Andre 3000 is about to star in "All Is By My Side" where he plays Jimi Hendrix in this bio movie. The movie was written and directed by John Ridley who just won an Oscar for "12 Years A Slave" for Best Screenplay.
The scene surrounds Jimi's decision in moving to London. "All By My Side" will be screened next week at SXSW.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The Hendrix state was reluctant to let any of Jimi's music appear in the film so do not expect to hear any of Hendrix's music in the film.
Andy Allo rocked SXSW last Saturday night. Several people I talked to were impressed with her and her band. She also performed an acoustic Beatles set the night before. Check out the new guitar which she played for the first time that night in Austin.
Andy is digging this latest remix made:
There have been a lack of reviews of Andy's performance at SXSW but someone was able to record a little bit o' the funk for us.
If you haven't picked up Andy's "Superconductor" why are U punishing yourself! Pick it up on Amazon today!-DocFB
Diagnosis: We are holdin' on....
You wouldn't know that there about 2200 other acts at SXSW over the past week as all the critics are talking about is one performer. PRINCE performed for over 3 hours and gave countless encores...all without picking up his guitar one time.
So..what are the critics saying about the greatest live performer?
He took the stage shortly after midnight, and his performance was built to last.-MTV
Prince's SXSW performance towars over all other performers-Huffington Post
Prince's band is tighter than a Marine Corps Top Sheet.-Rolling Stone
Prince threw a party to end all parties!-L.A. Times
Prince delivers a Housequake to Austin.-Billboard.com
Prince caps by SXSW in an unbelievable way.-Pitchfork
Prince's stamina at SXSW is something out of the book of legends.-Hollywood Reporter
We could print about a 1000 more, and there is that many! Plain and simple, the icon dominated SXSW.
Don't forget to check out Jester's short review below and join us on the spreecast this Wednesday for his FULL review.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Austin will never be the same. Thank U.
Last night on the PRINCE Spreecast with DrFunkenberry & Seth Everett, a 20 year old fan from Texas named Jesse Jenkins, who has never seen his favorite performer PRINCE live before, and lives an hour from where the SXSW Festival was being held, was given a gift he was not expecting!
Jesse was hoping to see PRINCE at the SXSW Festival when it was announced that PRINCE would be playing. The $800 weekly pass and the VIP pass of $1,595 were really out of Jenkins budget. Samsung, who is hosting the party is giving away 250 tickets for people in Austin who have the Samsung Galaxy SII & SIII. Jesse unfortunately, does not have the Galaxy and did not have the $700 to purchase one.
Cue PRINCE & The NPG & 3rdEyeGirl to the rescue. Drfunkenberry announced during last night's show that he will be seeing PRINCE live this Saturday at SXSW courtesy of PRINCE & the crew!
Jesse's reaction was priceless. We are so happy for him we cannot even tell you. Check out him talking about not being able to go around the 56 minute mark and his reaction around the 58 minute mark! Priceless!
It felt great to play the role of Ellen and be able to surprise Jesse like that.
When we contacted Jesse later that night, he had this to say;
I can hardly get any sleep Doc! I'm just so amazed! I could not even expect this and the fact that it's at my front door..WOW! Such an amazing reality!
I want to thank PRINCE, The NPG, & 3rd Eye Girl for making it happen and allowing us to do it live on the show to catch Jesse's reaction!-DocFB
Diagnosis: When U have no expectations and no sense of entitlement, U will be rewarded
In case you forgot, the ONE n FUNKY Andy Allo will be playing SXSW this Saturday, March 16th at Bar 96.
Andy posted some audio on her Facebook Fan Page, which just hit 20,000 likes and celebrated by giving us a taste of what is to come Saturday night.
A little sneak or maybe a hint of what may come on Saturday at bar 96... they ain't ready..
Funky isn't it? We want mo'!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Where are the Superconductors in Austin at?
PRINCE was officially announced to be playing SXSW by Samsung today as he will be playing their party in Austin, TX this Saturday night.
Anyone who follows DrFunkenberry on Twitter knew that we were hinting at this for the past couple of days, but Samsung had to make the announcement official.
Samsung chief marketing officer Todd Pendelton talked to Mashable.com and had this to say about PRINCE:
"Having Prince in Austin at his first SXSW show will truly be a one night only experience that our Samsung Galaxy owners and friends will remember for years to come,"
"Prince is a legend and true creative and musical genius who has been innovating and pushing the boundaries of music for over 35 years."
"Prince’s live shows are always phenomenal and I’m sure we’ll be in for some fun surprises on Saturday night."
This is a big year for PRINCE where he has appeared on the Grammys, on the cover of the new version of Billboard magazine, and will be receiving the Icon Award at the Billboard Awards May 19th. He will also be performing 3 nights at the Montreux Jazz Festival and a few other festivals as well.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Samsung Galaxy X III'rd Eye Girl
Andy Allo stopped by Billboard Magazine earlier this week where she teased that she did a photo shoot for them. We have learned that she did a little more than that.
Our spies at Billboard stated that they did an interview with Andy and a special acoustic performance that will be featured on Billboard.com along with the interview.
Allo is also set to perform at SXSW March 16th at Bar 96.
If you haven't already, make sure to catch her Guitar Center Sessions special on DirecTV, which is playing quite a lot this weekend!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Hoping she is the opening act on a certain West Coast tour....