Category Archives: Bring that Beat Back

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The Second Coming: D’Angelo + The Vanguard

There is life before and after a D’Angelo show (past experience y’all… 4th of July, 2012, HOB, L.A. Devoya knows), so I already knew in my heart that The Second Coming…

Friday Mid-Day Music Break!

I was thinking about this song earlier and decided y’all might dig it. I mean it’s Maxwell…kinda hard not to. Oh how bout some lyrics to put it all into…

Happy Birthday Dr. Capers!

Yesterday the amazing jazz pianist, composer, vocalist and educator Dr. Valerie Capers turned 80 years old. For several years now Starr and I have had the immense pleasure of being…

Fashawn gets “Higher” & so shall we

Earlier this week, I read that the parents of Michael Brown filed suit seeking damages for (among other things) ‘loss of love’. It’s such a struggle to try and reconcile the…

A Festival & Field Trip all rolled into one!

Once or twice a year I like to plan a field trip. They almost always involve music and a suitable road trip companion. This year, just as I was about…

Brother from Another Planet (decontextualized)

    More often than not, time travel leaves one fatigued and spent… and yet every now and again the contrary occurs in staggering measure. This past February, two hours…

DJ Driis in the house

Nope, you’re not trippin. That really is Idris Elba behind that decks. When not acting, performing or generally just being so damn fine it’s distracting, he can also be found…