Category Archives: Music

If Pitbull’s song “Timber” was released in the 1950s it might have sounded something like this

Back in March I shared this retro take on Beyonce’s Drunk In Love, performed by Cristina Gatti.  Here is another in that same series of remaking modern hits with a retro sound.  The Tee Tones remake Pitbull’s “Timber” by putting a 1950’s spin on the cover. 

Final auditions for The Queen’s Voice

Boston PrideLast week I wrote about The Queen’s Voice; a series of open auditions at Club Cafe that started last month and conclude tomorrow night.

Top scoring performers from all the auditions will be narrowed down to 20 semi-finalist who compete against each other next Wednesday, May 28th.  Next Wednesday ten of the best will be selected to perform during Boston Pride Week on June 11th so come down to Club Cafe either to audition or support those stepping up to the microphone.  

You can’t complain that there is never anything to do, if all you spend every night at home. DVR your favorite shows and come down to C.C.

More info about The Queen’s Voice here.

 

The Queen’s Voice auditions tonight

Boston PrideDo you sing in the shower? Club Café and Harbor to the Bay want you to audition for “The Queen’s Voice” tonight.  The Queen’s Voice is a talent competition that seeks to discover the best vocal performers in Boston.

Top scoring performers will be narrowed down to 20 semi-finalist who will compete against each other on Wednesday, 5/28 with 10 finalists moving on to the live event held during Boston Pride Week on June 11th. The first prize is $1500! Second prize is $500! 

For more information check out Queen’s Voice Facebook Page

If Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” was released in the 1940′s

How cool is this video?  Scott Bradlee has created a vintage cover of Beyonce’s hit song, Drunk In Love with the help of Cristina Gatti who sings in front of a 5 piece band that replicates the big band sound that was so popular before rock & roll in the 1940s.

Take a listen and tell me what you think. I loved it.

 

A maestro’s birthday

You needn’t be a music lover or even familiar with classical music to appreciate this humorous and brilliant pianist’s interpretation of how Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Bach and Mozart might’ve performed “Happy Birthday”.

Enjoy this fantastic video and thank you Sergio for sharing this with me.

Cher Dressed to Kill Tour rolls into Boston April 9

Cher Dressed to Kill TourCher may have had more farewell tours than all other bands / musicians combined but this one does have the ring of finality to it.

More info about the tour (and tour dates) here: www.cher.com.

 

Cazewell releases new song: Helen Keller

theater offensiveMassachusetts native (turned New Yorker) and gay rapper who is responsible for such ditties as I seen Beyonce at Burger King and my personal favorite, Ice Cream Truck, is back with a new song called Helen Keller.   Apparently Cazwell is taking the name of the famous American author and activist who was born deaf and blind and turning her name into a word that describes someone you completely cut out of your life.

Like the end of the song says, “We’re done. I don’t see you and I don’t hear you. We’re through… Buh-Bye.”  

I think that Gretchen Wieners might have a better chance of making “fetch” work than this new use of an iconic American heroine, but I suppose time will tell. Until then, check out Cazwell’s latest video.