Michael Franti and Spearhead: 29 September 2010 - Austin, TX
12 Oct 2010 // 11:35 PM
The entire show proves an exercise in how music can not only help people feel good, but also to raise their consciousness about the world's ills and feel empowered to go out and help change it.
Michael Franti & Spearhead: The Sound of Sunshine
21 Sep 2010 // 5:00 PM
The Sound of Sunshine has to compete with the ultramodern trance orchestration of contemporary hip-hop even more than it has to compete with skin cancer, natural disasters, or climate change. Franti is beaming, his band are overwhelmingly pleasant, but the aesthetic is hollow.