Gabriel Garzón-Montano and Kali Uchis bless the Warfield on Sept. 17 and 18

Modern R&B has drastically shapeshifted over the last few years, evolving into something more of a spectrum than a genre. But Kali Uchis and Gabriel Garzón-Montano are two of the most enticing artists as of late, maintaining a familiar soulful sound that also pushes the boundaries of tradition. Uchis' debut studio album, Isolation, was a long-time coming over the course of her young career, with collaborations with notable current artists such as Jorja Smith, Tyler, the Creator, and Steve Lacy. Garzón-Montano fits into this same mold, though with an entirely different flavor and prerogative: Signed to Stones Throw Records, Garzón-Montano's [...]

Outside Lands Night Show: Kali Uchis at Rickshaw Stop

Kali Uchis has the Midas touch for summer jams. Even with her earliest hits - 2014's "Know What I Want" and 2015's "Lottery" — the Colombian-born, Virginia-bred singer has an ear for blissful R&B instrumentals that beg to be heard poolside, drink of choice in hand. Her breakout hit, 2015's "Ridin' Round" is anthemic in its own right: "I know I'm some shit and I'm cool with it / You can't tell me shit, don't come and share your dialect / Ridin' 'round your city like the cops now/Cause there's no way that we're gonna stop now." Her newest single, [...]

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