Partially reproduced from: The Washington Post
The genre being referred to as "future R&B" - the music churned out by Drake, the Weeknd, Jhene Aiko and Kelela - is atmospheric and complex in a way that leaves fans chewing on its rhythms listen after listen. But it will never quite get the blood pumping and the booties shaking like the old-school R&B of New Edition.
Those looking for a schooling should take note: Bobby Brown (below), Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Mike Bivins, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill, the superstar sextet that started ranching out as mere children, have reunited for a nearly 30-city tour.
The current love affair with all things '80s and '90s - from the gauche street-wear to grunge -i should make
this show a draw for kids as well as more mature fans.
The five "old" boys of modern R&B/Funk will be hitting the Saenger Theater stage on July 15th. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com, Saengernola.com or the Saenger box-office@ (504) 525-1052.