Another week has passed and BC Music Goodie bag is back with embedded and streaming audio and video that gives you a quick look and listen to what’s new and what’s hot in the music world.
This week we have information about, as well goodies from, Plies, The Verve, Karina Pasian, Darker My Love, and Willie Northpole.
Plies – Definition of Real
Plies sophomore release, Definition of Real has hit the urban mainstream top 200 charts, landing at #2. It’s also hit #5 on the Hot 100 Radio Airplay charts, and has sold twice as many albums in the same amount of time as his debut release, The Real Testament.
Want to check out streaming MP3 from the album? Look no further than the Plies’ MySpace Profile page.
While your there, check out the current contest in which two diamond chains will be given away. One winner will receive a “Plies Bust It Baby” chain and the other will win a diamond “Goon” chain.
Plies also recently announced details concerning his very own non-profit organization, Big Gates and Plies Power Of Visions Foundation, Inc., and a scholarship program, the “Somebody Loves You” Scholarship Fund. The non-profit organization will provide legal aid and council to those who need it, but cannot afford it, and the scholarship funds are designated for students attending qualified colleges and universities who have a parent who is incarcerated.
The Verve – “Love is Noise
If you want to hear The Verve’s new single, “Love is Noise,” check out their MySpace Profile page. It was released in the U.S. on June 23.
The Verve, an English alternative rock band, formed in 1989. At that time, the band consisted of lead vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bassist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. Simon Tong later became a member. In 1999, the band announced they were through, but decided to reunite this past year.
Karina Pasian – “Can’t Find The Words”
Ever since winning Star Search in 2003, Karina Pasian has been building a name for herself. A high point in this young lady’s life happened last year when she played at the White House during Black Music Month (June). The performance was of “Misty” and Keriana commented on the performance saying, “Emilio Estefan, who has been a friend of my family for years, helped to put the show together, and invited me to be a part of it. Later, my brother told me that I was the first Dominican to play at the White House, and that made me very proud.”
Darker My Love – “Two Ways Out”
The new single from Darker My Love, “Two Ways Out” from their sophomore release, 2 is embedded below for your viewing pleasure.
Darker My Love will be touring extensively this summer in support of 2. Check out the dates below, and if they come close to you, make sure you get out and see this band.
17 San Francisco, CA – Popscene
18 Los Angeles, CA- The Echo
24 San Francisco, CA- The Rickshaw Stop
25 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
26 Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
5 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
7 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
9 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10 Madison, WI – Barrymore
12 Chicago, IL – Vic Theater
13 Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
14 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
16 Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
17 New York, NY – Terminal 5
20 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
22 Washington, DC – 930 Club
23 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
26 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
27 Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
28 Aspen, CO – Belly Up
Willy Northpole – “Body Marked Up”
What? You haven’t heard of Willy Northpole yet? Well that’s all about to change with the release of his debut album Tha Connect. This personal collection of songs gives the listener a sneak peak into a world of marked gangsters, midnight crack slingers, and strong family bonds.
But how does Northpole describe his music? “Besides striving to be the best artist and lyricist I could be, my goal has always been to put Phoenix hip-hop on the map. There’s a thriving scene down here, I’m just a part of that foundation.”
Here’s where you can catch Willy Nothpole on his Dub Car Show Tour:
June 28 – Chicago, IL
July 12 – Atlantic City, NJ
August 3 – Los Angeles, CA
August 23 – Houston, TX
August 31 – San Jose, CA