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Photos: Newport Folk Festival 2010, Part Two

Andrew Bird, the Swell Season, Richie Havens, What Cheer? Brigade and more, live from Newport, July 30 - August 1, 2010
Andrew Bird, the Swell Season, Richie Havens, What Cheer? Brigade and more, live from Newport, July 30 - August 1, 2010
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  August 06, 2010

More than human

It’s hard to talk about Janelle Monáe when your jaw’s fallen off.
Janelle Monáe is about to take over the planet
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 28, 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

25 Hip-Hop acts to see at SXSW 2010

As usual, I've got you covered.
The best boom-bap on tap in Austin
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 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

Rear-view mirror

After a few days of Indian Summer to remind us of the summer we nearly didn't have, it's timely to shed some warm light on albums released recently that didn't get their proper due.
Albums you shouldn't let slip by
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 13, 2009


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

VIDEO: Sharon Jones leads a Seeger superjam at Radio City Music Hall

Last night, indie rock luminaries like Bon Iver, Feist, the National, Dirty Projectors, and David By...
By Ryan Stewart  |  May 04, 2009

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

Al Green

The Reverend Green gets his sexy groove back after the three uneven releases that followed his 2003 secular comeback.
Lay It Down | Blue Note
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 03, 2008

Winning losers

Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
Stand up for your write(-ins)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 07, 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

Personality plus

Any number of soul divas could blow the doors off retro-soul upstart Amy Winehouse.
Amy Winehouse, Avalon, May 7, 2007
By JON GARELICK  |  May 16, 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