Posts in category "Soul"

Take the plunge with JOHNNYSWIM's new album Diamonds and concert at the Vic!

Take the plunge with JOHNNYSWIM's new album Diamonds and concert at the Vic!
In the middle of a tour to promote the their new album-Diamonds-duo JohhnySwim speaks on how they’ve come to make beautiful music together. . So where are you guys now on tour? We’re in New York. It’s rare that a husband and wife team up to record as a group…how did this come to be?... Read more »

Songstress Songwriter Yuna…from Malaysia to LA to Lolla.

Songstress Songwriter Yuna…from Malaysia to LA to Lolla.
As a music afficionado and big time fan of Lollapalooza, I’m always trying to find that hidden gem of performer-whose new to the scene and the big stages-with the voice and skill to make it big with staying power.  And this year, it is Yuna.  Originally from Malaysia-the lawyer turned singer songwriter left the comforts... Read more »

The new queen of Maybach Music...Teedra Moses...The Lioness!

The new queen of Maybach Music...Teedra Moses...The Lioness!
On the set this past weekend-I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Teedra Moses-songstress and songwriter extraordinaire…and we had the chance to talk about her career, her recent signing to Maybach Music and her live performance at Shrine.  Decked out in a very swanky dress-originally designed just for this show-she didn’t not disappoint-both on... Read more »
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Chromeo: (Noun) Electro-Funk Band (Synonym) Talking Heads (Verb) Dance

Chromeo: (Noun) Electro-Funk Band (Synonym) Talking Heads (Verb) Dance
Chromeo will be performing at the House of Blues on September 30th.  If you love to dance-go. Dave, where are you guys from originally and how did the band get started? We’re from Montreal Canada.  We grew up as teenagers listening to hip hop music.  Through hip hop we discovered funk music and soul music. ... Read more »

Conversations with Estelle-I give you "All of Me" please don't "Break my Heart"

Estelle
At the Hard Rock Hotel with Estelle discussing her new single “Break My Heart and her upcoming album “All of Me”-leading up to her kickoff performance for the Wade’s World Foundation. Estelle you have a lot going on right now with the new single “Break My Heart”.  What was the inspiration for this song? “Break... Read more »

The Kids These Days were tearing it up at Lolla!

How could I not have a sit down with a Chicago original product.  Relatively new to the scene-Kids These Days were in effect at Lollapalooza performing on Friday-then following up that show with an afterparty performance at Hard Rock Cafe.  In todays world of electronic gadetry to produce music-it was most refreshing to see an... Read more »
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Getting Diggy with Son of Rap Icon-Rev Run-promoting his debut single "Copy and Paste"

"Copy and Paste" by Diggy Simmons
It was pandemonium Saturday at PHLI Worldwide Hyde Park for the rising hip hop star-Diggy Simmons-son of industry icon Rev Run of RunDMC.  It was surprising to see such a large turnout of extremely excited fans for the 16 year old rapper.  He was in the market promoting his debut single “Copy and Paste” just... Read more »

R&B Sensation Britni Elise...yeah she gone Rock This!

R&B Sensation Britni Elise...yeah she gone Rock This!
Every now and then in my pursuits as journalist and music critic I come across a talented news artist worthy of consideration.  Someone who not only has the skills and passion to be successful; but also the artistry and fortitude to offer something different from what we are force fed to listen to on popular... Read more »

GOT D.A.M....the Next Big Thing???

GOT D.A.M....the Next Big Thing???
We’ll I can’t say for certain…I’ve been persuaded into attending this experimental exploration of Dance, Art and Music presented by the young Howard University upstart-Maya-Camille Broussard and her partner Chrishon Lampley-who’ve founded Three Peas Art Lounge in the South Loop. I’ll keep an open mind-before judging. If you love experimenting-then GOT D.A.M…we’ve got something in... Read more »
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Goapele Shines at the Shrine with a Taste of Milk & Honey

Goapele Shines at the Shrine with a Taste of Milk & Honey
After an outstanding performance-soul songstress-Goapele offered a glimpse of what she’s all about and why she has continued to stand the test of time in an exclusive backstage interview.Q. Tell me about your new project-Milk & Honey. A.  This will be my third major project coming out this summer-named Milk & Honey.  It’s going to... Read more »
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