K'Naan & Keane "Stop For A Minute" (Video)

In an unusual but neat pairing, "Stop For A Minute" is the new single from Keane featuring K'Naan - out on April 11th.

Taken from Keane's new album Night Train (Cherrytree/Interscope Records, May 11th 2010).

And, if you dig, a live performance of the song:


VIDEO: Drake Takes "Over" Live At MTV Spring Break

Drake takes "Over" the stage at MTV Spring Break.

Do you think the song's energy comes across well live?


On A Truck With Theophilus London (FaderTV)

"A “Humdrum Town” can mean different things to different people.  For some, it’s the middle of nowhere.  For others, it’s New York City.  And for Theophilus London, it’s where he spent the majority of his young adulthood, in a subdivision in the Poconos.

"So when we asked him where he’d most like to perform the single, the answer was obvious—no less than fifty feet from the house where he grew up, where his dad had prepared a tray of snacks and made everybody take off their shoes so that they wouldn’t dirty the carpet.

"If that’s humdrum, then so be it.  We already took you on a boat ride with Amazing Baby.  Now prepare yourself for a spooky ride down a country road with a party pit stop in the middle of the woods." - FaderTV


Ludacris x The Roots perform “How Low” On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (Video)

Ludacris performing "How Low" live on Jimmy Fallon with The Roots, smiles provided by ?uestlove.

Hee hee.


LeToya “Torn” on Brian McKnight Show (Video)

Last month LeToya Luckett was a featured guest on the Brian McKnight Show, discussing everything from moving past Destiny's Child to other career options, dating, her film role in Preacher's Kid (alongside Alan Williams, Kiki Sheard, Tank and Clifton Powell) - and how she found herself as a solo artist. The pair then perform LeToya's 2008 solo hit, "Torn", live with Brian McKnight on keys.

"Once I came out of the group, I had been in the group so long - since I was 11 years old - and that's most of my childhood. To get back on my feet and figure out  what it was that I wanted to do, it took a little time..." she tells Brian.

"So I did a little bit of everything. I came out to LA and pursued my acting and my modelling career and I was really kinda trying to stay away from the studio but you know; that's musicians. I had to get it in. I went in and cut a couple of demos, just having fun, and somebody went behind my back and shopped a deal for me. So that's really how I became a solo artist.... It was really unexpected."

Watch the full interview here:

LeToya Luckett performs "Torn" live with Brian McKnight:

Spotted @ www.letoyaonline.com

Also check out the trailer for the film McKnight refers to in the interview, starring LeToya Luckett: Preacher's Kid -


Watch Corinne Bailey Rae Perform 'Paris Nights / New York Mornings' on Q TV (Video)

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was recently in Studio Q promoting her new album The Sea. Enjoy her performance of one of my favourite songs on the LP.

After The Jump Checkout a snippet from Soulculture.TV's interview with Corinne Bailey Rae where she describes her experience of attending Erykah Badu's recent album listening party held in New York - and explains why the figurehead of Neo Soul is one of her key modern musical inspirations, alongside Bjork.Read more


Joss Stone & Raphael Saadiq perform "Big Ol' Game" on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (Watch)

Accompanied by Raphael Saadiq, a barefoot Joss Stone performed "Big Ol' Game" on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien yesterday, taken from her latest album, Colour Me Free!


Alicia Keys performs Coldplay's "Clocks" live (Video)

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Performing live in New York last month for iheartradio.com, check out this video of Alicia Keys' cover version of the Coldplay classic, "Clocks".


HALLOWEEN PARTY: Put Me On It presents BITCHES BREW ft. Brittany Bosco

FREE party + GOOD live music = an enticing option for your Halloween celebrations this year...

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It'll be a great opportunity to catch indie-alternative soulful singer Brittany Bosco (for free!) performing on the last leg of her European tour before she returns home to Atlanta. Just make sure you get there early - you know how busy Market Place gets.

Event information below... Read more


LIVE REVIEW: Daniel Merriweather in Birmingham

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Last night I got the chance to catch Aussie soul singer Danieal Merriweather during his multi-city tour in support of his debut album Love and War. I have already made my feelings known on the album, and I was eager to see what it would sound like live.

RoxBefore I get into a review of the show I just want to mention Daniel's support act, London based singer Rox. I was semi-familiar with her work through her myspace page, and have been keeping up to date with the progress on her upcoming debut, so when it was announced she was supporting I was more than a little excited. I arrived just as Rox was finishing up her opening song and the buzz in the crowd suggested she had done well. She then went into the song I'm most familiar with, 'Page Unfolds'. To say she killed it would be an understatement! The crowd were young, and so I expected them to not pay much attention to the non-headline acts (that seems to be what usually happens), however she had their full attention. She also sang 'I Don't Believe', the fantastic 'Rock Steady' which would have been THE perfect summer soundtrack, and finally 'Breakfast In Bed' which really had her belting it out. It's safe to say that she gained herself a fair few fans in Birmingham!

When Daniel took to the stage the crowd went wild, and it was obvious that he has become Read more


VIDEO: JESSE BOYKINS III PERFORMS "AMOROUS" LIVE @ SUITE903 LAUNCH

The FADER's soulful sister website Suite903.com had their official New York launch party last month featuring live acoustic performances from Marsha Ambrosius and Jesse Boykins III. Amidst my late night web cruising [late pass required on both counts], I stumbled across this launch party footage of Jesse performing "Amorous," one of the standout tracks from his debut full-length release The Beauty Created... check it out:


VIDEO: Jazmine Sullivan performing "Heartless" (Kanye West)

jazI just came across this pretty crisp video of Jazmine Sullivan performing her own version of Kanye West's "Heartless" in concert, somewhere in the States.

I'm yet to see her in concert but if this video is anything to go by, it promises to be a pretty fly show. >> Londoners can catch Jazmine performing live at the Jazz Cafe on September 8th. Click here for details.

Anyone that slept on our interview with Jazmine Sullivan (shame on you!) can watch it here.


VIDEO: MOS DEF tribute to MJ

While performing at The House Of Blues in Chicago Mos Def pays hommage to Michael Jackson, singing Billie Jean with audience participation and he even puts some moves down, doing a little moonwalk across the stage while belting out "KING MICHAEL!"


#ONE-TO-WATCH WEDNESDAYS: EBRAHIM

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This Moved Me. --> Very fresh Bob Marley/Fugees/TheRoots live mash-up from Ebrahim - myspace.com/eebmusic

-Mars