Tag Archives: 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 […]

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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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Nao
Live Review: Nao Reawakens the Spirit of R&B at Sold-Out El Rey Theatre Performance

For anyone in Los Angeles that thinks they know pop music, or who the great vocalists of our time are, there is no conscionable reason to have missed Nao at the El Rey last Wednesday, where the British electro R&B prodigy graced a sold-out crowd of about 800 with a stadium performance. Before the El Rey curtain […]

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Local Natives at the Greek Theatre
Local Natives Become One of LA’s Musical Monuments at The Greek Theatre

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not extremely often these days that a Los Angeles band makes a profound cultural impact on the world. Sure, we’ve got plenty of solo artists, or bands that moved here from somewhere else, but how many bands began here, and also succeed in embodying the culture of the city in […]

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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 […]

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Donna Missal at the Troubadour
Barns Courtney lights fire under Troubadour, but Donna Missal steals show

One of the quiet blisses of living in the shadow of Los Angeles’ flourishing music scene is that on any given night, a dozen different bands, singers, rappers, and musical creatives can be found cutting their teeth on the nearly endless circuit of clubs, bars, and theaters that dot the city. But of all the places […]

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