Lovely performance, at the 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival at UCLA.
Video: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - The World (Is Going Up in Flames) (Live On Jools Holland)
A stunningly soulful performance from last night’s show.
We can’t get enough of The Black Keys’ latest album, El Camino. Simple, addictive bluesy rock. This is it’s opener and one of it it’s stand-outs, performed at BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, for a Zane Lowe special.
Lovely lo-fi, from her album Visions, due February 21st.
No longer just a great band with an army of Vice Magazine reading wanker fans (with shit hair), WU LYF got big.
Here’s their début US TV performance. And jolly good it is too.
Musikal saw them live in London a couple of months ago and while we weren’t as blown away as we thought we might be, their cover of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game was show-stoppingly good. We really hope they give us a recorded version soon.
This (like you with your girl) comes ahead of a new record, expected later this year from Mos Def and Talib Kweli.
Little Brother, the second video, and an online exclusive not featured on the show, is a perfect, perfect Dilla beat.
Mary J Blige
This phenominal performance made me direct my iPod towards their perfect album, Z, on the commute this morning. I’d almost forgotten how breathtakingly wonderful it is.
This is from their recent album, Circuital, which takes a different, but equally fascinating route to brilliance.
I challenge you, fine sir/madam, not to like this. You can’t not, can you? 1-0 to Musikal/Mayer Hawthorne.
At the risk of sounding like a 12 year old girl, this is soooooooo dreamy.
So ridiculously tight. It’s pretty easy to imagine J Cole going on to be one of the biggest commercial rappers out there.
If you want to skip the interview and get straight to the performance, hit here.