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Tuesday, April 21 2015

Kelis - “Feeling Good (Live From the Brighton Dome)” (video)

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

Bettye LaVette: Child of the Seventies

This re-release provides evidence that Bettye LaVette should have been famous decades earlier.


Tuesday, April 14 2015

Pimps of Joytime - ‘Jukestone Paradise’ (album stream) (Premiere)

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: Shoulder Season

Sidewalk Chalk rise further to the top of the hip-hop scene with their third release, Shoulder Season.


Monday, April 13 2015

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Became a Cult Classic Upon Creation

The charming and eccentric humor of this vampire mockumentary makes it feel like it was born to be a beloved cult classic.


Thursday, April 9 2015

Jessie Ware Performs “Say You Love Me” on ‘The Late Late Show’

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: White Men Are Black Men Too

Young Fathers’ radicalization of pop is important and thrilling.


Estelle: True Romance

The British singer-songwriter returns with a wide range of styles to conquer our imaginations. The result? A partial victory.


Friday, April 3 2015

It’s Been Beautiful: ‘Soul!’ and Black Power Television

Iconic chair-smashings helped shape the identity of the Soul! television program, while also alluding to the civil disobedience of the late '60s and early '70s.


Tuesday, March 31 2015

Leon Bridges Is the Music Man of the Moment

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.


Galactic Blasts Off in San Diego - 3 March 2015 (Notes from the Road) [17.Mar.15]
Bettye LaVette: Worthy (Reviews) [29.Jan.15]
Andy Stott: Faith in Strangers (Reviews) [25.Nov.14]
I’m Rick James’ Bio, Bitch! (Columns) [27.Oct.14]
Gary Clark Jr.: Live (Reviews) [23.Oct.14]
Jessie Ware: Tough Love (Reviews) [22.Oct.14]
JW-Jones: Belmont Boulevard (Capsule Reviews) [13.Oct.14]
Kelis - “Rumble” (video) (Mixed Media) [25.Mar.14]
John Newman: Tribute (Reviews) [28.Oct.13]
Ariana Grande: Yours Truly (Reviews) [12.Sep.13]
Omar: The Man (Reviews) [6.Sep.13]
Ghost Wave: Ages (Reviews) [28.Aug.13]
Myron & E: Broadway (Reviews) [21.Aug.13]
The Skatalites: Walk with Me (Reviews) [11.Jul.13]
Redtenbacher’s Funkestra: The Cooker (Capsule Reviews) [2.Jul.13]
Willy Moon: Here’s Willy Moon (Reviews) [16.Jun.13]
Major Lazer: Free the Universe (Reviews) [2.May.13]
Alice Russell: To Dust (Reviews) [1.May.13]
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