Nostalgia loves to rear its head in many ways. Scanning the current musical landscape, it becomes clear that the 80s and 90s have been in vogue. Although we are long removed from the years of TLC, Destiny’s Child, and Cameo, Los Angeles’s KING recalls such groups. The trio took the highly-receptive and nearly sold-out U Street Music Hall crowd on a nostalgia that perfectly emulated the sounds of bygone musical eras.
We’re dipping our toes into a conversation about what it means to be a music journalist in 2016. What do we do? What is our place is in the “music industry”? How can we all, musicians and critics alike, do better. Everything is fair game as Marcus Dowling and Marcus J. Moore return to help us dig in and ask some serious questions about ourselves and the work we do.
Anderson .Paak is on a hot streak that culminated at this year’s SXSW. His latest album Malibu is the spark that lit that fire and we’re here to talk about it.
KING’s debut album We Are King is a stellar exploration of R&B sounds both old and new. We’ve got a taste of their genius to make sure you know that.
If Pablo pops up and the album still isn’t finished, did it really happen?