Friday, August 29, 2014

Let's Listen to Prince and Michael Jackson Mixtapes

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM

In this week's Soundbites, I mentioned tonight's Michael Jackson vs. Prince show at the Flycatcher:

The Flycatcher is having an "official grand opening party" on Friday, Aug. 29 (a little late, but sure, OK) and for the occasion Dan Hernandez and the Keep Tucson Party posse are revisiting their Prince vs. Michael Jackson musical showdown, with a bunch of local musicians assembling Voltron-style to recreate the hits of these pop/R&B icons. Plus, the Facebook event page promises door prizes and drink specials, so for $5, you can enjoy a somewhat one-of-a-kind event, get some cheap drinks and possibly win something. A win/win, I say. The show kicks off at 9 p.m., with a costume contest at midnight. More info at facebook.com/events/1490586751181757.

To get psyched for today's show, why not spend the afternoon listening to recent mixtapes celebrating the Gloved One and the Purple One's extensive catalog. DJ Jaycee's Love Like the KING mix focuses mostly on Michael Jackson's hits, but does so in a really clever listenable way; while Dave Wrangler's Purple Life turns up a few Prince songs that I had forgotten about, but immediately added to my iPhone.

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