Music News & Reviews

Music News & Reviews

Lee Fields is a forward-looking throwback

On the cover of Lee Fields' album "Let's Talk It Over," the soul singer poses in a bell-bottomed, black-and-white leisure suit that is extraordinary even by 1979 standards - the pattern suggests an endless jigsaw puzzle of triangles and rectangles, or H.R. Giger at his most cosmic. "Oh, yeah," he says with a laugh. "My mother made that suit."

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The Lilacs rise above the 'filth' once more

CHICAGO - The Lilacs came and went in the early '90s, a Chicago band that left behind a small but potent legacy of recordings. The four band members went their separate ways - none of them even lives in Chicago anymore. But here they are back again, getting ready to play their first show in 24 years at Metro in Chicago.

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Zeshan Bagewadi has a sonic message of inclusion

When President Donald Trump announced a ban on immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations, singer Zeshan Bagewadi had already prepared a response. Bagewadi - who usually performs as Zeshan B - recently recorded a version of George Perkins' 1970 rhythm and blues hit, "Cryin' in the Streets." Perkins' song addressed civil rights and, 47 years later, Bagewadi delivered his take on its message.

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Sacramento-area hopefuls try out for 'The Voice'

KCRA hosted live auditions for the popular TV show, "The Voice" at Arden Fair mall in Sacramento today.
Randall Benton The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento-area hopefuls try out for 'The Voice' 3:59

Sacramento-area hopefuls try out for 'The Voice'

Oakdale home, former wedding venue, burns 0:38

Oakdale home, former wedding venue, burns

Central Catholic's Tyler Ward scores hole-in-one 1:23

Central Catholic's Tyler Ward scores hole-in-one

Struggle between officer and homeless man shows new use-of-force limits in San Francisco 3:30

Struggle between officer and homeless man shows new use-of-force limits in San Francisco