While living in Minneapolis, "soul, R&B, hip-hop, rock, reggae, and funk" artist, SonnyBoy (and his band) earned powerful praise from Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the best unsigned bands in the city. With that small boost of confidence he moved out to the big apple, where he's released four albums on his self-owned label, ArtSoul Entertainment. As the new single off his upcoming album, The BarFly Theory, this remake of the hit Culture Club song, "Time (Clock of the Heart)," features a sound hard to define in one genre, but is without a doubt soulful (and lacking the 80s-style synthesizer).
The innovative album that combines jazz, folk, and world music with the enduring foundations of classical music will hit shelves August 17th via Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group. Chamber Music Society features the legendary Milton Nascimento, pianist Leo Genovese, and vocalist Gretchen Parlato, among others.
"It's clear Esperanza's definitely got game - and has no hang-ups about showing it." —Vibe Magazine
"Whether exploding into vocalese or making her bass solo sound like a horn, she’s a spark plug who dances as she grooves through a funked-up and rocked-out repertoire." — Billboard "Faces to Watch"
"Esperanza has got a lot: accomplished jazz improvisation, funk, scat singing, Brazilian vernacular rhythm and vocals in English, Portuguese and Spanish. At its center is a female bassist, singer and bandleader, one whose talent is beyond question." — New York Times
Wale's much-anticipated new mixtape, More About Nothing, has finally arrived and is available for free download here through Rap Radar. The DJ Omega-produced mixtape is a follow up to his Interscope debut, Attention Deficit.
Due to complications in production, Corinne Bailey Rae's show has been moved from The Beach at Governors Island to Terminal 5. Doors open at 7pm on Friday, August 6th and show starts at 8pm with a special performance by Sondre Lerche. For those that have bought your tickets already, have no fear, all Governors Island tickets will be honored at Terminal 5. For those who haven't yet, don't wait too long or you might not get a ticket at all.