Category: R&B

Tameca Jones Steals Stubbs With Her Soul

Fresh off a new EP and a new haircut, Tameca Jones, Austin’s ‘Queen of Soul’ stuns the sold out crowd at Stubbs Indoor in Austin, TX with her infectious voice. I had seen Tameca Jones before, and like most people, my jaw dropped when I heard her belt a few songs. But last night I […]

15 Of My Favorite One-Hit-Wonder Raps

That track comes on the radio with a catchy hook, bangin’ beat, and easy-to-memorize lyrics, quenching my thirst for some mainstream storytelling. It’s one of the many one-hit-wonders that have graced our radios over the years, and I can’t help but sing (or rap) along. One-hit-wonders are seemingly created using a simple formula: overused subject matter, a quirky […]

‘Surf’ Review: Chance and Friends in The Land of The Free

In college I had an idea for the next great iPhone app: Bandom, a random band name generator. If you were uncreative or indecisive, this app would pick a title for your band, group, or stage-name based on your answers to a random set of questions (i.e., what is your least favorite number?). I abandoned this […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Covers (by Raymond Carver)

Last week, Ron Weasley Ed Sheeran delivered an impromptu cover of “CoCo” by O.T. Genasis on BBC Radio 1Xtra. I watched the video and immediately sent it to my editor, Yunus Church. Here was our conversation: Neal: I think I need to write about how awful this is. God. Gosh. Darn. Fuck. This is really […]