Latest Blog Posts

by Adrien Begrand

12 Aug 2015


With a booming glam rock shuffle, arena sing-along melody, and swaggering badassery, Samantha Frances and her band make you take notice immediately. It’s the kind of hybrid style that is slowly returning to hard rock—‘70s glam, ‘80s bombast, ‘90s volume—and interestingly enough the charge is being led by bands with strong, fierce women singers, such as the Pretty Reckless and Halestorm. This new single by Frances & the Foundation fits into that hold perfectly, wasting no time getting into your head.

by Adrien Begrand

12 Aug 2015


A true cult hero, Ted Hawkins was best known as a street performer in Venice Beach, California, wowing passersby with his soulful singing. Although attempts were made to create a mainstream career for Hawkins—Geffen released The Next Hundred Years in 1994—his lifestyle was far too unpredictable to create anything sustainable, and he tragically died on New Year’s Day 1995 at the age of 58.

by Adrien Begrand

12 Aug 2015


Citing influences as varied as Queen, Alicia Keys, Al Green, and Frank Sinatra, New Yorker Gianna Salvato brings warmth and soul to her pop music, not to mention one hell of a voice. Her debut single “Baby, It’s You” features some wonderfully rich production that evokes the late 1980s as cleverly as Carly Rae Jepsen, wicked R&B groove underscoring a track that’s as ebullient as it is catchy.

by Adrien Begrand

11 Aug 2015


Canadian band the Souljazz Orchestra are set to release Resistance, their sixth album of vibrant funk, soul, afrobeat, Latin, and jazz. In keeping with their unique mix of ebullient horns and rhythms and sharp social commentary, new track “Bull’s Eye” is as pointed as the Ottawa band has ever sounded, taking aim at a particularly noteworthy contemporary topic.

by Adrien Begrand

11 Aug 2015


From what yours truly can gather, singer-songwriter Bay Uno grew up in California, spent a lot of time as a child in Catalina, wrote a bunch of songs in his bedroom, moved to Brooklyn, and made a record fittingly titled Catalina, which came out this past March.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Hitchcock's 'Suspicion', 'I Confess' and 'The Wrong Man' Return in Blu-ray

// Short Ends and Leader

"These three films on DVD from Warner Archives showcase different facets of Alfred Hitchcock's brilliance.

READ the article