On Friday, August 21, Col. Bruce Hampton will bring his inspired, improvisation rock to Revolution in Fort Lauderdale. He's a jam band hero who helped form the highly influential '90s H.O.R.D.E. tours. With H.O.R.D.E., he employed future jam band all-stars Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band), ... More >>
As a baby of the '80s (well, I was actually born in '78), John Hughes' films played an important role in entertaining and, in all likelihood, shaping me. VHS copies of Vacation, Christmas Vacation, The Great Outdoors, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Mr. ... More >>
"Don't fight it, we gona feel it tonight, ya understand." And with these words Sam Cooke launched into "Feel It" (a Wilson Pickett tune), on what would become his "Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963" album. Jerry Wexler, the man who coined the term "Rhythm and Blues" and a pa ... More >>
Painkiller (Blind Pig)
As electronica takes over the Deauville, Charlie and Yvonne Brown remember music before the sequencer
Marc Ribot y los Cubanos Postizos
Mack Emerman founded Criteria Recording Studios, made a fortune, lost it all, then lost his mind. Now he's back from the dead and ready to work.
Miami's soul-music era may be over, but singers like Bobby Stringer are struggling to revive the genre
The perenially pompous Mr. D'Arby puts his imprimatur on another ambitious pop-soul epic
Short on the sides and leave a little on top today, please, Professor. And give me a little of that Sicilian Defense while you're at it.
From The Heights to the depths of bad TV songs