Trending
MOST READ
SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness

SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness

News: Data and records obtained by the Current show that between January 1, 2013, and early October of this year the San Antonio... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta and Elaine Wolff 10/22/2014
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
Alamo Ice House Brings Hill Country to Downtown

Alamo Ice House Brings Hill Country to Downtown

Food & Drink: There was a special kind of draw at Alamo Ice House on a recent Tuesday evening. A handful of weeks after opening its... By Jessica Elizarraras 10/22/2014
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Easy Green: 10 quick ways to make money in college

Easy Green: 10 quick ways to make money in college

College Issue 2014: Sell clothes. Plato’s Closet is a great place to take your gently worn apparel in exchange for cold, hard cash. They accept clothes, shoes and... By Brittany Minor 8/18/2014
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Music

New Edition: R&B icons bring classic flavor to AT&T Center

Photo: Courtesy photos, License: N/A

Courtesy photos

The six original members of New Edition.


Formed in Boston in 1978, New Edition made an early mark in the music world with campy classics like "Candygirl" and "Cool It Now." Showcasing the young vocals of Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe, the group was an R&B precursor to the Wu-Tang Clan, with Brown serving as its resident Ol' Dirty Bastard. He was voted out of the group in 1985 and went on to solo success that embraced hip-hop swagger foreshadowing acts like MC Hammer and Jodeci.

Chocolate City crooner Johnny Gill soon replaced Brown for New Edition's Heart Break album, contributing to hits like "If It Isn't Love" and "Can You Stand The Rain." Gill and the other members of the group next pursued side projects with Tresvant finding solo success on sensitive ballads, and Bell Biv DeVoe further exploring the boundaries between hip-hop and R&B.

The group has since reunited, disbanded, and reunited once again, equally enthralling and frustrating their fan base on each occasion. New Edition arrives in the Alamo City with each of their original members on the marquee, celebrating the 30th anniversary of their debut LP.

Old-school harmonies, vintage choreography, and Bobby Brown histrionics will take center stage at the AT&T Center this week. San Antonio hasn't witnessed this type of flavor since Maxwell came to town, so fans of R&B can feel free to sop it up.

New Edition

$59-$69
7pm Sun, June 3
AT&T Center
One AT&T Center
(800) 745-3000
attcenter.com

Recently in Music
  • The Otherworldly Appeal of Pure X’s ‘Angel’ Before we treat the music of Pure X’s third LP Angel, let’s take a moment to appreciate the airbrushed brilliance of its album art. On a... | 10/22/2014
  • The Infinite Blues of Woodstock Alums Canned Heat Thirty-two bands played the original Woodstock back in 1969. Of those 32, two are still at it today. And if you discount Santana on the grounds that he’s really more a guy than a band at this point, well, that just leaves Canned Heat. Half a century is a | 10/22/2014
  • Step Off: How Kacey Musgraves won Nashville Though she was born in 1988 and released her first recordings at the age of 14, Texas native Kacey Musgraves has always... | 10/22/2014
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus