Meshell Ndegeocello announces West Coast tour

Meshell Ndegeocello announces West Coast tour
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Canonized, marginalized or just scrutinized, Meshell Ndegeocello has given up trying to explain herself. After 20 years in an industry that has called her everything from avant garde to a dying breed, what unquestionably remains is the fearsome bassist, prolific songwriter and the creativity and curiosity of an authentic musical force. With that, she has earned critical acclaim, the unfailing respect of fellow players, songwriters and composers, and the dedication of her diverse, unclassifiable fans.

Devil’s Halo—Meshell's 8th album and her first for Mercer Street—hearkens back to the way records used to be made: no click track or electronic synthetics, with a focus on musicianship and live band energy. Meshell feels that Devil’s Halo represents a return to a place that she truly appreciates, music that is created and performed by people's hands. Produced by Meshell and guitarist Chris Bruce, and influenced by a wide breadth of sounds - from The Human League to Wu Tang to Yes – Devil’s Halo displays Meshell's vocals and diversity throughout.

An uncompromising bass player and artist, Meshell brings a broad range of lyrical voices and selves to Devil’s Halo’s twelve songs... the searcher, the skeptic, the dissenter, and the lover. Genre-defiant as ever, Devil's Halo asks for the real fans of exploration to please stand up.

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - Anthology in San Diego, California
Meshell Ndegeocello presents The Best of Bitter & More

February 11 @ 8:00 pm - Largo at the Coronet, Los Angeles, California
Meshell Ndegeocello presents The Best of Bitter & More

February 16 @ 8:00 / 10:00 pm - Yoshi’s in Oakland, California
Meshell Ndegeocello presents The Best of Bitter & More

February 17 @ 8:00 / 10:00 pm - Yoshi’s in Oakland, California
Meshell Ndegeocello presents Ventriloquism, a night of covers

February 18 @ 8:00 pm - Largo at the Coronet, Los Angeles, California
Meshell Ndegeocello presents The Best of Bitter & More

February 25 @ 8:00 pm - Largo at the Coronet, Los Angeles, California
Meshell Ndegeocello presents Ventriloquism, a night of covers & special
guests

Additional 2010 dates to follow shortly.

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Meshell Ndegeocello: Devil’s Halo [Mercer Street-Downtown]

Meshell’s prolific pen continues to astound on her latest. Few bass players so effectively balance extraordinary skill on the instrument with a genuinely artful and ambitious approach to composition, production, and concept. Unlike her past few efforts, Devil’s Halo is more substantially the product of human hands and less the result of extensive time in front of a sequencer. The record is as dynamic as ever, though, with alternately dreamy and ethereal tunes taking massive left-turns into aggressive go-go and punk. Ndegeocello’s playing and tone have evolved to encompass massive fluency in each style, and this engaging new record is appreciable on many levels. In short, it’s deep.