4 years ago | Boubacar Traore
Boubacar Traore w/Zongo Junction The Bell House Tuesday, September 27 Better than: Eric Clapton's probably inevitable African blues record. Sly Stone offers one possible method for dealing with celebrity: get famous, sell your royalties and squand...
4 years ago | Concert Reviews
"Acoustic Africa" featuring Haibib Koite, Oliver Mtikudzi and Afel Boucoum BB King Blues Club Wednesday, April 6 Better than: Buying a plane ticket to Mali. Western listeners (that's us, if you were wondering) often need comparisons to dig deeper ...
4 years ago
When Liquid Liquid take the stage at Madison Square Garden April 2 as the opening act for LCD Soundsystem's last show, they will, at some point in their set, launch into a tune featuring the Most Famous Two-Note Bassline Ever. Whereupon some perce...
5 years ago
It's 10 a.m. on a weekday, and Wax Poetics editor-in-chief Andre Torres is simultaneously piloting us through the Holland Tunnel, wolfing down a ham-and-cheese bagel, and waxing on about our final destination in Jersey City: the warehouse and soon...
6 years ago
It's well past 2 a.m., and the crowd at Pianos looks like a ragged band of refugees from an alcoholic front line. Up by the stage, a shirtless guy jumps excitedly up and down. To the side, a group of German tourists slug another round of PBRs and ...
6 years ago | Femi Kuti
Dutifully carrying on his father Fela Kuti's outsized and outspoken legacy, afrobeat's first son Femi Kuti has not only spent the last decade-plus touring the world, releasing albums (including last year's fine Day By Day), and collecting Grammy n...