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  • Summer Walker announces 2019 dates for The First and Last Tour

    Summer Walker announces 2019 dates for The First and Last Tour

    The 23-year-old singer/songwriter phenom, Summer Walker will be taking her talents on the road, headlining her very own live production she's dubbed, The First & Last Tour, alongside special guest Melii. The nationwide tour will officially kick off in New Orleans, Louisiana on Oct. 27 (Tickets...
  • Jamila Woods announces 2019 LEGACY! LEGACY! Tour

    Jamila Woods announces 2019 LEGACY! LEGACY! Tour

    There are very few mainstream recording artists that are willing to (wo)man the frontlines or roll their sleeves up and work at a grassroots level in order to build and uplift their community. Then again, there are very few human beings like singer, songwriter, poet, and activist Jamila Woods. The...
  • Average White Band announces show at Spectrum Amphitheatre spring 2019

    Average White Band announces show at Spectrum Amphitheatre spring 2019

    Nearing their fiftieth-year since their formation, the six-man collective known as the Average White Band is still curating original music and performing live for their many generations of fans. The group founded in Dundee, Scotland was influenced by R&B and soul legends like Marvin Gaye, Teddy...
  • Gary Clark Jr. announces 2019 fall tour, includes Red Rocks date

    Gary Clark Jr. announces 2019 fall tour, includes Red Rocks date

    Gary Clark Jr. is one of those multi-dimensional musicians that has the ability to blur the lines of musical genres with his artistic vision. Through Clark Jr.'s fusion of soul music, blues, rock, and hip-hop we get a final product that can't be boxed into one specific of music. The Austin, Texas...
  • Nile Rodgers & Chic offering free concert to furloughed government workers

    Nile Rodgers & Chic offering free concert to furloughed government workers

    On Dec. 22, the United States government officially shutdown putting the lives of hundreds of thousands of federal government lives at risk. Now, with January on the verge of coming to a close and no resolution of the government being reinstated, the government employed residents are starting to...
  • Nicotine announces 'An Open Letter' Tour 2019

    Nicotine announces 'An Open Letter' Tour 2019

    A lot of new musicians are fusing several different genres of music together in order to curate their own specific sound. Unfortunately, a lot of these artists aren't able to create something as sonically and aesthetically beautiful as Nicotine, the Texas-bred singer/songwriter who's quickly...
  • Pink Sweat$ announces performance at The Roxy in Los Angeles spring 2019

    Pink Sweat$ announces performance at The Roxy in Los Angeles spring 2019

    Up-and-coming R&B artist, Pink Sweat$, is only one project in into his music career and already generating the buzz of any major mainstream artist. His ability to play with themes like love, the difficulties of maintaining a healthy relationship, and the drug-fueled facade of the come up within...
  • Watch: Lizzo premieres music video for new single 'Juice'

    Watch: Lizzo premieres music video for new single 'Juice'

    lizzoLizzo is one of those musical acts that's hard to box into just one genre of music or entertainment for that fact. The multifaceted Lizzo is responsible for being a founder of several independent hip-hop, soul-pop groups including Grrrl Prty, The Clerb, Absynthe, and more. The 30-year-old...
  • Soulection Experience 2019 coming to Shrine Auditorium in February

    Soulection Experience 2019 coming to Shrine Auditorium in February

    The Soulection Collective is an independent music platform that is bringing progressive music to the forefront of the mainstream musical aesthetic. The collective found in 2011 has one of the most successful online radio shows and Soundcloud pages in the underground music realm. Now, Soulection is...
  • The Commodores announces performance at Golden Nugget Lake Charles February 2019

    The Commodores announces performance at Golden Nugget Lake Charles February 2019

    Throughout the years, members have come and go but, The Commodores have remained a staple in mainstream music to this very day. Throughout the band's extensive history, The Commodores have had a total of fifteen members in their group, which only one of which is no longer with us today (Rest in...
  • Prince Performing at the Warner Theatre (June 14, 2015)

    Prince estate announces three albums to be released in 2019

    On April 21, 2016, the climate of music was forever changed when it was announced that Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park Estate. Since his untimely death, there hasn't been a tribute or any type of benefit that could please the Purple One or match his live-performance energy and talent level...
  • Diana Ross at the 2017 American Music Awards (Nov. 19, 2017)

    Diana Ross announces 2019 Brand New Day tour

    The former lead vocalist of The Supremes, Diana Ross, has transcended the typical timeframe popularity with her music catalog and has looked good doing it throughout her multiple-decade career. With hits like "Upside Down," "Touch Me in the Morning," "I Will Survive" and classics like "Ain't No...
  • Aretha Franklin at Madison Square Garden (1977)

    Watch: Trailer for Aretha Franklin documentary 'Amazing Grace' released

    The entire world prepared themselves for the worst outcome when it was announced that Aretha Franklin was hospitalized during her struggle with pancreatic cancer. On Aug. 16, when Aretha finally lost the battle with cancer, the world came to a standstill. At 76 years, The Queen of Soul was...
  • Aretha Franklin tribute exhibit to launch in singer’s hometown of Detroit this week

    Aretha Franklin tribute exhibit to launch in singer’s hometown of Detroit this week

    A tribute honoring the late “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin is set to arrive at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in the singer’s hometown of Detroit this week. The featured exhibit titled, “Think: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul,” will debut at the Museum on Tuesday, and runs...
  • Interview: UK singer-songwriter Stealth talks about his new EP, his rise to fame, and the future ahead

    Interview: UK singer-songwriter Stealth talks about his new EP, his rise to fame, and the future ahead

    A year ago, singer-songwriter Stealth retreated to his office to watch a documentary on Charles Bradley, who recorded with the famous Dap Kings, in search of inspiration. A year later he was recording with the Dap Kings in that same studio. It’s a moment he describes as truly unforgettable. “To...
  • NYC Subway pays ‘Respect’ to Aretha Franklin with tribute signage on platforms

    NYC Subway pays ‘Respect’ to Aretha Franklin with tribute signage on platforms

    Tributes to the “Queen of Soul” have poured out almost endlessly from fans and colleagues alike since Aretha Franklin’s passing from cancer last month. At a time when on-demand streaming captures the majority of the country’s undivided attention on any given weekend, Franklin’s funeral was the most...
  • The Imperial Sound release the infectiously catchy album 'The New AM'

    The Imperial Sound release the infectiously catchy album 'The New AM'

    It's odd that a band would call its album The New AM - a reference to the pop and rock music played on AM radio stations in days gone by. After all, a big part of the population doesn't remember AM radio before it became the domain of sports talk and political noise. Even for someone unfamiliar with...
  • Aretha Franklin funeral to be televised; Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, more to perform

    Aretha Franklin funeral to be televised; Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, more to perform

    On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, fans and Detroit residents will be able to attend a public viewing of late soul singer Aretha Franklin, who died back on Aug. 16 at the age of 76. The viewing takes place at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Franklin’s hometown and will be...
  • Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

    Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

    International artistic treasure, the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin, has died at her home in Detroit after a battle with pancreatic cancer on Thursday morning, Pitchfork reports. Confirmation of her death came through her family and publicist on Thursday morning, who provided fans around the world...
  • Say 'Yeah!!' to Water Seed's new live album

    Say 'Yeah!!' to Water Seed's new live album

    Soul music is always good for making the listener feel better, but it can be hard to find since the only outlets that play soul music are oldies station. On the new album Say Yeah!! Live at The Blue Nile, Water Seed shows that good soul music is worth seeking. One of the things that is immediately...
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