Monday, April 27 2015
Ava Luna's latest is as multilayered and pleasantly bewildering as the "infinite house" where it was recorded.
Thursday, April 23 2015
On Chaos and the Calm,, singer/songwriter James Bay delivers a sound debut album that's never earth-shattering.
Wednesday, April 22 2015
What makes the Alabama Shakes sound new is that they’re evidently devoted to their musical forebears -- everyone from Etta James and Aretha to Bowie and Zeppelin -- yet also coquettishly unfaithful to each one of them.
Musical acts ranged from Rahsaan Roland Kirk to Ashford & Simpson. Nikki Giovanni and James Baldwin interrogated each other in a two-episode arc. Try finding a mix like that in the current PBS lineup.
Tuesday, April 21 2015
In tribute to the late, great Nina Simone, the American singer-songwriter Kelis belts the classic "Feeling Good" in this live capture from the Brighton Dome in the UK.
Thursday, April 16 2015
This re-release provides evidence that Bettye LaVette should have been famous decades earlier.
Tuesday, April 14 2015
Brooklyn funk and soul outfit Pimps of Joytime create their own "science fiction juke joint" with their riotously fun new LP, Jukestone Paradise. Stream it here exclusively a week before its release.
Sidewalk Chalk rise further to the top of the hip-hop scene with their third release, Shoulder Season.
Thursday, April 9 2015
British neo-soul singer Jessie Ware performed "Say You Love Me" last night on The Late Late Show last night. The song is a gorgeous, R&B slow-burner that escalates to soaring pop anthem.
Monday, April 6 2015
Young Fathers’ radicalization of pop is important and thrilling.