Tag Archives: r&B

Molly DeWolf
Song Premiere: Molly DeWolf is Patient with Love on her Debut Single, “8 Seconds”

Molly DeWolf made her first impression on Los Angeles this past Monday to a crowd packed like sardines at the Winston House in Venice. She had been working toward this end for awhile, as the former director of Harvard’s a cappella group and an American Idol alum, but she quickly became disillusioned with music industry […]

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Song Premiere: Traces finds his place in LA with melancholia saturated “idbh.”

TRACES, the atmospheric genre-bending project of LA-native Tim Dehnert, has unveiled his newest song “idbh.” off his upcoming Heart of Gold EP. Reveling in a variety of synths and drum machine bass drops, “idbh.” thunders away between Dehnert’s lush crooning. Anthemic in its harsh introspections, the song is one of many on the EP that the young 20-year-old singer […]

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Sinéad Harnett
Hot Artist Alert: Sinéad Harnett makes LA debut at The Echoplex

Sultry and smooth, London’s Sinéad Harnett is making her way to Los Angeles with a headline show date at The Echoplex on Monday, October 30th. For lovers of all that silky smooth r&B, Harnett’s upcoming performance at The Echoplex is a show you will not want to miss. This budding vocalist is on the rise, […]

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Kelela offers-up first single “LMK” from her debut album Take Me Apart

Tackling heteronormative notions on femininity head-on in her new single “LMK,” alt-R&B virtuoso Kelela imbues a restless sensuality into the first taste of her debut album Take Me Apart. An anthem of empowerment that uses the singer’s love of immersively voluptuous and dance-floor ready beats as her kinetic momentum, Kelela strips the track down to the barest […]

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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 […]

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JAYMES YOUNG
Jaymes Young announced headline date at Troubadour, debut LP FEEL SOMETHING out 6/23

Jaymes Young has announced a Los Angeles headline date at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Tuesday, July 11th. The Seattle-born and Los Angeles-based musician is touring in support of his highly anticipated debut album FEEL SOMETHING. The album arrives everywhere on Friday, June 23rd via Please Rewind/Atlantic Records. While Young first grabbed the attention […]

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John Legend to headline Greek Theatre LA with supporting act Gallant

John Legend Announces Summer Tour with Los Angeles Date at Greek Theatre, Gallant to Support   John Legend will perform with Gallant at the Greek Theatre Los Angeles on Sunday, May 28 as part of his extensive summer tour. The 10-time GRAMMY award winner, John Legend just released his fifth studio album Darkness and Light […]

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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 […]

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Michael Kiwanuka
An Interview with Michael Kiwanuka: From folk to electric soul, and what it means to make “human music”

On New Album Love & Hate, Michael Kiwanuka Taps Into Darker Soulful Side and Explores the Meaning of “Human Music” Interview Feature by Anne-Marie Schiefer This year crooner Michael Kiwanuka released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Love & Hate. After scratching several iterations of the album Kiwanuka, working with Danger Mouse, landed on a sound that is subtly bold, […]

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Isaiah Rashad
Isaiah Rashad joined by SZA, Hugh Augustine, Mansion Air and Sampa the Great for 14th Night of Red Bull’s 30 Days In LA at Echoplex

For the 14th night of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in LA they brought out Isaiah Rashad at the Echoplex along with a fresh crew of artists such as Sampa the Great and Mansion Air. Headlining the vending as the main event was the Tennessee hip artist-producer extraordinaire, Isaiah Rashad. People of all ages […]

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