03-19-19 | Songs for Listening | Eric Tullis
Music journalist Eric Tullis picked tunes at Songs for Listening for Tuesday, March 19. Eric has written about North Carolina hip-hip and electronic jazz for various local & national publications — Indy Week, Vice's music site Noisey, and SPIN — for nearly a decade and a half. Eric attended the University of Kansas and Northwestern's Academy for Alternative Journalism. Eric arrived in Durham just as Little Brother, the quintessential NC crew, was beginning to receive national attention. He documented the rise and dissolution of that group, alongside the increasing overall influence of NC hip-hop. Like some of the best music journalists, Eric's an insider; he's put in the hours listening and watching to map currents and undercurrents that have manifested to push forward and (sometimes) impede the local scene. In addition to his authoritative work on NC hip-hop, Eric has also been one of the precious few journalists reporting regularly on the vibrant Black arts scene in the Triangle.
Eric’s latest piece for Indy Week (his first for the alt-weekly in almost a year) focuses on Nnenna and Phil Freelon's NorthStar Church of the Arts.
'Grey' by Saba from 'Care for Me'
'My Last Chance (SalaaM ReMi Remix)' by Marvin Gaye / Salaam Remi 'Reunion' by Bobbie Gentry from 'The Delta Sweetie'
'Chitia' by DJ Khalab from 'Black Noise 2084'
'Why Don't You' by Cleo Sol