Jon Sobel is Co-Executive Editor of Blogcritics and lead editor of the Culture section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases and writes a semi-regular review round-up of independent albums. By night he's a working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a founding member of the Kings County Blues Band, and a sideman, and for six years he ran Cornelia Street Cafe's "Soul of the Blues" concert series. He writes the blog Park Odyssey, where he is visiting and blogging every park in New York City—over a thousand of them. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires.
Punk, even the sophisticated variety to which this aspires, needs attitude.
Johnny Hi-Fi and his fine band cranked out a tight set of melodic rock that brought to mind a slightly less crunchy, more lyrical Weezer.
Soul music is alive and well. No "neo-" prefix is needed.
See it even if you don't follow, or even like, indie rock.
In the age of George W. Bush and Al Qaeda, it’s easy to lose sight of what is ultimately the most important conflict of all: the battle to save the environment.
Keb' Mo's style enables him to find a place in today's pop(ular) consciousness, and that's a tough thing to do without compromising artistic integrity. More power to artists like Keb'Mo' who can do it.
"Kate Bush crossed with Brian Eno" might hint at what to expect here, but it wouldn't convey the full range of musical idioms blended by this duo.