Articles tagged numero group, soul, gospel, cleveland

3 May 2016 // 1:08 PM

Laura Mvula - “Phenomenal Woman” (Singles Going Steady)

You have to give it to Laura Mvula; her vocal chops are second to none.

READ more
Otis Redding - “Try a Little Tenderness” (Singles Going Steady Classic)

Otis Redding's raw, feverishly passionate soul vocals have become a touchstone for every singer to emerge in his wake.

READ more
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.

READ more

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.

READ more
Mayer Hawthorne: Man About Town

Mayer Hawthorne returns to form with a pop-soul record that echoes his first two albums.

READ more
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.

READ more
Various Artists: Looking Stateside: 80 U.S. R&B, Mod, Soul & Garage Nuggets

A copious collection of '60s deep cuts pulled from the vaults of a diverse and exciting catalog

READ more
Anthony Hamilton: What I’m Feelin’

A reflective record for a man much more conflicted than one might guess, What I'm Feelin' turns out to be somewhat of a fascinating listen.

READ more

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.

READ more
Gregory Porter - “Don’t Lose Your Steam” (Singles Going Steady)

Gregory Porter has his eyes on the good things in life and uses his voice to remind us of their presence.

READ more

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.

READ more
Mavis Staples: Livin’ on a High Note

Mavis never really went away. She’s always been in the mix. It’s just that new generations keep finding ways to discover her.

READ more
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.

READ more

29 Mar 2016 // 9:42 AM

BJ the Chicago Kid - “The New Cupid” feat. Kendrick Lamar

Just to prove it's 2016, Kendrick Lamar pops in, and it's an unforced appearance, not exploitative in the least. A funky, sexy, eclectic single.

READ more

28 Mar 2016 // 9:25 AM

Seinabo Sey Is Off to a Fast Start

Seinabo Sey: "The artists I love, like Jill Scott and Common, they are great storytellers who help people with their songs."

READ more

25 Mar 2016 // 11:00 AM

Deltino Guerreiro - “Duas Caras” (Singles Going Steady)

Hailing from Mozambique, Deltino Guerreiro melds soul, R&B, and traditional African polyrhythms on "Duas Caras".

READ more

23 Mar 2016 // 11:14 AM

Maylight - “Heavy Artillery” (Singles Going Steady)

Resembling an amalgam of future-funk and experimental jazz, "Heavy Artillery" follows Lizzy Parks' sultry vocal performance through a contracting fog of electronic whirrings and lounge-room bass.

READ more
Allen Stone: Radius (Deluxe Edition)

These seven songs serve themselves well as must-have additions to Stone’s overarching catalog, perhaps even better than the original whole of Radius itself.

READ more

18 Mar 2016 // 11:30 AM

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

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

READ more
Various Artists: Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music 1968-1970

If you have ever dropped a reference to Gram Parsons or Townes Van Zandt into casual conversation, you are morally obligated to purchase this record.

READ more
More Recent Articles
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Getting Social with 'Dark Souls III'

// Moving Pixels

"If I invade and murder you, it’s for your own good. I swear.

READ the article