Stevie Wonder

In Memory Of The Late Master Of Croon: Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come, At Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, September 15th, 2016, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 22, 2023

“Thank you Tony, you’ve made me happy for 90 years”

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks December 12th To 18th

By Alyson Camus | December 12, 2022

Jonathan Richman plays an insane amount of shows at Zebulon

Homeward Bound: A Grammy Salute To The Songs Of Paul Simon At the Pantages Theatre, Wednesday, April 6, 2022

By Alyson Camus | April 8, 2022

“The songs of Paul Simon have not only “defined our times, but they’ve also defied time.”

29 Years, 29 Songs

By Margaret Conlan | December 13, 2020

After today I will resign this playlist

What Does Vice-President Kamala Harris Listen To?

By Alyson Camus | November 9, 2020

tunes she’s listening to while traveling around the country

What Kind Of Music Does Joe Biden Listen To?

By Alyson Camus | November 3, 2020

This is the list of a peaceful man who has faith in humanity

The Earliest Bird: Top Release October 16th, 2020, Stevie Wonder’s “Can’t Put It In The Hands Of Fate” and “Where Is Our Love Song” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 16, 2020

they are practically one song

The Gigantic List Published By Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time

By Alyson Camus | September 23, 2020

Was this list really worth the effort?

One World: Together At Home, A Global Citizen and the World Health Organization Major Event On April 18th

By Alyson Camus | April 6, 2020

celebrate healthcare workers around the globe


By Alyson Camus | December 3, 2018

Shakey Graves is at the Wiltern on Tuesday

1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1960s – 240 to 231

By Steve Crawford | July 2, 2018

penned for a teenage girlfriend

SoHoJohnny Presents: Broadway Sings Stevie Wonder Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield CT Monday May 14th, 2018

By SohoJohnny Pasquale | May 16, 2018

a battalion of covers of the legends greatest hits

Jam Today: Monday, September 25th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | September 25, 2017

Stevie Wonder took two knees

Going Steady: New Singles reviewed 11-4-16 – 11-11-16

By Iman Lababedi | November 10, 2016

expectations could’ve only been lower if Alicia Keys was singing on it

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come, At Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, September 15th, 2016, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2016

a New York institution in a New York institution singing to New York constituents

Stevie Wonder: Songs In the Key of Late

By Iman Lababedi | October 15, 2015

Overall, he seemed much more at ease than at the MSG set. MSG was only the third time Steve had even performed Songs In The Key Of Life in its entirety, and he was being very careful. Last night he was looser and though the sound was tight, the band was looser as well. The vibe was more controlled and less tense.

Let’s Active: rock nyc Concert Picks Week of October 12th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | October 11, 2015

If you think I would miss another shot at it after my good friend John Duffin invited me to join him to watch Stevie Wonder perform Songs In The Key Of Life at the Prudential Center on Wednesday, you are greatly mistaken.

10 Songs: Friday, May 29th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 29, 2015

Superstition – Stevie Wonder – Stevie on things you don’t understand but all these years later, what the hell? “… ain’t the way”? Is that what you wanna tell me. Still, it sounds awful good – A

Stevie Wonder's "Songs In The Key Of Life" In Performance At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, November 7th, 2014, Take Two

By Iman Lababedi | November 8, 2014

I have never seen him perform any better or any worse than he did Thursday night, he is just about perfection and think of this for a minute: Stevie forgot the words to “Village Ghetto Land” and the importance of that is, since Stevie is blind he has no prompter, no sheet music, nothing

Stevie Wonder's "Songs In The Key Of Life" In Performance At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, November 7th, 2014, Reviewed Take One

By Paula Iwamoto-Schaap | November 7, 2014

The legacy of Songs in the Key of Life is well-established. How exceptional that its live performance could highlight how relevant the songs still are, and the world-class caliber of Stevie Wonder on the opening night of his historical tour. I feel privileged to have been there.

The A+ List 3-7-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 7, 2014

His ode to Duke ellington is not jazz, it is pop, and it might have a groove but it isn’t taken from Ellington but this ebullient, bouncy, and very tuneful dance number needs none of that to echo a Black Excellence that deserves the term. “You can feel it all over” is as hooky as an advertising jingle and memorable as your own middle name.

Not With The Band: What Can We Learn About Music From Blind Mice?

By Alyson Camus | February 12, 2014

They didn’t play music to the animals but sounds of different frequencies and intensities and the results showed that neurons of the mice kept in the dark could ‘hear much softer sounds’ than the other animals. ‘They also have much finer discrimination ability as far as identifying pitch goes,’

The A+ List: 1-20-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 21, 2014

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonders – Stevies scream that opens this song is so good he coulda sung anything after and it would have worked but what he sang was one of the great Motown tracks -a real slippy funk belter in the chorus, and a soulful chorus.

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 10-3-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2013

Used To You – Lyn Bowtell – An inspired rip of “Brilliant Disguise” and it won’t be dropping till early 2014, but get ready because this is one brilliant country-folk ballad by a woman who should try her hand at rock and roll – A

That Was The Week Of September 23rd, 2013, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2013

Elton John releases his best album in a long long long time, and Drake and Kings Of Leon keep on doing what they always do, with no small amount of success. Bassist Kevin Jenkins drops a real good soul album and Icona Pop owed us more than five new songs. But we will take it.

The Global Citizens Festival With Stevie Wonder, the Great Lawn, Central Park, Saturday, September 28th, 2013, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 29, 2013

On a glorious Saturday afternoon drifting into Saturday evening, 60,000 New Yorkers became “Global Citizens”. Well helping the poor is one thing and music is something else entirely and I for one, actually, will be happy to dismiss the entire enterprise for you.

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 9-22-13

By Iman Lababedi | September 22, 2013

Her best track in a couple of years, is all archy robotic tweaks and bleeps and for a woman with no personality, she brings a ton of personality to it – A-