Friday, June 29, 2012

Pharcyde touring NZ

The Pharcyde have announced a live show in Auckland for August 18 at The Studio, presales up now at iticket... the 20th anniversary tour.... Wellington show rumoured for Aug 17.

The lineup coming here according to the promoter will be Bootie Brown and Imani, with a possible third member coming also.

As you can see from this recent story in the LA Weekly, Fatlip and SlimKid3, ex members of The Pharcyde recently performed their former group's album Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde in it's entirety, but Bootie Brown and Imani were absent.

"...Last month, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Pharcyde's seminal album, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde, label Delicious Vinyl threw a huge party at the Roxy. The club was filled to capacity with fans eager to see the work performed in its entirety; it was so packed that even the show's publicist couldn't get in.

...While SlimKid3 (pronounced "Slim Kid Tre") and Fatlip performed, the other two original members critical to Bizarre Ride's creation — Imani and Bootie Brown — were noticeably absent. Turns out only the latter two, lesser-known, artists are legally allowed to use the Pharcyde handle, while the better-known ones (SlimKid and Fatlip) tiptoe around it."

ADDED: A different take on the Pharcyde, via

"Brown and Imani continued the Pharcyde Ride, having their attorneys look into their former record label’s accounting, as they felt they were never properly compensated for their works while on the label, which included never receiving any royalties for any of their recordings. They informed Tré of their plans to pursue this venture, asking for him to go in with them on it so they could all reap the benefits of whatever was being held back. According to them, Tré did the opposite, and reported their plans to Mike Ross and Delicious Vinyl.

While the end result of these actions is that that royalties are now indeed being paid, Imani and Brown believe the label being tipped off prevented them from obtaining everything they are rightfully owed...."

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