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20Oct
2011
6

“Trendin'” Live By The Original 7ven (Formerly The Time) Watch Now!

Here is the very first public performance of "Trendin'" by The Original 7ven aka The Band Formerly Known As The Time.

"Trendin' is the first single off new Album/CD "Condensate" by The Original 7ven, which just came out this past Tuesday.

They brought the funk to Club Nokia last night. This was also the first concert that the band went by the name The Original 7ven.

We had a good time last night but had to stop dancing to make sure we got some good video footage and photos for you.

Here is a closer look shot by Cody aka The Funky White Boy that has a more fuller sound and more footage of the band, as my camera was not picking up the bass.

Not sure why my camera did not pick up the bass in the mix as much but at least the footage is good. Perhaps can switch out sound later.-DocFB

Diagnosis: We About To Make History

20Oct
2011
9

The Original 7ven (Formerly The Time) Rock 1st Show!

Morris Day of The Original 7ven. Photo: Cody Breedlove
Morris Day of The Original 7ven. Photo: Cody Breedlove

Morris Day of The Original 7ven. Photo: Cody Breedlove

In the 1st show as The Original 7ven, The Band Formerly Known As The Time took us to "Strawberry Lake" to kick things off.

They then went into a multitude of hits featuring "Get it Up", "The Stick", "Cool", Jerk Out", "Skillet", "777-9311" and "Trendin'"(video coming soon) the latest from the Original 7ven.

Donnie Simpson introduced The Original 7ven, noting it was the very first show with that name.

The Original 7ven. Photo: Cody Breedlove

The Original 7ven. Photo: Cody Breedlove

Aside from a sound issue at first (It is Club Nokia, so it expected) The OG7 brought it. The band also played "Fishnet" and "Oak Tree" 2 songs released as a solo artist by Morris Day.

In the middle of the show, Jesse Johnson took over to show he is one of the baddest guitarists in the land.  Performing "Free World", Can You Help Me?" and "I Want To Be Your Man" along with some great solo work accompanying him with Jerome Benton coming out a time or two.

Jesse Johnson. Photo: DrFunkenberry

Jesse Johnson. Photo: DrFunkenberry

The band then went into "Gigalos Get Lonely Too" and then bringing up quite a few sexy socialites if I do say so myself.

They closed with "The Bird" and Jungle Love" which left the crowd condensating for sure.

It was a high energy show and it was great to see all of them perform together.  My first and only time seeing them all together was for a taping for The Tonight Show With Jay Leno a couple of years ago before their shows in Las Vegas.

Morris Day Of The Original 7ven Photo: Cody Breedlove

Morris Day Of The Original 7ven Photo: Cody Breedlove

Coming up next for the band whose new CD "Condensation" dropped this week, is The Tonight Show With Jay Leno October 27th, along with upcoming shows in Minneapolis and New York.

These are some of the greatest musicians in all the land.  The term real music by real musicians most def applies to them.  Please support real music by buying the CD and just like them, we are sure you will be "Trendin'" soon as well.

Thanks for the love guys and the great show.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Whose Drawers?  You Know

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12Oct
2011
7

The Original 7ven AKA The Time To Perform On Tonight Show

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo
The Original 7ven. Promo Photo

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo

The Original 7ven aka The Band Formerly Known As The Time will be performing on The Tonight Show October 27th.

The band will not only performing in Los Angeles next week but will be having a homecoming concert in Minneapolis and a show in New York City.

The album "Condensate" is due for release next Tuesday, the same day the band will be at the Grammy Museum showing a documentary entitled "The Original 7ven" which will be included with the Best Buy version of the CD.

The band will also be taking over the "Centric" TV network for a weekend in December.

Starting next week, you will see The Original 7ven doing interviews in magazines and TV appearances along with the Tom Joyner Radio Show.

Stay tuned-DocFB

Diagnosis: What Time Is It?  #trendin' time!

11Oct
2011
4

The Original 7ven AKA The Time To Hold Q & A Session At Grammy Museum

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo
The Original 7ven. Promo Photo

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo

The Original 7ven aka The Time are showing a documentary about the group at the Grammy Museum and afterwards they are going to hold a Q & A session.

The documentary is entitled Reel To Reel and the event cost $10.00 and tickets can only be purchased at the Grammy Museum.  The event takes place Tuesday, October 18th, a day before the Original 7ven's concert at Club Nokia Wednesday, October 19th.

The Grammy Museum released this press release:

The GRAMMY Museum is proud to debut the intriguing new documentaryThe Original 7ven in the Clive Davis Theater. Chronicling the adventures of seven young musicians; Morris Day, Jesse Johnson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Jellybean Johnson, Monte Moir, and Jerome Benton, the 80-minute film illustrates how the group came together in the early 80's and eventually rewrote music history. Required viewing for any fan of the Minneapolis Sound, the documentary is an up-close-and-personal portrait of life as told by the band members themselves. Their new album, Condensate, will be released the same day. After the screening, a group of panelists involved with the production, including the entire band, will be available to take audience questions.

Make sure to buy the best Buy version of the CD, as the documentary will come with the CD.

We are looking forward to the event.  Again, you can only purchase tickets through the Grammy Museum.  For the concert, there are still plenty of great seats left that can be purchased here.-DocFB

Diagnosis: We #Trendin

25Sep
2011
20

The Band Formerly Known As The Time AKA Original 7ven Announce L.A. Concert

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo
The Original 7ven. Promo Photo

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo

The band formerly known as The Time will be taking the stage as the original 7ven.

They will be playing Club Nokia in Los Angeles October 19th.  No ticket price has been announced yet but tickets will go on sale this week.

Their new CD, "Condensate" is due for release on October 18th.

Looks like October is going to be cooler than C O O L.  They talking about cha.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  #trendin

28May
2011
0

Video: Happy Birthday Lauryn Hill! Lauryn Covers Marley’s “Is This Love”

It is Lauryn Hill's birthday weekend and we are celebrating by pulling out her performance of "Is This Love" by Bob Marley at Club Nokia back in April.

Happy Birthday Lauryn and we hope you all enjoy this performance of a music classic!-Dr.FB

Diagnosis: Not Sure If It Is Love I Am Feeling, But It Is Funky!

25Apr
2011
0

DrFunkenberry.com Exclusive! Lauryn Hill Performs “X-Factor”

 

Here is Lauryn Hill performing "X-Factor" last week at her sold out Club Nokia show. 

I want to thank John Petrocelli for making sure I was there to cover the concert and get VIP access.  He got his karma as his Celtics are the first team through round 1 of the NBA Playoffs.

Check out Lauryn's performance and let us know what you think.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  What's The Factor?