The Soul'd Out festival has been a blast thus far. I've seen Maze (and, perhaps not coincidentally, the most black people I've ever seen in Portland); I've seen Slaughterhouse (and their insanely devoted crowd); I've seen AfroMassive jammed into the basement at Goodfoot and last night I saw a downright inspiring set of ska standards from the Skatalites. Damn! Am I forgetting anything?
Well, the festival stays red hot next week with sets from the great Dr. Lonnie Smith, hometown hero Esperanza Spalding and this guy in oversized spectacles.
His name is Allen Stone, and he's a funky mothaâokay, I should really watch my mouth here, as Mr. Stone came up in the church. The Washington state-bred soul singer is in the early stages of blowing up, and you can catch him on the ground floor this Sunday at Wonder Ballroom with Snarky Puppy. The show is all ages and at 8 pm.
BUT IF YOU WANT TO GO FOR FREE, YOU MUST ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS THREE! Do so in the comments section below and for the love of God, register under your real email address and provide your real name or we can't get you your free tickets to the show. There is no wrong answer, but we're going to pick our favorite one tomorrow evening at about 5 pm, so be smart about this. Aaaaand GO:
1. Who's the funkiest mothaâshut your mouthâof all-time?
2. Who's the funkiest white mothaâshut your mouthâof all-time?
3. BEST. SEX JAM. EVER?
Get to answering! Or think about it while watching this video from Mr. Stone.