Tag Archives: alt r&B

Rhye end four year hiatus with sensual lullaby “Please”

Returning with their first new song in four years, downtempo R&B duo Rhye have unveiled the music video for the new track entitled, “Please,” and it’s quite the sensual lullaby. In a niche of alt-R&B that has become deeply saturated by anyone with access to a synthesizer, Rhye has been one to stand out, making […]

Steven Ward |
Shy Girls at Teragram Ballroom
Shy Girls enchants Teragram Ballroom with his moody soundtrack

In an interview earlier this month, Dan Vidmar, the man behind Shy Girls, emphasized the importance of creating a certain level intimacy at every one of his concerts. The confines of the Teragram Ballroom might not be the hardest venue to conjure up such atmospherics, but the attempt was not lost on the crowd that […]

Steven Ward |
Shy Girls
Win Tickets to Shy Girls at Teragram Ballroom

Making his way to the Teragram Ballroom in Downtown Los Angeles on January 28, trust, you will not want to miss the sultry electronic r&b musings of Shy Girls. The new project is led by Portland/LA singer/songwriter and producer Dan Vidmar. Having all the hallmark tenets of alt-R&B, and while he doesn’t deny that he’s been […]

Spencer Ludwig
Spencer Ludwig lights up a Tuesday night show at The Echo with party vibes

Spencer Ludwig and Olivia Braga Outshine the Intimate Space at The Echo   Los Angeles had a whirlwind of modern jazz flavors served up on a silver platter last night at The Echo. With Tuesday nights in Los Angeles being the second biggest night for local free shows and residencies, a performance headlined by rising star […]

Danielle Gornbein |
An Interview with Shy Girls — we talk debut album and preventing himself from being pigeon-holed as alt-R&B

Shy Girls Set to Release Debut Album “Salt” via Hit City Records on January 20th   Here’s a riddle for you: If twenty people record demos on a synthesizer and guitar in their bedrooms, and someone labels it all alt-R&B, does anyone hear the difference between them? At the expense of some really great DIY artists, alternative R&B […]

Steven Ward |
Bishop Briggs
Los Angeles Acts That Kicked Ass in 2016 — Bishop Briggs

From the moment we first heard Bishop Briggs’ compelling breakthrough single “Wild Horses,” we knew this girl had it going on. Intrigued by her soulful voice and dope-ass beats, with all but a few songs released to her name, Bishop Briggs quickly turned heads (including ours). From her former home of Hong Kong and Japan, […]

Cruel Youth at The Echo
Cruel Youth shone up at The Echo, steals night with exquisite performance — KIIARA headlines with a lot of audio magic

Teddy Sinclair (fka Natalia Kills) is killing it with her new project Cruel Youth. The all-female three-piece band fronted by Sinclair and co-produced by her husband, Willy Moon, was a smash hit last Thursday at The Echo in Los Angeles. The show was sold-out, with rising pop star KIIARA headlining the evening — but Cruel […]

Andrew Belle
Song Premiere: Stream Andrew Belle’s infectious new single “You”

Andrew Belle’s new single “You” is irresistible — spellbinding alt R&B with a sexy groove   Bringing forth a set of enticing grooves, Andrew Belle is gearing up to release his third full-length record. A member of Nashville’s acclaimed touring group Ten out of Tenn, Belle has two full-length records under his belt, in which his songs […]

Bon Iver at Hollywood Bowl
Bon Iver, Patti Smith Bestow Freedom Through Music at the Hollywood Bowl

Bob Dylan once said that “passion is a young man’s game.” Patti Smith is not young, nor a man, and yet her passion onstage is more genuine than any modern performer’s. This was evident in her short performance before Bon Iver last Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl. She will be turning 70 years old this […]

Jamie Lidell and the Royal Pharoahs at The Echo
Jamie Lidell and the Royal Pharaohs Perfect Blue-Eyed Soul at The Echo

Any longtime underground music fan has seen Jamie Lidell slyly manifest himself in several shapes and genres over the years, leapfrogging from sweet singer-songwriter to one-man-band loop wizard, and sometimes disappearing altogether. However, it doesn’t take an alternative R&B connoisseur to have heard some of Lidell’s hits, such as 2005’s unmissable hit “Multiply” and 2009’s […]

Jamie Lawlor |