Name: Adam Bernard Home: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States About Me: Music journalist with 15+ years of experience. Supporter of indie artists. Lover of day baseball, fringe movies, & chicken shawarma. Part time ninja. Nerdy, but awesome. See my complete profile
As some of you know, I live very close a fantastic music venue named The Acoustic. On some nights I'll check out the lineup, and if something seems interesting I'll head on over. Hey, I'm all about new music discovery!
Last week my investigative nature was greatly rewarded when I ended up catching an awesome set by Broca's Area. Led by frontwoman Mary Corso, Broca's Area is a groove oriented band with a talent for creating a chill vibe. To put it another way, I really wish I'd brought a date to the show.
During their set, the Connecticut-based group performed a handful of originals, and covered a few of their influences, which included not just one, but two songs by Jill Scott.
To get a feel of the evening, check out Broca's Area's video for "The Way," which is the first single off of their upcoming self-titled EP. Oh, and I know I mentioned covers, but this is not a cover of the Fastball classic from the 90s. That said, if Corso and crew were to cover that song, it would in all likelihood become a bit more laid back, so forget about fastballs, and enjoy this changeup.
B-Listers are a select group of artists that were featured in my Artist Of The Week series that ran every Monday from April of '06 to April of '11. All of these artists have two things in common; extreme talent, and a flight path far too under the radar for my liking. They took on the title of B-Listers as they embraced being featured by me, Adam B. Check out the AOTW Archives for all the interviews.