Review: Lalah Hathaway in Concert

By Madeline Sutton Before Lalah came on stage in Atlanta on October 1, 2016, she asked that all cell phones be turned off, so that we could be “fully in the experience.” And what an experience it was! Lalah’s voice is exquisite and silky and powerful and something meant to be experienced live. The recording […]

Diary of a Decade: A Review

By Ingrid Ellis In the early 1990’s, a new consciousness crept its way into the Black social scene.  Those who were “down” sported Dreadlocks, and African designers like Moshood set the tone for fashion.  Folks discovered veganism.  Malcolm X, reminders of The Middle Passage and other political concerns demanded attention from the fronts of t-shirts.  […]

Aloe Blacc

  When West Coast-based R&B singer based singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc comes on stage backed by his solid band, he presents a mix of modern and old-school vibe, showcasing his take on the classic soul revival that harkens back to the likes of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye and other 60s pioneers, whose influence Blacc openly acknowledges […]

Viva La Revolucion

Viva La Revolucion By Tanya Fields At what point is enough, considered enough already? When do we, the buyers and listeners of the music industry revolt against record companies and let them know that we want to hear something real come through our speakers for a change. Not this fabricated, cookie-cutter, un-original stuff that you’re […]