Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis just officially announced her debut album, Isolation, and last night, she went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform the Tyler, The Creator/Bootsy Collins collab “After The Storm.” Although Collins wasn’t there, she was assisted onstage by Tyler and the Roots, singing and dancing in front of a … More »
I haven’t had a lot of time in my life for the new N.E.R.D. album, but I’ve got plenty for their videos and, even more, their recent TV performances. Without access to their boldfaced-name guest stars, N.E.R.D. have instead turned those performances into celebrations of dance, ceding their stages and TV slots to people who … More »
Kali Uchis has shared a new video for “After The Storm,” the track she recently shared that features Tyler, The Creator and Bootsy Collins. It’s an immaculately directed clip by Nadia Lee Cohen that starts with Kali Uchis making a shopping list over breakfast that includes finding a lover and follows her to the … More »
Uchis is preparing to release her debut album this spring via Interscope/Virgin Records, of which this track will be a part of. “After the Storm” is not the first time Uchis and Tyler have worked together on a track, but its funky-melodrama is significantly more prominent than past collaborations “Aunt Wang Syrup Theme Song” or “PERFECT.” “If you need a hero / Just look in the mirror,” Kali sings, while Bootsy ad-libs for affective touch.
“We can find solace in the fact that we have to go through the bad stuff to truly get to the good,” Uchis said of “After the Storm” in a press statement. “Just because you’re losing at the moment doesn’t mean you’ve lost yet. The storm may be scary now but it’s how your flowers bloom later, and paradise is just beyond the rainbow.”
Earlier this year, Lana Del Rey’s Lust For Life debuted at “Number One” on some random list of 200 albums. Later — and more importantly — the album also debuted at “Got Reviewed On This Website” on this website. So, looks like the only thing left for Lana Del Rey to do is, well…go to the mother f’ing Moon, of course! Finally, someone out there is taking their artistic success seriously enough to go ahead and book a show on our very own Moon. It’s about damn time!
Hang on a second…ohhhhh, you know what? Yeah, yep, I jumped the gun on this; that’s my bad. She’s not going to the dumb Moon at all, she’s just calling her upcoming North American tour “LA To The Moon.” Sorry! I hope all the former Space Camp attendees out there didn’t get their hopes up!
Well anyway, yes, for all of us landlubbers down here on Earth, Lana Del Rey will be touring through all of North America’s finest centers and arenas starting in early 2018. Jhene Aiko will be joining Del Rey for the first five dates of the tour (Minneapolis through Boston), while Kali Uchis will be joining her for all but one of the subsequent dates (Toronto through Las Vegas).
Again, I must reiterate, the tour may be called “LA To The Moon,” but in no way will Lana Del Rey be performing on the Moon. (Hell, she isn’t even performing in Los Angeles!) It’s just a fun name. Do not get your hopes up (like me), and make an ass of yourself in print (also like me). Instead, play it cool: watch the video for Lust For Life opening track “Love,” and check out all of Del Rey’s upcoming tour dates here on this planet, down below.
“LA to the Moon” tour dates:
01.05.18 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
01.07.18 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
01.09.18 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
01.11.18 – Chicago, IL – United Center
01.13.18 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
01.15.18 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
01.17.18 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
01.19.18 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
01.21.18 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
01.23.18 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
01.25.18 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
01.26.18 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
01.30.18 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
02.01.18 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
02.02.18 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
02.05.18 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
02.06.18 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
02.08.18 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
02.10.18 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
02.11.18 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
02.13.18 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
02.15.18 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
02.16.18 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Event Center
02.28.18 – Honolulu, HI – Waikiki Shell
The video for the recent single from Kali Uchis featuring Jorja Smith — the it-girl singing on “Get It Together” from Drake’s Much Life — drops today. The colorful video is directed by Helmi and features a wide range of special visual effects. Opening with Uchis cast in a saturated cotton candy-colored twilight, the clip … More »
Tyler, The Creator and friends are at it again, “it” being the always impressive Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. Taking place in LA’s Exposition Park between November 12 & 13, this year’s lineup includes Lil Wayne, Erykah Badu, YG, Chance the Rapper, A$AP Rocky, ScHoolboy Q, Death Grips, Sleigh Bells, The Internet, DJ Mustard, Kehlani, Joey Bada$$, Kali Uchis, SZA, Kaytranada, A$AP Ferg, Toro y Moi, Action Bronson, Domo Genesis, and naturally, The Creator himself.
General admission weekend passes go for $175, with different pricing for Golf Media Members. (Visit the Camp Flog Gnaw website if you’re like “wtf is a Gold Media Member.”) If you dish out the big bucks ($350) for the VIP GOLF Country Club Pass, you get VIP area access, which means charging stations, couches, “additional” (read: better) restrooms, lemonade, a bar, “an overall nice hang out spot,” a goddman mini golf course and… “Tyler’s own waffle bar.” And so much more! Carnival games, for example! Complete artist lineup is available on the event’s website.