This ferociously gifted twenty-three-year-old British singer-songwriter-rapper has pulled a gorgeous sonic arsenal from postmillennial media onslaught.
Decades of mainstream success haven’t scrubbed the gravel from the Delta bluesman’s performances. Listen to him, and hear the decades fall away.
The former Babies frontman is crafting languid, liquid, desolate music that recalls Dylan and Leonard Cohen at their most irresistibly introspective.
Indian singer-songwriter Bindu Subramaniam and violinist-composer Ambi blend traditional and popular musical forms with uncanny freshness and wit.
The British singer-songwriter tours her new album, “Yesterday Was Forever,” a self-described “teenage diary” that manages decidedly adult bite and brio.
Author: Robert Rodi
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.