In an industry that rewards greed and egocentrism, tenor saxophonist Neal Sugarman has made a career out of selflessness. On record and onstage, Sugarman plays only what is needed: a big, percussive horn blast here, a raw R&B riff there. And career-wise, he has done much the same: in 2001, when both ... More >>
If you remember dancing through the '70s, then you were definitely there. And DJ/journalist Paisley Dalton--who surely wasn't even alive then--has just the new CD for you. It's My Chiffon Is Wet, Darlin, which consists of "kunty kuts from NYC underground discotheques, '73-'78." Well, I jus ... More >>
Candi Staton is an Alabama-born four-time divorcee who's best known for hits like "Young Hearts Run Free" and her soul remake of "Stand By Your Man." She has a smoky, lived-in voice that conveys hurt with an effectiveness that you can't buy in any store; the woman's simply got a gift.
Two years ago, William Bowers compiled this playlist. Any further additions? This holiday's abstract mandate can be sorta barren for us patriotically-challenged atheist vegetarians who maintain cosmic equidistance from our bloodkin. The term for it is even weird: "Thanksgiving" is a syntactical c ... More >>
A leading voice of Britpop resurgence flaunts the fruits of his adventurous Honest Jon's label
Is Damon Albarn the new Peter Gabriel?
Soul survivor purges demons, terrifies Southern rockers
Accepting the things we cannot change and raising hell about the rest
Three young divas make soul waters unscary for middle-aged fans
All My Ex's Don't Live in Paris, Texas