It’s a poorly kept secret that our brothers and sisters in the U.K. are master practitioners of soul, R&B and dance music. There’s a certain identifiable feeling that runs through the music of folks like Sade, The Brand New Heavies, Amy Winehouse, Rod Temperton (who wrote many of MJ’s hits), and Duffy and it reallyMORE
The new Lee Fields record is out and it’s a scorcher. Don’t believe me? Check this song out.
We don’t get as many opportunities as we’d like to help out folks in need with our music, but next Thursday we get to do exactly that. Ari Guha (a friend of Brendan’s from college) is faced with Stage IV colon cancer and medical bankruptcy. His insurance company decided to stop paying the bills afterMORE
“My kinda soul is just a little bit greasy” ~Allen Stone I wish I could say that I’ve been following this guy for years, but truth is I just got acquainted with Allen’s stuff a few months ago. Even in that short amount of time, I’m seeing a ton of exciting things happening for thisMORE
Orgone covered this Betty Harris tune on Friday at Schubas, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head all weekend. The Meters back Betty on this tune and it’s smoking!
Junu Phillips of Sound Fuse mentioned that Jonny Hats looks like Jeff Foxworthy in this review of our show with Chali 2na. So do they? You make the call.
This month is an absolute knock out for live shows in Chicago. Here’s a list of what we are checking out (and what we’ve already been to). Allen Stone at Lincoln Hall, March 5 Allen Stone brought his jaw-dropping vocals to the pristine Lincoln Hall in early March. Stef, Jonny Hats, and I all madeMORE
This song had me bouncing in my car on the freeway. Another jam from the Pied Piper of R&B! POPULATE! ~Stefanie
Robert Glasper Experiment’s new record Black Radio has been on repeat all week at my house. “Cherish The Day” is my favorite track. A Sade cover sung by Lalah Hathaway with Chris Dave on drums? Yes please.
There is no question what release I’m most excited about for 2012, but here are a few others that I’m waiting for. Grace Potter and The Nocturnals The Lion The Beast The Beat ~ June 8 2012 I got hip to this gal about two years ago when I started seeing her comic book sketches on greenroom walls at venues allMORE