Category Archives: Pop

Adrian Younge Uncovers Video For Stranger By The Sea

 Adrian Younge’s singers Brooke DeRosa and Rebecca Englehart are the focal point of the “Strangers By The Sea” video. The two women stare up into the sky while lying down and imagining a kiss from an unknown person. Younge’s Voices Of Gemma is out now. If you are in the Los Angeles area you can see Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s DJ set for a party honoring the late Luther Vandross April 19th at Lodge Room. 


Ruth Koleva: Confidence.Truth (Album Stream)

Bulgarian R&B singer Ruth Koleva saw her sophomore album Confidence.Truth be released last Friday. The 10-song collection has a stellar cast of players including Jameel Bruuner from The Internet, Gene Coye who plays drums for Flying Lotus and the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. Koleva released her first album in 2014 and won Bulgaria’s Radio Awards top prize for it. The budding star is touring Europe later this month. 


The Jacksons Will Perform At Detroit Music Weekend’s Tribute To The Jackson 5


Detroit Music Weekend will kick off its second year June 14-17 with a tribute to The Jackson 5. Forty-nine years ago The Jackson 5 recorded their first hit single “I Want You Back” for Motown Records. Michael Jackson was 11 years old and together with his brothers, they built a musical legacy that made them one of the first Black bands to have crossover success. “I Want You Back” started what was then called Jacksonmania because they continued to have hits and became the biggest teen band in the world. Their journey led the way for every young group to come after as well as Michael, Jermaine and Janet Jackson’s solo careers. Tito, Marlon, Jackie and Jermaine will perform free to the public June 16th at 9PM ET.

The event will also have Will Sessions, Third Man Records country artist the Craig Brown Band and over 400 performers on multiple stages. 

On June 16, the Motor City Market will host several vendors alongside the performance stages. 

For more information about Detroit Music Weekend check out their site


Matty Of BADBADNOTGOOD Releases First Single Embarrassed

Matty of Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD has branched off into solo music making and “Embarrassed” is his first single. The psychedelic pop song is much more esoteric sounding that his work with BADBADNOTGOOD. There is no confirmation of a full-length album yet but “Embarrassed” is clearly a new creative beginning for him. 


Throwback: Elton John-I Don’t Wanna To Go On With You Like That

Elton John called Reg Strikes Back a comeback album because it was a response to unfavorable press coverage and his first after having throat surgery. “I Don’t Wanna To Go On With You Like That” had one of the better videos for the era and John’s fiery refusal to be in a non-monogamous relationship was unforgettable.  Reg Strikes Back is usually disparaged because it is not from his wildly successful ’70s output but “I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That” was one of his last hits of the time and there were other underrated songs from the collection like “Camera Never Lies” and “A Word In Spanish.” At this point, John’s 21st album was already more than most artists create in a lifetime and he still had much more to say in the ’90s’. In 2016, Elton John’s 30th studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night was released to the satisfaction of the critics and fans. On April 6th, two tribute albums of Elton John songs recorded by various artists Revamp and Restoration will be released.