• Sade,  Soul

    I Still Really Really Love You…

    The sweat is pouring off of me even though the air conditioner is humming away right above my head. It’s the end of July and I’m in Southern Illinois. Murphysboro to be exact. I’m sprawled out on my dad’s couch…

  • Soul

    The Soul Train Documentary on VH-1

    For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, be sure to set your DVR for the next airing of VH-1’s Soul Train: The Hippest Trip In America. Yes, buried amongst VH-1’s vapid, putrid pile of reality shows is actually…

  • Local,  Rock,  Soul

    Incoming: Gaslight Anthem, Citizen Cope

    My next two shows are in the books… The Gaslight Anthem – September 15th – Martini Ranch, Scottsdale | I’m not crazy about the venue – right in the heart of Old Town Snottsdale – but for Brian Fallon and…

  • R&B,  Soul

    New Tunes: Rob Murat

    Rob Murat is a singer/songwriter/producer who just dropped his first album, So Much To Say. I like the soul revival feel of this one. Sort of sounds like something Amy Winehouse would sing (only with “fuckery” and “Blake incarcerated” added…

  • Rock,  Soul

    New from The Heavy: Sixteen

    The pride of Noid, England, The Heavy hit my radar back in January ’08 with a hard funkin’ tune called “That Kind of Man”. So when I heard they were getting set to release a new full length album, The…

  • 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…

  • Christmas,  R&B,  Soul

    The Temps’ Silent Night – Merry Christmas

    I was searching around for some info about when the Temptations version of “Silent Night” was recorded, and stumbled across a very heartfelt 2004 piece from the Washington Post. Writer Neely Tucker describes his relationship with the song – one…