Arca Entrañas [Self-released; 2016] Rating: 4.5/5 I ‘m in the kitchen at the restaurant I work in, a clocked-in body leaning coccyx against metal counter. Trino is chopping tomatoes. “Trino,” I say, “como se dice ‘entrañas’? In English, I mean.” “Entrañas?” says Trino, short for Trinidad, buzzcut. Show More Summary
Dolo Coker was an insider's jazz musician. The pianist was little known except among his peers. Coker spent much of his career playing and recording as a sideman and didn't record his first leadership date until 1976, when he was... Related Stories Blue Mitchell + Sonny Red: '66 Bill Evans: Some Other Time Larry Young: 1964-65
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Although the official soundtrack to the Republican National Convention was a hornet’s nest of sustained, paranoid screaming, there was also music. Loud, incessant music, as it’s been since the days of brass bands blaring John Philip Sousa marches and—somehow—Booker T. Show More Summary
In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Walt Frazier for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). The former New York Knicks champ talked about growing up in Atlanta and why he needed two parking... ...
Oddly enough, the supergroup's sole offering says a lot about the Seattle scene today.
The sleeper song of the summer gets the triumphantly silly video it deserves.
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Lara Downes shows how to get people to come to a performance -- in an age when publicizing the show in the media won't do the job.
Sting and Peter Gabriel’s joint Rock Paper Scissors tour stopped at KeyArena in Seattle last night, where they were joined by none other than Eddie Vedder to sing with each artist on one of their tracks. Vedder did the Police’s “Driven To Tears” with Sting and then a few minutes later followed that up by […]
Pop bigwigs join forces for a new collaborative offering.
“Now, when I listen to your shit, I hear similarities. I actually wanted to work with him [Jon Brion] so I could be like the rap version of you. That was one of my main goals. The albums that inspired me for Late Registration were your first one, Tidal, and Portishead’s Dummy, but especially your lyrics and how you sing. Show More Summary
Brand New just put out a 7" for their song "Mene," and it comes out with an exclusive b-side, "Out of Range" (which has appeared online as a demo before)... Continue reading…
The big news from late-night TV last night was Stephen Colbert bringing his old friend Jon Stewart out of retirement so that he could launch one huge, euphoric fuck-you at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. It must’ve been hard for Jimmy Fallon to compete with that, but he did come up with something pretty entertaining. […]
“Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains Of Wayne is not a menacing song. Sure, the 2003 hit and its accompanying music video could be called out for possible sexism (Rachel Hunter sure is objectified), plus hints of voyeurism, not to mention vague implications of multigenerational pedophilia. Show More Summary
I n an interview with Red Bull Music Academy, Berlin-based producer Ziúr describes her approach to sonic and affective intensities in her practice: "I try to channel my own extremities rather than process them." Mining darker emotional...Show More Summary
When I go on long drives, what do I grab for the car? Though I love jazz, my CDs of choice on the road are often soul and disco albums from the 1970s. My friends know how much I love... Related Stories Videos: Five Soul Ballad...
Ziúr Taiga [Infinite Machine; 2016] Rating: 4/5 I n an interview with Red Bull Music Academy, Berlin-based producer Ziúr describes her approach to sonic and affective intensities in her practice: “I try to channel my own extremitiesShow More Summary
Is The Viral Star The "biggest Villain Of The Century"—or Just A 22-year-old From A Poor Neighborhood Who Did Good In Life?