March 25, 2011 § Leave a comment
*Note- Finishing my SXSW coverage today…so be prepared.
Mixing things up from the typical indie band, I was also catching a lot of “worldly” shows at SXSW. In the past few years, more and more international groups are making it to Austin and this is a wonderful thing. Sometimes hipsters need to discover something out of their comfort area. One of the best shows I saw last week came from Debo Band, a Boston based Ethiopian funk group who know how to get the crowd moving. From their opening note full of brass power on top of their lead singer who has more than enough swagger, these guys rocked. Check out the SXSW video of their show during the All Music is World Music showcase.
January 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
John Legend Has a Seriously Cool Voice
So it would only make sense if someone were to cover Arcade Fire’s ‘Wake Up’ and do it the justice it deserves, it would be Mr. Legend…and one of the coolest soul bands ever in the Roots. This is a bit old, but for some reason these vocals were ringing in my head when I ‘Woke Up’ this morning. Maybe it can help get you on a peaceful track for the day.