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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Eye C U: Eyebar Edition

Fellas, is it ever really OK to have an almost empty bottle of NUVO in ur hand? Hey I'm just saying....

Nick Young and Andray Blatche of the Wizards. I swear I better not see their *sses in the club during basketball season.

Why do I look at this picture and laugh? It's like Andray is hugging his

Hey Raheem!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Howard Homecoming Takeover!

What makes Howard Homecoming so great? Well it actually lives up to all the hype! Your list of places to be below!

Crampton Auditorium - Comedy Show..7-9pm 20$ for students, 25$ General Admission.. performances by B Phlat, Big Sean Larkins, Gary Owens, and Lil Duval...get your tickets HERE!

Policy Lounge - So Tuesday night at Policy is always a must go! Get there tonight and catch big head Omarion in the building. He really got a jug head..yall catch the flyer with that dome piece? lol

Eyebar - the kickoff starts tonight FREE admission all night! My Fav DJ's Alizay, Analyze, and Gifted Son spinning all nite. Free Belvedere from 9:30 - 11pm. I suggest you get there after 12..that when the party starts!

Lotus - Free all RSVP (yay) ...Ciroc open bar 10-11pm..sushi happy hour from 6-10pm Pink & Blue- $5 Ciroc & Nuvo Drink Specials..not bad guys!

Reserve Lounge - Free Admission all night...they usually encourage people to get their grown and sexy on. Hint Hint..not the place u wanna be if you trying to get it in. Upscale attire is highly Make sure u RSVP to

Josephines - This is the place you want to be if you want to be seen! It's gonna be crackin..just RSVP to Oh and celebs are always spotted in the spot.

Crampton Auditorium - can't miss HU's fashion show..this year the theme is Ballad of the Bizarre..get ur tickets HERE! 20$ for students, 25$ for General Admission

The Park - Last week Idris Elba was there..this week Triple Crown is hosting? IDK..but its free b4 10pm if you RSVP to ...Hennessy Black happy hour from 6-8pm, dinner 5 - till 2am.

Shadowroom - LANCE GROSS...LANCE GROSS...LANCE GROSS..did you see my previous post? RSVP is mandatory people!! So email the boys at

Main Yard - Yard Fest! FREE It's always celebrity filled just get there! Noon to be exact.

K Street Lounge - Ladies Free all night but you gotta text the word MARKSPAIN to 41411..oh and wear ur comfortable shoes the floor is pure CONCRETE! I forgot to mention FREE premium drinks until midnight.

Lux Lounge - Special performance by Kid Cudi! DJ SNS on the 1's and 2' bar 9 -10pm. I can't stress this enough..get there early! Rocawear is sponsoring the you never know what other celebs will be in attendance. Purchase tickets HERE!

Love - Drake, Wale, and Willis McGahee will all be in attendance. Damn, damn, damn! It's gonna be packed. Hey Wale will Solange be in attendance with u? Purchase tickets HERE.

The Park - Common and Russ Parr hosts...I wonder what kind of crowd it will be? Especially on a The Park has been a little weak lately. I'm thinking Howard Homecoming will bring out a crowd. Tickets HERE!

City Musuem - Party it up with the Usual Suspectz..I'm thinking for happy hour only? Doors open at 6..and its free b4 7pm if you RSVP to ...complimentary hors d'ouvres and drinks!

La Carbornara - Never heard of this place..take a chance on it if u want. 1926 9th Street NW. Ladies free b4 11pm with RSVP to

DC Armory - STEP SHOW! I love these..and I love seeing the Kappas twirl their canes *wink* All tickets 30$ kind of steep but get'em here. Show starts at 7 and ends at 10pm.

Ozio - Yall know how I feel about this place. But they have some good drink specials :) 5$ martinis, 3$ beers, 5$ Cherry vodka (Ciroc) and red bull <--not sure how that might taste. Discounted admission till 12 (what?) with RSVP to

Station 9 - I'm prediciting a lot of young kids will be there...the ALUM will be elsewhere lol. Party from 9 - 2:30am! It's also my favorite DJ's official bday party. Although he's had like 5 already..happy belated birthday DJ Alizay!

Layla Lounge - where most ALUM will performance by the Clipse...Willis McGahee of the Baltimore Ravens will be celebrating his bday! 2 for 1 Nuvo bottles..there will be an extended tent from Layla Lounge for more u know its gonna be poppin! Purchase tickets HERE!

The Park - Lance Gross, Brian McKnight and Terrence J will be in the building..that's a whole lot of man candy going around!

City Musuem - get there after 9pm enjoy free hors d'ouvres till 10pm. Gilbert Arenas, The Dream, Santana Moss, and Ray J will be in the buidling. Oxgen bar and Hookah bar on deck..POW! Puchase your tickets at

Ibizia - I always wondered what's the correct pronounciation is..eye biza or e-biza..whatever. Get there and don't miss the Cirocnation event with F A B O L O U S, Tigger, and Terrence J! Get ur tickets HERE! Shout out to JayJack ..thanks for reminding me to add this!

Love - ahhhh Trey Songz..he so doesn't do it for Purchase ur tickets HERE to check out the R&B sensation.

Josephines - I thought there was no more Josephines on Sunday after the big fight? Anyways..Big Tigger hosts..with models Rosa Acosta and Tammy Torres...doors open at 9pm! Dress to impress..oh and u can catch my Giants beat up on the Cardinals!

Lima Lounge - Catch Willis McGahee and Antwan Barnes celebrating their bday here..I'm pretty sure some other Ravens will be in attendance. Purchase tickets HERE!

~Guys this is just some of the parties..check back for updates.

A little Something to MOISTEN your screen!

Oh yes! Need I say more? Ladies make your way down to Shadowroom this Thursday! Eva you better lock your man up! With pics like that circulating around..I'm sure some ladies are gonna try to snatch that azz up! better plot to get to SHADOWROOM early..oh and make sure to RSVP!

Hands down...Lance Gross is one of the finest men I've seen in a looooonnnnnnggggg time! ~EyeSPyZ

Monday, October 19, 2009

B*tches, Brawls, and Busted Windows!!!

What THEE hell happened at Tuscana West this past Saturday?? I heard there was a serious fight! A chick got punched in the face...people were looting....stealing bottles....and throwing chairs into windows?????? Were any of my readers there? Please comment if you were! Nevertheless Antwan Jamison was in the building! I wonder if he left before the big brawl! comment lol!

Oh Antwan why do you always look like a deer caught in the headlights? Was the flash too bright? LOL

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What separates a good party from a great one?

The way I look at a successful or good party is positive press and celebrity turnout. That's why EyeSPyZ is here to give you the rundown on what's going on in the city tonight!

Lets start with Reserve Lounge (1426 L St NW). If you missed the grand opening don't fret. Another Wednesday is here to checkout DC's newest venue. Reserve is a tri-level lounge with mahogony hard wood floors and soft accent lighting. The ambiance is that of an old castle. If you are looking for a more chill, intimate venue this is your spot. Make your way there tonight to enjoy 5$ cocktails and a live band from 7-10pm. Did I mention it's free all night for guys and gals? Just make sure to RSVP at the If you're not in the mood for cocktails in an atractive setting make your way to Josephines (1008 Vermont Ave.) At Josephines you will find much more than the setting attractive. The promoters, the hosts, and the celebs that make an apperance are all easy on my eyes! Speaking of celebs Mario, Oguchi Onyewu, and Laron Landry will all be making an appearance. At Josephines the party is merely the climax! Just prepare yourself for the inevitable hangover. Get on the list ( for this party and get there early. I wouldn't want my readers stuck outside in the cold. Ahhhh cold weather..makes me remember the boys from Making the Band walking for Cheesecake and singing outside in the freezing cold for 12 hours. Well you can rest assured that the boys of Day 26 will be warm inside of Stir Lounge (705 G street, NW) tonight. I wonder if they will get on the mic tonight and sing something a capella? If they do, I'm sure it will be strictly for the ladies. Oh and it's also free for the ladies before 11 if you RSVP to Whatever you do tonight have fun! Just remember this: Clubbing Friday and Saturday is for amateurs. Try Sunday - Thursday for a real scene.

Happy Humday,


Chopper - Isn't Ur Rap Career Non-Existant?

OMG yall remember Chopper from Making the Band? He had the nerve to be poppin bottles at Lotus last night!

You look like a BUM!

He had the nerve to have on a fur coat..SMH!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Maxwell’s Black Summer’s Night Tour: Mr. “Prit-Tay Wangs” & Friends

EyeSPyZ: Ladies & Gentlemen the guest blogging series continues! You're in for a treat with the below read! *Shoutout to my fellow blogger LiliSheree for this! If you like this post..make sure you check out her others at Love Li Daze*

I like to think of Maxwell’s current album, Black Summer’s Night, as an aged bottle of wine. Fermented for a time such as this and finally cracked open for the celebration. What’s the occasion, you ask? The re-emergence of real soul music and an A-1 class act show crafted to visually compliment what your ears have the privilege to hear. Not only was I afforded the opportunity to purchase a copy of Maxwell’s latest album after an eight-year hiatus, I was also blessed with admittance to his concert experience. I use the word, experience, very loosely because the melodic pleasure coming from Mr. “Prit-Tay Wangs” (as I like to call him), band and back-up vocalists was only one aspect of the concert.

Let me start by adding my disclaimer: I never drank the Maxwell-is-a-sex-symbol kool aid, nor have I purchased any of his albums in the past. I have always been a fan of his radio cuts and was never in dislike of him. Prior to his sabbatical, I was still in high school and couldn’t appreciate “grown folks music”. Yes, I have always thought of him as a handsome and attractive man. Before you assume that I’m another regular, panty-throwin’ housewife, allow me to assure you that this review isn’t based on a previous bias. You can smirk and say “yeah right” under your breath all you want to, but it’s the truth. Bueno!

It saddened me that my friend and I were a little “tardy for the party” and found our seats on Chrisette Michele’s last song, Fragile, from her sophomore album, Epiphany. So instead I will compliment her threads- brown-furred vest with a black long-sleeve underneath, black hot pants and bangin’ boots. Her signature “Sonic the Hedgehog” front swoop short cut (as I’ve coined it) was in full affect and very cute! From what I did hear, she was on point vocally and her stage presence was connected with the small amount of patrons who made their way to their seats at the Verizon Center. A lot of folks were standing in long food and liquor lines in the lobby areas or were late, like us. My feelings weren’t hurt, though, because I’ve seen Chrisette a couple times on stage and seen quite a few of her television performances. I am a huge Chrisette Michele fan and have been since day one and I look forward to the day she’s headlining her own tour.

Next on the bill was Common.. Now, I must admit that I expected to be bored with Common’s performance because A) I don’t own any of his albums. B) I know maybe a handful of his songs and C) I figured my pitfalls of A & B would have me antsy for his set to be done with so Maxwell could get on and do his thing. BOY OH BOY was I in for a RUDE-YET-WONDERFUL AWAKENING! Since Common isn’t bad on the eyes, it was hard for me NOT to pay attention. He had a full band as well as a DJ so that caught my attention as well. It’s always good to hear live instruments interpret midi beats for a more organic and energetic feel of a hip-hop song. Common’s energy matched the music’s and he flowed effortlessly while making everyone in the arena a believer of his music. There were three major highlights of Common’s performance that I want to point out:
1) Super-talented and super-slept-on, Neo-Soul artist, Bilal came on stage and sung the tail-end of “Love’s Holiday” by Earth Wind & Fire.. Now, y’all know ya girl is partial to her old school, ESPECIALLY when it’s coming from one of my favorite bands, “The Elements”, lol! From there the band transitioned into Bilal’s “Soul Sista” instrumentals and Common rapped a verse from his song “Come Close”, then Bilal sang the hook. Later on in the set, Bilal returned to sing the chorus to “The Light”.
2) Common incorporated an “ode-to-Hip-Hop” melody, including classics like Biggie’s “Juicy”, The Fugees’, “Ready or Not” and a host of others. He ended the segment with Michael Jackson’s, “The Way U Make Me Feel” and then allowed his DJ to rip the stage as he exited for a quick wardrobe change.
3) Before ending his show with his latest hit, “Universal Mind Control”, Common delivered a cold and catchy freestyle that had the audience ooh-ing and aah-ing for about a minute-and-a-half. Once the beat dropped with that Planet Rock-ish feel, Common went into a pop-locking frenzy and served it up to the crowd as we cheered. At the end of his verses, he dropped the mic and immediately bust out with some pretty good hand spins and b-boy moves. The greatest moment was when he popped up and posed in the b-boy stance staring at a hysterical crowd on their feet, cheering for the ending of his performance.

Common not only proved my theory wrong but he had me begging for more. My friend and I made a point to look out for the next time he comes into town! I believe he gained a lot of new believers in his music because we weren’t the only ones amazed. Slap me and call me late but please trust that I was not the only one, and after that show, shame on me!
So now to the main attraction…Maxwell! There’s always that long period of time in-between the openers act and the main performers act for set-up. It’s during this time that I’m hoping not only for a good show but that the audio technicians work out the kinks that the previous performers had to endure, so it’s just right for the one we truly paid to see. Mostly, I believe, they take a little extra time just to build the anticipation and the anxiousness in the arena for the artist to feed off of once the curtain goes up. Well, I am pretty sure that the anticipation and expectancy level in that room was on one hundred because Maxwell showed up, showed out, showed around, forwards and backwards!

The opening song of choice was “Phoenix Rise”, the very last track on “Black Summer’s Night”. It’s a spell-binding instrumental that gives the CD a great ending but served up a wonderful entrance piece for the audio-visual show unfolding before our eyes. What appeared as one giant screen on-stage soon split into 4 rectangular screens showing the same picture. Shortly thereafter, the rectangular screens split off by two on opposite sides of the stage and then the two pieces became one, making two big screens to see Maxwell up-close. Then the Verizon Center became black as Maxwell proceeded to the microphone and the main spotlight turned on showing the dapper, thirty-six year old singer donning a black suit, white collar shirt and black tie. It was time for the Maxwell experience! As I stated earlier, I was never a follower of his performances or shows so everything I saw that evening was mind-blowing! I didn’t expect his energy level to be at two hundred as he slid across the stage floor during “Get To Know Ya”. Attached to the stage was a Y-shaped runway which made him accessible to the lucky bastards in the floor seats (the very reason why they were two hundred dineros and up a ticket)! During the inspirational tunings of “This Lifetime”, Maxwell brought a churchy-feel to the song and testified how grateful he was to DC: “if it wasn’t for Washington, D.C. there would be no me. I did my first show at Howard University.” The Chocolate City concert-goers applauded and I fell in love with his humbleness before the crowd.

Next, the unsettled multitude roared in excitement as Maxwell’s immaculate band played the intro to “Bad Habits”. The stage was flooded with red lights to set the mood and Maxwell immediately pulled himself to the floor and started…uh, making love to the stage. I had to grab my girlfriend’s arm and it was at that moment the show went from energetic to saucy! Once his brief encounter with the stage floor (or maybe his imaginary girlfriend) ended, he pulled himself up and asked the band to stop the song. Laughing, obviously at himself, he reported, “I gotta start this song over. Y’all are makin’ me so horny!” Whew! I knew he could feel my presence but I didn’t think it was that strong! J The sauciness did not stop and his energy never dropped one bit, even during the slower songs. It was during the slower moments that it became more intense. At one point of the show, he worked every bit of the runway, popping up from under on each end to serenade fans on the left, right, and center. Maxwell let the naysayers know that he was made for the stage, showcasing his vigorous dance moves coupled with endurance. The ladies on the floor, not once, took a seat during the entire performance- Maxwell was relentless the way he worked the crowd up. Even during “This Woman’s Work”, not one person, female OR male wasn’t singing.. I found that extremely amusing that the song that he’s probably loved the most for by women, men couldn’t resist liking as well. His “mojo” is just that strong. Panties of all colors were being thrown; I just KNEW I was transported back to a Luther Vandross concert, circa 1989!

Not only was the entire stage and runway utilized for the show, Maxwell was able to incorporate his band members in some of the numbers, as well as using props! While performing his very first single, “Til The Cops Come Knockin’”, red siren lights were placed at each end of the runway and spun in syncopation to the beat. At one point in time he did a duet with his one female back-up singer and his horn section/ back-up singers came out for a Temptations-ish kind of act. Maxwell made it clear that his band members weren’t merely his backup but an enhancement of the show, and showed his appreciation by allowing them time to introduce themselves at the end-not just running down a list of names. Just when I thought “Pretty Wings” would be his last piece, Maxwell was caught in the moment of gratitude as the entire crowd stood to their feet with unending cheers, screams and applause. He received more than a standing O- it was an offering of love and he couldn’t receive without giving a piece back. His energy level, probably on three hundred at that moment, compelled him to start singing the first verse of “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)” in accapella. The entire arena sung along and the band kicked up and contributed to a mesmerizing encore performance that was the cherry on top of the ice cream cake!

Exactly a week before “Mr. Prit-TAY Wangs” arrival in Washington, D.C. he did a show in Detroit, MI and my family members and friends there would NOT STOP talking about his performance. Since it was not originally in the plans (or the budget) for me to initially attend, I felt they were being dramatic and trying to make me feel bad. That evening as my friend and I were sitting in iHop still on our “Black Summer’s Night” high, I realized what the Maxwell fuss was all about. The feeling was “something-kinda-wonderful” and we wallowed in it over french toast, eggs and hash browns. My Twitter updates were emphatically dramatic but they matched every aspect of Maxwell’s show! He even tweeted a couple days later, “since D.C., ankle’s the size of the stage you saw tonight; swollen. Show must go ON. Perfection is an illusion- effort is divine! Sink or SWIM!” His words echo the very reason for his class act-show and newfound success- bravo Maxwell!

~Ms. LoveLiLi

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Shadowroom: Stamped!, Stir Lounge: SMH!

EyeSPyZ: The Guest Blogging series continues..check out what my fellow blogger had to say about Shadowroom and Stir Lounge. Oh and if you haven't already check out his blog Sleep is the Cousin of Death.

Eyespyz was kind enough to let me do a post on their blog, so you guys could get a different opinion (well at least a male one) about some spots in DC.
**Disclaimer- I’m from the area but I don’t live there anymore (for now) so I was home for a little bit and decided to take the advice of Eyespyz and hit a couple of spots.**
First I’m going to get into the good then the not so good.
This past Thursday I hit up Shadow Room. I’d been hearing a lot of good things about it so my brother and I decided to check it out. Upon first look it looked like a bigger K Street Lounge. I liked the layout. I was pretty cool. Wale had a party that night there so I don’t really know how many people would be there on a regular night, but I would imagine maybe about the same amount of people. The DJ was pretty decent. He played a constant number of hits and he had good transition. All in all I had a good time at Shadow Room. I would recommend anyone who didn’t have to get up early Friday to go, because I definitely got wasted. Hell, even if you don’t have to get up early I still say go.
Now onto the not so good. Stir Lounge. I went there Sunday night. I think that Stir has a lot of potential but it was some things that threw me off about the spot. First off the DJ really wasn’t that great to me. I heard Wasted (Gucci Mane) three times. I shouldn’t be hearing the same song that many times. Secondly, I don’t like going out and everyone just stands there and looks at each other. Damn, you came out to have fun, so have fun. Party!!! Lastly, the go-go dancers (yes go-go dancers) were mad annoying. I thought go-go dancers were supposed to be visible to the crowd but not inaccessible. These chicks (in bikinis) were dancing on the dance floor. Now maybe if they looked better or had better bodies I wouldn’t have minded. That clearly wasn’t the case so I did.
Overall the majority of the spots that Eyespyz recommends to have a good time are places that you can actually have a good time. I respect their gangsta on the party scene.

Remember who told ya 1st...EyeSPyZ

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hush Society, Part 2: EXPOSED!

One of my many readers (or as I call them EyeSPyZ, lol) sent an email...well more like a follow up to my "What is the HUSH Society" post. Read what they had to say below!

Hello eye spyz, I read your blog on HUSH Society and I feel the need to express my feelings on it as well. I've been to 3 or 4 events myself and have come to grasp the concept of HUSH. Its just as you said "The Hush Society is just that...a "society" of people that know each other and keep to themselves to promote a nightlife atmosphere outside of the busy-ness of the club scene" Then the men of the society try to get with as many of the "groupies" as possible. I know 4 girls that the VP of Sales, Brian Silver- slept with so far and he is suppose to have a girlfriend, from what I was told. Poor woman. The CEO, Carlos Allen, has done the same- he actually tried to get with one of my girlfriends and he is married!!! A young man by the name of Immanuel Alonza has disrespected my girls and I a couple of times at these events, he is a member as well. There was a young indian lady Sharmila Viswansan, who only talked about "money money money" the entire time I spoke with her. She didnt once mention the charities reason for "being" she just asked "so how much money are you going to give us", "when are you going to give us money?" A total turn off!!!! I think these guys use these events to get women- well the dumb young women that is. This Society is a bunch of CRAP! They dont make any money- they are in the club weekly pretending to be this elite society when in actuality they are just a bunch of peole trying to take your money to join something that has so significance! I suggest you tell ALL of your readers to stay the hell away from HUSH Society and all of its members. I had a chance to speak with Brian Silver for about 15 minutes at the last event and his words kept going in circles- it sounded like he knew he was full of shit and just hoped I believed the shit that was coming out of his mouth. I feel sorry for the wives and girlfriends of these men- for they have no idea what is going on. If your a valid charity- you would be utilizing a BALLROOM not someone old small ass townhome....if you were a real chairty- you would be involved with the "big wigs" i.e. Senators, Democrats, etc not your friends from around the corner who come for the open bar and to get into the club for FREE. HUSH Society is BULLSHIT!

Remember who told ya 1st...EyeSPyZ!