Sound Affects

February 2010

Muppets, Myra, and More: The Best Jazz of 2010—So Far.

It's only February, but 2010 has already yielded a fistful of significant jazz releases.

20 Questions: Ben Frost

Nico Muhly-protoge and acclaimed avant-garde composer Ben Frost discusses the works of Futurama, Groundhog Day, and his ability to wear through clothes at alarming speeds ...

Verse-Chorus-Verse: “Have a Little Faith in Me”

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.

The Joys of Discovering Music Back Asswards

Sure, the best way to discover an artist is to buy their most-revered works, but there's something to be said for going after the not-so-great releases first.

Diamonds, Furcoat, Champagne: The Unfulfilled Promise of Primal Scream

Little Steven Van Zandt may look like a buffoon, but he knows what he’s talking about. Witness what he had to say last year

Backstreet’s Back (In More Ways Than One): An Interview with A.J. McLean

Backstreet Boy takes time out to talk about his group’s latest album, his “rocker” status, seeing his band mature and what may lie ahead for his mega-selling pop outfit.

Res Rocks: Res on Res

We wanted a follow up to How I Do and now we have it. Res shares the stories behind some of the highlights on Black.Girls.Rock!

Did You Get the Knack and Doug Fieger?

Look at that guy. You know which one I’m talking about. You’ve got three surfer dude boys in the band and the frontman

Verse-Chorus-Verse: Issac Hayes and Public Enemy

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.

Meshell Ndegeocello: The Sexiest Speaking Voice Alive

Some people might think that linking the inherently profound nature of Meshell Ndegeocello’s music to her sexuality is profane, but I think the link

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//Mixed media

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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