Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Van Hunt: Show Preview 

Wednesday, Oct 12 2011

Two years ago, Maxwell drew widespread hysteria from R&B nerds when he released the sleekly sexy BLACKsummers'night. R. Kelly's back-to-basics Love Letter was greeted with critical raves last winter. Yet somehow the equally soulful Van Hunt remains overlooked. That wasn't always the case. In 2004, it felt as though Capitol Records was priming Hunt to become the next prince of neo-soul. His self-titled debut was even produced by American Idol's Randy Jackson. In the years that followed, though, Hunt's career stalled. Thankfully, his new LP, What Were You Hoping For?, combines Motown soul grooves, electro-rock, and Prince-style funk with superlative skill.

About The Author

M.T. Richards

Related Locations


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"