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The Tedeschi Trucks Band Soar Over the Moon in Berkeley

The Tedeschi Trucks Band Soar Over the Moon in Berkeley

Whether blues power can help save a world gone mad from dystopian decline remains to be seen, but the Tedeschi Trucks Band appear ready to do so or die trying.

Swamp Dogg Goes Bluegrass and Americana on ‘Blackgrass’

Swamp Dogg Goes Bluegrass and Americana on ‘Blackgrass’

On Blackgrass: From West Virginia to 125th St, Swamp Dogg interprets soul, funk, and jazz themes through the lens of bluegrass and Americana forms.

Ugandan Jon Muq’s Music Is Warm and Familiar on ‘Flying Away’

Ugandan Jon Muq’s Music Is Warm and Familiar on ‘Flying Away’

Jon Muq’s voice and presence come off as natural and unaffected. One has to listen carefully to appreciate the breadth and the subtlety of his talents.

Lady Wray Ignites Berlin with Joy 

Lady Wray Ignites Berlin with Joy 

With the pipes to scare a grizzly bear, soul music’s Lady Wray ignites Berlin with the full range of her joyful, thunderous mezzo-soprano.

Dancing in the Street: Our 25 Favorite Motown Songs

Dancing in the Street: Our 25 Favorite Motown Songs

Detroit’s Motown Records will forever be important as a hit factory and an African American-owned label that achieved massive mainstream success and influence.

Jeff Rogers Goes South to Look for His ‘Dream Job’

Jeff Rogers Goes South to Look for His ‘Dream Job’

Canadian roots rocker Jeff Rogers went to Muscle Shoals to record Dream Job. He and his band carve out nine tracks of bluesy piano-centered rock.

Robert Finley Ain’t Wasting Any Time

Robert Finley Ain’t Wasting Any Time

Blues legend Robert Finley’s blues-rock sound is hitting a whole new generation of fans, and his unbridled energy shows that age ain’t nothin’ but a number.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Pushes the Good Vibe

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Pushes the Good Vibe

Funky jazz saxophonist Karl Denson celebrated another birthday at San Francisco’s Fillmore, using the occasion to deliver a funky fiesta for the new year.

The 11 Best R&B/Soul Albums of 2023

The 11 Best R&B/Soul Albums of 2023

In these challenging times, the best R&B and soul albums walked tall and carried a big stick, while also being a much-needed balm and source of warmth.

Pretty Lights Ignite at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco

Pretty Lights Ignite at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco

Electronic dance act Pretty Lights crank up their interdimensional soundship space system with transcendent results and a dazzling psychedelic light show.

Vanessa Amorosi Is Feeling ‘Memphis Love’ on New LP

Vanessa Amorosi Is Feeling ‘Memphis Love’ on New LP

Putting the pop in popular as a rising star before she was 20, Australian Vanessa Amorosi takes on a soul role with her eighth studio album premiering here.

Chris Stapleton Displays His Brand of Genius on ‘Higher’

Chris Stapleton Displays His Brand of Genius on ‘Higher’

Chris Stapleton’s Higher is required listening for fans of high-quality, contemporary country. He’s gifted with the most gorgeous male voice in country today.