Daily Archives: January 16, 2019

Watch: Chaka Khan’s Official Video For Hello Happiness

Watch the chaos unfold in Chaka Khan’s official video for “Hello Happiness.” Messages about people over 50 cheating on their partners and the rise of H.I.V. in this group of people bookend the visual that has glimpses of Khan in a phone booth. Couples get caught being unfaithful, there is an undercover police operation and random people who bear witness to all the drama that takes place in a hotel parking lot. 

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Smino To Headline Hoopti Tour

St. Louis rapper Smino announces his headlining Hoopti tour of North America. The tour will begin on March 23rd in Chicago and will end May 17th in Detroit. Smino just appeared with Noname and Saba on The Tonight Show for a performance of “Ace.” Smino’s sophomore album NOIR was released last year following his 2017 breakout blkswn. Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday January 18th at 10 AM ET at zerofatigue.com.

                                                                      Hoopti Tour Dates 

3/16 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 3 
3/19 –  London, UK @ Brixton Electric 
3/23 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
3/27 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater

3/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater  
3/30 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theater  
4/1 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall  
4/2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex 
4/4 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
4/5 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater 
4/9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
4/10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst 
4/13 – Indio, CA @ Coachella  
4/20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella 
4/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom 
4/23 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad  
4/25 – Dallas, TX @ Trees 
4/26 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s 
4/29 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live 
4/30 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
5/2 – Nashville, TN @ The Cannery
5/3 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
5/4 – Orpheum @ Tampa, FL
5/6 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
5/7 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
5/9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
5/10 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza 
5/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ The TLA 
5/13 – Boston, MA @ Paradise 
5/14 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral 
5/16 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix 
5/17 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall 
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Gary Clark Jr.: This Land Official Video

Gary Clark Jr.’s video for “This Land” addresses race in the country right now and he can be heard singing about living in Trump’s America. Images of young Black boys, a Confederate flag and Clark performing in the house are assembled to show the tension he has experienced simply because of his color and gender. “This Land” is from Clark’s new album which has the same title. 

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