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29Nov
2012
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Video Premiere” Karmin “Sleigh Ride” + FREE Download Now!

They are not going to leave you "Brokenhearted" for the holidays n that is why Karmin are giving you a "Sleigh Ride" along with a FREE download of the song.

Karmin is teaming with Coach to give you a FREE download of "Sleigh Ride", a new spin on a holiday classic.

You can download the song on Coach's web site.

Karmin is not slowing down for the holidays.  They are playing a sold out show at the Troubadour tonight (11/29) and have been in Los Angeles recording new material for their upcoming album!-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Lovely weather for a sleigh ride together?  Hmm....

22Dec
2011
38

L.A. Weekly Names Prince’s Troubadour Show Concert Of The Year

Prince Troubadour Promo.
Prince Troubadour Promo.

Prince Troubadour Promo. Photo: Unknown

L.A. Weekly has just come out with its best of list for 2011 and Prince is mentioned for number 1 show of the year.

Along with Prince's Forum run, he did 3 shows at the House Of Blues and 2 shows at the Troubadour.

To see What L.A. Weekly had to say about Prince click HERE:

11Oct
2011
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Kelly Clarkson Playing Free Show At L.A.’s Troubadour

Kelly Clarkson Mr. Know It All CD Cover
Kelly Clarkson Mr. Know It All CD Cover

Kelly Clarkson Mr. Know It All CD Cover

Kelly Clarkson will be playing a free show at L.A.'s Troubadour on October 19th.

You can only get the free tickets online and right HERE.

The concert is to celebrate the release of her new CD "Stronger" and will be a one time only event.  It does seem like it is open to people outside of Los Angeles.

We are rooting for Kelly and absolutely love "Mr. Know It All" her first single from the upcoming CD.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Mr. Know It All Will Not Be In Attendance

9Jun
2011
12

Prince Checks Out Heroine December At The Viper Room!

Prince & The Twinz. Photo: Drfunkenberry.com Copyright NPG Records 2011
Prince & The Twinz. Photo: Drfunkenberry.com Copyright NPG Records 2011

Prince & The Twinz. Photo: Drfunkenberry.com Copyright NPG Records 2011

After a run of club shows last month at the Troubadour and the House Of Blues, Prince showed up Wednesday night at the Viper Room.

He did not perform though.  He was there to check out his dancers, the Twinz, perform in their group Heroine December.  They did a rousing 30 minute set that closed with an awesome cover of "Raise Your Glass" by Pink.  We will have video up as soon as we can get it uploaded.

We did tease earlier in the night about going somewhere via our Twitter account. Were we headed to Cobra? The Snake Pit? As it turned out, some of you knew we were heading to the Viper Room.

Prince back in L.A.  Hmm.  Cassandra O'Neil and Morris Hayes, NPG band members were in attendance as well.  Also in attendance was the Twinz mom, who has been having some health problems as of late.  I did not see her but glad she is out and about.

Check out Heroine December's 1st music video "Weekends Are Made For Fun" with cameo's from Tiny Lister Jr. of "Friday" fame and Nick Hogan (His father Hulk wrestled Tiny back in the day) and Letoya Luckett....plus a nice little symbol hanging from a dash of a car.

As for those that will ask what Prince looked like last night, well, he looked like Prince.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis: Every Weekend Is Fun If You Are With The Twinz!

7Jun
2011
32

Prince Thanks The Purple People!

Prince Welcome 2 America Thank You

Prince Welcome 2 America Thank You

With 21 Nights done in Los Angeles, Prince wants to thank you, the quarter of a million people who saw him during his 21 Night Stand.

Special thanks to George Lopez, The Troubadour, House Of Blues, Live Nation, The Fabulous Forum, and all of you Purple People who will keep Inglewood Swingin'!

What a fun and funktastic time it was.  Much Love to Prince and all of you for making this happen.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Can We Do It 1 More Time?  No?  OK

14May
2011
18

Prince, Stevie, Janelle, After Show, NYC, & North Sea

Sheila E., Stevie Wonder & Prince Photo: Mickey President Copyright NPG Records 2011
Sheila E., Stevie Wonder & Prince Photo: Mickey President Copyright NPG Records 2011

Sheila E., Stevie Wonder & Prince Photo: Mickey President Copyright NPG Records 2011

What a night.  Janelle Monae opening for Prince and guesting with him on stage and then......after midnight....Stevie Wonder!  The icon took center stage with Sheila E. and Prince to a funky rendition of "Superstition" to the crowd's delight.

Stevie jammed on harmonica and did lead vocals with Prince and Sheila backing him up til Stevie wanted to play and they lead him to the keyboards as Prince played bass.  Amazing.

Ahh.. But it wasn't over!  Shortly, after 2 a.m., Prince and Janelle Monae took over the Forum club with Shelby and the NPG.

Prince played drums over the track DJ Rashida was spinning to kick it off while the Prince's band and Janelle's got into place. 

Shelby was asking the crowd how are they feeling over "Can You Feel It" by the Jacksons.  "If you don't wanna party, I'm gonna give you 2 minutes to leave" Shelby said and let them know some "Brown Skin" was going to be happening up in this place.

"Til the sun came up" was the chant Shelby started n it continued almost until that time. 

After the chant it led into, "It Takes 2" with a funky bass solo by Ida Neilson.  It continued with "Got My Mind Made Up" with Prince on the boards and singing.  Prince then went to the far end of the stage as Janelle came up with a cool hat on. 

Janelle sings "It's like a river...love is not a fantasy..."  very heartfelt.

As Janelle gives it up for the NPG, Prince finds himself behind the boards again as the band kicks into "Stratus" then "Superstition" with Shelby J. on lead vocals.  "Brown Skin" is finally unleashed on us. 

Deacon Prince asks if sister Monae wants to say anything and she replies "I just want to say I've seen the light."  Prince and Morris joke around saying "Amen" and "Hey Man" and then Prince is just cracking jokes left and right like it was about to turn into comedy hour at the Forum.

" Janelle Monae and Stevie Wonder. Stop the presses.  Tell me I am not in heaven." is Prince's only reply after what was just laid down.  A freestyle from George 2.0 as Janelle Monae and Shelby perform "Outstanding" with Prince smiling and having a good time.

Prince, Shelby, and Janelle leave with chants of "Til the sun came up" ringing through the club.

What a night.  Eddie Murphy, Paula Abdul, Taylor Dayne, Sanaa Hamri and others were enjoying the night.

As we were there Prince news was being told to us that we want to share:

Prince will be attending the American Ballet Theatre Gala in NY on Monday.  Prince and the NPG recently donated $250,000 to them and it is being reported that the musical directors are in meetings with Prince.  We are sure they are not talking bout what their favorite salad is!

Prince will be playing the North Sea Jazz Festival and Poland.  All other dates that have been talked about, we cannot confirm with Prince's people.   We know we are slow to post shows outside the U.S. but until we get confirmation, we do not like to put the dates out there.  We apologize but it is better to be patient with overseas matters and get the correct information. 
Hope you understand.

Prince will be returning to Los Angeles after a week in Fresno and San Jose.  The dates that will see 21 Nights return is May 27th, 28th, and 29th, for Memorial Day Weekend. 

There is going to be more Inglewood swinging and we wonder if any more club shows like what happened at the Troubadour this past week.  A Doctor can only hope.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Was I really on stage tonight?

13May
2011
19

Prince Troubadour Review: 1st Show

Prince Troubadour Promo.
Prince Troubadour Promo. Photo: Unknown

Prince Troubadour Promo. Photo: Unknown

What was supposed to happen Tuesday night, Prince rocking the Troubadour, actually happened Wednesday with not 1, but 2 shows at the legendary venue. 

Prince told Ann Powers back in December 2008 that "Tell the Troubadour, I want to play there."  It took a few years but Prince did it. 

As people were being let into the venue, there was Prince, on stage looking over things.  Prince told the people around "I counted my guitar picks so don't take any."  A girl in front of him said "I am excited for this show tonight, Prince."  He replied "Me too.  I actually am just going to listen tonight," pointing to his left as sax man Mike Phillips was setting up. 

Prince left as the crowd around me started to talk.

A man said "If I cry like a little baby, just know it's OK because it's Prince." 

Another male said "It's a dream.  I am less than 10 feet away from him!" 

A first timer of seeing Prince is told "expect amazingness and nothing else."

A female says "I feel like a little kid." 

These people know.  Prince is the greatest live performer alive today and to see him in a venue like the Troubadour is like your first kiss, your first love, 4th of July fireworks and your best birthdays all rolled into one.

The band takes the stage without Prince.  It features keyboardist Renato Neto, Ida on bass, drummer John Blackwell, and Mike Phillips, who just got the call 24 hours ago to play with Prince, on sax.

For full review, Click HERE!!!

11May
2011
12

Prince. The Troubadour. Tonight. 2 Shows.

Prince Troubadour. Photo: U2soul
Prince Troubadour. Photo: U2soul

Prince Troubadour. Photo: U2soul

PRINCE is playing the Troubadour tonight.  No goose chase. 

2 shows.  1 at 7 P.M. and the other at 11 P.M.

THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET TIX RIGHT HERE!!

-DRFB

Diagnosis:  This is going to be crazy!

17Jun
2009
2

Quote Of The Moment: Nikka Costa

Nikka Costa.  Photo: Concord Music

Nikka Costa.  Photo: Concord Music

" I just want to thank Drfunkenberry for the support and the vibe and energy of the site. I love the name. Drfunkenberry. Thank you so much for everything and thank you to the fans for your support as well. Obama."-Nikka Costa

After seeing Nikka rock the Troubadour on Friday, I was reminded of this quote she gave us that I did not use til now.  Thank you Nikka for all that you do. Your comment means a lot to me.-Dr.FB