Thursday, April 23 2015
There's something about iLoveMakonnen's tone and inflection that turns his wobbly singing and hazy, uncomplicated rapping into reliable ways to deliver hooks. He might not have perfect pitch, but his pop instincts are awfully close.
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.
Monday, April 13 2015
Filled with beautiful obscurities and aural surprises, this collection will delight fans, new and old, of the genre it celebrates.
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
The British singer-songwriter returns with a wide range of styles to conquer our imaginations. The result? A partial victory.
Tuesday, March 31 2015
The man and his music were seemingly on everyone’s lips, and his final showcase of the festival, an intimate performance at St. David’s Episcopal Church, drew so many people it was very nearly shut down by the fire marshal.
Friday, March 27 2015
The Chicago 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.