John West: From The Promenade to Def Jam Records

Pop/R&B singer John West is making his headlining return to The Roxy this Wednesday!

John West is an LA staple. He began his career performing on the 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica where many singer/songwriters are discovered, but John was something special. His talent was recognized amongst many of the movers & shakers in the Southern California music scene and after multiple packed shows, West was signed by Island/Def Jam.

John West’s latest album moves his music into more of a hip hop sound. The first single “Already There” features rapper Big Sean and has even gained attention of label mate, Rihanna. Just a few days ago, John released his take on her hugely popular song “We Found Love”, as seen below:

“Already There” ft. Big Sean
Already There feat. Big Sean by John West

The show also features LA pop-soul outfit, Tha Boogie, hip hop duo Tiron & Ayomari, East/West coast & southern hip hop group, John Mcxro, Hosts LA Leakers & is presented by Vibe Magazine. John West has a voice that transcends genre lines and is pure, raw talent. Don’t miss the amazing lineup this Wednesday!

Tickets for the January 25 show are still available via Ticketweb & The Roxy’s box office at 310-278-9457.

The Woman Behind the Hits: Skylar Grey

The hip hip, pop crossover artist & songwriter Skylar Grey is at The Roxy November 1 for a very special showcase featuring a DJ set from LA favorite’s She Wants Revenge.

Skylar Grey is best known for writing the the songs “Love The Way You Lie” (Eminem ft. Rihanna) “Coming Home” (Diddy-Dirty Money ft. Skylar Grey), “Castle Walls” (T.I. & Christina Aguilera), “I Need a Doctor” (Dr. Dre ft. Eminem & Skylar Grey), & “Words I Never Said” (Lupe Fiasco ft. Skylar Grey).

Grey’s debut album is due out January 2012 & features the first single “Invisible.” Her last solo single “Dance Without You” racked up nearly 2.3 million views on YouTube. Check it out below:

Very few tickets are still available for the November 1 show & you can get them via Ticketweb & The Roxy box office at 310-278-9457.

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The World Should Revolve Around Little Jackie

It kind of does already…you can’t turn on ANYTHING without hearing the sweet jam. Come see it live – along with the always magical J*Davey. Its truly a night of some fierce females – join us! Click here for tickets or give us a jingle (310 278 9457).

Little Jackie 9/23
THE WORLD SHOULD REVOLVE AROUND ME – LITTLE JACKIE


MR MISTER – J DAVEY

Raphael Saadiq and Andre Legacy Oh My

Just a heads up that TWO new show’s are going on sale…and it’s quite an eclectic mix. Hopefully one of ’em will tickle your fancy. Mickey Avalon regulars ANDRE LEGACY,DIRT NASTY,BEARDO will be taking the stage August 15th so make sure to get your tickets! Secondly, legendary Raphael Saadiq will bring the funk shortly after on August 17 – can’t wait see see him live, as its always something new and innovative! Tickets for both shows can be found by clicking here or calling us at 310 278 9457!

Angie Stone

Angie Stone

The one and only Angie Stone will grace the Roxy stage for one night only, October 1st, 2007.

A singer, a self-taught keyboardist, and a prolific songwriter, Angie Stone’s first claim to fame was being the lead vocalist on Vertical Hold’s smooth urban dance track “Seems You’re Much Too Busy.” An R&B Top 40 hit during the summer of 1993, it eventually led to a solo career, and her debut album Black Diamond was issued in 1999 by Arista. In six years, Stone had definitely gained an old-school, autobiographical vibe, exemplified by her hit ballad “No More Rain (In This Cloud),” which has samples from Gladys Knight and the Pips’ “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye).” Contributors included Lenny Kravitz and former Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammad as producers, and Stone’s ex-boyfriend D’Angelo as a vocal guest on “Everyday.”

Stone, a native of Columbia, SC, began singing gospel music at a young age at First Nazareth Baptist Church. Her father, a member of a local gospel quartet, would take his only child to see performances by gospel artists such as the Singing Angels and the Gospel Keynotes. During her youth, she wrote poetry, played sports, and, after high-school graduation, was offered college basketball scholarships. While working dead-end jobs, Stone began saving money to record her own demos at a local studio called PAW. She joined Gwendolyn Chisolm and Cheryl Cook in the rap trio the Sequence, who recorded hits for Joe and Sylvia Robinson’s Sugarhill label — “Funk You Up,” a remake of Parliament’s hit “Tear the Roof Off the Sucker” called “Funky Sound (Tear the Roof Off),” and “I Don’t Need Your Love (Part One).” Soon after, Stone was working with futuristic rappers Mantronix and rocker Lenny Kravitz and formed the neo-soul trio Vertical Hold, who first charted with the Criminal single “Summertime.” Besides “Seems You’re Much Too Busy,” the group’s self-titled A&M album spawned another charting single, “ASAP.” She moved to J-Records in 2001 for her second record, Mahogany Soul, and the record cracked the Top 40 thanks to the pop/R&B hit “Brotha.” Three years later, her third record Stone Love became her biggest hit, with a number 14 placing. In 2004, Stone Love was issued, followed by a live recording of her greatest hits in 2005. – Ed Hogan, All Music Guide

Angie Stone

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A singer, a self-taught keyboardist, and a prolific songwriter, Angie Stone’s first claim to fame was being the lead vocalist on Vertical Hold’s smooth urban dance track “Seems You’re Much Too Busy.” An R&B Top 40 hit during the summer of 1993, it eventually led to a solo career, and her debut album Black Diamond was issued in 1999 by Arista. In six years, Stone had definitely gained an old-school, autobiographical vibe, exemplified by her hit ballad “No More Rain (In This Cloud),” which has samples from Gladys Knight and the Pips’ “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye).” Contributors included Lenny Kravitz and former Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammad as producers, and Stone’s ex-boyfriend D’Angelo as a vocal guest on “Everyday.”
THE ROXY Show dates:
October 1, 2007

Stone Love

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A singer, a self-taught keyboardist, and a prolific songwriter, Angie Stone‘s first claim to fame was being the lead vocalist on Vertical Hold’s smooth urban dance track “Seems You’re Much Too Busy.” An R&B Top 40 hit during the summer of 1993, it eventually led to a solo career, and her debut album Black Diamond was issued in 1999 by Arista. In six years, Stone had definitely gained an old-school, autobiographical vibe, exemplified by her hit ballad “No More Rain (In This Cloud),” which has samples from Gladys Knight and the Pips’ “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye).” Contributors included Lenny Kravitz and former Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammad as producers, and Stone’s ex-boyfriend D’Angelo as a vocal guest on “Everyday.”

Stone, a native of Columbia, SC, began singing gospel music at a young age at First Nazareth Baptist Church. Her father, a member of a local gospel quartet, would take his only child to see performances by gospel artists such as the Singing Angels and the Gospel Keynotes. During her youth, she wrote poetry, played sports, and, after high-school graduation, was offered college basketball scholarships. While working dead-end jobs, Stone began saving money to record her own demos at a local studio called PAW. She joined Gwendolyn Chisolm and Cheryl Cook in the rap trio the Sequence, who recorded hits for Joe and Sylvia Robinson’s Sugarhill label — “Funk You Up,” a remake of Parliament’s hit “Tear the Roof Off the Sucker” called “Funky Sound (Tear the Roof Off),” and “I Don’t Need Your Love (Part One).” Soon after, Stone was working with futuristic rappers Mantronix and rocker Lenny Kravitz and formed the neo-soul trio Vertical Hold, who first charted with the Criminal single “Summertime.” Besides “Seems You’re Much Too Busy,” the group’s self-titled A&M album spawned another charting single, “ASAP.” She moved to J-Records in 2001 for her second record, Mahogany Soul, and the record cracked the Top 40 thanks to the pop/R&B hit “Brotha.” Three years later, her third record Stone Love became her biggest hit, with a number 14 placing. In 2004, Stone Love was issued, followed by a live recording of her greatest hits in 2005.

Angie Stone will visit The Roxy on October 1st, 2007 – tickets are on sale NOW through The Roxy Box Office at 310.278.9457, and will be on sale on September 5th at Ticketmaster. Get them before they sell out!

Angie Stone – “Brotha”

Naughty By Nature

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They’ve created infectious, chart-topping party anthems and unleashed gritty, grimy manifestos. They’ve toured the world and reigned as international superstars but still live in the city they grew up in. They’ve dominated the pop and R&B charts, all the while staying true to real hip-hop and themselves.

Naughty By Nature are arguably hip-hop’s finest group and unquestionably one of its most beloved. Since the top of the decade, the Jersey based trio has enjoyed three platinum cds, numerous gold and platinum singles, won a Grammy and helped bring hip hop culture to a whole new audience

THE ROXY Show Dates:
September 14. 2007

Total Eclipse

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Clipse have never heard of the sophomore jinx.

“I didnt think nothing of it,” says Malice “Then I kept hearing it, and kept hearing it and it kept getting in my mind: Maybe we cant do it. Maybe thats just how the game works. Maybe its something that I didnt know of or whatever. But it didnt plague us at all.”

“I was like, What do yall mean? We make records,” adds Pusha T. “I dont know. Im pretty sure it happens, but that was just more of an incentive. I dont even believe in it.”
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Kids of the Future

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Ask the Jonas Brothers who they’re hoping to turn into fans with their new self-titled CD and they won’t say “everybody.” But that’s precisely what they’ll mean. “We’re aiming for people our age,” says 17-year-old Joe. “But we also wanna get kids younger than us,” adds 14-year-old Nick. “And older people, too,” 19-year-old Kevin pipes up.

The highly anticipated follow-up to the New Jersey siblings’ 2006 debut—which featured the TRL hit “Mandy”—The Jonas Brothers is sure to make good on the band’s goal: It’s a high-energy pop-punk disc overflowing with insanely catchy hooks, muscular guitar fuzz and mature songwriting that reveals just how much growing up the boys have done since we last heard from them.
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