From murky '70s soul and Afro-Brazilian jazz to the rhythms of Africa, Australian rapper N'fa Jones explores all reaches of sound to expand his eclectic hip-hop.
The duo behind the Luke Cage score (Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad) release The Midnight Hour, an all-star collection that was years in the making.
Our intrepid reporter caught Darlingside twice at Newport Folk Festival and chatted with the band about their new album and the touring life.
Funk/Fusion Instrumental Unit TAUK Struts Its Musical Diversity on "CMF 9000" (premiere + interview)
Veteran New York City band TAUK can groove and jam with the best, as on "CMF 9000". Drummer Isaac Teel discusses how the group got where it is and where it's going.
Paving the way for a new direction, this under-heard gem from This Patch of Sky is a deeply meditative and emotional experience.
Though he hasn't been quiet in the 35 years since the Thompson Twins came to an end, Tom Bailey is just now getting around to his solo debut, Science Fiction.
In this interview with documentary maker Phil Cox and producer Giovanna Stoppani, we learn how they made a film about an artist in absolute solitude, funk and soul singer Betty Davis.
Original Ritchie Family members Cassandra Wooten, Cheryl Mason-Dorman, and Gwendolyn Wesley, plus Philly soul songwriter Phil Hurtt, reflect on African Queens (1977), the trio's chart-topping homage to Nefertiti, Cleopatra, and the Queen of Sheba.
Still a top draw at European festivals, Skindred is finding a home on American radio once again with "That's My Jam's" multi-genre sound.
In today's America, just being an artist is a political act, and Scott McDowell is using his label prowess and a love of psychedelic music to help protect journalists the world over.
Guitarist Robert Poss (ex-Band of Susans) Returns With 'Frozen Flowers Curse the Day' (album stream + interview)
Drones, dance pieces and more comprise latest album from the tirelessly imaginative, experimental musician Robert Poss.
Winkler discusses the morally dubious world of Flower, wherein audiences can explore darker shades of themselves -- and darker aspects of their sympathy.
Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles Deliver Love Song With a Sweet Twist Via "House on a Hill" (premiere + interview)
Sarah Borges' songs remind us that simplicity and clarity can be more impactful than clever metaphors and the complicated machinery that accompanies most pop singles today.
Playing off a film released earlier this summer, let's just call this Telluride music event the Year of Spectacular Women, with five female-fronted acts including Grace Potter and Sheryl Crow setting an example for others to follow.
The people of Montana worked together to fight against the monetary and political damage caused by Citizen United. Reed's film documents that fight, and she talks with PopMatters about what that took, and what we, as citizens throughout America, must do next.
Kill the clichés. Rebel artfully. Writer-director-musician Boots Riley talks with Cynthia Fuchs about empowering the power of Art.
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