Posts Tagged ‘Meshell Ndegeocello’

Meshell Ndegeocello on Why D.C. Got Rid of Go-Go

There's a song on Meshell Ndegeocello's 2002 album, Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape, called "Barry Farms," which takes its name from the Anacostia public housing project known for its Goodman League basketball tournament. The track carries a light go-go swing and taps into the musician's days as a bassist for D.C. go-go band Rare Essence.
On Tuesday, [...]

How’d D.C. Do in Pazz + Jop?

The results of The Village Voice's annual Pazz + Jop poll—aka the annual compendium of critical opinion that, given that it drops a month after every other top 10 list, only music scribes truly care about—are out. But how did D.C. do?
First, the albums list: Wild Flag, the so-punk-rock/kinda-classicist supergroup featuring two-thirds of Sleater-Kinney and D.C.'s own [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Spaced Out Desert Trip

The words “jangly” and “surf pop” are thrown around so much today, it can be difficult to tell one band from another. But California’s Ganglians do love tambourines and bells, so “jangly” is fairly literal. The band creates infectiously weird, haunting psychedelic folk rock, something like the soundtrack to a spaced-out desert trip. Ganglians’ first [...]

Purple Rain, Purple Rain: Meshell Ndegeocello on Her Prince Covers Show

Singer/bassist Meshell Ndegeocello hasn't had a hit since her 1994 cover of Van Morrison’s “Wild Night," a duet with John Mellencamp, but she's kept busy and maintained a devoted fanbase with various challenging, genre-spanning projects. With her “Gett Off: Meshell Ndegeocello covers Prince” tour, which arrives at the State Theatre in Falls Church tonight, she gets to be [...]