Daily Archives: April 17, 2017

Kendrick Lamar At Coachella



Kendrick Lamar just released DAMN and then there were unsubstantiated rumors about a second album on Easter Sunday but he did deliver a great set at Coachella this year. Lamar was joined by Travis Scott, Future and ScHoolboy Q as he performed his older catalog and debuted live performances of music from DAMN.


Joseph & Evelyn Lowery Institute Change Agent Tank Inspires Students To Be The Change

PHOTO CREDIT: Damon Thomas Students competing in the Lowery Institute Change Agent Tank tackle tough questions from the panel of leaders judging their pitches. Pictured (L-R) Idil Hussein, Agnes Scott College; Jessie Scott, CAU; Raphael Richardson, Morehouse College; and Alysha Conner, CAU. Not pictured: Noah McQueen, Morehouse College.

Atlanta, GA – Raphael Richardson was 14 the first time a gun was held to his head. When his father was incarcerated Philadelphia street gangs became his family; violence and anger were his friends.  Today, the Morehouse College junior received start-up funds for a business to help students and families impacted by incarceration from the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice & Human Rights second annual Change Agent Tank held at Clark Atlanta University (CAU).
Modeled after the popular TV show, Shark Tank, Change Agent Tank encourages Lowery Institute student change agents that have a social entrepreneurial mindset to combine their social justice interests with critical business skills to create transformational initiatives and movements.

Gorillaz Announce Humanz Tour Dates

Gorillaz’ much awaited Humanz album comes out April 28th and they will go on their North American tour July 8tth. The debut of videos for “Hallelujah Money” and “Saturnz Barz”  raised the anticipation for Humanz that was already there because of their seven-year absence. The first show will be in Chicago at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. The tour promises to have appearances from some of the album’s many guests including  Jamie Principle, Mavis Staples, Danny Brown. De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Pusha T, Grace Jones and more. Tickets go sale this Friday April 21st.


Avery Sunshine Shares An Acoustic Version Of The Ice Cream Song From The Twenty Sixty Four Album

Avery Sunshine is getting ready for the release of their second album, Twenty Sixty Four which comes out this Friday.  Today they share an acoustic version of “The Ice Cream Song” and Sunshine sings her heart out about giving up ice cream and selling all of her shoes for her guitarist Dana Johnson who is now her husband.

Twenty Sixty Four is the first time the duo has worked with so many people on an album. Eric Roberson, Frank McComb, Carvin Haggins, Mr. Talkbox and trumpeter Keyon Harrold have writing and performance credits on Twenty Sixty Four.

Sunshine, who has always been candid about the spiritual component of her work, spoke on the new album:

“I am always striving to fill the space that I was created to fill. Everybody has their own fingerprint and we are all here for a reason. I believe the reason that I am here is to share the music that God has given me.”
Twenty Sixty Four will be available via the usual retail outlets this Friday and can be pre-ordered now.