Posts Tagged ‘D’Angelo’

Do Jazz Musicians Need Academia? Braxton Cook Reflects on a New EP

Braxton Cook Meets Butcher Brown also includes a tribute to young black men killed by police.

The Breaks: The Week in Local Hip-Hop

A Northeast rapper echoes D'Angelo's "black lives matter" statement.

Listen to Diggs Duke’s The Upper Hand and Other Grand Illusions

It's a smoky suite of arcane R&B that recalls 2000s D'Angelo.

Meet Diggs Duke, D.C.’s Answer to D’Angelo

While D'Angelo fans wait for his next release, we have a new alternative to help us pass the time: Diggs Duke. The upstart Southwest D.C. musician's infectious new song, "Secrets Seem Rehearsed," sounds a lot like the neo-soul icon circa 2000. It's the nimble closer of Duke's forthcoming EP, The Upper Hand & Other Grand Illusions, out July 21 [...]

Arts Roundup: D’Angelooooo! Edition

Wondering why D'Angelo canceled his show at Merriweather last weekend? He was hospitalized for an unspecified medical emergency. [Spin]
More on playwright collective The Welders [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Listen: A new song from Julie Ruin [Entertainment Weekly]
Watch: Animal Collective's new, bizarre video for "Monkey Riches" [Baltimore City Paper]
And now, your moment of Zen: a portrait of Adrian Parsons [E. [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Beyond the Parking Lot” Opens at Artisphere

“Beyond the Parking Lot,” a Cynthia Connolly-curated exhibit that opens today at Artisphere, nails down the point that our society, built as it was around the automobile, is beginning to show wear, at least in terms of its infrastructure and environment. Dyed-in-the-wool urbanists may already know the answer to this show’s question—are parking lots bad?—but [...]

You Should Be More Excited About This Upcoming D’Angelo Album

For something so quiet, D'Angelo's Voodoo has so much life in its 13 grooves. Over and over again, a warm truth resonates, fresh as ever: The Richmond-reared R&B maestro was born to do this, with drums and bass leading the way and everything else held firmly in check. In that sense, the record is primarily [...]