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Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings at the Met

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings at the Met

  Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are known for the fervor they bring to the stage. The celebrated soul singer is a yesteryear queen...
By webteam  |  February 01, 2011

Photos: Newport Folk Festival, part one

The Low Anthem, Yim Yames, John Prine, Sharon Jones, Edward Sharpe and more, live from Newport, July 30 - August 1, 2010
The Low Anthem, Yim Yames, John Prine, Sharon Jones, Edward Sharpe and more, live from Newport, July 30 - August 1, 2010
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  August 06, 2010

Summer treats

From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings | I Learned The Hard Way

Just to prove how serious they are about their commitment to retro soul, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings recorded I Learned the Hard Way using an eight-track Ampex tape machine, the kind their heroes and heroines in Memphis and Muscle Shoals might have
Daptone (2010)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  April 02, 2010

Spring clearance

I've seen the best music snobs of my generation destroyed by downloading — instead of savoring full albums the way one might enjoy a vintage claret, they're slamming down random shots of bands with stupid names, passing out, and blanking on what they hea
Discriminatin' picks for the frugal music snob
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 12, 2010

Lee Fields and the Expressions | My World

It's hard to dislike Lee Fields. He's an almost archetypal jobbing soul singer in the shouter/grunter/talker/improviser tradition of Otis Redding and James Brown, and he's currently undergoing something of a revival as a Sharon Jones collaborator and fea
Truth and Soul (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  June 19, 2009


Trail of tunes

The best summer music festivals take something from the season: the smell of the surf, the sight of the mountains, fireworks, lawn seating — or, at least, fried dough.
Music al fresco at summer fests
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 12, 2009

Kaiser Chiefs | Off With Their Heads

If you were hoping that Kaiser Chiefs’ hiring Mark Ronson to produce their third studio disc would result in a vintage-soul overhaul of their jittery new-wave sound, prepare to be let down.
Universal/Motown (2008)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 04, 2008

Going on sale: October 3, 2008

Low vs Diamond, MC Frontalot, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  October 01, 2008

Revival Meeting

You can bet Amy Winehouse didn’t sweat like this.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Middle East Downstairs, November 9, 2007
By WILL SPITZ  |  November 13, 2007

Are we still calling these ''podcasts''?

Each show features a music segment — usually a live in-the-studio performance and interview.
Fair Game music segment selections
By WILL SPITZ  |  November 06, 2007


Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

You can’t really call Sharon Jones a retro soulster.
100 Days and 100 Nights | Daptone
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 30, 2007


“It smells like a middle-school dance,” said username andysad at the LemmingTrail message-board holiday party at Great Scott last Friday.
The LemmingTrail holiday party, Great Scott, December 22, 2006
By WILL SPITZ  |  December 29, 2006