Category Archives: Pop
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.
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 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.