A Man Called Destruction examines Chilton’s life and work
A Man Called Destruction, published on March 24, presents the reader with an unflinching portrait of the artist as a wrestler-with-demons working toward redemption. Chilton is best remembered as a gifted creator who fought to recover from the trauma of young fame by navigating a stormy sea.
The Delfonics • soul, R&B
The Delfonics Revue, a trio of musicians who are only vaguely associated with the original legendary R&B act, but still roll righteously—we're pretty sure this version doesn't include surviving original member Greg Hill—makes an appearance at Leo's Nightclub on Saturday, Aug. 17. This particular group of R&B musicians with a soulful twist includes Norman Carter, who once sang backup for the band. Although the identities of Carter's ensemble are otherwise obscure, this is a decent show, especially if you're into groovy Delfonics' numbers from their smash hit album, Sound of Sexy Soul. Ch-check it out kidz: Admission to this ill night of deep soul singing costs but one Jackson ($20); you must be over 21 to enter the chambers as doors open at 5pm.
Nas • hip-hop • Mary J. Blige • R&B, soul
On Tuesday, Aug. 20, catch a concert by hip-hop nation gods Mary J. Blige and Nas. The two ’90s rap and soul superstars—famous for hits like Blige's inimitable “Be Without You” or Nas' hip-hop anthem, “It Ain't Hard to Tell,” gig at Isleta Amphitheater at 8pm in a concert guaranteed to move your body, whether or not you have access to the fabled hot sauce recipe reportedly kept in the safe of mystery rapper Nathanial Hörnblowér. The funk cometh, so boogie on down; lawn tickets start at $31 and VIP packages begin at $250.