• Electronic,  Funk

    Review: Alan Wilkis, “Pink and Purple”

    Brooklyn-based electrofunk wizard Alan Wilkis recently gave me an early peek at his latest release Pink and Purple. For those of you not familiar with Alan, let me bring you up to speed the self-described “musician, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and general…

  • Funk,  Soul

    New Nino Moschella: Boom Shadow

    Slipping just under my radar last week was the new release from California funk-soulmeister Nino Moschella. His debut a couple years back, The Fix, was heavy on the retro 70’s soul/funk sound – think Parliament, Sly, Shuggie Otis and the…

  • Funk,  Prince

    The Truth About Funk

    Behind the scenes, I have quite a cool little network of like-minded folks when it comes to the music of Prince. We have a soft spot for that golden era in Prince music – the 80’s – when he was…

  • Funk

    Looking Back: Cameo

    I know I speak for all middle class suburban white males in their late thirties when I ask: “Where the hell is Larry Blackmon??“ Okay, well maybe not – but I do get nostalgic for the funky old days of…

  • Funk,  Rock

    Extreme Returns

    So what’s thirteen years, multiple musical ventures, bad blood and feuding between brothers? For the members of Extreme it appears that it’s not much more than a very long summer vacation. Now before you go judging or recalling their pigeonholing…

  • BritPop,  Funk,  Indie,  Pop,  Rock,  Video

    Levi Goes *Pop*

    I was recently implored to check out Pop Levi, whose music was described to me as “Bowie meets Prince.” Ummm…sign me up! Only a year after his first full length, The Return to Form Black Magick Party, Liverpool’s own Levi…

  • Electronic,  Funk,  Indie,  R&B,  Soul

    Bringing Quirky Back: Alan Wilkis

    Falling on the right side of fine line between contrived and convincing, Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Alan Wilkis brings an indie sensibility to the electro-pop sound of the 80’s with a huge dollop of soul on his solo debut Babies Dream Big.…