www.myspace.com/meleerocks Mêlée begins a month-long residency (8 p.m. at the Detroit Bar), with Echo Echo opening for their first performance. A special treat: Solid Gold (the band Jamie Lidell just finished touring with) is on the bill too.
The Hype: With a voice that appears to have time traveled directly from sixties-era soul, Jamie Lidell continues to amaze listeners with the idea that the voice they're hearing is coming out of a white Brit in his mid-thirties. In support of his upcoming new album, Compass (out May 18th), Lide ... More >>
Here we find rising UK soul superstar Jamie Lidell shortly before he dropped his 2005 breakthrough album Multiply. At this 2004 show in London, Lidell is in full-on experimental beatboxing mode. Creating rhythms and textures with his looped, extraordinarily supple vocal cords run through mysterious ... More >>
It's been over two years since Multiply dropped and helped to make Jamie Lidell one of the most interesting neo-soul men of this decade (his absolutely bananas live shows added even more to his lusty luster). He's been touring like a madman the last few years and consequently hasn't released any new ... More >>
Blues Control Blues Control (Holy Mountain) Release date: May 29, 2007 Curb Your Cynicism is a recurring blogtastic feature in which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of music, circa now. Any ... More >>
Skeletons and the Kings of All Cities Lucas (Ghostly International) Release date: May 8, 2007 Curb Your Cynicism is a recurring blogtastic feature in which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of ... More >>
In defense of Coachella