The Screaming Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley, Makes The Most of His Late In Life Shot
Soul man Charles Bradley always knew he could sing. His fellow members of The Job Corps told him, everybody throughout his life let him know. He just never got the shot, shuttling from one odd job to another.
Oklahoma’s Broncho Combines Punk And Alternative For Big Fun
July 9, 2013 - Listening to Broncho’s debut album Can’t Get Past The Lips you are reminded as much of The Ramones as you are of Weezer. This is a fun aggressive pop band that straddles the line between punk and pop.
July 5, 2013 - Portugal. The Man are a shape-shifting indie-rock band originally from Wasilla, Alaska. Led by vocalist John Gourley, the band went the indie route entirely until they were signed by Atlantic records before their last album.
Is Duane Allman The Greatest Slide Guitarist Ever?
July 4, 2013 - Certainly fans of current Allman Brothers Band guitarist Derek Trucks might put up an argument, but there is ample evidence on the new box set Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective to support believers in the talent of the guitarist who died at the age of 24 in 1971.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Live Among The Bikes At The Harley-Davidson Museum
July 4, 2013 - A special stripped-down session today from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club recorded at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. The band, performing today as a trio, has been together since the 90’s.
Bobby McFerrin Inspired By His Father’s 1955 Recording On New Album Of Spirituals
July 29, 2013 - Supple-voiced, body-tapping, usually acappella singer Bobby McFerrin has a band with him today to play the music of his new album Spirityouall. The creator of the ubiquitous 1988 hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” was inspired to make the album by his father Robert McFerrin’s similar album of spirituals called Deep River.
Christopher Owens Of Girls: His Solo Album Lysandre Is “A Coming Of Age Story Mixed With Romance”
July 2, 2013 - Christopher Owens who recorded two albums with JR White as Girls has released his first solo album Lysandre. It’s a very personal revealing album and so is his conversation today with The Cafe’s Michaela Majoun.
Parquet Courts Work Really Hard To Sound Like They Don’t!
August 28, 2013 - The nonchalant raw riffage and the perfect off the cuff lyrics. Those are the things that attracted me to Light Up Gold the second full
length album from the Brooklyn based band Parquet Courts.
Madeleine Peyroux Plays Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Live
June 4, 2013 - Madeleine Peyroux started singing blues and jazz on the street in Paris. Over her career she has released six albums, sold over a million of her second album, Careless Love, and developed a following for her easy-going Billie Holiday tinged sound.
Red Baraat’s Raucous Party Blends Banghra Music With New Orleans and Even Hip Hop
July 15, 2013 - At a Red Baraat show you may not even notice the music you are dancing and madly waving your hands and butt to is kinda sophisticated. The
combination of Punjabi Banghra music, New Orleans style jazz, go-go and even hip hop is so seamless and the vibe of the party is so exuberant
that barriers fall down.
Seattle Indie Folk Band Ivan And Alyosha Release Debut "All The Times We Had"
May 28, 2013 - I’m sure that every time Ivan and Alyosha are interviewed they have to talk about Russian Literature. Yes, they started out as a duo of Tim
Wilson and Ryan Carbury, but the name came from the characters in The Brothers Karamazov.
Fitz & The Tantrums Continue To Defy Genres On New Album More Than Just A Dream
May 24, 2013 - The Los Angeles band Fitz & The Tantrums broke through in 2011 with their debut Picking Up The Pieces. The undeniable songs and a truly
exciting live set led them to festival appearances that had them called the “hardest working band of Summer 2011.”