Last night, D’Angelo closed down North Coast to rave reviews. “Amazing show,” our photographer Cam Be simply said. Here’s his full review:
I’ve been to a lot of concerts. Most good, some amazing, while a few others have been major disappointments. So when I do stumble upon one of those amazing ones I try not to take it for granted.
D’Angelo and the Vanguard at North Coast Music Festival 2015 was one of those concerts.
Playing the majority material of his latest release ‘The Black Messiah’ D’Angelo was at the top of his game. I felt the spirit of James Brown, Prince, Sly Stone, Marvin Gaye, and Jimi Hendrix. For a man who had been relatively quiet the last 15 years, D’Angelo seemed to be enjoying every minute on stage. His set filled with wardrobe changes, funky breakdowns, and virtuoso solos left us all saying thank you.
Moments like this remind of everything I love about attending concerts. More than just an hour of sight and sound. We got to witness a true showman pouring out his soul on stage. These moments we can’t take for granted.
– Cam Be
Above is Cam’s gallery of photos, showcasing D’Angelo & The Vanguard under the epic stage lights with some fresh looks to match.
Please credit @camovement & @gowherehiphop for photo use.
ICYMI: D’Angelo’s first interview in 10 years (!) with Tavis Smiley below.
D’Angelo & The Vanguard paid Spotify a visit in NYC and set up in their studio to perform a 4-track live session that, naturally, is now available on Spotify below. A trio of songs from Black Messiah are performed before a cover of Prince’s “She’s Always In My Hair”.
Press play below and get a preview of their various festival stops this year…
D’Angelo was last night’s SNL musical guest and he impressed in both of his performances ICYMI below. Plus, the still above says it all too. Black Messiah out now.
Yup, it’s happening. D’Angelo’s surprise weekend news of a new album, his first in 14 years, is now up on iTunes. Black Messiah can also be streamed on your Spotifies below — 12 new tracks with The Vanguard. Lookin’ forward to diving into an album that should easily change the mood from track 01 onward.
The news broke out this weekend that D’Angelo is releasing a new album for the first time in 14 years titled Black Messiah.
It looks even more certain after the release of the studio version of “Sugah Daddy” — a new song D’Angelo has been performing over the years. The funky, jazzy cut is a great add for the lounging rotation.