Daily Archives: February 2, 2016

Eryn Allen Kane-Aviary: Act II Stream

Eryn Allen Kane presents Aviary Act II today which is the second half of her Aviary Act project that she debuted in November. Kane is having a release party for the five-song Aviary Act II February 19th at the City Winery in her Chicago hometown. The singer was also seen in Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq and heard on the soundtrack. She’s also making a handful of live dates nationally and you can see those below.

February 19th – Chicago, IL – City Winery Release Show (Sold Out!)
March 1st – New York, City – Rockwood Music Hall
March 3rd – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
March 6th – Okeechobee, FL – Okeechobee Music Festival
March 8th – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar
March 9th – Nashville, TN – The Stone Fox
March 15th-20th – Austin, TX – SXSW showcases TBA



Donn T Nominated As An Artist Of Tomorrow



Leading up to THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®, CBS.com is celebrating the next generation of musicians with the launch of the “Artists of Tomorrow” program, presented by Xfinity. Artists of Tomorrow showcases three rising stars handpicked by GRAMMY veterans and gives the public the chance to pick one of the rising stars to perform during GRAMMY Live, The Recording Academy and CBS’s multiplatform streaming coverage of all the behind-the-scenes action leading up to and throughout THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®.
Eclectic singer/songwriter Donn T is one of the artists that has been nominated as an Artist of Tomorrow, and she was nominated by none other than Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, legendary drummer of The Roots, Grammy-winning producer, and bandleader of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Donn T’s sophomore album, Flight Of The Donn T (D-Tone Victorious/MRI/RED) was released in 2015 to near-universal acclaim. Bama Love Soul called Flight “a delightful mixed bag of eclecticism”, while The Philadelphia Weekly praised Donn T‘s “effortless cool” and compared her to talented artists St. Vincent and Lianne La Havas.

Donn T defies categorization-playing and recording in a diverse range of styles from house and trip hop, to acoustic soul and pop. She first made an impact with 2010’s critically acclaimed and aptly titled Kaleidoscopic. Over the years, she has shared the stage with and opened for a diverse array of artists such as Marsha Ambrosius, Little Dragon, Alice Smith, Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, John Legend, Nelly Furtado, Amy Winehouse, and Zap Mama. She’s also had songs placed on television and in movies including the Showtime crime drama Street Time, UPN’s series Kevin Hill, BET’s Ava DuVernay (“Selma”)-directed feature film I Will Follow, and in commercials for the wireless audio product Sonos.

The Philadelphia native comes from a storied musical lineage. Her grandfather was Beachy Thompson of the pioneering gospel group The Dixie Hummingbirds. Her father is Lee Andrews, leader of legendary doo-wop group Lee Andrews & The Hearts. He was also in the soul group Congress Alley, along with Donn T’s mother, Jacqui. Donn T’s brother, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, is a Grammy-winning musician and bandleader of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Family ties notwithstanding, Donn T is a unique talent in her own right.

Voting is now open to determine which of the three nominated artists will win the opportunity to perform during GRAMMY Live. Voting can be done daily through CBS.com or on Twitter by tweeting with the hashtag #artistsoftomorrow. Voting closes on February 10th, and the winner’s GRAMMY Live performance will be streamed on February 15th at 9 PM EST.

Donn T Social Links: Official Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Last Breath (Questlove Remix)
Purchase: iTunes | Amazon
Flight Of The Donn T
Purchase: iTunes | Amazon

Don Cheadle In Miles Ahead Trailer

Watch Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in this trailer for Miles Ahead exclusively posted by Entertainment Weekly earlier today. The film focuses on Davis’s brief retirement period in the late ’70’s and premiered last year at The New York Film Festival. Cheadle directs and stars in the feature which will be scored by Herbie Hancock, who was a member of Davis’s second famous quintet, and Robert Glasper.  You can read Cheadle’s interview at the Entertainment Weekly site and Miles Ahead will be in theaters April 1st.


Cool Uncle (Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash)-Mercy Feat. Cee Lo Green Official Video

Bobby Caldwell and Jack Splash drop a new video for “Mercy” from their Cool Uncle project with a guest appearance from CeeLo Green. They are claymation figures at a zoo where they animals get to gawk at and feed them in a reversal of the typical zoo scheme. Their Cool Uncle album is out now.