This month of Soulshowmike’s Album Picks revives a gradual transition or coexistence, Soul Podmy podcast that explores conversations with musicians and music lovers. Pittsburgh City Newspaper has spent several episodes of soft launch over the past year and we look forward to co-creating this multimedia presence.
First, meat and potatoes: Robert Glasper Black Radio III – this is a delicious and familiar food, in which the branded ivory of Glasper tickles under the voices of both veterans and new members of the invited team. An early single with HER and Meshell Ndegeocello hinted at new staff. I have to admit that Gregory Porter and Esperanza Spaulding were a complete surprise, proving that Glasper’s business card is stronger than ever.
“Black Superhero” starring Killer Mike, BJ Chicago Kid and Big KRIT – thick and ugly. “Forever” with India Arie and PJ Morton is a miracle. Least favorite cover of the song Tears For Fears “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”. Black Radio I distinguished by his performance of Bowie and Nirvana and I just can’t get past them.
Now about Soul Pod …
The season of outdoor festivals unfolded quickly, and I collaborated with friends and event producers Shelley Johansson of the Flood City Music Festival and Amy Constantine of Dormont Arts to present tips on the success of musicians in live performances. This month’s edition Soul Pod it is a primer worthy of the time of any artist. We focus on communication with promotional materials. Check out our conversation below and come back next month to find out more.
Mike Canton is a longtime host and producer of The Soul Show on WYEP 91.3FM. He recently launched a syndicated edition of the program, which is now airing in four markets. Both are produced at his Electric Basement Studios. Canton is also a voice performer in Pittsburgh.