Born and raised in Compton, CA, Eric Bellinger has been making a name for himself in the R&B scene for over a decade, with sinfully smooth vocals and an affinity for soulful songwriting. "Over the course of the past two years, Bellinger has become a go-to-writer for R&B's elite," says Life+Times.
Billboard proclaims that, "This Grammy-Award winning songwriter has been able to establish a reputation for himself that has him working alongside the likes of Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Tank and Justin Bieber to name a few." VIBE comments, "Eric Bellinger is definitely a name you need to remember." And The SOURCE declared, "R&B lovers, the wait is over."
Bellinger's extensive discography spans from R&B royalty like Usher, Jennifer Hudson and Boyz II Men to pop superstars Selena Gomez, Jojo and Justin Bieber to hip hop chart toppers Kid Ink, The Game and Nelly. Moreover, Bellinger contributed "Fine China" for Chris Brown's Grammy winning album FAME.
Get ready for a night of comedy with some of LA's finest comics (by way of Chicago and Detroit).
Then groove with live musical performances featuring a tribute to 90s R&B and Hip Hop.
And finally get ready to bust out your most fly dance moves with DJ spinning classic cuts.
$20 in advance, $20 food/beverage minimum.
Dress:90s fly gear or Grown & Sexy attire.
Sister duo Chloe x Halle navigated YouTube's pop landscape with a string of jaw-dropping covers the past couple of years revealing their gift for creating keening harmonies and genuine musical moments that showcase their expansive range. It was their soulful rendition of Beyoncé's own "Pretty Hurts" that caught the attention of the mogul's Parkwood Entertainment imprint in 2013. Since then, Chloe x Halle, garnering millions of views around the globe, have ushered into the fold as one of her touchstone artists. The signing has kicked off an incredible chain of events for the already prolific young duo. From splashing the pages of countless major publications, performing at the BET Awards, The Today Show, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Essence Festival, and featuring on Michelle Obama's charity single, "This Is for My Girls," with Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae and others to appearing in Beyoncé's visual tour de force, Lemonade, Chloe x Halle are already soaring toward global stardom. Most recently, Chloe x Halle released their self-described, "This is not an album" and "not really a mixtape" project, The Two Of Us, which featured brand new music mostly written and produced by the duo. They have also been named People Magazine's One to Watch and have been profiled on ABC News' Nightline. The young women left a lasting impression while on tour as an opening act for Beyoncé's legendary The Formation World Tour. It has indeed been a whirlwind year for Chloe x Halle and yet this is just the beginning.
Greatness begets greatness. The more time you spend around perfection, the more it rubs off on you...
Since forming in 2010, Vintage Trouble have quietly become rock ‘n’ roll’s best kept secret anointed by its very gods on international tours in every corner of the globe. Distilling swaggering rock, soulful blues, R&B (rhythm& blues) grooves, and pop ambition into a bold and brash brew, the quartet—Ty Taylor [vocals], Nalle Colt [guitar], Rick Barrio Dill [bass], and Richard Danielson [drums]—have logged 3,000 shows across 30 countries on tour with divinities such as The Who, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Lenny Kravitz, and Bon Jovi, to name a few. Along the way, they also performed on Later... with Jools Holland, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Conan, The View, and The Tonight Show (four times in one year!) in addition to receiving acclaim from New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Billboard, Rolling Stone, and more. With a trio of albums under their collective belt, namely The Bomb Shelter Sessions, The Swing House Acoustic Sessions, and 1 Hopeful Rd., they challenged themselves like never before on the Chapter II – EP I in 2018 and the Chapter II – EP 2 in 2019.
Inspired by this sterling reputation on the road, Vintage Trouble aimed to seamlessly translate that stage spirit into the studio setting for the first time.'
“We’ve gotten the opportunity to play literally the biggest shows in the world,” says Ty. “However, we weren’t catching the same feeling on record as we did live. That sent us back to the factory, you could say. We started to listen to a lot of popular music—everything from Amy Winehouse and Adele to Bruno Mars and Lauryn Hill. We wanted to take something from the past and put it in contemporary framing. That was the impetus. We decided to play what felt like
pop songs would be with rhythm & blues and rock ‘n’ roll tension. There’s a different life to the music. That was the entire mission behind this new phase.”
“We jumped into it without any fear,” adds Nalle. “We wanted to show the other side of who we are. It’s definitely Chapter II in the story of Vintage Trouble.”
In order to bring that vision to life, the guys traded Southern California for the Cayman Islands. Throughout two ten-day trips to a private studio, they recorded a bevy of songs and culled them down to what would become Chapter II alongside producer Jeeve [Bruno Mars, Carlos Santana]. Instead of recording live a la previous releases, the musicians tracked individually for the first time and incorporated keys and horns into an expanding soundscape.
“We used to record everything live, but it was difficult to edit and you’re stuck with the full take, mistakes, a lot of bleed, and all,” says Richard. “We decided to make music with today’s recording techniques for the new EP. Instead of just being a live band in the studio, we got to be a studio recording artist. We didn’t paint ourselves into any corners. It’s a major evolution for us with a bigger sound that can speak to a much larger audience.”
The first single “Can’t Stop Rollin” most definitely did. Hinging on an unshakable beat, it steamrolled forward on disco-style shuffle and sinewy guitar before culminating on a slick and show-stopping refrain (Think The Police covering Off The Wall). Elsewhere on the EP, “The Battle’s End” encased a message of social justice underneath a simmering groove and echoing (Ty’s trombone). Illuminating the airtight songwriting at the EP’s core, Vintage Trouble included acoustic takes on all five new cuts.
Between “My Whole World Stopped” and “Do Me Right,” the first installment of Chapter II generated over 2 million streams and counting within a few months’ time as the musicians played to packed crowds.
EP 2 arrived in 2019 and upped the ante again in terms of songcraft and lyricism. This time around, the music honored and paid homage to the group’s soul roots. Finding “ways to be impactful with softer sounds,” Ty notes, “The records ring of Marvin, Al, Sam, Otis, and Percy, but with the fullest of modern soundscaping.”
Case in point, “How It Is” highlights the singer’s show-stopping soulful delivery over stark clean guitar and dreamy keys, while “Don’t Stop Forever” channels doo- wop spirit punctuated by sparse horns and funky cadences. Meanwhile, “One More Last Goodbye” serves as an angelic send-off with swells of cathedral organ and heavenly harmonies. “Everyone Is Everyone” conjures up the stomp of seventies Motown with its melodic guitar, steady beat, and confident and charismatic vocal performance. Over this backdrop, a powerful message rises to the forefront.
“We were in Italy, and a show was canceled due to terrorist threats in the airport,” recalls Ty. “I sat in my hotel with the news on. The fact I was feeling more hate in the air than I ever had in my life started to really hit me. In order to not feel so heavy and dark, I went to the laundry mat to wash our tour clothes. Still, every story on the news was about people trying to take down others based on their histories. I found the closest scrap of paper and started feverishly writing lyrics. The song was fully written in two hours. There’s nothing better than the zeitgeist penning a song out of necessity and using me as its vessel.”
To round out EP 2, Vintage Trouble included live renditions of five favorites captured everywhere from San Francisco and New Orleans to Toulouse and Edinburgh. Not only does it showcase the band on fire on stage, but it illuminates how “each time we play this music, it’s an education to us about us,” as Ty says.
In the end, Chapter II – Parts 1 and 2 represent the beginning of what might be Vintage Trouble’s greatest chapter yet.
“We’ve been known as a live band for so long, and we’ll always have that,” Rick leaves off. “We really took our time to make sure the song always comes first in the new music. We’re taking that part of our art seriously and gut-wrenchingly making sure we don’t leave anything on the table. This music had to be able to hang with the greatest records we love in our record collections. That was the goal.”
Every order of two or more tickets includes one CD copy of Fantasia’s forthcoming album. You will receive an email with more details about this offer approximately 7 days after your purchase. US/Canadian residents only. Offer not valid on resale tickets.
The Revolution is an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979 by Prince.
The Revolution rose to international fame in the mid 1980s with Purple Rain, the album sold more than 13 million copies in the United States alone. The band was one of the most successful music acts of the 1980s and sold over 16 million albums in the United States alone. The band achieved two number-one Billboard 200 albums (Purple Rain and Around the World in a Day), six top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and won three Grammy Awards. The band officially disbanded in 1986 at the end of the Parade tour.
Since the sudden shocking death of their friend and musical mentor last April, the funk-rock- R&B band has remained mostly silent. All five members of the band have traveled through the terrible gamut of emotions since learning of Prince’s passing. Aside from three sold-out shows at the famous Minneapolis venue, First Avenue, the birthplace of Purple Rain, The Revolution has been quietly pondering its next steps.
"The concerns were how many dates, what would the fans want, and what do we do as a band to heal?" said Wendy. Soon the answer became crystal clear -- bring everyone together in the spirit of love and music. The Revolution would rise up and tour again in tribute and support of their beloved friend. “We’ve been really quiet, and we did that consciously, because we were grieving and didn’t want to be disrespectful. But the fans wanted the chance to feel the energy so we just want to give it back letting them experience what we were as a band for Prince," adds Wendy.
The Grammy® Award winning group is now rehearsing for the tour and are ready to bring back their powerful music and spread a message of hope, love, and unity. “Prince said that music is medicine,” Bobby relates, “People need it, and we need it, and we can make it as authentic as we can. In honor of him, we’ll give it everything we’ve got.”