A relatively young band, Sound Frontier is still refining their sound without sacrificing their theme of originality and improvisation. Each of their songs is a composition which includes various influences from each member.

“Sleep” brings the thunderous booms of gospel rhythms to the trio. In addition to a gritty urban sound, his drumming provides a solid and pulsing foundation for the Sound Frontier. Charles Butterfield brings a true rock grit which amplifies the sound of the band even more. His fearless bass playing powers the intent of this musical trio. Ali Bishop brings the blues into the mix charged with volume and sound, thereby, completing the equation which yields...Sound Frontier!

Sound Frontier has played in various venues across the city such as S.O.B.’S, The Bitter End, Southpaw, Don Hills, Public Assembly, The Bowery Poetry Club, St. Nick’s Pub, and The Shrine World Music Venue. They have also played in citywide events such as Make Music New York, and the CMJ, and Emergenza Music Festival.


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Monday, 17 September 2012





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Taking place at the end of the 4th quarter, December 2012, The All Star Awards will be a power packed showcasing not only the winners themselves, but performances of Today's Hottest Underground, and Mainstream acts. (Performers to be announced at a later date) that you surely DO NOT WANT TO MISS.

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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Chris Lighty's Going Home Ceremony

Diddy, 50 Cent, and Lauryn Hill gathered today in New York City to pay their last respects to Chris Lighty at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel also included Missy Elliott, Fat Joe, Q-Tip, LL Cool J, Rev. Run, Russell Simmons, Michael Bivens, Wyclef Jean, Grandmaster Flash, and Gayle King.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

If not for loving thyself....

There would be no love at all. Care to disagree? There is a reason its called self-esteem; Add to that the notion of self-confidence, self-respect, so on and so forth. Undoubtedly I could go on for quite some time, but I am sure by now you get the premise, that being SELF. The single most important thing in the world, outside of parenthood of course.

On the subject of SELF, take notice on the choice made by Jill Scott to present herself as all that she is. Yes it should be added that I have a silent crush on old Jilly, but who's really keeping tabs correct. On the serious side, coming October 2012 Jill Scott will be gracing the cover of Essence Magazine, a cover in which she is radiantly HER. Natural hair and all, not bowing to suggestions or contest for that matter.

 “This is the simplest form of myself. I look in the mirror and it’s like, ‘Hey, there you go. What’s up, girl?’ For me, hair is an accoutrement. Hair is jewelry. It’s an accessory. Tomorrow I may want a wig down to my butt and I’m gonna rock it, and the next day I may want a big Afro and I’m gonna rock that too…”

A little Background for you:   There was much to do made about her choice to cover Essence without weave, braids, or anything else man or woman-made. Instead she chose to portray her beauty, our beauty, its purest sense.  If I could have it my way, my little girl would be reading this exactly as it is published so she too will know (as I always remind her) that her beauty is exactly that- HER BEAUTY; just the way BLACK is.....