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Where the Heart Is: An Interview With Multi-Grammy Winner Kim Carnes, Part One

In this career-spanning interview with Kim Carnes, PopMatters goes beyond "Bette Davis Eyes" to explore the multi-Grammy winner's journey from LA to Nashville.

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Remembering Prince’s Greatest Epic: 30 Years of  “Sign ‘O’ The Times”

One year after Prince's shocking death, we celebrate his greatest musical achievement as it passes its 30-year anniversary: Sign ☮ the Times

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20 Apr 2017 // 9:42 AM

Prince’s Revolution Celebrates His Greatest Era

Members of the Revolution are still reeling from the death of Prince and tell us about what working with him was like.

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19 Apr 2017 // 8:31 AM

Somi: Petite Afrique

Stories of Harlem dance with soul, jazz, and West African rhythms on Somi's Petite Afrique.

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Chicano Batman Rocks, in Addition to Having the Best Name in Rock

Freedom Is Free is meticulous and focused, concentrating on the band’s mutual love of soul music.

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Filmmaker as Prism: An Interview With Terence Davies of ‘A Quiet Passion’

Davies reflects on his response to Emily Dickinson's work and the echoes of the poet within himself.

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Ruby Amanfu Gives Rich Emotional and Musical Experience at Lincoln Center

Amanfu's rich, gorgeous set alternately had people itching to dance or wiping away tears.

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Amy Black - “The Blackest Cloud” (video) (premiere)

In which Nashville's Amy Black travels to Memphis to immerse herself in the steamy, horn-driven soul and gritty blues of the city's musical scene.

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Blood Orange - “With Him / Best to You / Better Numb” (Singles Going Steady)

Blood Orange brings us a kaleidoscopic sampler of audiovisual creations.

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Trombone Shorty Shares New Song “Dirty Water” Ahead of Tour

Trombone Shorty shares soulful new single "Dirty Water" ahead of Blue Note debut album release,

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Soulstress Tanika Charles Shares New Song “Two Steps” (premiere)

Canadian soulstress Tanika Charles aims her music at international audiences on her break-out debut album, Soul Run.

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Samantha Fish: Chills & Fever

Chills & Fever finds Samantha Fish injecting a dose of Detroit-bred garage rock into her paradigm of Memphis soul, Delta blues, and Motown R&B.

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The Weeknd - “I Feel It Coming” feat. Daft Punk (Singles Going Steady)

The Weeknd sounds more like Michael Jackson than ever as he glides up to those high notes.

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Donald Byrd: Love Has Come Around - The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982

Donald Byrd’s late ‘70s/early ‘80s studio albums are sliced and diced in this newly issued collection of the most forgettable era of his otherwise illustrious and well-regarded career.

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Nate Smith: Kinfolk - Postcards from Everywhere

A veteran jazz drummer has produced a terrific collection that straddles jazz and contemporary soul without any of the compromise you expect. It's Glasper-esque... in the best way.

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JC Brooks - “Drive” (audio) (premiere)

JC Brooks returns with a new album and single "Drive" that highlights the group's Prince-like musical direction.

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10 Mar 2017 // 3:30 AM

New Gen: New Gen

As the mainstream gradually catches up and embraces grime, New Gen delivers an exciting insight into the next wave of artists breaking through.

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Various Artists: Hustle! Reggae Disco

Thirteen vintage reggae covers of classic disco tracks make for soothing international soul on Hustle! Reggae Disco.

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Inspired by a Primate in a Novel, Chicano Batman Brings a New Feel to ‘Freedom Is Free’

“As people see corporations and the pillars of our society eroding, this band is promoting its own economy,” Bardo Martinez said.

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Chicano Batman: Freedom Is Free

L.A.'s Chicano Batman combine vintage psychedelic soul with a strong social message. They may just be the perfect band for our times.

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