R&B

  • Dark Holiday Volume 1, w/ Bootblacks, Void Vision, Wingtips, and Crash Cathedral (12/9 at W.O.W.)

    Next Thursday, December 9th, Warehouse on Watts will be hosting an alternative holiday celebration presented by Spellbound and DJSC, Dark Holiday Volume 1, a goth/industrial party featuring live performances from Bootblacks, Void Vision, Wingtips, and Crash Cathedral.  I recently got a chance to chat with Void Vision (AKA Shari...
  • Emily Wolfe: “I love to play live, and I love a rowdy audience.” (10/31 at KFN)

    For those still looking for plans for Halloween night, might I suggest Emily Wolfe at the perpetually-decorated-for-the-holiday Kung Fu Necktie?  “I love to play live, and I love a rowdy audience,” says the guitar virtuoso during a recent phone chat, before adding, “We may dress up, we’ll probably play...
  • Saleka: “This feels like our hometown venue.” (10/13, 11/17, and 12/8 at WCL)

    Saleka is not exactly a household name just yet, but there’s a good chance that you’ve recently heard a song or two of hers.  This summer, the Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter released “Remain,” a song that she wrote and recorded for big screen thriller Old by M. Night Shyamalan (Saleka’s own...
  • JoJo Goes Underground… Literally…

    Although child star-turned pop icon JoJo normally enjoys the glam life, donning a full-length vinyl trench coat from the stage of the catacomb-like Underground Arts, she more closely resembled an anti-heroine straight out of the pages of a Marvel publication.  Last Tuesday, October 5th, the songstress brought her Trying...
  • Faye Webster, 9/23 at The Foundry (“I have high expectations!”)

    Although Faye Webster’s September 23rd show at The Foundry has been sold out for quite some time now (There are still Verified Resale Tickets available.), when I talked to the singer/songwriter last month, she told me that she still had no idea what fans could expect of her current...
  • Breland Talks Cross Country (9/22 at MilkBoy)

    “I’m in service to the songs.  And what I mean when I say that is songs kind of have a life of their own.  There’s an energy when creating a song where I want the song to do what the song wants to do and not necessarily what I...
  • Waltzer Goes Vintage

    “I’m bringing this vintage TV onto the stage.  At Lolla we played a Simpsons episode.  We’re incorporating this Adult Swim vibe into our show, while we play these sad, heavy songs,” says Sophie Sputnik, better known as Waltzer.  Waltzer is garage rock from a former musical theatre kid and...
  • Jenna Kyle: “I’m looking to create a space to let go.”

    Upon seeing Jenna Kyle’s recent video for “Tell Me,” any former goth teen won’t be able to help conjuring comparisons to Depeche Mode’s Anton Corbijn collaborations.  The hyper-moody banger is equally suitable for midnight epiphanies and moderately-irresponsible nightclubbing.  And the accompanying music video, directed by Jay Harwood, has the...
  • I M U R, “Shitty is Pretty”

    Vancouver’s self-described “genre-blending make-out music-making trio” I M U R recently released music videos for singles “Case of You” and “Sad Girls Club” that resemble Larry Clark and Harmony Korine’s highly stylized explorations of teenage wildlife.  So, it’s not surprising that during a recent chat producer/multi-instrumentalist Amine Bouzaher tells...