Common

Joe Biden’s Campaign Is Using Music In A Smart Way

By Alyson Camus | September 5, 2020

some big stars have actually lent their songs for his campaign

Billie Eilish Will Perform At The Democratic National Convention

By Alyson Camus | August 15, 2020

her fandom probably includes individuals who are not even old enough to vote.

L.A. Burning West Coast Concert Picks, July 22nd To 28th

By Alyson Camus | July 20, 2019

The Raconteurs are at the Greek Theatre on Friday

L. A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, JUNE 10TH TO 16TH

By Alyson Camus | June 9, 2019

Weyes Blood is at The Troubadour on Thursday

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, JANUARY 7TH TO 13TH

By Alyson Camus | January 6, 2019

Jen Awad starts her residency at The Echo

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, AUGUST 22ND TO 26TH

By Alyson Camus | August 22, 2018

DeMarco has 3 shows at the Teragram Ballroom and 1 at the Hollywood Palladium this week

A Free Pre-Anti Inauguration Day Concert In DC, Why Isn’t There More Of These?

By Alyson Camus | January 17, 2017

the National and Common have been announced a free pre-anti Inauguration Day concert

Stones Throw Records’ Superfest With DāM-FunK, Peanut Butter Wolf, Common, Saturday November 5th 2016

By Alyson Camus | November 6, 2016

he wants to be Kendrick Lamar but he is the ‘2Pac Deepak Chopra’

The Legacy Of Hope Concert: Both Robin Thicke AND Common, How Lucky Can We Be

By Iman Lababedi | June 26, 2015

Common is the Al Sharpton of rap, he never met a cause he couldn’t turn into a photo op or a coupla bucks. Selma Schelma, Common hangs his flags anywhere some black actual, you know, heroes, like Nelson Mandela show up, and then convinces that art is action AS SUCH. As though singing about Selma is the same as marching there all those years ago.

“Glory” Wins Oscar Because They Had To Give “Selma” Something

By Iman Lababedi | February 23, 2015

I have as many problems with the duo acceptance of the Oscar speech as I did about Marlon brando’s much braver refussal to accept an Oscar to condemn the US treatment of Native Americans. So if they give awards for acceptance speeches good for them, if they give it for songs , “Glory” stinks.

US Top 10 Albums 8-9-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2014

I know I prefer 5SOS to common but the reason they have the same grade is a question of ambition, both of these albums have one absolute ambition: the former to be a worldwide smash for teen girls, the other to seriously wory what is happening in Chicago, Ill. Common may fail but I applaud the attempt.

10 Songs: Saturday, July 26th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 26, 2014

Come Get It Babe – Pharrell – The live version off the Spring Session from Webster Hall and it sounds very good indeed, saving the track from deep album obscurity plus the “heys” now sound like a Williams tic but a good tic (it is all over “Blurred Lines” as well) and the track isn’t hip hop -not even the production, it is funk – A-

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 7-22-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 21, 2014

While I was a little disappointed by La Roux’s performance at Governors Ball, I never believed for an instant she was no bigger than “Bulletproof” and the songs I’ve heard off Trouble In Paradise have remained uniformly excellent. Plus, what? You expected Yes to be my pick of the week?