Sorry, Lil Wayne, but the ‘g’ in ‘lasagna’ isn’t silent. In Italian, when the letter ‘g’ precedes the letter ‘n’ in a word, it’s a palatal nasal, a sticky consonant that is also used in French (cognac!). But, the line “Real Gs move in silence like lasagna,” from “6’7,” the track that convinced fans that Lil Wayne lost none of his lyrical skill while locked up on Riker’s Island for eight months on weapons charges, was well worth the little inaccuracy. Wayne's "Welcome Home" tour/concert tour stops by the Verizon Center on Sunday.
Georgia band Third Day is kind of like the U2 of CCM (that’s Contemporary Christian Music), but the group is pretty much unknown among secular listeners. But even those with heathen ears should find something to like about the rock band. Forget the fact that Third Day's name is a reference to resurrection of Christ on the third day after his crucifixion, and that its concerts are often like attending a very intense church service, and just enjoy the tunes.
DJs Meistro, Deep Sang, and Stylus, along with percussionist Hermon Farahi, are the Sol Power All-Stars, a collective spinning not only salsa, Afrobeat, cumbia, and the like, but also the contemporary music that is the natural outgrowth of those sounds. See Sol Power, the resident crew at Eighteenth Street Lounge, on Saturday, in a club setting, and then again on Sunday, as part of the Forward Festival's outdoor Yards Park party.