Records, Bunnies and Joints! Oh My… Love Live and the 411 with Jill Tracey for April 20 – April 27

Puff Puff Pass Easter Bunny…Good stuff on tap this week…

“The independent record store is the reason why I STILL do music. It seems like they’re the only ones thatrReally care about the real music lovers. We need them…they’re our balance to all of the music we are FORCED to listen to. They’re the only ones that may still suggest something NEW and FRESH instead of just what’s popular.” – DJ Jazzy Jeff



Just got paid…Friday night…yes, that’s Johnny Kemp but appropriate for the vibe at The Vault.  Head to The Vault for a fun night with a mature and sexy crowd and a $20 all you can drink happy hour until 8pm. Just make sure there’s a designated driver in your group. This Friday the incredible Dave Hollister is live on stage – Friday, April 18, 6PM – 4AM at Club Vault, 2801 Greene Street Hollywood. Info: (786)-375-6166 Gen Adm $20, VIP $40.

Bell Bottoms and Afro Puffs in Weston

It’s a Flashback to the 70’s and 80’s when it was truly all about the music! Join Gordon Eric Knowles, all of his Lions and Kittens, and those who know what it’s really like to shake it down to the ground! Music by XCESS DJ’s Mark Swaby. Dress code Funky and Fabulous and no south beach parking drama. Free Parking and a hot new spot. See you there! FLASHBACK Saturday, April 19, 9PM – 3AM at Smoke on the Water, 1630 Bell Tower Lane, Weston. Admission: $15

Diggin’ in the Crates

Saturday is Record Store Day and for those who love the smell of a dusty basement, the feel of crumbling cardboard delicately protecting that beautifully shiny vinyl disk, and can sit Indian style reading liner notes for hours it is nirvana. There are almost a dozen (YES! There are that many left!) records stores in South Florida participating in the international day to celebrate the independent record store. One of the great highlights of the day is the exclusive Records Store Day ONLY xxclusives releases. Here’s a sample of just a few…

Big Mama Thornton Sassy Mama – Vanguard Records RSD Exclusive Release

Fans voted for this reissue at and A scorching 1975 live set from
Big Mama has been remastered from the original tapes by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering. Presented in ‘exact replica’ LP package.

Charles BradleyI Hope You Find the Good Life – Daptone Records RSD Exclusive Release

12″ of two tracks cut from the Victim of Love recording session/album

Sam CookeIsn’t That Good News – ABKCO Records RSD Exclusive Release

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014, Ain’t That Good News was the last studio album released in Sam Cooke’s lifetime and features his iconic recording “A Change Is Gonna Come,” which has become an anthem for civil rights plus the hit songs “Another Saturday Night,” “Ain’t That Good News,” and “Rome (Wasn’t Built In A Day).”

FishboneFishbone – Asbestos Records RSD Exclusive Release

Reissue of their classic first album available for the first time on LP in nearly 30 years and contains their hit singles UGLY, Party at Ground Zero, and Lyin Ass Bitch.

Donny Hathaway – Live At The Bitter End 1971Rhino Records RSD Exclusive Release
Live show recorded in 1971, the track “Everything is Everything” has never been released before on any format and is an exclusive track to this release. Numbered, limited edition.

The Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death Rhino Records – RSD Exclusive Release
Reissue of the 1997 second and final studio album from Notorious B.I.G. on triple, clear vinyl
and there’s soooo much more goodness! Go to Record Store to find a store near you and happy diggin’.



After all that diggin’ it’s time to celebrate ,and this Easter will be a holiday for MANY different reasons. Depending on yours, here’s a few events to spark your fancy…

The Revolution is being televised…

First he changed the game. Then he changed how we listed to it. Now Dr. Dre teams up with Puffy and Revolt TV to change how music is presented with the 24 hour Beats Music Marathon highlighting the star studded 2014 Grammy weekend concert that marked the start of the Revolt network. Check your cable listing for REVOLT TV.

This one’s for Da Kids…

Never let it be said homeboys don’t give back. One of the most benevolent of all the club promoters, SUGA D  and his partner SQUIDLY, are giving back and hosting a free Easter Egg Hunt. Music by Livesideradio Funk Bo the Lover, Sugar Hill GX, D&E ent, Mighty Heavy Funk, TWO FRESH, DJ cash and the Crunch Time DJs. All thanks to sponsors Niad Media, Alonzo Rodgers, GBGRAFIX & Concepts, SugaFest, SugaWorld, Smith Family Community Development LLC, Sumarrase Inc. Sunday, April 20, Venetian Gardens Park, 16300 NW 37 Place, Miami, 12PM. Info: (305) 378-9832; SUGA D (786) 486-0891; LIL Trav (786) 486-0891. Web Site:

Spring Affair…

Liv Alive Social Group hosts a bevy of parties for the Mature yet young at heart and their Sunday Soiree is one of the most popular. Partly for it’s Sunday happy hour and certainly the live music from the Live Poets Society band featuring R&B, neo-soul, and Hip-Hop from DJ Top Feeling. Sunday SoireeSunday April 20, 7 PM – 12AM, Martini Bar, 601 Silks Run, 2nd Floor, Hallandale Beach. RSVP: (786) 970-0685,



If you’re like me and love sampling new goodies, you’re gonna dig PINCHME. The 411 is

PINCHme ( It’s the FIRST product-sampling site that allows you to try a range of new or remixed consumer packaged goods that you use every day for free in exchange for your feedback. From food and home supplies to beauty and personal care, you can sample up to four products bi-weekly for free.

How PINCHme Works:
• Members sign-up and build their profile
• Members are offered a selection of leading products for free 
• Members can sample up to 1/3 of the products that are offered at a time (again, for free) 
• Once delivered, members simply provide feedback via a mini survey within 45 days 
• Members can share with others via social media.

So if you love a product, you can purchase it through the “Buy Now” feature, which takes you to retailers where the products are sold. Sounds great right? So I signed up, just received my first sample pack which was a coffee and an antacid. Haven’t needed to use the antacid yet but the coffee was great! Off to sample my second set now! To get the 411 on PINCHme check out the video: