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Week in Review

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Larry, Paul, Issac, Reggie & Eddie. These principals from JAMS put together a great concert at the @nysfair2017 on Saturday night. The stage was Empire Experience stage was in a remote location, but the sound was great (big up to the engineers) and the @steve_arrington set was maybe the best show we saw all summer. Even a rain shower couldn't quench the fire the Minister of Funk (and voice of Slave) created on that far western part of the fairgrounds. The sound carried up to the parking lot near gate four ("slide, slide"). We heard someone say the bass was a touch loud, but that is never true in a funk universe. Our wish list goes goes something like this: 1) We hope Steve's band gets their lost luggage before the next gig; 2) JAMS needs to bring @parliamentfunkadelic or @mazefeaturingfrankiebeverly to the fair next year, and 3) that stage need to be closer to a gate. #thingstodoinsyracuse #bestshowofthesummer #bestofthefair #jamsfunkfest2017 #siberianstage #verygoodsoundquality #mtrushmoreofcusemusic #summermusicfestivals #justatouchofthefunkallthetimekeepsmehighallthetime #thegreatnewyorkstatefair #alilraincantstopthestank @mr.leepaul15

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Week in Review

Sunday, August 6th, 2017
The Blacklights were the featured act at the opening of Jazz in the City this week (along with Will Holton). Eddie Brown and his band have been the go-to group for the Dunk-n-Bright location for years.

The Blacklites were the featured act at the opening of Jazz in the City this week (along with Will Holton). Eddie Brown and his band have been the go-to group for the Dunk & Bright location for years.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Blacklites Eddie Brown at Jazz in the City (circa 2011).

Eddie Brown at Jazz in the City (circa 2011).

Park Chops

Friday, August 7th, 2015
Eddie Wall Street Brown

Eddie Wall Street Brown and the Blacklites raised the Roof at Kirk Park last night.

There are a whole lot of funky bands in Syracuse who perform at various venues during the summer, but we wonder if any of them have as much fun as The Blacklites. It’s hard to think of Jazz in the City on the Southside, whether at Dunk & Bright, Kirk Park, or any venue in the neighborhood without thinking of the Blacklites.

The group is celebrating over 40 years of musical brotherhood.

Jammin on the One

Jammin on the One and representing their part of town.

Behind the Music

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
The Blacklites' Emanual Atkins reads a proclaimation from the band to Professor Rick Wright, the on-air personality from 620AM.

The Blacklites’ Emanual Atkins reads a proclamation from the band to Professor Rick Wright, the on-air personality from 620AM.

In Case You Missed It

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Eddie "Wall St" Brown catches up with before the Urban Coalition set

Wall Street meets the Trib: Eddie Brown of the Blacklites catches up with Duane Tribune before the Urban Coalition set on Saturday afternoon.

Here are some miscellaneous shots from behind the scenes of the events last weekend in Downtown Syracuse.
Bass on Bass: Phresh Makene meets with Gerald Veasley backstage

Bass on Bass: Phresh Makhene meets with Gerald Veasley backstage

 

Garment District for a Day: Frankie & Faye closes up for the day on Montgomery Street for the Arts & Craft Festival.

Temporary Garment District: The Frankie & Faye booth closes up for the day on Montgomery Street for the Arts & Craft Festival.

Behind the scenes: Joanne Shenandoah and her sisters play on stage in Hanover Square

Behind the scenes: Joanne Shenandoah and singers on stage in Hanover Square.

Pop star Jana signs autographs and meets fans after her concert in Hanover Square.

Pop star Jana Mashonee signs autographs and meets fans after her concert in Hanover Square.

Unsung

Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Eddie "Wall St" Brown dances during a set at the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival on Friday night.

Eddie “Wall St” Brown dances during a set at the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival on Friday night.

The Black Lites are celebrating 40 years in the music business this year. Their story is familiar to Syracuse residents, but many outside the area do not know that the group recorded a song with New England Producer Maurice Starr that later became a hit for New Edition.  They never signed with Starr due to a previous contract obligation.

 

For a more detailed history of the group,  read this story.
James Patterson, lead vocalist

James Patterson, cialis lead vocalist

Eddie Wall Street gives some dap to horn player Dave Frateschi

Eddie gives some love to horn player Dave Frateschi

The group played the main stage at this year’s Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival and will also appear at the Jazz in the City Series coming up soon. To see photos of the Black Lites from their reunion, click here.
Fans, including Sen. John DeFransicso, give applaud the Black Lites

Fans, including Sen. John DeFransicso, give applaud the Black Lites

Guitarist Emanual Atkins makes it funky

Guitarist Emmanuel Atkins makes it funky

Jerry Patterson, lead vocals

Jerry Patterson, lead vocals