SEAN KUTI & EGYPT 80
(Old Town School of Folk Music)
The crown prince of Afrobeat lives up to his exalted heritage, with irresistible rhythms and a progressive message.
The beguiling singer-fiddler is riding a wave since her NPR Tiny Desk Concert went viral earlier this year.
The tremulous-voiced troubadour tours his new album, “Ruminations”—possibly the most apt Conor Oberst title ever.
November 26 and 27
A YouTube sensation turned actual industry playa, the Canadian singer-songwriter hits town to support her new EP, “Shore.”
Twenty years after “Pony,” the ravishingly-voiced R&B singer-songwriter has become an R&B elder statesman.
Robert Rodi is an author, spoken-word performer and musician who has served as Newcity’s Music Editor since 2014. He’s written more than a dozen books, including the travel memoir “Seven Seasons In Siena.” His jazz quintet recently completed a two-year residency at Uncommon Ground, and he regularly hosts a jazz singers’ jam at Lizard’s Liquid Lounge. His literary and music criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Huffington Post and many other national and regional publications.