Lael Summer

These Days: Friday, April 6th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | April 6, 2017

The concept of a collective

Lael Summer’s “Unavailable” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 14, 2015

An oddly complex song, part soap opera, part funk workout, part vocal gymnastic, grown up romantic disasters in the pending file and good to have Lael baring her burdens again.

Lael Summer At the Bluenote Setlist Spotified

By Iman Lababedi | May 29, 2014

In the True Groove world, Lael is what passes for mainstream: she sounds like a pop star and she looks like a pop star with both the charm and the chops to break AOR, and though her songs are the usual self help and sex, Lael is all convinced power singing and smarts.

That Was The Week Of May 19th, 2014, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | May 25, 2014

I missed Barry Gibb on Friday due to the weather and Lael Summer on Saturday due to the late start (1230am!). Luckily Helen Bach and Mary Magpie represented at Boston Strong. Excited for the Decemberists? Frank Turner? Brand New? Perhaps but how about TWO VEGAN TACOS FOR FIVE BUCKS!!!

Must See: Lael Summer And The Tomas Doncker Band This Wednesday AT The Cutting Room

By Iman Lababedi | January 6, 2014

Her mother is performance artist Marla Mase and the Tomas Doncker Band plays back up and if that wasn’t reason enough to check her out Wednesday night at the Cutting Room, then how about this? This is the release party for her excellent Burden To Bear debut album.

Active Viewin': rock nyc's Top Concert Picks

By Iman Lababedi | January 5, 2014

I know you think it should be Neil Young but my feeling is John Newman is gonna be brilliant on Thursday at Bowery Ballroom. Completely sold out of course, but that’s because everybody is ready for the new soul rebel who has fronted a couple of Rudimental’s best song and whose own album is about to release Stateside.