’90s Style Xmas w/Tone Loc and Big Balls @ Town Ballroom
by Geoff Kelly - posted 10:42 am, December 26, 2009
In 1989, With smash hits like “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina” all over the airwaves, rapper Anthony Terrell Smith/aka Tone Loc became the second rap artist—and first black one—to top the Billboard charts at #1 with Loc’ed After Dark (The Beastie Boys had hit it in 1986 with License to Ill). Those two songs are probably his best-known—after recording his 1991 follow-up album, Cool Hand Loc, the singer put his raspy voice to work on TV and in film. But “Wild Thing” and “Medina” have had lasting power and remain two of the great party tunes of all time. Loc will host the “Fifth Annual 90s Style Christmas Party” along with Buffalo’s foremost AC/DC cover band, Big Balls, who are also celebrating their tenth anniversary. So everybody get loc’ed with Tone and rock to your favorite AC/DC tunes, and who cares what decade it is anyway? Who doesn’t want to party like its 1999? Or 1989…Included in the price of admission are four hours of open bar, from 11am-3pm.
10pm (doors) | Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900/ www.townballroom.com) | $25 advance or $30 day of show at Town Ballroom box office or Tickets.com/ (888) 223-6000.