The Alabama Shakes use a frustrated astronaut and clips of people on the ground to tell the visual story for their “Sound & Color” video. Their sophomore album, Sound & Color is out now.
Daily Archives: April 29, 2015
This is the trailer for the Netflix documentary What Happened Miss Simone. The film about Simone’s life, artistry and politics has appearances from her daughter Simone and jazz critic Stanley Crouch who discuss her brilliance and anger. What Happened Miss Simone will come out on Netflix June 26th.
Dawn Richard worked with digital gif artist Kytten Janae to create the eye-catching video for “Calypso.” Her braids, controlled spasticity and limited motions androids has birthed one of her most interesting videos yet. Blackheart continues to build steam with all of her visual output.
The We Are Family Foundation had their 2015 Celebration Gala honoring Chaka Khan, Caryl M. Stern and Bill McDermott on the evening of April 23rd at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Nile Rodgers, who is the founder of the non-profit We Are Family Foundation hosted the event that had a live auction and raised money for WAFF’s global youth initiatives, Three Dot Dash and TEDxTeen. Chaka Khan received the Humanitarian Award and she later joined Rodgers onstage during his 3-song tribute to her with Melle Mel. After going through “Ain’t Nobody,” “I Feel For You” and “I’m Every Woman” Rodgers was joined by his band Chic and they played “Le Freak,” “We Are Family” and their new song “I’ll Be There.”Q-Tip, The Rza and Tommy Boy founder Tom Silverman were among the attendees who walked the red carpet. For more information about WAFF go to
For one night only Yasiin Bey will rap over J.Dilla’s beats on June 11th at Indigo 02 in London. Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, will perform many of his classics in a once in a lifetime event that will surely build demand for the show to be done in the United States as well. Tickets can be purchased through Soundcrash.com.