Friday, March 27 2015
The Indiana prog jam outfit Umphrey's McGee were given 12 hours in the legendary Abbey Road studios. The funky and groovy "Bad Friday" is one of the results of that fruitful time in the studio.
Tuesday, March 17 2015
Any chance to get a taste of one of New Orleans’ best sonic flavors is one to be savored, and Galactic did not disappoint San Diego.
Thursday, February 5 2015
Diana Ross inaugurated the historic reopening of Kings Theatre in Brooklyn with a dazzling lesson in longevity.
Thursday, January 29 2015
More than 50 years into her career, Bettye LaVette still has a voice for the ages.
Wednesday, January 14 2015
While industry gatekeepers were invested in a specific image of black performance, black performers themselves had different ideas.
Wednesday, December 3 2014
Genuine artistic growth or a cheap ploy to adhere to popular culture's latest trend in music?
Wednesday, November 19 2014
Sam Hunt records his first full-length LP, makes an argument about genre, and is still problematic about women.
Monday, November 10 2014
After endless delays, the New York rapper finally drops her first album, a postmodern pop epic that aims to make an impression rather than please.
Age has slowed her a bit, but at 75, the gospel great delivers
Friday, October 31 2014
This is a compilation of ‘70s gospel and soul singles that appropriately honors the musicians who made them while offering a crucial glance at the stylistic elements of the American musical tradition.