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28Dec
2013
5

PRINCE Rocks Mohegan Sun + Set List Night 1!

Prince PHOTOGRAPHY INEZ & VINOODH

PRINCE kicked off night one of a 3 night stand at the Mohegan Sun Arena last night with his 21 piece band consisting of 3RDEYEGIRL & The NPG.

Very positive reviews are featured on USA Today and The Day.

He was rocking a yellow suit to perfection along with a symbol in front of his mic stand which you can see in a tweet from the 3RDEYEGIRL Twitter account below.

PRINCE also  teased the crowd, asking what they are doing New Years Eve?  Will keep you updated if we get any more info on a New Years Eve show from the icon.

For a complete set list, click here:

3Dec
2013
7

PRINCE To Headline The 20th Anniversary Essence Festival In 2014!

Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL Tour Opener - Vancouver Photo: Kevin Mazur

Essence has announced that PRINCE will be performing at their 20th Anniversary festival 4th of July Weekend in New Orleans in 2014!

In an official statement Essence had this to say about PRINCE headlining the festival:

To honor this momentous occasion, ESSENCE will partner with the legendary singer/songwriter for a special community initiative led by the Rebuild the Dream Innovation Fund, which encourages young people to harness the power of media and technology, and channel their creativity into computer coding.

"Welcoming an artist as iconic as Prince back to the ESSENCE Festival for a 20th anniversary performance is incredibly exciting," said ESSENCE Communications President, Michelle Ebanks. "The ESSENCE Festival is where we come together to connect to both our culture and our community, so we are pleased to support Prince and the Rebuild the Dream Innovation in advocating for our youth."

"Rebuild The Dream" is run by Van Jones and Prince has worked with "Rebuild The Dream" most recently for his "Welcome 2 Chicago" tour of 2012.

For tickets to the Essence Festival, click here!

Ticket packages for the entire festival range from $130.50 to $2,700.

SINGLE NIGHT tickets will be available closer to the Festival's weekend.

Make sure to check out Essence.com for some more purple stuff!-DocFB

Diagnosis: N'awlins was rocking in 2004 when PRINCE took the stage for the festival then.  Prince provides his own fireworks as you will see July 4th, 2014!!!

13Nov
2013
7

Slammin’! Ida Nielsen of 3RDEYEGIRL Shows Us Her Bass Skills!

Ida

In case you have been living under a rock, Ida Nielsen is the bassist for the New Power Generation (NPG) and 3RDEYEGIRL, bands for the icon PRINCE.

Recently, Ida showed us why we call her Eata Bass as she plays the BG250-208 from TC Electronic.

"Ida is great when she plays bass for the NPG.  She FLOURISHES when she plays with the girls (3RDEYEGIRL). She is just amazing."-PRINCE

Badness!-DocFB

Diagnosis: Ida is a bad mutha....what? I'm just talking about Ida!

4Nov
2013
2

PRINCE Releases Classic “1999” Rehearsal Track!

3RDEYEGIRL Something In The Water Artwork By Stella Blu

PRINCE has released a rehearsal version of "Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)" from the "1999" album. Will Livestream's return that will feature rehearsal's like that?

The Artwork is by Stella Blu.  OK Player, that is BLU. Thx.

Above is a wimpy mp3 version of "Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)" but you can buy a powerful wav version of the song HERE. It is only .88 cents for 7 minutes of funk!

 

Also, a new title for the 3RDEYEGIRL livestream has been created, aptly titled "NOVEMBER NOUVEAX" and was created yesterday. So far, no activity, although it might be worth keeping an eye on. Perhaps they changed it since the last title had "October" in it.

What is for certain is there will be a PRINCE Spreecast tomorrow, November 5th! So tune in for that!-DocFB

Diagnosis: That 7 minutes of "Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)" is amazing.  Make sure to download it HERE.

5Oct
2013
11

New Power Generation Livestreamed From Paisley Park! Share Your Reviews!

NPG Hornz Photo: Twitter.com/NPGHornz

The New Power Generation are Livestreaming from Paisley Park Tonight! For those that attended the show at Paisley Park, please share your reviews!

They have supplied a new link HERE.

UPDATE: The New Power Generation played "Days Of Wild" and a portion of "Big City" so far....was up for about 10 minutes 45 seconds.  Expect it to go lie again....

Update 2: "1999", "Diamonds & Pearls", "Old Friends 4 Sale", Prince jokes bout women, "People Pleaser" and "Ain't Gonna Miss U When Ure Gone"....

Update 3: People have left Paisley Park....show ended before 2 a.m.

Still running with the October Surprise theme we discussed on the Prince Spreecast....

If it appears to be over....-DocFB

Diagnosis: Giving U the funk face at home!

3Oct
2013
17

oCtOBer sUrpRISE – The New Power Generation to Perform at Paisley Park This Saturday!

NPG Hornz Photo: Twitter.com/NPGHornz

The New Power Generation will be opening up the doors of Paisley Park This Saturday October 5th!

This news was broken by City Pages this morning.

For more on the price of the show and the show, click here!

2Oct
2013
3

Fire! Liv Warfield To Perform At Single Release Party In Chicago!

Liv Warfield Promo Poster Chicago

Liv Warfield will be having a single release party for "Why Do You Lie?" and "Catch Me If You Can" at the Red Kiva in Chicago on October 11th!

"Why Do You Lie?" and "Catch Me If You Can" will be on Liv's upcoming album "The Unexpected" due in January 2014.

We were very honored to have Liv on the Spreecast to interview her about her latest singles, to expect the unexpected in regards to her new album, working and touring with PRINCE & THE NPG and more.

If you are in Chicago next Friday and looking for some real music, make sure to hit up Red Kiva to see Liv perform!-DocFB

Diagnosis: The grooves of both songs are infectious. FUNK overload!