February 12, 2012 |
It feels like the coldest day of the year on a January afternoon in Brooklyn. Snow is expected by evening and even the usually unflappable New Yorkers in the area are feeling the chill, clutching the collars of nylon puffer jackets closer to their chests, some ducking into a rustic, dimly lighted restaurant in the Cobble Hill neighborhood to escape the freeze. Inside, seen through the crowd of neutral tones and wool coats, sits entertainer and rising fashion It girl Solange Knowles, a definite bright spot on a frigid day. She seems to warm up the postage stamp-sized eatery with her colorful ensemble, approachable demeanor and pouf of curly hair.
November 29, 2012 |
Solange Knowles is so pretty that you don't know what to do. There's the mess of dark curls that shows just enough of her almond eyes, candy-colored lips and some chic print jumper distracting you from the fact that "True," her first solo musical effort in four years, is what you should be talking about. But you soldier on. Solange and her producer Dev Hynes discussed the EP, which has already yielded a buzz-worthy single and artful video...
January 8, 2013 |
A shimmering New York dance EP originally released as a digital download in late November, "True" becomes objectified on CD and vinyl Tuesday, and though the physical release doesn't feature any new stuff, it's nice to have such an infectiously heavy dance record occupy space in the world. Solange Knowles, as you may know, is Jay-Z's sister-in-law, but ignore the Beyoncé connection, at least when it comes to nepotistic skepticism. Here Solange crafts her own brand of dance music, one thick with wobbly bass and a dense dose of late-1970s loft music, early-'80s post-disco and syrupy early-'00s NYC house music.
February 12, 2013 |
Musicians - and the people who work closely with them - really know how to party. That's why Grammys night, unlike other high-end awards nights like the Oscars or Emmys, usually means one thing: unadulterated decadence. Actors hate to be seen acting rowdy, but musicians pride themselves on it. The parties started Tuesday and lasted until the wee hours Sunday. Solange Knowles and fellow alt-soul singer Lianne La havas were honored Wednesday at Essence's Fourth Annual Black Women in Music at posh West Hollywood nightspot Greystone Manor Supperclub.
March 1, 2010 |
Leading his band, Dirty Projectors, on Saturday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, David Longstreth kept folding his long, gangly frame toward the floor, as though he were trying to avoid being noticed. Dirty Projectors released one of last year's most celebrated indie-rock discs, "Bitte Orca," and Longstreth, one presumes, has long since grown used to playing in front of the type of crowd that views a concert as an excellent opportunity to tweet. The seated Disney audience, though, entertained no such distractions, listening with laserlike focus as Longstreth and his Brooklyn bandmates, along with the New York chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound, performed Dirty Projectors' 2005 album, "The Getty Address."
October 22, 2013 |
Solange Knowles' imprint Saint Records has announced its first release. It's not the highly anticipated follow-up to Knowles' EP “True,” however. Instead, it's a compilation curated by the singer. “Saint Heron” will feature 12 tracks from a smattering of left-field R&B acts including Cassie, Jade J, Petite Noir, Kelela, India Shawn, Sampha and Jhené Aiko, who played Pop & Hiss her contribution (a sensual stunner titled “Drinking & Driving”) during a recent listening session.