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The soft touch of Jessie Ware
Fashioning a personal sound is a mysterious and difficult process. In Jessie Ware's case, the end result, her glistening and stirring 2012 debut, Devotion (Universal), shows just how magical this kind of alchemy can be when done right.
| January 11, 2013
Dr. Dog is the drug
On their current trek, promoting their playful and raw seventh album, Be the Void (Anti-), Dr. Dog have reached headliner status, playing the biggest, most tightly packed rooms of their career.
| March 16, 2012
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour | Out of Frequency
Getting a boost with songs from their 2009 debut, Fruit , featured in iPod and Heineken ads, and getting handpicked as concert openers by a then-still-functioning Amy Winehouse in their native Copenhagen, the Asteroids Galaxy Tour rode a lucky streak o
BMG Rights (2012)
| February 03, 2012
Dr. Dog | Be the Void
With Be the Void , their sonically raw sixth album, these Philly psych-pop oddballs have pulled a fussy, self-conscious about-face, indulging in their weirdest ideas in years.
| February 03, 2012
Review: A Dangerous Method(1)
Perhaps the three characters in David Cronenberg's handsome, eloquent dramatization of the birth and near demise of psychoanalysis represent the parts of the psyche that the movement would eventually hypothesize.
Cronenberg's dramatization of the rise of psychoanalysis
| December 23, 2011
Review: Brighton Rock
For Graham Greene, the Catholic Church served more as a scourge than a comfort, but in Rowan Joffe's dreary, incoherent adaptation of Greene's 1939 novel, it merely offers an excuse to add choirs to the soundtrack.
Rowan Joffe's adaptation of Graham Greene's 1939 novel
| August 26, 2011
Various Artists | True Soul: Deep Sounds from the Left of Stax
Soul hounds love deep, obscure shit — the deeper it is, the more obscure it is, the funkier it is, the more Southern it is, the better.
| July 15, 2011
Plainville, James Farm, and the Infrared Band
When Antoine Batiste is looking for a guitarist, the one thing he doesn't want to hear is "white boys with bad hair playin' them cowboy keys."
Old and new dreams
| May 27, 2011
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears | Scandalous
The soul revival has been going on long enough now that maybe it's a not a bad idea to stop calling it a revival at all.
Lost Highway (2011)
| March 11, 2011
Dennis Taylor | Steppin' Up
The set-up is familiar and unpretentious: a saxophone-fronted organ trio playing blues 'n' roots.
| February 25, 2011
Review: George Michael | Faith: Remastered
Long before he was driving into storefronts and gladhanding undercover police officers in public restrooms, George Michael was in the closet and struggling to break free from having been in the short-shorts-wearing duo Wham! Faith did the trick, despite
| January 28, 2011
Fitz and the Tantrums blow up the soul party
On a recent performance on Daryl's House , a monthly webcast starring Daryl Hall and his featured musical friends, new Los Angeles soul combo Fitz and the Tantrums got to kick it old school with the '80s master of rock and soul.
With a rebel yell
| January 21, 2011
More soul from Adam and the Waxmen
Adam and the Waxmen deliver this weekend (shows Friday and Saturday at the Big Easy) their sophomore release, Universal Soldiers, a stronger disc than their debut, Just Play from 2008.
| October 22, 2010
Eli ''Paperboy'' Reed | Come and Get It!
Local boy Eli "Paperboy" Reed isn't so local anymore.
Capitol Records (2010)
| August 13, 2010
Photos: Janelle Monáe at the Orpheum Theatre
Janelle Monáe, live at the Orpheum Theatre, on June 2, 2010 .
Janelle Monáe at the Orpheum Theatre | June 2, 2010
| June 11, 2010
Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics | Inspiration Information 3
The idea behind the Strut label's Inspiration Information series is simple: pair "modern artists and producers with their musical heroes"
| May 01, 2009
Review: Little Willie John | Nineteen Sixty Six: The David Axelrod & HB Barnum Sessions
Kent Records (2008)
| December 15, 2008
Mp3 of the Week: Eli "Paperboy" Reed
Eli Reed: Soul Brother Number One DOWNLOAD: Eli "Paperboy" Reed, "The Satisfier" [mp3]Even after tou...
| December 06, 2007
Photos: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at the Middle East
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Friday night @ the Middle East Downstairs. All photos by Caitlin E. ...
Caitlin E. Curran
| November 12, 2007
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