Because there are multiple decades of jazz, it's almost impossible to pick the top 10 albums of all time; the hip cats with their canes and cool shades will throw their used saxophone reeds in my direction and call me a young whippersnapper. The debate is so polemic that I might as well write ... More >>
Funk pioneer Sly Stone announced in the New York Post this week that he's homeless. Fans are lamenting Stone's predicament, but we see it as karmic retribution for the annoying omnipresence of his music (those who have heard "Everyday People" 90 times during a morning commute can relate).
We've made no bones about our affection for Aloe Blacc in the past. There are several intriguing subjects to cover when it comes to the Laguna Hills-bred troubadour born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III: his days in indie hip-hop outfit Emanon; his transition from MC into a traditional soul vocalist; ... More >>
20th Century Fox"The Star-Spangled Banner" has an image problem. That is, no one likes it.Oh sure, everyone respects and reveres what it stands for, what it evokes in us as nation and as a people. But no one really admires it on its merits as song, and singers and sports fans have long detested t ... More >>
Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyYo La Tengo: Charisma you can't see.What, exactly, were Yo La Tengo doing on the main stage?
Nerdy garage rock, wiseguy jazz, Binges that purge, Goodfoot turns 9 and Holy Fuck!
Liqdzunshine ain't your father's hip-hop crew, but they may be your mother's
More than three decades on, Sly & the Family Stone stand fresh
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From Pitchfork: On March 20, Epic/Legacy will celebrate the 40-year anniversary of the release of the group's 1967 debut, A Whole New Thing, by reissuing it along with the rest of the band's seven pre-solo Sly or Family Stone "comeback" albums. All seven albums (chronologically: A Whole New Thing, D ... More >>
The Family Stone, House of Blues, Anaheim, Sat., Jan. 13
The Family Stone with Sly Stone
Happy new year! If 2007 goes right, you'll be able to count on this wee blog to keep you informed on all things . . . well, all things that we think you should like, I guess. That means: show reviews, band recommendations, random stuff from Ziegler and more contributions from (hopefully) more contri ... More >>
Arthur Lee, R.I.P., again
Can the Baghdad Fad Stage a Comeback, or is he Vanilla Iced?
Natural Afrodisiacs mission to funk
Arthur Lee is Free and says youll get your moneys worth
Herbie Hancock praises jazz eclecticism, disses Wynton
And the annual 2002 Puss award!
Handicapping the Long Beach Blues Fest
Taj Mahals deep blues
Goda.k.a. James Browncomes to Anaheim
Edgar Winter and Patti How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? Page within 72 terrifying hours!
Will the Wolves survive?