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a message from your angels
DO THE RIGHT THING AND GET YOUR MIND RIGHT
trying to find a way to express what I wanted to say to people right now
well beyond infidelity, a political manifestations of the mass destruction of happy homes
life and death and soul
The death of indie, and the birth of art-rap and singer songwriter EDM.
If Tomas Doncker isn’t the greatest musician of the 2010s, he certainly should be. Get your mind right and listen.
Lauv’s sad songs say so much
The first rush of hard earned faith by the greatest artist of the 2010s.
more songs about dead wives
love and sadness in the summer
The Curtis Mayfield covers are awesome
a masterclass in what it means to dismiss the USSR and find yourself with a different superpower
the depth of imagery of the spirit, and the romance of art of poetry
Talent, energy, and versatility
an inversion of time and consciousness.
“I’m both humbled and honored to be involved with this groundbreaking production at this moment in history”
a deeply gorgeous and brooding dissertation on the need to face nihilism with hope
“I’ve literally worked on a computer, almost everyday, programming digital audio material, for the last 20 years”
Best Day At A Music Fest
True Groove are proud to announce the addition of an original Hip Hop Architect
a sinewy pulsating go getness
13 different artists which obviously gives to the album a very eclectic taste
curating a movement from a mix of indigenous styles and artists
Cheers Mr Mandela, and thank you!
Superbly personal and connected to the core audience
a return to post-kingdom hatred of black people
The concept of a collective
a steadily, unsteadily prescient piece of work
Crown Prince Of New York (Now)
a big deal for the master guitarist
A great band and a great production worthy of the material
Favoritism? I think not.
To share your voice with others about injustice is to fight injustice. It is a young person’s naivete and it is all we have
The first set is the release party for his masterful piece of agitprop, The Mess We Made and he will be performing it in in full.
Tomas Doncker gets his mind right
The sold out first in concert performance of the Phoebe Nir musical Diana “Diana & Navy & The Golden Tooth” (“In a post-apocalyptic Southern Bayou, two sisters are separated by war, and must undertake perilous journeys to be reunited”) will be performed at 54 Below on Tuesday, November 3rd. The songs I’ve heard (listen for yourself here), go from sensitive singer songwriter to on the bayou swamp dogginess to borderline skronk. If you can find a way in, I recommend you do so.
At midnight, the first song off The Mess We Made, “Church Is Burning Down” is released, and Tomas promises to perform some songs off his mind bending new album live on stage. Really, it is up to you, but if you can possibly make it do so.
The pleasures here are all musical content, the power of the bass, the guitar licks, and Doncker’s torched earth vocal, but the more you listen to the more frustrating it becomes: “Church Is Burning Down” can do no more than observe, it is an act of witness.
As for U2, they are going through the motions and letting the stage do their work for them and even so, when the song and the sound come together, tonight “I Will Follow”, “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, “Pride In The Name Of Love” and “Elevation”, they absolutely justify Tomas’ deep affection.
I know Tomas won’t do any of them, and given our respective track records, I tend to think he is probably making the right decision. In the meanwhile, The Mess We Made, with its Beatles and Hendrix references, its rubabdub dubs, its Mayfield falsetto and simmering when not exploding anger, should be with us soon.
Through the past three years, Tomas and his True Groove family have been releasing songs at a ridiculous clip, song after album after song and about to enter its third residency next week in less than year. Before things got completely out of hand, I though I’d work my way through the catalog and tell you what’s out there
Doncker should be considered in the same breath as Kanye West in the 2010s. Simply: he is the best. Resolutely color blind, Doncker is a musical chameleon, a superb electric blues guitarists at home in any genre you throw at him. He is always working, always writing, always playing around town and always always always creating
This residency has been winding its way every Thursday since the beginning of the year, and who knows when it ends, so this is an absolute must see. It will give the duo the time and space they need to expand songs that will live and breath through expansion and improvisation
Any afternoon, any time at all, you get to listen to such a great collection of musicians, especially in such an intimate space, is a great afternoon. Or evening. And in aid of such a wonderful project: music can change your life
Gregory Porter is having some 2015, a top 10 album in the UK is great, and the loud and intense approval of your some of the biggest names in pop music, Sam Smith for one, should make this a big gig, but singing a duet with Van Morisson on Van’s next album? That’s BIG. You can catch Gregory yourself, alongside rock nyc friend, bluesman Tomas Doncker, on Sunday afternoon