We’d like to file a formal complaint with the department of band names. Can New Kids On The Block really still be called “kids,” or for that matter “new,” after nearly three decades in the business? Nonetheless, those whippersnappers are back on tour even though this go round “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” sounds more like an ode to Metamucil than the panty-peeler of days gone by.
Luckily Jordan, Jonathan, Donnie and crew were smart enough to realize that falsetto and fainting middle-age women wasn’t enough to make their concert hip. So, they enlisted the help of a young, female singer to perk things up.
While Jessica was busy with Romo, Gwen and Christina had their hands full with new babies and Britney – well, we’ll “leave Britney alone” – up-and-comer Tami Chynn’s schedule was wide open.
Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, Chynn is definitely Grade-B Diva but still fun and pop with a little reggae twist. And that’s just the kind of energy a fading boy band could suck the stem cells out of.
She’s like the Hubba Bubba bubblegum that’s fun to chew for about two minutes until all of the flavor runs out, but you find yourself going back for more and more.
If you’re not familiar with Chynn by name, you might know her from her mainstream work – the cover of “Kung Fu Fighting” (with an appearance by Shaggy) that’s used in the Pepsi commercial. That girl really is “Hangin’ Tough.”
Tami Chynn opens for New Kids on the Block
Sunday, October 19, 8:00 p.m.
American Airlines Center, Dallas
Tickets: $35 – $75
Or check out her Web site at www.tamichynn.com