Personality is essential to a lyricist’s success. That ability to connect with an audience—that earnest charm—endeared listeners to Maryland rapper Phil Adé when his debut, Starting on JV, was released five years ago. His likability and effortless flair for flipping syllables had him pegged as the next local artist on the brink of stardom after releasing [...]
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As Edward Snowden has shown us, we’re all being watched. For some lesser-known artists, that might be good news. The Washington Project for the Arts’ timely experimental media show, “Cyber In Securities,” features artists whose work looks at the experience of tracking or being tracked—by private marketers, data miners, drones, or governments—in an effort to [...]
Move over, Tinted Windows and the Dead Weather: there's a new supergroup in town. Toto vocalist Bobby Kimball and former Yes members Tony Kaye and Billy Sherwood have collaborated to form Yoso. The band released its first album, Elements, last month, and will embark on their U.S. tour this week.
According to the press release, "Yoso [...]
The highlight of Yes' set last night at the Warner Theatre might have been singer Benoit David—whose voice is a dead ringer at times for Jon Anderson's—introducing a song by saying, "This next one is a beautiful song from a beautiful album... Tormato," followed by half the audience trying not to snicker. Still, when the [...]