MO SOUNDS: New music from India.Arie, Tasha LaRae + more

India.Arie — “Worthy”
One of the most (hell, perhaps THE most) prolific and influential artists to rise from the Atlanta soul scene, India.Arie returns to the world’s collective earholes in February with her eighth studio album, “Worthy.” And, taking a listen to the 10-track project’s first two singles — “That Magic” and “What If” — it’s apparent that “Worthy” is a return to the straightforward and soulful sound she made famous on early albums like “Acoustic Soul” and “Voyage to India.” That said, she could release a country-rap album, and we’d be down to snag a copy. In other words: Go buy it.
More info: soulbird.com.

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Mo Events: Van Hunt, Erykah Badu, Mass Appeal’s Starting 5 Tour + more

Slo*Mo is dedicated to spreading the word about the best soul-centric shows and events in the ATL. Here’s a look at our top picks:

Cantrell, from the Starting 5 Tour

March 5: Mass Appeal’s Starting 5 Tour. Folks who complain about the current state of hip-hop and claim that “they just don’t make rappers like they used to” need to find their way over to Vinyl tonight for Mass Appeal’s Starting 5 Tour. The concert series features a slate of young rappers — like Fashawn, STRO, EZRI, 070 Phi … and Albany, Georgia’s own Cantrell — who can actually spit and have built a rep for crafting new music that invokes the spirit of the genre’s best material. So, get a ticket, and feast your ears on the next generation of dope MCs. Free. 7 p.m. Vinyl, 1374 West Peachtree Street. http://www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

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Kameron Corvet talks Grammys, Sting and Shaggy, 2019 plans + more

Regular readers of Slo*Mo may notice that the focus of this article — Kameron Corvet — has graced the front of our print magazine more than any other artist since we hit the scene in 2013. His frequent appearances in our publication, however, aren’t due to favoritism or payola or anything ethically skewed like that. The fact is, the Atlanta-based singer/songwriter/musician just always has some dope stuff on tap.

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Mo Events: Oct. 4-11 — A3C Festival, Amel Larrieux, SOUL-cializing + more

Every week, Slo*Mo spreads the word about the best soul shows and events in the ATL. Here’s a look at our top picks:

October 4-7: A3C Festival and Conference. For this year’s version of A3C, the massive multi-day/multi-venue hip-hop conference and festival, organizers are serving up some of the industry’s biggest names; we’re talking cats like the Wu-Tang Clan (pictured above), The Diplomats, Lil Wayne, Curren$y, Young M.A. and more. Plus: Attendees will have the chance to take deep dives into the art form by attending panels hosted by visionaries like Steve Stoute, the RZA and Goodie Mob, among many others. $95-$699. Various times and various venues. www.a3cfestival.com.

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Mo Events: Three5Human, Lee Fields, Sons of Kemet + more

Every week, Slo*Mo spreads the word about the best soul shows and events in the ATL. Here’s a look at our top picks:

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September 27: Three5Human album release concert — Legendary Atlanta rock outfit Three5Human takes the stage tonight to celebrate the unveiling of its latest album: “No Notes Wasted.” Expect to feast your ears on material from the brand-new project — as well as, we’re sure, some classic cuts from the band’s bangin’ catalog. $15-$25. 8 p.m. Venkman’s, 740 Ralph McGill Boulevard. www.venkmans.com.

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Mo Events: Sept. 20-26 — Gregory Porter, Chantae Cann, SOUL-cializing + more

Every week, Slo*Mo spreads the word about the best soul shows and events in the ATL. Here’s a look at our top picks:

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September 20: SOUL-cializing: After Work Mixer. Co-sponsored by Slo Mo Media — and featuring music by Slo*Mo’s own DJ Larmarrous — SOUL-cializing is a new biweekly after work mixer, especially geared to the city’s creatives: artists, DJs, promoters, designers, writers, producers and everybody else. Coming your way the first and third Thursday of every month, we’ll be serving up a vibe where you can connect, politic and exchange vibes. Oh, and DJ Larmarrous will be spinning a ton of tunes from fellow ATL-based music folks. Plus: It’s FREE. Come on through! Free. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Kat’s Café, 970 Piedmont Avenue NE.

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Mo Events: Sept. 5-12 — ONE Musicfest, Glenn Jones, Average White Band + more

Every week, Slo*Mo spreads the word about the best soul shows and events in the ATL. Here’s a look at our top picks:

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September 8 + 9: ONE Musicfest — What could undoubtedly be called the city’s premier soul and hip-hop music festival, aka ONE Musicfest, is back. And for 2018, ONE has expanded to two full days, and it’s moved to a brand-new venue: Central Park. Along with all that newness, the festival is also rolling out an extra-large lineup of fresh acts, including: Nas, 2Chainz, Miguel, Big Sean, Big Boi, Jeezy, T.I., DVSN, Big K.R.I.T., August Greene (featuring Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins), Davido, Goldlink, Monica, Kelis, Raspody, George Clinton & Parliament, St. Beauty, Jessie Reyez, Teedra Moses, YoungBloodz, Ying Yang Twins, Eastside Boyz, Trillville, Kilo Ali and more to be announced. $110-$750. Noon. Central Park, 400 Merritts Avenue NE. www.onemusicfest.com.

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