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March 2009

20 Questions: Miranda Lee Richards

Miranda Lee Richards recently released her latest album Light of X via Nettwerk Records. The singer-songwriter checks in with 20 Questions


20 Questions: Josh Reichmann

Mysticism runs wild on the Josh Reichmann Oracle Band's debut LP, Crazy Power, out now on Paperbag Records. The former Tangiers frontman is currently creating a one-of-a-kind genre, mixing layers of bouncing jazzy instrumentals over tribal beats, and matching it with his distinctive glammy, ethereal vocals.


Sonic Youth: Preparing for Eternal

Sonic Youth's 16th studio album Eternal is set to drop early this summer. I took a very brief look back to how we got here and, possibly, where Sonic Youth is going next.


Jodeci Videos Are Insane: “Forever My Lady” Vs. “Feenin’”

The '90s R&B video went to some weird places and Jodeci embody both the weirdness, both on the sensitive and the thug sides.


Another Great Bluesman Has Left The Building

John Cepahs, R.I.P. Sad news coming across the wire this morning. A nice appreciation in today’s Washington Post. Of course, it gets


Body For Karate (MP3 / video)

I suppose I have to open with the disclaimer here.  Until recently, I was an employee at the Music Resource Center, a non-profit recording


Taj Mahal Hearts The Pointer Sisters

San Francisco, circa 1969: The Pointer Sisters have just returned to San Francisco after an ill-fated trip to Houston. Producer David Rubinson, who paid their fare


New Faces of Brazil: Márcio Local

Discovering recent music from other countries can often be a difficult, if not daunting task. There are only a handful of labels in the States


20 Questions: Shemekia Copeland

Blues singer Shemekia Copeland has opened for the Rolling Stones and played festivals around the world, including a headlining spot at the Chicago Blues Festival. Her new album Never Going Back released via Telarc Records on February 24th.


Hey, something seems different about Max tonight

As you probably already know, SNL alum Jimmy Fallon made his debut Monday night as a late-night talk show host in an attempt to fill


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