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June 21, 2019


By: Laurie Gallardo

All it took was “Black Moon Rising.” It felt and sounded like a classic, but it’s clearly here and now. Very now. After that, fans were craving an entire album, and the wait was pure torture. One track wasn’t enough.

In the relatively short time they’ve been a band, Black Pumas, featuring powerhouse vocalist Eric Burton and Grammy Award-winning guitarist and producer Adrian Quesada, has generated an overwhelming amount of excitement and anticipation over their self-titled debut LP. No surprise there. From its much-loved opening single to the very last “Sweet Conversations,” it’s outstanding, well-crafted soulfulness in its entirety, heavily influenced by R&B and hip-hop.

This is not a throwback. This is the real deal.

Don’t miss Black Pumas at their album release show tonight at Antone’s, 305 E. 5th St. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. So recommended it hurts.

-Eric Burton of Black Pumas. Image by Jimmy Bruch Photography.


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