With Maya Rudolph’s Prince tribute act coming to town, Portland’s veteran Purple Rain Man offers the SNL alum some advice.
Everyone wants to be Prince. But some are better at it than others—even Prince isn’t that great at being Prince anymore.
Maya Rudolph is the latest to try stepping into those formidable platforms
[GROWN-UP SOUL] Attention, Sir Paul: Liv Warfield questions your ornithological knowledge.
“Paul McCartney got
it wrong/ I ain’t never want no song,” the Portland-based belter sings
R&B belter and Prince band member makes a star of herself in TV debut.
Last night, Portland soul queen Liv Warfield made her TV debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and holy hell, this is the kind of performance stars are made from. Flanked by a veritable army of horns, the R&B belter—and New Power Generation member—absolutely burned the building down with "Why Do You Lie," a blistering track off her upcoming album, The Unexpected. She also spent the evening ...
A sign in the crowd read, “I SOLD MY GUITARS SO I COULD TAKE MY MOTHER TO SEE PRINCE.” It was, like much of the reaction leading up to Prince’s show at the Roseland Theater Sunday night, a bit of a mixed message. Last month, when Soul’d Out Productions announced that the Purple One himself would indeed perform at the 1,400-capacity venue, the response online was a simultaneous eruption of both ...
It’s a testament to Prince’s musical genius that no one remembers Purple Rain
for the horrendous acting and blatant misogyny. If he hadn’t written
the greatest movie soundtrack of all time t
Liv Warfield has sung in front of 80,000 fans. She’s glad to be home.
In 2006, there was no brighter shining light in Portland’s
music scene than Liv Warfield. The R&B singer could bait audiences
by laying smoky nu-soul vocal melodies over her band’s underst
You can't really screw up a Prince cover, as long as you don't mess with the formula. Try to do it as a punk tune or some thrashing electro thing, and the whole thing falls apart. But stick to the core tune—as John Heart Jackie does here—and you're golden.It's because up until around 1996, the guy knew his way around a pop song. He wrote dozens upon dozens, many of them stone-cold classics. He ...