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From Issue 27, Daptone Records Charles Bradley.  Words by Nora Spitznogle.  Photo by Toni Skotcher.


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Charles Bradley just released the video for “Ain’t It A Sin,” the latest single from new album Changes, directed by Poull Brien. Brien also directed the 2012 documentary Charles Bradley: Soul of America and the video for his breakthrough 2010 single “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)” and, in the “Ain’t It A Sin” video, shows us Bradley at his most comfortable—performing. Watch the video now:

Changes came out last Friday, April 1 on Daptone Records imprint Dunham Records, and received wide praise (see below). Bradley is currently bringing his riveting live show to stages across the globe. His North American headline tour starts April 23 at New York’s Beacon Theatre, and includes shows at Los Angeles’ The Theater at the Ace & more. You can get a taste of the energy and passion he delivers during his memorable live shows via NPR Music, who has posted several videos from his SXSW performance at their showcase last month: http://n.pr/25diGOv

4/06 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

4/07 Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royale

4/08 Koln, Germany – Live Music Hall

4/09 Berlin, Germany – Astra

4/12 Hamburg, Germany – Grunspan

4/13 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio

4/15 Bristol, UK – Colston Hall

4/17 Gateshead, UK – Gateshead International Jazz Festival at Sage Gateshead

4/23 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre

4/24 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

4/27 Evanston, IL – SPACE

4/28 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

4/29 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall

4/30 Madison, WI – Majestic

5/04 Nashville, TN – Exit/In

5/05 St. Louis, MO – The Old Rock House

5/06 Davenport, IA – Daytrotter

5/07 Kansas City, MO – Middle Of The Map Festival

5/12 San Diego, CA – North Park

5/13 Los Angeles, CA – Theater At The Ace Hotel

5/16 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst

5/17 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore

5/19 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

5/20 Vancouver, BC – Commodore

5/21 Denver, CO – Project Pabst

5/23 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s

5/26 Minneapolis, MN – First Ave

5/27-28 Suffolk, VA – Lava Music Festival

5/29 Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival

6/02 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

6/3 Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury

6/04 Nelsonville, OH – Nelsonville Music Festival

6/05 Toronto, ON – Field Trip Music & Arts Festival

6/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Three Rivers Arts Festival

6/25 Ewijk, Netherlands – Down The Rabbit Hole

7/08 Liege, Belgium – Les Ardentes Festival

7/09 Bruges, Belgium – Cactusfestival

7/16 Pori, Finland – Pori Jazz

7/17 Salacgriva, Latvia – Positivus Festival

7/24 San Sebastian, Spain – Heineken Jazzaldia

7/26 Lucerne, Switzerland – Blue Balls

7/30 Cambridge, UK – Cambridge Folk Fest

8/26 Arrington, VA – Lockn’ Festival

8/28 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest

The self-professed Screaming Eagle Of Soul Charles Bradley shares video for the title track of his new album Changes. The soul singer’s third release follows up the widely praised 2011 debut album No Time For Dreaming, and his ascent has continued long after the release of his triumphant second album, 2013’s Victim of Love. The album is set for release April 1, 2016 on Brooklyn’s Daptone Records.


12/30 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre (with Trombone Shorty)

12/31 Washington, DC – The Hamilton

3/31 London, UK – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

4/01 Paris, France – l’Olympia

4/02 Reims, France – La Cartonnerie

4/03 Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVrendenburg

4/06 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

4/07 Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royale

4/08 Koln, Germany – Burgerhaus Stollwerck

4/09 Berlin, Germany – Astra

4/12 Hamburg, Germany – Grunspan

4/15 Bristol, UK – Colston Hall

4/17 Gateshead, UK – Sage Gateshead

Album Review: Charles Bradley - No Time for Dreaming

Artist: Charles Bradley
Album: No Time for Dreaming

Rating: 4 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

You can’t really fault Charles Bradley’s first full-length LP for failing to measure up to his show-stealing live performances. Witnessing Bradley, sporting full-on perm and a 70’s-era leisure suit, fall to his knees and beg for your love or forgiveness is the closest you can get today to experiencing the kind of soul rapture created by the late, great James Brown. The best tracks here including “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)” and the title track are already concert staples while songs like “Lovin’ You, Baby” will surely be new favorites. Another essential release for neo-soul fans who have already been blessed this year by stellar releases coming out of the Daptone universe from artists like Sharon Jones and the Budos Band. (Dunham Records)