At Shine, NYC (11/13/02)
This was a birthday party for a musician named MAYA.....hence the name
of the event, MAYAPALOOZA!!! The list of performers at MAYAPALOOZA were:
Jerome Jordan Trio
Felicia Collins's BITCHSLAPP!
Michael T. & the Vanities
At 9:00pm, Night Wigga did just a 15 minute set in front of maybe 12
patrons....it was some garbage pop with a lot of percussion.
Jerome Jordan gets deep into the funk-rock!
At 9:30pm, the real fun started with the Jerome Jordan
Trio. The first song was some great funk-rock shit with wah-wah guitarisms by
Jerome! The second song was a bass-heavy tune with some tight drumming and a
NASTAY guitar solo!! The next song sounded like
something from the Funkface "The American Dream" EP, with Jerome's
wild guitarisms & vocals, a funky bass solo and s'more tight drumming!! The
last song was a funk-rock ballad. The set was over at 9:50pm.
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the Jerome Jordan Trio
BITCHSLAPP! drummer does his thang with Felicia Collins!!
At 10:10pm, Felicia Collins's BITCHSLAPP! went
ahead and put a serious hurtin' on the fans with some POWERFUL rock shit (more
than what Jerome Jordan Trio did)!!! The first song sounded (musically) like
Tone Loc's "Wild Thing"....it was POWERFUL ROCK!! The next song
"Once, Twice, Three Times I Love You" featured some guitar
pyrotechnics from Felicia and another guitarist!!!!!! The bass funk was evident
on "Weight of the World", a funk-rock tune that sounded a little like
some Funkadelic shit! One more song and the set was over at 10:35pm, with
Felicia proclaiming, "We are BITCHSLAPP!....and I guess YOU ARE TOO by
now!!" (Great, Felicia!!! When is your next show, 'cuz I loves to be
Click here to be BITCHSLAPPed!!!!
At 10:50pm, Honeychild 3 started with some mediocre rock stuff.....I mean the
guitarisms were pretty sharp but nothing spectacular. Also, the lead vocalist
did not sound that great.....especially with that shrill screaming....sounded
like some "jungle bushwoman" calling out to a wild animal" or
something (that shit can GO!!!) That stuff lasted till 11:10pm.
At 11:25pm, Michael T. & the Vanities started with some classic 80's
rock.....HATED IT!! WASTE OF TIME! That stuff lasted till 11:45pm.
At 12:00 midnight, Thommy Price was in the same vein as Michael T. & the
Vanities. HATED IT!! WASTE OF TIME! That stuff lasted till 12:20am.
The Goddess herself, Maya!!
At 12:55am, Mama Goddess started with Maya being
escorted to the stage on this portable platform, carried by two guys! She was
dressed like a big shiny butterfly with wings that extended from the floor to
several inches above her head.....the wingspan was probably 5 feet from her
body!!!She required that everyone bow and worship her!! (I'm bowing NOW, MAYA
the Goddess of Beauty!!) Maya strapped her guitar on and the band played for
about 30 minutes. The band did a nasty funk-rock song called "Freaky
Nasty", where one crazy black dude ACTUALLY........(are you
ready???).........HE ACTUALLY STRIPPED PIECE BY PIECE TO FULL NAKEDNESS!!!
(AAAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!)(Dr. Brookenstein was blind for about 15-20 minutes,
and if he actually saw the front side........well, talk about long-time
visually challenged.....this review wouldn't be here, would it?!!) Now that
that visual is out of my head (WHEW!), I wanted to inform y'all that Jerome
Jordan was the guy on lead guitar with a shiny scawl wrapped around his face
and the bassist is from the R&B-funk outfit APOLLO HEIGHTS!!
Click here for pictures of Mama
At 1:45am, funk-rock superforce FUNKFACE hit the
stage with Lisa (of Mama Goddess) doing lead vocals on the first 3 songs.
Ramsey Jones provided the insane drumbeats for the punk-rock tune that
followed! "Hoochie Smooch" (a song about marijuana) was some hardcore
stuff with The Vitamin Luqee on wild vocals......it was funny to see Luqee roll
about on the floor!!! "Lick Shot" was good, but "Bruce Manor" was so much better with the
super-hardcore rock breakdowns (featuring the guitar madness of Tim Tempura and
40 oz. Jeff, matched with the smokin' bass of Frankeebeans)!! "Something is Goin' On" was a weird pop/rock
tune that sounded like it should be a TV/radio jingle, rather than a live
song!! Funkface finished their set at 2:25am.
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