Nick Hakim’s neo-soul songs are laid back and trippy. As Kevin Jones says, he’s like Al Green (or his musical hero, Marvin Gaye) drenched in LSD. On Hakim’s album Green Twins, he updates 1970s style with an indie production vibe to create a groovy, crooning-in-a-cave sound, perfect for a long walk through a park with headphones on, or an intimate moment at home.

I love this pickup line from his song “Bet She Looks Like You.” “If there’s a god, I wonder what she looks like, I bet she looks like you.” For his shows at The Independent in San Francisco and the Starline Social Club in Oakland, details here.

Soul Music That Drifts Through Space 11 October,2017Cy Musiker


Cy Musiker

Cy Musiker co-hosts The Do List and covers the arts for KQED News and The California Report.  He loves live performance, especially great theater, jazz, roots music, anything by Mahler. Cy has an MJ from UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, and got his BA from Hampshire College. His work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism. When he can, Cy likes to swim in Tomales Bay, run with his dog in the East Bay Hills, and hike the Sierra.

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