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Keyboardist BIGYUKI steps out into the forefront in this stunning new video for his original tune, “Red Pill Blue Pill” off his latest release Greek keep reading »

Hip-hop drum icon Daru Jones might not seem like the most obvious choice to take over for Meg White in Jack White’s solo projects, but keep reading »

Washington, D.C.’s lauded Kennedy Center has played host to an assortment of legendary performances and, over the past weekend, they can add another to their keep reading »

WHERE THE DREAMS ARE features production from Daru Jones (Rusic Records/Jack White), The Fyre Dept. (Soulive’s Eric Krasno & Beatscience’s Adam Deitch), Karizma (R2/Atjazz/BBE) and Rudy Eckes all exclusively sampling Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5.

Yuki Hirano is the guy at the keys making you move your feet and nod your head. He’s made a name for himself behind the scenes with artists like Talib Kweli, Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life, and Igmar Thomas & The Cypher, among others, but this Sunday he will be bringing the music under his own name at Rockwood with Randy Runyon on guitar, Daru Jones on drums, and Reuben Cainer on bass.

The legendary Talib Kweli sat down to give The Revivalist some straight talk on the dynamics behind his myriad of projects. From DJ’s to live bands, and from hip-hop to jazz Talib walks us through what it takes to be in his band and why a group without a DJ can’t be playing hip-hop…with a few notable exceptions. Talib lays loose into why he loves to play with a live band and what it takes to be a go-to musician for Idle Warship.

Black Milk has a great way of eliciting crowd participation and getting the crowd hyped, which is easy considering his stage presence and the fervor emanating from his band members. Daru Jones is a beast on the drums and amazing to watch. At times, he’ll punctuate a beat or the hit of a snare by standing up and sitting back down. Hunter and AB are also passionate musicians and it’s easy to see how involved they are in the music as the emphatically rock and nod their heads to the beat.