Articles tagged funk

A Ritual de lo Habitual in San Francisco With Jane’s Addiction and Fishbone

Jane's first two albums continue to represent a pinnacle of sorts for the classic trio of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll which few other bands have distilled in such a vibrant manner.

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Bobby Rush: Porcupine Meat

A throwback for the ages, long live Bobby Rush and his funked up soul blues.

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Andre Cymone - “Hallelujah” (premiere)

Prince's childhood friend and bassist came back with socially-conscious rock in 2014, but with his new EP, addresses America's race issues head-on.

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16 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Mndsgn: Body Wash

Mndsgn takes us a on a mind-bending, psychedelic soul and funk trip through the stars.

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Various Artists: Africa Airways One & Two: Funk Connection 1973-1980 / Funk Departures 1973-1982

Africa Airways One & Two features plenty of grooves from the disco era through the early '80s.

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16 Aug 2016 // 9:42 AM

NAO - “Girlfriend” (Singles Going Steady)

NAO's lyrics are expertly crafted and hit right at the core of insecurity.

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Durand Jones and the Indications - ‘Durand Jones and the Indications’ (album stream) (premiere)

Durand Jones and the Indications hearken back to a time when soul was recorded, performed, and (if possible) heard live.

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Allen Toussaint: American Tunes

On his final album, New Orleans songwriter, producer, and pianist Toussaint puts his distinctive stamp on jazz, pop, and R&B classics.

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Allen Toussaint’s ‘American Tunes’ Is a Fitting Swan Song for the Late Musician

Toussaint applies his distinctive pianistic touch to a selection of songs by Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Professor Longhair and Paul Simon, among several others.

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Lack of Afro: Hello Baby

Technically, Hello Baby is a soul album, but in actuality it’s the furthest thing from it.

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9 May 2016 // 1:30 PM

Seven Davis Jr - “Church” (Singles Going Steady)

Davis takes his cues from P-Funk, turning the grooves on their ear while maintaining a unique vision. Weird and fun.

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9 May 2016 // 12:20 PM

Boulevards - “Move and Shout” (Singles Going Steady)

"Move and Shout" is an infectious, possessed-by-the-groove throwback jam that openly avows its debt to '80s disco-funk.

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All the WOO in the World: An All-star Benefit for P-Funk Legend Bernie Worrell

The Wizard of WOO got his due as Nona Hendryx brought together George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Living Colour, David Byrne, Meryl Streep, and dozens more.

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14 Apr 2016 // 8:57 AM

DâM-FunK Curates the Next DJ Kicks Set

PopMatters funk favorite DâM-FunK headlines the latest DJ Kicks release coming in May.

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Charles Bradley’s Voice Full of Love and Hurt: The Interview

Soul master Charles Bradley talks about the painful changes that shaped his latest album and the way that his raw, powerful music helps him transcend heartache.

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31 Mar 2016 // 2:20 AM

Charles Bradley: Changes

Charles Bradley is the closest living equivalent to James Brown today. He’s a dynamic performer whose style is purposely reminiscent of the Soul King.

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Always Cry 4 Love, Never Cry 4 Pain: Prince’s 30-year ‘Parade’

On Parade, Prince allows an openness to ideas and collaboration to a degree he’d never experienced before, and it brings out the best in him.

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30 Mar 2016 // 11:50 AM

Boulevards - ‘Groove!’ (album stream) (premiere)

Jamil Rashad, a/k/a Boulevards, is part of the batch of new indie soul musicians lighting up the music world and bringing some serious grooves back into contemporary popular music.

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Rasputin Stash: Devil Made Me Do It

Second album by Chicago’s underground funk heroes gets another chance to unleash its decidedly non-commercial approximations of commercial R&B on the masses in this new reissue.

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18 Mar 2016 // 11:30 AM

Terrace Martin - “Think of You” (Singles Going Steady)

"Think of You" is a beautiful, dreamy slice of heaven.

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