Sade was in D.C. this week and we were kind of excited about that. Could you tell? There was a rare sit-down with the inimitable R&B star, some extras about punk rock and social media, and her splendid concert Wednesday night at Verizon Center. U2 was in Baltimore on Wednesday; we talked to Bill Carter , the activist who helped inspire one of the band’s most emotional songs, “Miss Sarajevo.” The new Bon Iver album “makes us pay closer attention to life.” Chris Richards put it at the top of his mid-year top 5. And we ended the week by getting to know overlooked soul singer Swamp Dogg , who we’ll definitely be checking out next week at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
By 06:23 PM ET, 06/24/2011