Hey, honey, would you like to have sex?
No, not tonight. I'd rather listen to Meatloaf.
Yeah, we've never said that either, but turns out a lot of Spotify listeners think "Bat Out of Hell" is more enjoyable than actually orgasming. And that's not all the streaming platform uncovered with its recen ... More >>
When Sra. Martinez bowed out of of the Design District back in July, we knew it wouldn't be long before the space would reopen with a new concept.Amir Ben-Zion, the man behind Gigi, Bardot, Cooper Avenue, and formerly Sra. Martinez, will be opening up South Street Restaurant & Bar, a Motown insp ... More >>
Donald "Duck" Dunn, the famed session bass guitarist for Memphis-based Stax Records and R&B band Booker T. & the M.G.'s, died in Tokyo after performing at the Blue Note night club with fellow musician Steve Cropper. He was 70.
Dunn was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1941. He met future guit ... More >>
Unlike the rest of the stops on his current tour, Mayer Hawthorne's May 8 visit to Grand Central comes with a money-back guarantee. Not that anyone has ever asked for a refund.
But Hawthorne stresses, "We put on shows. It's much more of a party than a concert. We definitely work harder than any ba ... More >>
Jazz in the Gardens 2012
With Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle, Sensere, Nicole Henry, Kevin Eubanks, and Kenny G
Sun Life Stadium
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Better Than:Kenny G doing a saxophone solo while writhing around in a bed of roses. Well, Mr. G was there. But a bed of roses was not included.
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Schiko via Stones ThrowMayer Hawthorne is a Michigan-bred dude with a genuinely soulful sound. Undoubtedly, Motown influenced the young singer's timeless melodies. His falsetto vocals can sometimes sound straight out of 1971. But this producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist is making orig ... More >>
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/Roc NationLet's start with the facts: (1) Rap giants Jay-Z and Kanye West joined forces to create an album titled Watch the Throne; (2) There is a teaser trailer for their upcoming video "Otis"; (3) The video was directed by Spike Jonze; (4) The song features a sample of Otis ... More >>
Leonardo Valencia used to cook brunch for his broke friends in Brooklyn with his ex-wife Didi.
She's a pastry chef and he's a former culinary school attendee whose favorite thing to make is breakfast. And one day, these two cooks realized that the most delicious garnish for eggs is Motown.
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Yes, those are tiny pregnant ladies in Barry White's hands.When we set out to put this list together we thought, "Great, we're going to have a wide variety of songs!" That dream was shattered when we quickly realized white people don't know shit about bone jams.
If the number of Wayans children ... More >>
Eight years. That's how long Maxwell spent between LPs. And that's about eight times the general shelf life of the average pop star. But as we make clear in this week's feature, Maxwell is not, and has never been, your average pop-star. In fact, he's come off as something enduring and timeless from ... More >>
public domain image via Florida Guy 128 on wikimedia commons.Hallandale Beach at SunsetThe image above is of the sleepy-looking beachside town called Hallandale, Florida and gives no indication of the city's Black musical history. But the Palms in Hallandale, just north of Miami, otherwise known ... More >>
Curtis Mayfield's voice is like a salve. No matter what you're
ailing from, sometimes listening to Curtis can be a cure-all. On a day
like today, where motivation to keep moving forward is limited, here's
an oldie-but-goodie from one of soul music's greatest singers. --Jonathan Cunningham