A BP Concert Review On a nostalgic night at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, when raucous gospel church stomping is mixed with Temptations-styled spins, slides, shuffles, and crooning, it’s difficult to distinguish the old from the new. Raphael Saadiq’s new album, “The Way I See It,” a new downtown sound that’s an ode to Motown-Stax-Philly … Continue reading Raphael Saadiq at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore
It’s generally standing room only at the 1200 capacity Sonar Club-one of Baltimore’s tucked away hidden gems on E. Saratoga Street that most recently hosted hip hop icon Rakim-but it was definitely the case when Kia Calloway, Ryan Leslie, and Jazmine Sullivan–on her first headlining tour–hit the stage. Even quicksand couldn’t have pulled folks down … Continue reading Jazmine Sullivan on Her First Headlining Tour at The Sonar in Baltimore with Ryan Leslie
Solid as a rock. Go see Kindred the Family Soul in concert. That should be the beginning and the end of this story because like few in the business, they have perfected the art of turning a sold-out concert venue into an intimate, feels-like-they’re-in-your-living-room, storytelling, singing, and comedic adventure.Â Complete with jokes and stories about … Continue reading The Arrival of the Neo-Soul Ashford and Simpson
This Sunday at 10pm on HBO, David Simon and co-creator Eric Overmyer’s, Treme, will give viewers a trip to New Orleans that most haven’t seen past the beads, the booze, the boobs, and Mardi Gras floats. The storyline takes place three months after Hurricane Katrina and the Federal levee system failure, following an assortment of city … Continue reading HBO’s Treme Premieres This Sunday Bringing New Orleans Spirit and Music to the Masses
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