Bathe's Surf R&B Is Full of Sobering Realities

"Sure Shot" is the Brooklyn-based duo's attempt at reclaiming beach music, or "surf R&B," as they call it.


John Mayer and D'Angelo Backed by The Roots Is the Dream Performance You Didn't Know You Needed

The Roots Picnic came to New York for the first time and left the city shaking.


President Obama's One Way Ticket on Air Force Bone: A Review of Barry's Summer Playlist

There's a nighttime playlist, which means exactly what you think it means: It's time to call a special session of congress.


Politics, Privilege, and Crying to Podcasts: I Went on a First Date with MOTHXR's Penn Badgley

He spent five years in 'Gossip Girl' and now Badgley's recalibrated with his band MOTHXR. On this date we talked about the deep stuff, because fluffy is so whatever.


Kanye West, Andre 3000, D'angelo, and More Paid Tribute to Phife Dawg at Harlem's Apollo Theater

A building packed with hip-hop royalty gave the Five Foot Assassin a tearful sendoff.


We Saw Drake, D’Angelo, and Die Antwoord in an Abandoned Airfield in Poland

Here's what went down at this year's Open'er Festival, where everyone enjoys everything.


Saying Goodbye to New Music Tuesdays: A Day of Remembrance for a Day That Didn't Really Matter

The day of the week an album comes out is an arbitrary thing to care about, but, hey, we care about all kinds of dumb things.


I Went to the Church of D'Angelo Last Night and Was Born Again

This was a miracle. This was a D’Angelo concert.


I Saw D'Angelo Perform in Germany Alone on Valentine's Day

On feeling alone in a sea of togetherness.


This Is How We Don't: The Raised Stakes of Appropriation

Why the wanton jacking of black culture by white artists carried an extra edge in 2014.