Monday, May 3 2010
An explosion of energy and sound, Sharon Jones led her Dap Kings through a two-hour set at the Apollo Theater, Friday night, in support of their new record, I Learned the Hard Way.
Monday, April 5 2010
Those tough lessons have settled deep in Jones' voice; the hard rasp is sanded down some, the emotions subtler than on the previous record -- but perhaps more volatile in their restraint.
Sunday, April 4 2010
It's not often that a purely musical work can make us see a historical figure in a new light, but Here Lies Love is a fascinating exception.
Thursday, December 18 2008
Fifteen years after US3's "Cantaloop" popularized the genre, the acid jazz pioneer looks back on his career with Ubiquity records. Hip-hop, funk, and nu-soul ensue.
Friday, September 26 2008
Monday, November 19 2007
Wednesday, August 8 2007
Sophomore album from Staten Island instrumentalists (and Dap-King labelmates) is a hulking freight of Afrobeat-tinged funk.
Thursday, December 22 2005
This is soul funk that tells you, without words, to shake your ass and your mind will follow.