All posts by Nour Elkassabany

What Ever Happened (Live on Conan, '03)

Live Review – Kelela at Coda (11/15)

Although you may recognize her name from a few notable features, like those on Gorillaz’s Humanz and Solange’s A Seat at the Table, Kelela is certainly making her name as a solo performer. On Wednesday, she played a sold out show at Coda in support of her debut album, Take Me Apart. The opening act, ...

Album Review: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent

Masseduction is Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent)’s fifth studio album and follow up to her 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled album. The album opener, “Hang on Me,” includes a repeating call to another to “hang on me/ ‘Cause you and me/ We’re not meant for this world.” It’s an interesting introduction to ideas Clark addresses later ...

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: Dirty Projectors – Cool Your Heart

The last of four singles released in anticipation of Dirty Projectors’ self-titled album, “Cool Your Heart” is an upbeat earworm of a song in an album largely about heartbreak. Dawn Richards joins Dave Longstreth for the sweet, light-hearted track, which also boasts writing creds from Solange. While this retains the distinctive qualities of a Dirty ...