Sly and the Family Stone
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 2 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
//Columns

On Wanting Sly Stone to Take Us Higher Yet Again
2 May 2017 // 10:00 PM

Sly Stone was one of the first audacious badasses of modern black pop music, a hero and then an anti-hero to millions.

//Reviews

Sly and the Family Stone: Live at the Fillmore East
16 Jul 2015 // 9:20 PM

On these two days in 1968, Sly and the Family Stone sounded like a perpetual motion machine far too powerful to ever break down.

The Two Things in One: Together Forever - The Music City Sessions
25 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

This young Bay Area soul combo recorded an hour's worth of material in the early '70s, none of which have been available on CD until now. Nothing mind-blowing, but anything that gives us a fuller picture of funk's evolution is most welcome.

//Blogs

Counterbalance No. 155: Sly and the Family Stone's 'Stand!'
6 Dec 2013 // 4:52 AM

There is a long hair who doesn’t like the short hair for being such a rich one that will not help the poor one—but they can all listen to the 155th most acclaimed album of all time. So should you.

Counterbalance No. 51: Sly and the Family Stone’s 'There’s a Riot Goin’ On'
23 Sep 2011 // 2:00 AM

Just any old player, you know he needs a rating, and Sly and the Family Stone's 1971 landmark is rated the 51st Greatest Album of All Time by Acclaimed Music. Counterbalance has a listen.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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