Justin Timberlake superfans are likely scouring YouTube after having heard about the surprise concert FreeSol performed at Southern Hospitality, the Manhattan barbecue restaurant Timberlake helped launch. Not content to merely be a restaurateur/A&R (he got FreeSol signed to his Interscope imprint Tennman Records and directed their video “Hoodies On, Hats Low”), Timberlake lent his talent on vocals, keyboards, and guitar to the band for several of their songs, including “Don’t Give It Away,” as well as a rendition of Timberlake’s own “What Goes Around…Comes Around.”
Who knew that his invitation to a Free Sol showcase yesterday afternoon would include a performance by JT himself? Perhaps the celebrities in attendance, including Khloe and Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, as well as Timberlake’s In Time costar Amanda Seyfried. In any case, this appearance was merely a tease for the free (limited to 500 fans) show tonight at Irving Plaza in New York. Yesterday’s impromptu show suggests that Timberlake will also take the stage tonight.
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