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Music Review: Ruthie Foster – ‘Promise of a Brand New Day’

ruthie foster promise of a brand new day album cover

Ruthie Foster artfully walks a line too fine for almost anyone else: the line between the blues, soul and gospel traditions on the one hand, and folk-pop on the other. Read More »

Music Review: Coco Montoya – ‘Songs from the Road’

Coco Montoya - Songs from the Road

Despite some shortcomings, Coco Montoya's live 'Songs from the Road' is an outstanding overview of the bluesman's career for fans and newcomers alike. Read More »

New Music from ‘American Idol’ Favorite Sanjaya Malakar

Photo: Sanjaya Malakar

The season six 'American Idol' finalist has newly recorded covers and an upcoming performance to benefit Gilda's Club. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – ‘Audio with a G: Sounds of a Jersey Boy – The Music of Bob Gaudio’

Audio With A G - Sounds of A Jersey Boy, The Music of Bob Gaudio (2CD)

The 36 tracks of Bob Gaudio's 'Audio with a G' represent over 40 years of songwriting. Read More »

Music Review: Nick Jonas – “Chains”


“Chains” is by far the greatest, most inspired and powerful track of 2014 – it is pure musical perfection. Read More »

Concert Review: Taylor Hicks at Little Creek Casino – Shelton, WA 6/26/14

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A night of high-octane blues and soul, courtesy of the harmonica-wielding 'American Idol' champ. Read More »

Memories of Prince’s First ‘Hit & Run’ Tour


It's been a great reflection time for this amazing musician as his new upcoming album, and other new developments bridge back 15 years to when his 1982 hit "1999" anthem rocked the whole year. Read More »

Music Review: Tina and the B-Sides – ‘Barricade’

Tina and the B-Sides

Tina Schlieske's gutsy singing and songwriting both owe much to her predecessors in bluesy soul, but while any of these 12 songs might remind you of something, they sound anything but tired. Read More »

Music Review: War – ‘Evolutionary’


Unlike most bands from the classic rock era, War's style never quite went "out of style" the way, say, southern rock or progressive rock did. Funky is still funky. Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Stream Advance Track from WAR’s New Studio Album ‘Evolutionary’ and Win New 2-CD Set

war evolutionary

Win a copy of War's first new studio album in two decades together with the first-ever CD release of the band's 1976 'Greatest Hits.' Read More »