Featured: Top of Home Page

Kenn Starr, The Hidden Cameras, Scienz of Life...

Kenn Starr

Starr Status

Halftooth Records LLC

Download "U Will" (MP3, 192kbps)

"Guest appearances by Talib Kweli, Supastition, Asheru, Median & more. Production by Khrysis, Illmind, Oddisee, Kev Brown & more. The highly anticipated, critically acclaimed debut solo album from Kenn Starr showcases Starr's extraordinary mic skills, witty charm and down-to-earth personality and features guest appearances by Talib Kweli, Supastition, Asheru, Darien Brockington, Median, Oddisee, Kev Brown & more, as well as outstanding production from Illmind, Khrysis, Oddisee, Kev Brown & more." -- Halftooth Records

Buy at iTunes Music Store

Awoo

The Hidden Cameras

AwooOutside Music

Download "AWOO" (MP3, 192kbps)

"A loose collective comprised of singer Joel Gibb and more than a dozen members, Toronto's Hidden Cameras blend glistening Afropop guitar work with joyful, anthemic hymns. Their third studio album, AWOO, is their most extraordinary statement yet." -- Evil Evil

Buy at iTunes Music Store

The Blaxploitation Sessions

Scienz of Life

The Blaxploitation SessionsShaman Work

Download "Hood Stock (My People)" (MP3, 192kbps)

"Scienz of Life, the veteran, world-renown underground crew, and Shaman Work Recordings presents The Blaxploitation Sessions; 15 original and exclusive tracks inspired by the timeless era of mid-'70s New York funk/soul, and delivered by hip-hop's favorite young scientists. Playing off the original roots of Blaxploitation, spawned by a burgeoning demand for music and entertainment outside of the mainstream, Scienz of Life's, Lil' Sci and I.D. 4 Windz tap into their bi-costal experience and present a level of musical finesse that's right-on time. Lil' Sci and I.D. Windz continue to perpetuate the scientific genius of the underground crew founded by New York's own Bobbito Garcia, and previously featured everywhere from The Lyricist Lounge to the legendary Fondle'em Records." -- Shaman Work Recordings

Buy at iTunes Music Store

Place To Be - Single

Surreal & The Sound Providers

Place to Be - SingleQuarternote/ABB Records

Download "Just Getting Started (Vocal)" (MP3, 192kbps)

"From the forthcoming Surreal & The Sound Providers LP True Indeed in stores October 17th!" -- Quarternote Records

Buy at iTunes Music Store

Director Spotlight: Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock helped to create the modern horror genre, the modern thriller, and the modern black comedy. He changed film, even as he was inventing new ways to approach it. Stay tuned through October as we present our collection of essays on the Master of Suspense.

Film

'Psycho': The Mother of All Horrors

Psycho stands out not only for being one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, it is also one of his most influential. It has been a template and source material for an almost endless succession of later horror films, making it appropriate to identify it as the mother of all horror films.

Francesc Quilis
Film

The City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles Graffiti (By the Book)

With discussions of characters like Leon Ray Livingston (a.k.a. "A-No. 1"), credited with consolidating the entire system of hobo communication in the 1910s, and Kathy Zuckerman, better known as the surf icon "Gidget", Susan A. Phillips' lavishly illustrated The City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles Graffiti, excerpted here from Yale University Press, tells stories of small moments that collectively build into broad statements about power, memory, landscape, and history itself.

Susan A. Phillips
Books

The 10 Best Indie Pop Albums of 2009

Indie pop in 2009 was about all young energy and autumnal melancholy, about the rush you feel when you first hear an exciting new band, and the bittersweet feeling you get when your favorite band calls it quits.

Music
Pop Ten
Mixed Media
PM Picks

© 1999-2018 Popmatters.com. All rights reserved.
Popmatters is wholly independently owned and operated.