Category: Music

James Jamerson Sr. playing bass

James Jamerson: The unsung Motown bassist that influenced Paul McCartney

James Jamerson is just one of many session players in the 50s and 60s who went virtually unknown during his lifetime. Even now, after being…

Johnette Napolitano from Concrete Blonde in Happy Birthday video

Concrete Blonde – “Happy Birthday” (song of the day)

Concrete Blonde had a lot of standout tracks on Free, but this one is timeless. “Happy Birthday” is a great song any day of the year, but…

Ikebe Shakedown band photo

Ikebe Shakedown delivers cinematic instrumental funk

Ikebe Shakedown is another Bandcamp discovery. The band specializes in cinematic soul, an instrumental brand of soul/funk that feels like it should be straight out…

Bucketheadland abstract image

Underground Chamber is a ride deep into the mind of Buckethead

Buckethead’s Underground Chamber is the fourth release in his “Pikes” series, and something like his 33rd studio release overall. Underground Chamber is too good to…

One from the vaults: World Destruction by Time Zone

Needed a bit of adrenaline on top of my caffeine today, pulled this one out of the vaults for a quick boost. “World Destruction” is…

té’s “Therefore, the fantasy of density fails, and the world that you see is “forgetting” tomorrow.”

If you’d enjoy some hard rock without screamy vocals (or, any, for that matter) then I have a great recommendation for you. Check out té’s…

Album cover: Massive Attack vs. Mad Professor

Downtempo and chill but still interesting: Massive Attack v Mad Professor

Don’t let the cover fool you, this album is full of chill. No Protection (1995) by Massive Attack v. Mad Professor is nearly 50 minutes…

Shpongle Live in London 2013

Shpongle: Live in London

Late to the party is better than never to the party. Shpongle has been around for ages, but first crossed my radar a few months…

Praxis: Warszawa

One of Bill Laswell’s many, many, many projects, Praxis is an experimental rock band that has featured a rotating cast of players. This iteration features…

A little Robyn Hitchcock

Went to see Robyn Hitchcock Thursday night at The Arts Center in Carrboro. This was a solo acoustic show, joined for a few songs by…