Maxwell brings his baby-making music to Mt. Pleasant

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click to enlarge Maxwell performing at Massey Hall Toronto, Canada on October 12, 2008. - Photo from Wikipedia by Scruffz.
Photo from Wikipedia by Scruffz.
Maxwell performing at Massey Hall Toronto, Canada on October 12, 2008.

An absolute genius of smoothness and sexy-style nighttime R&B jams, Maxwell is slated to perform at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant on July 12. 

The artist has just released his first new track in seven years. Hopefully Maxwell's comeback is even one-fourth as great as his peer D'Angelo's was last year. It's doubtful Maxwell will be quite as political as D'Angelo, but that's OK. We all still listen to Urban Hang Suite when we need to Netflix and chill.

In an interesting move, we're informed that every ticket purchased online for Maxwell's tour will include a CD of his new album blackSUMMERS'night. Because life is confusing, that record is marketed as "the second album from the BLACKSUMMERS'NIGHT trilogy." The first in that trilogy, 2009's BLACKsummers'night has the same words but different capitalization.

Actually, that's so confusing, it's pretty cool. 

Anyway. His new song is pretty great, don't you think? "Lake by the Ocean," had to listen to it again as soon as it finished, four more times in a row.

"Being content in a lake when you have an entire ocean near you is the epitome of true happiness," is how the artist explained the meaning of this sure-sounds-sexual-to-us tune to his fans on Facebook the other day, according to Pitchfork.

Here's an interview Metro Times did with the reclusive singer back in 1999.

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Mike McGonigal

Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal has written about music since 1984, when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance at age sixteen with money saved from mowing lawns in Florida. He's since written for Spin, Pitchfork, the Village VOICE and Artforum. He's been a museum guard, a financial reporter, a bicycle...
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