On March 5th, Bilal brings his own live band to the windy city for a rare Chicago performance by the Philadelphia-born Soulquarian. Bilal's 2010 album Airtight's Revenge was arguably one of the best soul albums of the year, getting incredible feedback from both his peers and the press. The remixes, the covers and videos that came along with it were all leading to this - the tour. If you're in Chicago next weekend, catch Bilal at The Shrine, presented by Giant Step and Dusty Groove, to experience the voice Janelle Monáe once described as a Van Gogh painting.
Jonesy brings us a Soft Rock Mix for the holidays. The mix features Carly Simon, Bob Seger, Chicago, and Heart.
Shannon Harris' Audio Urbanology: The Art of Audio Truism celebrates and transforms his African roots and Latin/Asian/Middle Eastern influences into an alluring aural narrative. Weaving sultry vocals and live instrumentation together with six dialects from four continents, Harris' second album truly sets a new standard for the definition of world in music.
The official album release party will be on 8/28 in Chicago at the Zhou B Art Center.
Purchase Audio Urbanology: The Art of Audio Truism on Amazon
Shannon Harris - "Don't Let Go Of Your Dreams ft. Jube" [MP3]
Check out a trailer for the album after the jump:
On Monday, June 14th, Giant Step presents Nikki & Rich as they make their Chicago debut, with special guest DJ Ron Trent at The Silver Room from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. It will be an evening filled with amazing music along with specialty cocktails provided by SVEDKA Vodka. So come down, bring a friend, and find out what everyone is already talking about.
Entrance is free but strictly RSVP only.