Have you ever felt stuck in … “the in-between”? (Ha! Yeah, how many times, right?) …See More…
The New Respects, an homage to throwback rock n’ roll, with high energy seem to have a message from the heart they intend on taking as far as the world as possible. Their music is threaded with acceptance, love and a wider perspective. “Shoes” (Album: Here Comes Trouble) is … See More…
Just because I couldn’t get enough of Tarriona Ball (‘Tank’, artist of Tank and the Bangas) the first time around, I could barely fit in my seat to contain myself when I stumbled across this video. (Thank you, again, Stylelikeu.com ! There was a part 2?)
She’s bone-chillingly vulnerable. In heart-churning pros, she undresses her soul like the garments she discarded to the floor. Her face twist with the pain of each unveiling. There’s no hiding as her poetry is carried on the acoustics. We’re beyond wall-papered rooms and …See More…
I watched with tears and rented heart as ‘Tank’ shed her clothes article by article. She is more than style. More than her big hair. More than her layers of scarves. More than multi-colored stripped socks stretched to her knees. Than her large vintage glasses her smiling ears showed through. So, piece by piece, they fell to the ground. She dangles her feet high above them from atop a tall wooden stool playfully blushing amidst her fallen garbs. Every layer seemed to …Read On…
Joseph – a sister trio—has a bit of an old school Mumford and Sons feel as they strip it down to bare bones with just an acoustic and their voices. Meegan Closner, Allison Closner, Natalie Closner hail from Portland, Oregon with their pop-folk sound.
There’s something rich here in their declarative “White Flag”, which kicks off the set. There is no surrender. There is no retreat. When the voices and circumstances around you roar for you to turn on your heels and go back, we say… … They’re Not Just Another Sister Band (Joseph, the Band)
Right away, I pull something out of this song. It continues that way to the finish. It’s electric from the start. It feels like a Monday morning alarm. There’s an internal ‘Yes!’ that sounds off — An alert to love.
Love has an inexplicable power to set us free. I know it can seem scary — like a longly caged bird who struggles deeply to step out of an open door. But, we have been generations enslaved by suspicion and fear long enough. The gate must swing open. We must take that chance. Take off!
Love seems risky, …Let’s Continue
Let’s just say this song was not built for the 1950’s. This one carries a more modern depiction of relationships. Sometimes, a man setting the emotional terms is not the case. A woman detaching herself and choosing to only be about “one thing” can also be the story. …Click to Continue
Treat yourself to a mini concert with NPR Tiny Desk (I love these guys!) presenting Lianne LaHavas. Accompanied by two other vocalists (James Wyatt on piano and Frida Mariama Touray), she has a captivatingly unforced spark. She is soulful and heart-hitting. Listening to La Havas is easy yet emotive.
The set features three songs: …Continue
This Philly strong, gypsy goddess breaks west with soul, hip-hop fusion. She curates silk smooth energy, escapism and anthemic aria. Not afraid to take chances or digging deep, she’ll create on her own terms mixing in an undertone of experimental flute textures and a pinch of effervescence. She has a worldly whimsy and a mission to empower others — it’s a mantra… her message.
Her latest cut, “Easy”, is …Continue