FLO-Fly Girl (featuring Missy Elliott)

It’s been a while since there was a really great, fun girl group hitting the charts in the US and UK. We’ve been in a solo artist slump for over a decade, so when I heard about FLO, I was immediately intrigued. The trio-Jorja, Stella, and Renee-combine their international backgrounds to create a sound both familiar and new. They bring the bouncing rhythms and vocal … Continue reading FLO-Fly Girl (featuring Missy Elliott)

morgxn At Concord Music Hall 2/7/19

My idea of what a morgxn live set might look like was completely wrong. From listening to his songs I saw a guy seated at a piano/keyboard singing his heart out with some quiet accompaniment. The reality was a bit more electrifying, with morgxn in almost constant motion while a guitarist broke off riffs and a drummer laid down the beats for a set full … Continue reading morgxn At Concord Music Hall 2/7/19

Interview: Jarryd James (Chicago 10/21/2015)

Last night I had the great pleasure to see Jarryd James perform a short set and sit down for a few minutes to chat with him about his music. The Australian singer has already made a big splash in his native country, and he’s touring the States with Meg Myers in an effort to bolster his presence here. I thought the performance was very good. … Continue reading Interview: Jarryd James (Chicago 10/21/2015)

Janelle Monae With The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Janelle Monae was announced as a last minute replacement for Aretha Franklin to perform last night at the Chicago Symphony’s Corporate Night. Sitting in the audience, you’d never guess she wasn’t the first choice. The orchestra had every song down perfect, the light show was brilliantly done, and the night went off without a hitch. This was probably aided by the fact that Monae and … Continue reading Janelle Monae With The Chicago Symphony Orchestra