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Frank Hopkins finds an inner peace (and jam)
After three albums of stern lecture, it would seem that Frank Hopkins and his Line of Force have decided to just roll with the punches and turn out a nice dance jam.
| May 13, 2011
Chiddy Bang reconnect the hipster to hip-hop
Man, did I want to hate Chiddy Bang.
| August 20, 2010
Nneka, who comes to the Middle East next Thursday, sounds a lot different on the phone from what you hear in her songs. She speaks softly, allowing stretches of silence to throw her thoughts into harsh relief. On record, she's all business.
Nneka brings Nigeria's plight to light
| January 29, 2010
People, Get Ready
What folkie force Moore, Wild, and Lynch have been up to
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| January 01, 2010
Review: The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker | Burn It Down
These Nashville-based high ministers of retro-groove — known for their muscular live sermons — broaden their gospel on CD #2.
| September 11, 2009
With Canada-via-Somalia rapper K'Naan, there’s some serious knowledge being dropped on our shores like bombs over Baghdad, only different.
International hip-hop hits home
| June 24, 2008
Smoken’ Joe’s Authentic Southern Barbeque
You wouldn’t have told Otis Redding to sing faster, so take a hint from him and slow down the cooking.
It's time to turn up the heat
| October 10, 2007
Steel your face
Let it be known that Sontiago is not for the squeamish.
Sontiago returns with a 13-song indictment
| September 26, 2007
Superbad: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Teen movies have long used the funkiest black music to throw into relief the shenanigans of the nerdiest white guys.
| September 05, 2007
Other music meccas
| June 29, 2007
Sinéad O’Connor in the confession booth?
Theology | Koch
| May 29, 2007
Spanish Dancer fever
After debuting two years ago, Honeyhander made an immediate impact on the Providence rock scene with its dizzy brew of psychedelia and indie shoegazer.
Anthony Ferreira gets in touch with his inner disco
| March 21, 2007
Post-Katrina, we all could use some comfort, and Aaron Neville, who lost his home in the flooding, knows how to provide it.
Bring It On Home . . . The Soul Classics | Burgundy
| October 02, 2006
Major-label “positive” rappers like this decade-old crew have defended the old school like schoolmarms upholding the five principles of hip-hop as if they were as much fun as the three R’s. Jurassic 5, "Work It Out" feat. Dave Matthews Band (Quicktime
Feedback | Interscope
| August 21, 2006
The New Orleans Social Club
Good intentions do not great art make.
Sing Me Back Home | Burgundy/Sony
| April 24, 2006
Dance factory - side
| February 06, 2006
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