|Photo by Jerard Fagerberg|
|JMSN bringing down the house.|
with Rochelle Jordan and Jon Jones
Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
JMSN's hypnosis is usually tender.
The Michigan-born R&B auteur has impressed everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Usher with his honeyed vocals and courts comparisons to Justin Timberlake, the Weeknd, and Frank Ocean. The truth really lies somewhere between those poles -- perhaps an amalgam of Ginuwine and Caribou is more accurate. JMSN's late-2014 LP, JMSN (The Blue Album), set out to prove that the emotive multi-instrumentalist is worth a spin for more than just the stars he resembles.
R&B has a strange power. It's able to make even the stiffest hipsters swivel their hips. It's otherworldly, and last night at the Triple Rock Social Club, JMSN showed that no one harnesses that power better than him.More »