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ANDY ALLO LISTENING PARTY, SUN, 9/23 @ CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES W/SPECIAL GUESTS NEW POWER GENERATION BAND

Also posted at LiveNation's site:

http://bit.ly/QA7Vhb

For Livenation tix Onsale to General Public

Start: Tue, 09/18/12 05:00 PM CDT

http://www.houseofblues.c...ntid=77265

Andy Allo Listening Party with Special Guests New Power Generation Band.

Andy Allo Listening Party with Special Guests New Power Generation Band.

Buy Andy Allo Listening Party with Special Guests New Power Generation Band. concert tickets for the show at House of Blues Chicago

Sunday 09/23/2012
Doors: 07:00 PM
Show: 08:00 PM
Price: $35.00 - General Admission
Ages: 21+

House of Blues Chicago
329 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 923-2000
Driving Directions

Headlining Artist:
Andy Allo

Additional Info:
• tickets subject to all applicable facility fees and service charges
• applicable fees and charges apply to all ticket sales
• NO REFUNDS / EXCHANGES / CANCELLATION

This is the HOB's seating chart shown on LiveNation, not sure if it will be the same for the 23rd and afterjam on the 24th:

Nice looking venue

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Reply #1 posted 09/19/12 12:41am

Emancipation89

Yeah I got an email about this just today - I had been checking Andy's fb page & house of blues website and I thought there was nothing going on this Sunday sad It would've been really nice if they had announced this a bit earlier. Can't believe I'm gonna have to miss this T___T

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Reply #2 posted 09/19/12 7:17am

Genesia

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I won't be in Chicago yet. shrug

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #3 posted 09/19/12 8:45am

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This is a re-post from the other thread in the Concerts" forum:

My friends and I just got our tix. For $35 I'm not holding out for a significant Prince presence at this show. He'll be in the audience...may get up and play guitar on a couple of songs. But, HOB is also available the 24th, 25th and 26th, so we still may get a real Prince aftershow. I'm excited about Andy's show. I'm sure the live music will be good.

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Reply #4 posted 09/19/12 7:20pm

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Meh....I'm flyin in2 Chi-town that day, but I think I'm gonna pass.... bored2

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Reply #5 posted 09/20/12 10:28am

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A good chance Prince will be there. You all will be there. I know you all..lol

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Reply #6 posted 09/20/12 12:56pm

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Uh-oh...there's not much excitement about this at all, is there? Only 5 comments thus far and no mention of this in the Chicago media outlets...I guess I'll see on Sunday and report back.

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Reply #7 posted 09/20/12 2:54pm

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PurpleChi said:

Uh-oh...there's not much excitement about this at all, is there? Only 5 comments thus far and no mention of this in the Chicago media outlets...I guess I'll see on Sunday and report back.

move it to atlanta! wooooooooo!..... biggrin

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Reply #8 posted 09/20/12 4:35pm

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Here's an article Andy posted on her Twitter page, from CentricTV's Soul Sessions 'Twitter page. Just basically the same comments like in the Afrobella interview, but nothing about the status of whether the album will actually drop today. shrug

Prince’s Protégé Andy Allo Is A Superconductor Of Energy At Album Listening Party

Published by Danica Daniel on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 11:17 am.

Before she embarks on another tour with Prince, Cameroonian-born and raised singer-songwriter Andy Allo held an album listening party on September 18th in Hollywood, California in anticipation of her new album “Superconductor.”

Considered one of the most exciting new artists on the scene, Allo has been a backup singer and guitarist in Prince’s band “The New Power Generation” since 2011. “Touring with Prince & The NPG has been a challenging and rewarding experience and Superconductor is a work of art that encapsulates the journey thus far.”

Now Prince is putting his all his purple power behind his new musical-BFF. Not only did Prince serve as an Executive-Producer on “Superconductor,” he also co-wrote three tracks on the soulful album: “Superconductor,” The Calm” and “Gone” (Allo penned six tracks on her own).

Prince will debut Allo live at his “Welcome 2 Chicago” after-jam at the House of Blues in Chicago on September 24th. “As soon as we felt Andy Allo’s energetic presence on tour with our band,” says Prince, “we knew she’d be leading her own revolution soon!”

“Superconductor,” Allo’s sophomore album, will be released by The New Power Generation via Prince’s NPG Records on September 20th.

[Edited 9/20/12 16:40pm]

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Reply #9 posted 09/20/12 6:18pm

Zannaloaf

2elijah said:

Here's an article Andy posted on her Twitter page, from CentricTV's Soul Sessions 'Twitter page. Just basically the same comments like in the Afrobella interview, but nothing about the status of whether the album will actually drop today. shrug

Prince’s Protégé Andy Allo Is A Superconductor Of Energy At Album Listening Party

Published by Danica Daniel on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 11:17 am.

Before she embarks on another tour with Prince, Cameroonian-born and raised singer-songwriter Andy Allo held an album listening party on September 18th in Hollywood, California in anticipation of her new album “Superconductor.”

Considered one of the most exciting new artists on the scene, Allo has been a backup singer and guitarist in Prince’s band “The New Power Generation” since 2011. “Touring with Prince & The NPG has been a challenging and rewarding experience and Superconductor is a work of art that encapsulates the journey thus far.”

Now Prince is putting his all his purple power behind his new musical-BFF. Not only did Prince serve as an Executive-Producer on “Superconductor,” he also co-wrote three tracks on the soulful album: “Superconductor,” The Calm” and “Gone” (Allo penned six tracks on her own).

Prince will debut Allo live at his “Welcome 2 Chicago” after-jam at the House of Blues in Chicago on September 24th. “As soon as we felt Andy Allo’s energetic presence on tour with our band,” says Prince, “we knew she’d be leading her own revolution soon!”

“Superconductor,” Allo’s sophomore album, will be released by The New Power Generation via Prince’s NPG Records on September 20th.

[Edited 9/20/12 16:40pm]

ilike that album cover to the left- way better than the other one.

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Reply #10 posted 09/20/12 6:38pm

2elijah

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Zannaloaf said:

2elijah said:

Here's an article Andy posted on her Twitter page, from CentricTV's Soul Sessions 'Twitter page. Just basically the same comments like in the Afrobella interview, but nothing about the status of whether the album will actually drop today. shrug

Prince’s Protégé Andy Allo Is A Superconductor Of Energy At Album Listening Party

Published by Danica Daniel on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 11:17 am.

Before she embarks on another tour with Prince, Cameroonian-born and raised singer-songwriter Andy Allo held an album listening party on September 18th in Hollywood, California in anticipation of her new album “Superconductor.”

Considered one of the most exciting new artists on the scene, Allo has been a backup singer and guitarist in Prince’s band “The New Power Generation” since 2011. “Touring with Prince & The NPG has been a challenging and rewarding experience and Superconductor is a work of art that encapsulates the journey thus far.”

Now Prince is putting his all his purple power behind his new musical-BFF. Not only did Prince serve as an Executive-Producer on “Superconductor,” he also co-wrote three tracks on the soulful album: “Superconductor,” The Calm” and “Gone” (Allo penned six tracks on her own).

Prince will debut Allo live at his “Welcome 2 Chicago” after-jam at the House of Blues in Chicago on September 24th. “As soon as we felt Andy Allo’s energetic presence on tour with our band,” says Prince, “we knew she’d be leading her own revolution soon!”

“Superconductor,” Allo’s sophomore album, will be released by The New Power Generation via Prince’s NPG Records on September 20th.

[Edited 9/20/12 16:40pm]

ilike that album cover to the left- way better than the other one.

That's what some other orgers said on the other thread. The jacket is nice,and has a Beatles (Sgt. Pepper), Jimi, Prince, MJ flavor to it.

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Reply #11 posted 09/20/12 8:37pm

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^^^I agree. That's a great alternate cover. That was styled well. I guess her album will be for sale in Chicago. I don't know what happened to the release today. It will be interesting to hear the songs live before ever hearing the cd.

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Reply #12 posted 09/20/12 10:13pm

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only 11 replies not a lot of interest?

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Reply #13 posted 09/21/12 11:58am

PurpleChi

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I'm actually a little annoyed now that Prince is doing the 3 aftershows. We tried to sell our Andy tix back but because we the show is less than a week away, we can't get a refund. Thus, I am only doing Prince's aftershow on Wednesday. That Princey is a smart one!

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Reply #14 posted 09/21/12 5:03pm

PEJ

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NICE! Can't wait to hear this show wink

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Reply #15 posted 09/23/12 9:55pm

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Reply #16 posted 09/23/12 11:20pm

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Attended this listening party tonight and I have to say that I'm thoroughly disappointed. Note to Prince, it is not cool to disrespect the time of your loyal fans as you did tonight. It's very inexcusable to make people wait 2.5 hours past the time specified for the show to begin for your latest fixation to come out and introduce the songs that she will play from her CD rather than perform them. It was highly insulting. Some people who arrived before 6:00p, had to wait much longer. It was also disgusting that we were made to wait outside in the cold when it was clearly not a soldout show. Andy Allo performed one song; "People Pleaser" with the NPG band and then the band played four more random songs. Although it would have been nice to see Prince perform, the show we received would have been marginally acceptable had it ocurred 2.5 hours earlier. Again, this is totally inexcusable. So many people left upset and thoroughly frustrated by this event.

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Reply #17 posted 09/23/12 11:27pm

peri1025

So sorry it was a bust...I read on twitter that P was definitely in the building and I thought he would at least play on People Pleaser.

How was the CD overall and the performance?

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Reply #18 posted 09/23/12 11:51pm

airbak

peri1025 said:

So sorry it was a bust...I read on twitter that P was definitely in the building and I thought he would at least play on People Pleaser.



How was the CD overall and the performance?



The CD was just okay to me. I liked a few songs, but since I was so tired and frustrated with standing and waiting for 2.5 hours, it most likely played a part in how much I liked the CD.
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Reply #19 posted 09/24/12 12:15am

timmie

most importantly - was she hot?

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Reply #20 posted 09/24/12 12:40am

serpan99

Did they sell the cd?

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Reply #21 posted 09/24/12 1:04am

bellanoche

I must say that this is the most disappointed I have ever been following a Prince-related event. Unlike some, I initially had no hope of seeing Prince at this performance - and that was fine. I knew that I paid $35+$12 in convenience fees for a CD listening party for Andy Allo with special guests the New Power Generation Band. However, when all was said and done I felt extremely unappreciated and taken advantage of. I felt that I wasted more than four hours of my life and ruined what could have been an otherwise enjoyable Sunday night. The only thing that could have salvaged part of the night would have been a performance by Prince.

The problems

Someone needs to inform Prince of how a listening party works, especially one for what is basically a new artist. Yes, this is Ms. Allo's second album but how many people have heard let alone purchased her first? She is a relative unknown outside of the Prince fanbase. Tonight, some of Prince’s hardcore fans showed their support for an artist that he is pushing and he couldn’t have cared less about us.

Seriously, how many new artists wait until 3 and 1/2 hours after the door time on the ticket to appear at their own listening party?

Andy Allo appeared on stage at approximately 10:30 p.m. despite the door time on the tickets being listed as 7 p.m. and the showtime being listed as 8 p.m. I know that concerts sometimes start late, but seriously - she came on 2 and 1/2 hours after the scheduled showtime. I don't remember ever waiting that long for Prince.

Even when he is unbelievably late, Prince usually makes up for it with a killer performance. Ms. Allo showed up, announced that she was going to play her CD and come out to talk to us every now and then. The CD then began playing through the sound system as the audience stood listening in the dark - literally and figuratively. She barely intro'ed the songs, nor said anything about what they were about or who wrote them, etc.

After the CD finished playing in its entirety, the NPG came out and she sang ONE song live with the band - People Pleaser. That was it. She then said, "See you tomorrow night for the full show."

Really? If this was any indication of what the “Purple After Jams” will be like, I am really going to regret the 3-day pass that I bought.

I do not know how much more completely inconsiderate of the audience's time Prince and Andy Allo could have been. It was a Sunday night. Many people had to work in the morning. We paid for a listening party and performance that was supposed to begin at 8 p.m. and this is what we got?

Allo didn't apologize for the wait. Nor did she try to ingratiate herself to the audience with any real sense of gratitude or humility. Instead, she came out as if she were Prince. It is inexcusable for him to make fans wait as if our time means nothing. But Andy Allo? Are you kidding me?

Although there were probably only a few hundred people in attendance, we had to wait outside in the cold until about 8:45 p.m. when they finally started to let us enter the venue. What happened to doors at 7 p.m.?

Next, people stood for another 90 minutes and listened to a DJ play a really nice mix of Prince songs and random R&B and Pop hits from the 1970s-1990's until Andy finally came out. Why couldn't her CD have played during this time? This was supposed to be a “listening party” after all. Again, why the long wait? Was Ms. Allo still asleep at the hotel? Was she having dinner? Did she know that people were waiting for her? The long wait was completely inexcusable to me.

When she finally arrived, she played her CD for about an hour. During which she would just leave the stage for two or three songs at a time, and the CD only has about 9 or 10 tracks. Then around 11:30 the NPG came out and she joined them for People Pleaser. Afterward, the NPG did four random cover songs, which included Luther's "Never Too Much," Stevie's "Superstition" and E.U.'s "Da Butt." And that was it. THAT. WAS. IT.

The [somewhat] positives

Andy Allo's CD isn't bad. There were a few songs that were cool. However, given the length of time it took to hear it and the setting, it didn't go over well with any of the people I talked to. Most of them called it boring and were complaining about the wait. There were even some faint boos when the night was officially over.

The band is tight and sounded good, though the sax and guitar solos were a bit overdone. The bass player was putting it down. I prefer him to Ida.

Andy is a pretty girl with some stage presence, though she is becoming more and more a Prince mime. Her mannerisms mimic his in the way that Sheila did when she first came out as a solo artist under his tutelage. However, it is clear that Andy is not naturally funky.

Andy's fro, dress and boots were fierce, though she needs to toss that Parade-era hat.

The DJ’s choice of Prince songs was great because it was not limited to the standards. He played Hide the Bone, Sexual Suicide, Dirty Mind, Good Life, Freaks on this Side, 319 and other lesser-knowns.

I arrived at 8 p.m. so I only wasted about 4.5 hours of my time.

[Edited 9/24/12 1:18am]

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Reply #22 posted 09/24/12 1:05am

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airbak said:

Attended this listening party tonight and I have to say that I'm thoroughly disappointed. Note to Prince, it is not cool to disrespect the time of your loyal fans as you did tonight. It's very inexcusable to make people wait 2.5 hours past the time specified for the show to begin for your latest fixation to come out and introduce the songs that she will play from her CD rather than perform them. It was highly insulting. Some people who arrived before 6:00p, had to wait much longer. It was also disgusting that we were made to wait outside in the cold when it was clearly not a soldout show. Andy Allo performed one song; "People Pleaser" with the NPG band and then the band played four more random songs. Although it would have been nice to see Prince perform, the show we received would have been marginally acceptable had it ocurred 2.5 hours earlier. Again, this is totally inexcusable. So many people left upset and thoroughly frustrated by this event.

that's too bad indeed .. hopefully the othet HOB shows will be real music by real musicians

http://www.drfunkenberry.com/2012/09/24/exclusive-rehearsal-jam-prince-the-npg-old-friends-4-sale-listen-now/#

[Edited 9/24/12 1:06am]

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Reply #23 posted 09/24/12 1:05am

bellanoche

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Did they sell the cd?

No, they didn't sell the CD. They sold the tee shirt instead. lol

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Reply #24 posted 09/24/12 1:09am

bellanoche

xenophobia2002 said:

airbak said:

Attended this listening party tonight and I have to say that I'm thoroughly disappointed. Note to Prince, it is not cool to disrespect the time of your loyal fans as you did tonight. It's very inexcusable to make people wait 2.5 hours past the time specified for the show to begin for your latest fixation to come out and introduce the songs that she will play from her CD rather than perform them. It was highly insulting. Some people who arrived before 6:00p, had to wait much longer. It was also disgusting that we were made to wait outside in the cold when it was clearly not a soldout show. Andy Allo performed one song; "People Pleaser" with the NPG band and then the band played four more random songs. Although it would have been nice to see Prince perform, the show we received would have been marginally acceptable had it ocurred 2.5 hours earlier. Again, this is totally inexcusable. So many people left upset and thoroughly frustrated by this event.

LISTENING PARTY ........ no more no less

DOORS 7 p.m., SHOW 8 p.m. ...... Andy came out at 10:30 p.m. and allowed us to LISTEN to her CD. That is much less!

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Reply #25 posted 09/24/12 1:13am

serpan99

bellanoche said:

serpan99 said:

Did they sell the cd?

No, they didn't sell the CD. They sold the tee shirt instead. lol

LOL! And which one did they like best? razz

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Reply #26 posted 09/24/12 1:22am

bellanoche

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bellanoche said:

No, they didn't sell the CD. They sold the tee shirt instead. lol

LOL! And which one did they like best? razz

They didn't have either of these. It was the album cover art with the name/logo triangle circle, and it had Superconductor on the back. She threw some out into the audience. Maybe someone can post a pic.

[Edited 9/24/12 1:23am]

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Reply #27 posted 09/24/12 1:33am

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Wow, 2.5 hours late is really poor form, perhaps she wasn't feeling well?But still I would have expected a lot of talk about the songs on her album and even perhaps a comparison to her first.
Perhaps she just didn't want to talk about Prince and influence on the album etc?
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Reply #28 posted 09/24/12 3:26am

peri1025

Again so so sorry for the delay....I'm sure she took advice from P who loves keeping this ere of mystery and showing up late.

Did it seem as though the songs were all about her life with P/love for him etc. as on Bria's cd? Was it mostly slow songs or a mix of tunes?

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Reply #29 posted 09/24/12 3:40am

Zannaloaf

bellanoche said:

I must say that this is the most disappointed I have ever been following a Prince-related event. Unlike some, I initially had no hope of seeing Prince at this performance - and that was fine. I knew that I paid $35+$12 in convenience fees for a CD listening party for Andy Allo with special guests the New Power Generation Band. However, when all was said and done I felt extremely unappreciated and taken advantage of. I felt that I wasted more than four hours of my life and ruined what could have been an otherwise enjoyable Sunday night. The only thing that could have salvaged part of the night would have been a performance by Prince.

The problems

Someone needs to inform Prince of how a listening party works, especially one for what is basically a new artist. Yes, this is Ms. Allo's second album but how many people have heard let alone purchased her first? She is a relative unknown outside of the Prince fanbase. Tonight, some of Prince’s hardcore fans showed their support for an artist that he is pushing and he couldn’t have cared less about us.

Seriously, how many new artists wait until 3 and 1/2 hours after the door time on the ticket to appear at their own listening party?

Andy Allo appeared on stage at approximately 10:30 p.m. despite the door time on the tickets being listed as 7 p.m. and the showtime being listed as 8 p.m. I know that concerts sometimes start late, but seriously - she came on 2 and 1/2 hours after the scheduled showtime. I don't remember ever waiting that long for Prince.

Even when he is unbelievably late, Prince usually makes up for it with a killer performance. Ms. Allo showed up, announced that she was going to play her CD and come out to talk to us every now and then. The CD then began playing through the sound system as the audience stood listening in the dark - literally and figuratively. She barely intro'ed the songs, nor said anything about what they were about or who wrote them, etc.

After the CD finished playing in its entirety, the NPG came out and she sang ONE song live with the band - People Pleaser. That was it. She then said, "See you tomorrow night for the full show."

Really? If this was any indication of what the “Purple After Jams” will be like, I am really going to regret the 3-day pass that I bought.

I do not know how much more completely inconsiderate of the audience's time Prince and Andy Allo could have been. It was a Sunday night. Many people had to work in the morning. We paid for a listening party and performance that was supposed to begin at 8 p.m. and this is what we got?

Allo didn't apologize for the wait. Nor did she try to ingratiate herself to the audience with any real sense of gratitude or humility. Instead, she came out as if she were Prince. It is inexcusable for him to make fans wait as if our time means nothing. But Andy Allo? Are you kidding me?

Although there were probably only a few hundred people in attendance, we had to wait outside in the cold until about 8:45 p.m. when they finally started to let us enter the venue. What happened to doors at 7 p.m.?

Next, people stood for another 90 minutes and listened to a DJ play a really nice mix of Prince songs and random R&B and Pop hits from the 1970s-1990's until Andy finally came out. Why couldn't her CD have played during this time? This was supposed to be a “listening party” after all. Again, why the long wait? Was Ms. Allo still asleep at the hotel? Was she having dinner? Did she know that people were waiting for her? The long wait was completely inexcusable to me.

When she finally arrived, she played her CD for about an hour. During which she would just leave the stage for two or three songs at a time, and the CD only has about 9 or 10 tracks. Then around 11:30 the NPG came out and she joined them for People Pleaser. Afterward, the NPG did four random cover songs, which included Luther's "Never Too Much," Stevie's "Superstition" and E.U.'s "Da Butt." And that was it. THAT. WAS. IT.

The [somewhat] positives

Andy Allo's CD isn't bad. There were a few songs that were cool. However, given the length of time it took to hear it and the setting, it didn't go over well with any of the people I talked to. Most of them called it boring and were complaining about the wait. There were even some faint boos when the night was officially over.

The band is tight and sounded good, though the sax and guitar solos were a bit overdone. The bass player was putting it down. I prefer him to Ida.

Andy is a pretty girl with some stage presence, though she is becoming more and more a Prince mime. Her mannerisms mimic his in the way that Sheila did when she first came out as a solo artist under his tutelage. However, it is clear that Andy is not naturally funky.

Andy's fro, dress and boots were fierce, though she needs to toss that Parade-era hat.

The DJ’s choice of Prince songs was great because it was not limited to the standards. He played Hide the Bone, Sexual Suicide, Dirty Mind, Good Life, Freaks on this Side, 319 and other lesser-knowns.

I arrived at 8 p.m. so I only wasted about 4.5 hours of my time.

[Edited 9/24/12 1:18am]

pathetic. That's how you sink a career real fast. Especailly if the product does't deliver. SAd to hear she has been Prince-ized. I liked her first cd a bit. I'll still give it a shot, but someone needs a marketing person to slap some sense into Andy. Even if she gets distribution she needs to sell her record.

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