[Concert Review] Big Thief Gets Intimate at Mission Ballroom

Big Thief’s new album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You, which dropped in February of this year is the band’s longest project to date. With 20 songs, the record bounces between heavy country with folk undertones to more modern, indie rock sounds. Compared to their prior projects, this new album seems to be a slight departure, sonically, from their previous tendencies. At the … Continue reading [Concert Review] Big Thief Gets Intimate at Mission Ballroom

[Festival Review] Afro Nation: Broken Hearts, Heavy Showers, And Plenty Of Love

Afro Nation, the world’s biggest afrobeats festival, which spanned from March 24th  – 26th, took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico this year. The three-day experience was filled with beautiful people, pouring rain, all the right vices, and of course amazing music and talent. Every night was like a gigantic family reunion where a sea of melanin rejoiced over lyrics and ear delicious instrumentals.  Although … Continue reading [Festival Review] Afro Nation: Broken Hearts, Heavy Showers, And Plenty Of Love

[Concert Review] Parcels Brings Denver to the Australian Beach

Touring Day/Night, their November album release, Parcels is once again expanding their global reach and fanbase.  An Australian band with sold-out shows in America and across Europe, Parcels does well to satisfy fans of poppy, light anthems and entrancing deep cuts that send audiences into a synth-induced trance. Folding in layers of funk, surf rock, and electronica, Parcels’ wide stylistic appeal and goofy charisma made … Continue reading [Concert Review] Parcels Brings Denver to the Australian Beach

[Concert Review] Charlotte Day Wilson Displays Instrumental Diversity and Quiet Charisma

I arrived about an hour ahead of Charlotte’s March 8 set to a line of excited fans streaming perpendicular to the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn past a communal fridge used for feeding food-insecure community members. I left uplifted about the city I live in, the music I listen to, the people around me, and the state of the world.  Performing at the Music Hall … Continue reading [Concert Review] Charlotte Day Wilson Displays Instrumental Diversity and Quiet Charisma

[Concert Review] Godspeed You! Black Emperor Sends Denver into a Trance

Godspeed You! Black Emperor (GYBE) had the Gothic Theater in a trance this February 25 in Denver. Bringing the ~1,000-person room to increasing levels of dissonance before cathartic release throughout the night, the band put on a display of musical maximalism in a time of minimalism. There are as many reasons to go to a show as there are people packed in a venue; to … Continue reading [Concert Review] Godspeed You! Black Emperor Sends Denver into a Trance

Let Me Put You On: Four Singles for the Soul

BenjiFlow & Oxlade: My Bella This tune is magic. It’s a love letter in every way. From the composition to the instrumentation, “My Bella” pulls on your heartstrings and encourages you to take your lover by the hand and sway away. You will be humming this single all day because its melody and rhythm are utterly irresistible. BenjiFlow sets the pace for this song, while … Continue reading Let Me Put You On: Four Singles for the Soul

New Def Jam Signee Debbie Is The Next Best Thing

Recently signed to 0207 Def Jam, Debbie is a burgeoning talent with the voice of a star. By way of the U.K., she dropped two singles later in the year 2021 that are positively worth a listen. Her debut single “Is This Real Love?” is a true R&B experience that’s packaged in originality and graced with potent lyricism and storytelling. Her second single “Summer in … Continue reading New Def Jam Signee Debbie Is The Next Best Thing

Let Me Put You On: Singles From North Carolina’s R&B Talent

Sonny Miles: Tre Hailing from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Sonny Miles gifts the world a soulful three-part single. From the harmonies to the detailed instrumentation, Tre is a work of art that every music enthusiast should be aware of. The first track, “Cuff,” is one that could be its own single due to the layered production and its both playful and meaningful composition revealing how everyone … Continue reading Let Me Put You On: Singles From North Carolina’s R&B Talent

Let Me Put You On: Singles from Masego & Devin Morrison, Katlyn Nichol & More

Masego and Devin Morrison: Yamz This collaboration between two gifted R&B souls is a recipe for an earful of bliss. Released on November 19th, the single was well-timed for Thanksgiving given its focus on one of the holiday’s staple dishes. Its energy blesses you with an ‘80s sensation that takes you right to your grandma’s dinner table. Devin Morrison handles the first verse with swag … Continue reading Let Me Put You On: Singles from Masego & Devin Morrison, Katlyn Nichol & More

Let Me Put You On: Recent Singles To Boost Your R&B Playlist

Nia Sultana: Ambience  Recently signed to Interscope Records, R&B artist Nia Sultana comes through with a fresh and seductive sound. This song exudes unapologetic sexual liberation and boss lady vibes. As a perfect mood setter for you and your significant other, Nia mesmerizes your ear with a soft tone and bold composition. Alongside her single, she released her first music video, which features another new … Continue reading Let Me Put You On: Recent Singles To Boost Your R&B Playlist