If you’ve ever wondered where Eli “Paperboy” Reed‘s stage name comes from, he told the moving story just last week, via an Instagram post, of the gray newsboy cap he found in his grandfather’s closet that helped him build his musical identity. Six albums later — and sans the hat, which he wore so much it fell apart — Eli “Paperboy” Reed stopped by World Cafe Live Friday afternoon to fill the second set of a Free at Noon doubleheader with some spirited jazz- and soul-inspired tunes. Continue reading →
Suave Brooklyn-ite Eli “Paperboy” Reed releases his sixth LP, 99 Cent Dreams, on April 12 via Yep Roc Records. Recorded in Memphis at Sam Phillips Recording Studio, the city and scene’s juke joint vibe seeped heavy into Reed’s already stylish sound, as we hear in the new single “Bank Robber,” featuring its backing vocals by Memphis singers group The Masqueraders. Continue reading →
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will bring their country blues to The Abbey Bar’s stage tonight. With seven albums and one EP under their belt, they’ve got lots of material to draw from and they do so quite often, playing more than 250 shows a year. Get tickets here and watch “Devils Look Like Angels” below from 2012’s Between the Ditches.
Chamber pop group Liz & The Lost Boys will play at Ortlieb’s Lounge tonight. With jazzy vocal stylings and semi-theatrical structures their music is filled with elegant instrumentation, a vibe that’s prominent on their latest 2-track EP of “February” and “The Forest and The Farmer”. Listen below and come see the FREE show tonight at 9:00p.m.
Retro soul crooner Eli Paperboy Reed will play at Prince Music Theater tonight. As charming as The Temptations and gritty as James Brown, Reed takes old school soul music to new heights. Get tickets here and listen to his new single “Shock To The System” from his upcoming album Nights Like This (due April 29th) below.