Jessie Reyez, the Canadian soul singer, came on the scene back in 2017 with the EP Kiddo, and she came fully formed. Her Gov Ball set, the first one in 2017 (here), was the opening set of the day and a sparkling continuation of everything we love about her and by her 2019 set she was already a star (here), the voice: That rasping undertow is such a draw, so bruised and beautiful, needy and fearless.
Her first album, released at the start of the pandemic in 2020 Before Love Came To Kill Us was excellent, the mix of happiness and sorry and acoustic guitar and electronic soul music and always that voice, was sublime but the timing fucked it. That isn’t true of her sophomore effort, the sublime YESSIE. It reaches a zenith with the glorious Folk Americana as soul “EMOTIONAL DETACHMENT DEMO” and the wonderfully and awesome conclusion of the album, the Spanish language “ADIÓS AMOR”.
But you could start anywhere on YESSIE and keep on going in a loop of the eleven songs, go to the 6Lack feature “FOREVER” and keep on going to the odd soul meets Burt Bacharach “QUEEN ST. W”, then the glorious Jessie plus strings in the tempo changing “MUTUAL FRIEND”; it is all wonderful.
Jessie has produced an excellent set of sexual and romantic submission and domination, it is as good as Kiddo. She will be at Hammerstein Ballroom December 4th, a must see.
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1978 (Volume 10, Number 6)
I’m not taking the band QUITE as seriously as I once did
Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays Presents “Rocktober” On Tuesday October 4th, 2022 7 PM PT on Twitch
Rocky Kramer will be hosting “Rocktober” on this week’s episode of Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays on Twitch. Tune into Twitch on Tuesday, October 4th, at 7 PM PT for this amazing show. Rocky Kramer is a guitar virtuoso, often being compared to the greatest guitar players in the world. Rocky has performed on…
“In these shows I’ve got some stories to sing, and some songs to tell…”
heavy metal all killa
a scary 87K EAUs
don’t let her father distract you
his sonic landscape largely exceeds his simple roots in folk
The globally streamed 6 hour concert presented by Fenix360 and WOWtv for the “Let Me Help Inc.org Foundation” (a 501c3 charity) for “Children of the World”, Saturday, October 1st, 2022, Reviewed
between the needs of charity, the needs of empathy
Yeah Yeah Yeahs are playing at the Hollywood Bowl