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Let Them Know: Mabel

★★★★ Her first solo release since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mabel’s latest single sees her taking a break from her R&B roots for a taste of house-lite; all with the same energy that sold her earlier work.  Over a sample of RuPaul’s “Supermodel”,  Mabel opens with what can only be described as a […]

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Musings from quarantine: the best concerts I’ve ever seen and why live music is so special to me

There are a lot of places I miss going to right now. Clubs, bars, restaurants, cities, friends’ homes, the world outside my room in suburban New Jersey, etc. But while hopefully soon enough many of these things will reopen in some capacity, it may be awhile before I can attend a concert. Concerts have given […]

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Anderson .Paak – Malibu

Though already four albums deep into his career, with Malibu, Brandon Paak Anderson has finally crafted his breakout record. Clearly that was the intention, given so much of its runtime is devoted to proving himself as an adaptable performer. Traces of so many of his contemporaries are buried throughout that it can be hard to separate Anderson’s own voice […]