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Tuesday, October 14 2014

MoZaic - “Unexpected Turns Part 1: The Prologue” (video) (Premiere)

The brief video for the smooth electro-soul of Mozaic's four-part series "Unexpected Turns" leaves a whole lot of questions unanswered.


Thursday, October 9 2014

King Khan and the Shrines Play KEXP (video)

Psychedelic soul band King Khan and the Shrines played an incindiery show on KEXP back in March and today the radio station has released the videos on YouTube.


Sunday, September 28 2014

Ariana Grande and the Weeknd Perform Together on Last Night’s ‘SNL’

Pop/R&B singer Ariana Grande was the featured music artist last night on Saturday Night Live.


Wednesday, August 27 2014

Kindred the Family Soul: A Couple Friends

Soulful duo Kindred the Family Soul retain the refined persona of R&B on latest album A Couple Friends.


Tuesday, April 15 2014

Sam Cooke’s “Tennessee Waltz”: A Cultural Geography

With his rendition of "Tennessee Waltz" for his 1964 Copacabana shows, Sam Cooke proceeded to do the impossible: he made the waltz swing.


Friday, February 14 2014

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: 6 February 2014 - Beacon Theatre, New York

Having beaten cancer, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings returned to the stage in NYC for a performance that was as invigorating as it was electrifying.


Monday, October 28 2013

John Newman: Tribute

The best new soul singer in a good long while has emerged from the Yorkshire Dales. Get ready. It's John Newman's world, we just live in it.


Tuesday, October 22 2013

To the Queen, With Love: Donna Summer Revisited, Day 2

Today brings part two of our Donna Summer special. In the clubs and on the airwaves, Summer remains a vital force. PopMatters celebrates the hits that spawned a revolution in dance music.


Thursday, September 26 2013

Sandra Phillips - ‘Too Many People in One Bed’ (album stream) (PopMatters Premiere)

Sandra Phillips is now best known as a Broadway performer and film/TV actor, but once upon a time, she was a budding soul star.


Thursday, September 12 2013

Ariana Grande: Yours Truly

With a nostalgic approach that captures the best elements of '90s R&B and '50s doo-wop, the newest Nickelodeon-turned-pop star, Ariana Grande has created an impressive debut that sets her apart from her peers.


The Weeknd: Kiss Land (Reviews) [11.Sep.13]
Myron & E: Broadway (Reviews) [21.Aug.13]
AlunaGeorge: Body Music (Reviews) [6.Aug.13]
Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines (Reviews) [28.Jul.13]
Redtenbacher’s Funkestra: The Cooker (Capsule Reviews) [2.Jul.13]
Kelly Rowland: Talk a Good Game (Reviews) [27.Jun.13]
Charles Bradley: Victim of Love (Reviews) [3.Apr.13]
The R&B Renaissance (Features) [13.Nov.11]
My Favorite Aaliyah Things (Columns) [14.Aug.11]
The Weeknd: House of Balloons (Reviews) [9.May.11]
Jessie J: Who You Are (Reviews) [19.Apr.11]
Mary Mary: Something Big (Reviews) [29.Mar.11]
Donell Jones: Lyrics (Reviews) [6.Mar.11]
Calvin Richardson: America’s Most Wanted (Capsule Reviews) [1.Nov.10]
Bei Maejor: Upside Down (Capsule Reviews) [14.Oct.10]
The 411 on R&B (Columns) [12.Jan.10]
Needles in the Haystack (Features) [29.Jan.09]
What It Was Like (Features) [29.Jan.09]
Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead (Features) [26.Jan.09]
Manufacturing Motown (Features) [26.Jan.09]
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