Black Music Month Live: Miguel

One thing that I’ve come to love about New York City is that, unlike in many other cities, it’s very easy to just go with the flow. You may start the day off with no plans, but before you lay your head down at the end of the night, you’ll probably have done about three totally spontaneous things. Tuesday night fell in line with that pattern.

Apple is honoring Black Music Month with a full out celebration. Black Music Month Live is a series of free concerts taking place throughout the country courtesy of Apple. Over 30 artists, ranging from Travis Porter to Tank, will be performing live, intimate sets this month in 9 cities across the US. Luckily, I hadn’t gotten all the way back to Brooklyn after work Tuesday afternoon before my friend told me about the free concert that would be taking place in an hour over on Prince St. I¬†switched trains and headed to SoHo for a very special treat.¬†Miguel performed his set in the concert series this week and it was [amazing].

[Strawberry Amazing]
[Mischief: the Mixtape]

If there was any chance of me forgetting, Miguel definitely reminded me why he’s quickly become one of my favorite artists. Since he dropped his debut album All I Want Is You last November, he’s been taking over my iTunes library. If you haven’t checked it out, you need to get up and go cop it from your local music retailer now. It ranked pretty well on my [Top 10 Albums of 2010] list, so trust me when I say it’ll be worth the listen. His vocals are amazing, he’s got some awesome material and a great presence, & he’s always himself (from the way that he dresses to how he speaks). Sounds like a true star to me. Check him out below.

[All I Want Is You]

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