9/17/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Gorillaz – Tranz

Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. The band primarily consists of four animated members: 2-D,Murdoc Niccals replaced by Ace D. Copular while incarcerated with Noodle and Russel Hobbs . Continue reading

2/2/18 O&A NYC SONG OF DAY: Mr Hudson featuring Vic Mensa – Coldplay

After debuting Coldplay on Beats 1 in December, Mr.Hudson returns with the jazzy tune’s harrowing video featuring Vic Mensa February 1,2018. The G.O.O.D. Music artist’s relationship with the Chi-town native dates back to 2013.  Continue reading

8/16/17 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Sting and Branford Marsalis – Consider me Gone

 

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner  born October 2, 1951 better known as Sting is an English musician, songwriter, and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the New Wave Rock band The Police from 1977 to 1984, before launching a solo career. Continue reading

1/22/17 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Prince / Miles Davis Concert 12-31-87


Prince and Miles Davis perform on New Years Eve 1987 at Paisley Park.  Continue reading

11/22/16 O&A NYC REVIEW: Black Violin Breaking Stereotypes In Brooklyn

By Walter Rutledge

Black Violin perform at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington

Black Violin, the classically trained duo violist and violinist duo of Wilner Baptiste (Wil B.) and Kevin Sylvester (Kev Marcus), opened the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College 2016- 2017 season with classic style. Accompanied by DJ SPS on turntables and Nathaniel Strokes on drums Black Violins performed a varied program to a packed diverse audience. Billed as Black Violin: The Unity Tour Wil B. and Kev Marcus have taken their classical background combined with their love of hip-hop and created a truly signature multi genre sound they refer to as “classical boom”. Continue reading

10/30/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez HALLOWEEN SONG OF THE DAY: Evanescence- Going Under

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Going Under, a song by American rock band Evanescence released on September 9, 2003, as the second single from their debut album Fallen. Continue reading

10/13/16 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Evanescence – Bring Me To Life

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Bring Me to Life, a song by rock band Evanescence was written by Amy Lee, Ben Moody, and David Hodges and produced by Dave Fortman. It also features guest vocals from Paul McCoy of the band 12 Stones. Continue reading

6/29/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez SONG OF THE DAY: Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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Feel Good Inc. is a song by British virtual band Gorillaz. The song features De La Soul. The lyrical themes of the song revolve around isolation and escapism.The song was the lead single from the band’s second studio album Demon Days on May 9, 2005.

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1/30/16 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend ft. Beyonce

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Hymn for the Weekend, the new Coldplay music video featuring Beyoncé is the second single  from Chris Martin and his band’s acclaimed new album, A Head Full Of Dreams. Continue reading