Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveShow review

Justin Timberlake

For some, it’s not cool to like Justin Timberlake. For others, he’s the one. The Prince of Pop. The ‘it’ guy. The more singles that Justin Timberlake releases, the more he’s growing on me. His voice, the harmonies, the feel of the mix and the production on his songs are quality …

Justin Timberlake

For some, it’s not cool to like Justin Timberlake. For others, he’s the one. The Prince of Pop. The ‘it’ guy.

The more singles that Justin Timberlake releases, the more he’s growing on me. His voice, the harmonies, the feel of the mix and the production on his songs are quality. When I first heard “Cry Me A River” I thought, “What is this?” It’s got to be one of the best pop songs that I’ve heard so far in the 21st century.

Also, people want to work with him. His collaborations with other singers, producers and musicians confirms to me that there is ‘something there’ when it comes to not only his music, but his character as well. Established names in the music industry like 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, Beyonce, Nelly Furtado, Timbaland, Rick Rubin, Reba McEntire, Duran Duran and Snoop Dog are just a few of the names that he’s already worked with.

On November 25th, 2007 Channel 4 in England aired FutureSex/LoveShow, Justin Timberlake’s August 2007 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. I just happened to turn on the TV just a few minutes into the 2-hour show. I didn’t plan on watching the whole thing, but that’s what I ended up doing.

I can’t recall ever seeing live footage of a Justin Timberlake concert like the FutureSex/LoveShow before. I was impressed. The concert came across as a great party atmosphere that included a spectacular light show with songs from the ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ album and more. The dancers were fun to watch – dressed in casual clothes most of the time – with the exception of the strippers/dancers for one of the songs!

At times Justin would dance on his own, which takes some nerve and a lot of confidence. The backup singers sounded and looked good. Timbaland made a guest appearance and for some songs, Justin played the piano/keyboard. His voice sounded great when he was dancing and he seems to be at the top of his game.

The word Future in both the title of his show and his album seems appropriate. With all that he’s done so far, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Justin Timberlake. It seems for him, the sky is the limit.

The FutureSex/LoveShow that aired on TV didn’t include all that is available on the DVD that has just been released. It mainly showed the live performances with just some backstage footage.

Here’s a track listing that I found for the Australian DVD release…not sure if this is the same track listing for the US and UK release:

(Unconfirmed Track Listing)

Disk 1
1. DVD1: Opening Conversation
2. FutureSex/LoveSounds
3. Like I Love You
4. My Love
5. Senorita
6. Sexy Ladies
7. Until The End Of Time
8. What Goes Around…/…COMES Around
9. Chop Me Up
10. Intermission – Jt & Timbaland
11. Rock Your Body
12. Gone
13. Take It From Here
14. Last Night
15. Damn Girl
16. Summer Love
17. Losing My Way
18. Cry Me A River
19. Lovestoned / I Think She Knows
20. Sexyback
21. (Another Song) All Over Again
22. Goodnights & Credits

Disk 2
1. DVD2: 1 On 1 With Jt
2. The Making Of FutureSex/LoveShow
3. Open Mic
4. Under The Stage
5. Lovestoned/I Think She Knows (Justice Remix)

Futuresex/Loveshow – Live from Madison Square Garden DVD on amazon.com

FutureSex/LoveShow DVD on amazon.co.uk

For more information go to:

Justin Timberlake Official Website

By: Jenny May – Band Weblogs

The Love Kills Theory to play The Annex NYC August 11

The Love Kills Theory will be playing The Annex, 152 Orchard Street (between Rivington and Stanton Streets), NYC on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 10 PM. Admission is $8., and the venue phone is 323-673-3410. The Annex NYC Website.

The Love Kills Theory is a New York City-based punk group, who deals with philosophical and social issues on its debut and current album, HAPPY SUICIDE JIM. Between now and August 31 2007, songs from the album will be added each week for free MP3 downloads for fans who subscribe to the band’s newsletter here.

MusicDish is also sponsoring a competition for fans of the Love Kills Theory to write a review of album to win prizes, including a CD signed by the band.

Visit http://www.musicdish.net/tlkt/

Other writers have proclaimed their feelings on HAPPY SUICIDE JIM. CASHBOX’s Justin Scro wrote the band is “somewhere between Ween and Zappa…The Love Kills Theory are not a band, but a cult.” Opening Band’s Joseph M. Pense says, “It’s great to see a band so capable of both writing fun songs and lyrically developing them on their own terms.”

Neo-Zine’s Adam Bernard was so inspired to review the band with, “If music–in general–would take a hint from this band and write like they are doing something worthwhile, the world would be a better and more artistically significant place to live. This is a beautifully odd album,” and he is finishing a profile of the group’s leader, Cevin Soling for BEYOND RACE magazine.

Cevin Soling, whose first name is pronounced “Kevin,” is a New York City-based musician, label owner, filmmaker, writer, world traveler. A&E TV has chosen his song, “Buffalo” by a former band–the Neanderthal Spongecake for the closing credits of their series, CONFESSIONS OF A MATCHMAKER. He runs the record company, Xemu Records, which is experiencing a renaissance of its album, WHEN PIGS FLY, which features unique covers including Don Ho’s version of Peter Gabriel’s “Shock the Monkey,” the Oak Ridge Boys’ harmonic rendition of Kansas’ “Carry on My Wayward Son,” and Lesley Gore’s primal belting of AC/DC’s “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.”

Soling’s current movie DVD is THE WAR ON THE WAR ON DRUGS available through Disinformation, Ltd. This fall he plans on showing a new documentary, THE WAR ON KIDS, about oppression in education at film festivals. In production is JOHN FRUM: HE WILL COME about his adventures as cargo cult Messiah for the people of the Island of Tanna, off the coast of Australia.

***Read a wild interview with Cevin at www.readjunk.com; it includes the question, “If society was perfect, would there be a need for punk rock?”