Posts Tagged: live music
We’ve spoken before of D’Angelo’s ever-evolving live shows, and his recent performance at the Sydney Opera House was no different: this time definitely leaning toward the funk in his rendition of Roberta Flack’s “Feel Like Making Love.” Watch a clip of the song after the jump, then read about the performance and check out a photo slideshow of the full show via okayplayer....more
Influenced by the heyday of ’70s and ’80s reggae in the UK, new artists are gathering a following in the region, the Guardian reports. Marcia Richards of the London band the Skints believes the renewed interest has something to do with the fact that the other bands in her scene have built followings organically, by playing show after show, rather than relying on networking through the Internet:
People appreciate us because we have built up a following by connecting directly with audiences live, and nowadays that seems rarer.
The genius of Ben Folds is not just the albums he releases. You don’t understand the intense creativity and expression of the man until you see or hear him perform live. At his best, Folds improvises one or more songs as part of his set, often about banal, mundane subjects like buoyant force or the local basketball coach, re-imagines his songs in the moment, and interacts with his audience in an energetic, personal way that most artists just don’t care to do....more