Sound Affects

March 2009

Her Best Is Yet to Come: The Return of Gloria Scott

Long beloved by soul music aficionados, Gloria Scott is ready to give the world new music. Here's why it's taken 35 years…


Best of the Test (volume 2): Al Stewart, The Only Ones, Thomas Dolby, Prefab Sprout

The second installment in my look at some of the most memorable performances from the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test television program.


Screaming at Chris Cornell and His Critics

Several years ago I was a member of a very short-lived band, Sonic Boob. (Note: Band names have been changed to preserve the anomymity of


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


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