Masego.Photo By: Brandon Jones @renavision. Chicago, IL
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Photos: Masego Brings Silky Smooth Tunes to the Metro

On October 25th, Masego arrived in Chicago and put on quite an explosive show of smooth tunes and moves at Metro Chicago. His debut album, ‘Lady Lady,’ is one of the best and most standout albums of 2018. A masterful fusion of R&B, jazz, trap, and sensual and reliable skits. With his first international tour running smoothly and selling out everywhere, there isn’t a doubt that 2018 has been quite a special one for the rising star.  Photos by Brandon Jones

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Joe Kay. The Soulection Radio Tour at The Chop Shop 2018 Photo: Brandon Jones
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Soulection Radio Tour Delivers Timeless Sounds at Chop Shop 1st Ward Chicago

Saturday night, Joe Kay landed in Chicago and brought the timeless sounds of Soulection Radio to the Windy City. Special guests, Boi Jeanius and Sahar Habibi warmed things up with a melting pot of nostalgic and hard-hitting beats. Then, the man himself walked up on the stage, took to the turntables and “Soulection Radio Show #347” was born right before my eyes. From The Gap Band’s “Outstanding” to Big Sean and Metro Boomin’s “So Good”, Joe Kay sonically traveled back and forth in time musically and brought the entire Chop…

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Kali Uchis, Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL. January 13, 2018. Photo by Brandon Jones
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Kali Uchis Brought the Storm to Concord Music Hall

Singer-songwriter Kali Uchis released her newest single, “After the Storm,” off her latest upcoming debut album set to release this spring. The funky, BADBADNOTGOOD produced track features Parliament-Funkadelic legend, Bootsy Collins and Tyler, The Creator. I’ve had this song on repeat ever since it came out and it made me even more excited knowing that I had the opportunity to shoot and witness the young musical legend in action a day after the new single’s release. Kaina Castillo opened the show with a forty minute performance that was uplifting and…

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Vibin’ Out with FKJ and (((O))) at the Metro

(((O))) June Marieezy, aka (((O))) was an unexpected surprise for me. However, I soon remembered that she was the standout voice on the fifth track of FKJ’s self-titled debut album, “Vibin’ Out”. For the first few minutes, she sat in front of the stage in a meditative position with angelic vocals echoing from the speakers. The audience and myself included were a bit thrown off by this at first. But then a beat emerged, (((O))) stood up, took hold of the mic, and blew vocals that made the crowd go…

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Photos: Moonchild and Akenya bring the soul to the Chop Shop

As a lover of soul music, I truly felt both at peace and at home at the 1st Ward / Chop Shop. Multi-genre artist, Akenya, who’s been featured on tracks with other Chicago talents like Saba, Noname, and Chance the Rapper opened the show with a masterful compilation of original material that will for sure get you in your feelings and covers of neo-soul artists like Jill Scott. Moonchild brought the soul vibes as well as they performed tracks from their third full-length album, Voyager. Moonchild have worked and collaborated alongside…

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