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Music Review: Faith No More – ‘We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition)’

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'We Care A Lot' is Faith No More first deciding to “get their freak on” and dip their toes in that creative water. The record may not stand as a seminal piece of music history, but it certainly does in regard to the history of a band who flipped off the hipsters, squares, and Johnny-come-latelys at every turn. That defiant attitude started in 1985, and it’s good to hear an odd but so enjoyable document given a fresh sonic tune-up. Read More »

Can’t Turn It Off: The Nu Shooz Interview, Part 1

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Between 1982 and 2016, Nu Shooz recorded six LPs and an EP. Their most recent effort, 'Bagtown' (2016, NSO Music), is the culmination of much musical study in understanding the distance and intimacy between pop and R&B. Both Valerie Day and John Smith discuss the birth of Nu Shooz, their biggest hit "I Can't Wait" and more in this exclusive interview with Blogcritics! Read More »

Music Review: Corey Kendrick Trio – ‘Rootless’

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The Corey Kendrick Trio combines the infectious swing of the Oscar Peterson Trio and the intricate interaction of the Bill Evans Trio with a modern harmonic sensibility to create a truly dynamic group sound. Established while studying under Rodney Whitaker at Michigan State, the Corey Kendrick Trio has developed their melody-driven, straight-ahead sound over two and a half years of extensive performing. Read More »