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SOUND OFF Wednesday, January 7
Are you tired of friends and family mocking your groundbreaking satanic gospel songs? Are you banned for life from all local open mic nights for your innovative yodeling number, “Alp …
RAP LEGEND Wednesday, January 7
Hip-hop hero and pioneering rapper Doug E. Fresh is known as The Human Beat Box, bestowed due to his mad skills for using his mouth to emulate drum machines and other weird effects. In the early …
New York four-piece are fast becoming the darlings of the indie rock scene
QWEL SERVES UP THE RHYME CONTROL Wednesday, January 14
I have said on occasion that I can't abide hip-hop,
 but this is not exactly true. So here is some 
 clarification. At the age of 12, I was captivated by Sugar Hill Gang's "Rappers Delight," so much so that I bought the 12-inch, flipped it …
MUSIC Wednesday, January 14
When he was preparing to create his latest album, Toska, Red Mouth spent months fretting over budget restraints and other recording monotony. In the last month of production and completion, though, …
THE IMITATION GAME Wednesday, March 4
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the phenomenon known as the tribute act takes sincerity to a level just this side of swearing on a 10-foot stack of Bibles during a blood …
SOUND WAVE Wednesday, March 11
The Seattle-based four-piece La Luz (Spanish for “light”) are skilled at combining reverb-drenched, surf-style rock with doo-wop and ’60s girl-group harmonies, driven along by …
FOREVER DEAD Wednesday, January 21
In the late ’60s, when The Grateful Dead were mixing up their crackling blend of electric blues rock, feedback-drenched jams and full-tilt musique concrète explorations, keyboardist Tom …
PARK IT ON SUNDAY Wednesday, March 11
Soak up some of that sweet Florida spring sunshine (or quite possibly get soaked by springtime showers) at this year’s Natural Life Music Festival, featuring live music by Nashville-based …
WHOLE LOTTA SOUL Wednesday, March 18
In the late ’60s and early ’70s, Mavis Staples was a key voice in her family band, The Staple Singers. With their gospel-driven hits like “I’ll Take You There” and civil …