Funk & Soul Wednesdays – Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye’s career spanned the entire history of rhythm and blues before he was shot by his own Father at the age of 45.  His legacy carries on, and him and his music will never be forgotten.  Marvin and his band played at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival in 1980, and watching the performance of “Got to Give it Up” always make me smile.  Sandra Lee Akaka absolutely destroys it on the cowbell.  If this doesn’t move you, I suggest you check your... Read More

Adele – “Turning Tables” Live

Stumbled upon this amazing live version of Adele’s “Turning Tables.” What an amazing artist. If you haven’t heard her most recent album, 21, you are missing out on one of the best of 2011! Follow  Read More

Electrelane – Reuniting for UK festivals

The British band Electrelane went on indefinite hiatus in 2007, but have recently announced they’ll be playing a few UK Festivals this Summer.  This allows me to dream that they’ll also release some new material!  Electrelane started in the late 90s, and were very influenced by Sonic Youth and The Velvet Underground.  They only made a handful of videos, so here is “To the East” off their fourth and last album No Shouts, No Calls. Follow  Read More

Mitzi – All I Heard EP

Here we have an excellent EP from Australian foursome Mitzi. Mitzi blends modern rock pop with disco influences – something very popular in Australia right now, particularly Melbourne. The genre is being called “Nu Disco” and it’s one of the freshest sounds around. Listen to the whole EP below via Soundcloud. Watch these guys, they are going places. Mitzi – All I Heard (Radio edit) by Mitzi (Band) Mitzi – Morning Light (Radio Edit) by Mitzi... Read More

Everything Everything – “MY KZ UR BF”

Everything Everything throws aside the current conventional wisdom that if it’s indie and electronic, it also has to be 80’s revival. The UK- based band crafts highly intricate post-punk pop tunes with three part harmony and a properly modern sound. The lead single from their debut album “Man Alive” is below. Check it out! Follow  Read More

Icona Pop – Manners

Some amazing new, weird, and fresh pop music coming from Swedish duo Icona Pop. Their single “Manners” is ridiculously catchy and should be a big hit in the Indie Pop sphere. No word on an LP, but I’ll keep you guys posted. Follow  Read More

Funk & Soul Wednesdays – Booker T. & the MG’s

There’s no better way to kick-off Funk & Soul Wednesdays than with a listen to Booker T. & the MG’s.  This instrumental band represents two of my favorite things, the South (Memphis to be exact) and Stax Records.  Booker T. & the MG’s were the originators of the Stax sound and backed many Stax artists including Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas and Wilson Pickett.  “Green Onions” was the first album ever released on the Stax label and the... Read More

Watch This Group: Cosmic Kids

Check out this new single from Cosmic Kids titled “Reginald’s Groove.” Groove is right – this track packs the funk. Best when walked to down a city street. Reginald’s Groove by CosmicKids   Follow  Read More

Some Notes on the New Strokes Single

  • It’s amazing. • It lives up to the hype. • It’s rather amazing upon repeat listens. Follow  Read More

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