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How the Internet, like George Clinton before it, has reinvigorated samplingnew

"We never mind them sampling or covering a song. You're not supposed to get sued all over the place for doing it. We'd rather be doing it together." —George Clinton
INDY Week  |  Brandon Soderberg  |  09-25-2013  |  Music

Why Your Band Should Forgo "Fuck" for its Namenew

The F-named band has become not the face tattoo of band names but instead the trucker's cap of band names.
INDY Week  |  David Klein  |  09-25-2013  |  Music

Guttural Rhythms: The Science of Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dubnew

Honing in on sounds drawn from Jamaica invariably abut America’s jazz tradition. Drummer Ted Sirota’s more than vaguely familiar with both. But his estrangement from reggae and dub didn’t occur because of lacking fealty. The drummer just found himself more easily insinuated into jazz ensembles.
Chicago Newcity  |  Dave Cantor  |  09-20-2013  |  Profiles & Interviews

Arctic Monkeys: AMnew

Every couple of months, the British press finds a new band that will "save rock." In the summer, or maybe early autumn, of 2005, Arctic Monkeys saved rock, but on a scale unprecedented at that time, even by Oasis...
Tucson Weekly  |  Joshua Levine  |  09-12-2013  |  Reviews

Janelle Monáe: The Electric Ladynew

Janelle Monáe swung for the fences on 2010's hyper-ambitious The ArchAndroid, hustling between musical styles and sidestepping pop star shenanigans in order to announce the arrival of a serious artiste. The Electric Lady doesn't represent a reimagining of Monáe's project...
Tucson Weekly  |  Sean Bottai  |  09-12-2013  |  Reviews

New Orleans artists to watchnew

There's no shortage of interesting personalities and sounds in New Orleans. We've had our eyes and ears on a few emerging artists — from cutthroat MCs and bluegrass young guns to heavy metal beasts. [image-1] Who: 3D Na'TeeWhat: quick-witted, take-no-prisoners MC with storytelling chops...
Gambit  |  Alex Woodward and Frank Etheridge  |  09-10-2013  |  Music

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews releases Say That to Say Thisnew

Many New Orleanians have followed the rising musical star of Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews' since he was brought onstage at the 1990 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival by blues legend Bo Diddley — a magic moment captured by late photographer Michael P. Smith as the four-and-a-half year old Andrews lofted a trombone taller than he was. Local music lovers feel a proud parent's type of joy regarding the precious success he's achieved since then...
Gambit  |  Frank Etheridge  |  09-10-2013  |  Profiles & Interviews

Truth Universal discusses his new album and politics in hip-hopnew

After Truth Universal watched a b-boy competition at the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition, he grabbed cardboard from supermarket Dumpsters and rummaged through music store bins for 12-inch records. His family couldn't afford a set of turntables, so he learned to rap...
Gambit  |  Alex Woodward  |  09-10-2013  |  Music

A Critique on Criticsnew

Music reviews are often polarizing because music itself is polarizing.
Jackson Free Press  |  Micah Smith  |  09-09-2013  |  Music

We The Commonnew

Thao Nguyen of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down is of the new generation of singer-activists.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex Notman  |  09-06-2013  |  Music

Stoner Rock's Best Kept Secretnew

Sweden's Truckfighters have more in common with the Melvins than ABBA.
Tucson Weekly  |  Casey Dewey  |  09-03-2013  |  Profiles & Interviews

Just A Rambler: Nick Garrie Reclaims His Masterful “Nightmare”new

He says the album’s recording wasn’t hijacked back in 1968. But if Nick Garrie didn’t think “The Nightmare of J.B. Stanislas” existed in bastardized form, he likely wouldn’t be traversing the Atlantic Ocean to set it all right.
Chicago Newcity  |  Dave Cantor  |  09-03-2013  |  Profiles & Interviews

Spiritual Revolutionary: The Musical Meander of Saxophonist Charles Lloydnew

Charles Lloyd’s "Forest Flower" followed him to New York, a city he describes as jazz’s mecca in its heyday. It followed him to Europe and the U.S.S.R., an unheard of occurrence amid the Cold War. It insinuated itself into hippie culture, Lloyd counting the Grateful Dead, John Densmore and David Crosby as ardent disciples.
Chicago Newcity  |  Dave Cantor  |  09-03-2013  |  Profiles & Interviews

GNR's Duff McKagan gets his Walking Papersnew

Duff McKagan says he's been wanting to work with former Post Stardom Depression frontman Jeff Angell ever since the Guns N' Roses co-founder first saw the ill-fated rock band perform back in the early '90s. "They were the coolest rock band on the planet at that moment," enthuses the former GNR bassist...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Alan Sculley  |  08-28-2013  |  Profiles & Interviews

Enter the Nugenew

Ted Nugent is heading on tour in advance of a new live album--and yes, he's still saying controversial things.
Coachella Valley Independent  |  Brian Blueskye  |  08-21-2013  |  Profiles & Interviews

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