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SXSW Live Shot: Okayplayer
Founded by Questlove, Okayplayer has long served as a curator of cool and champion of left-of-center underground talent. Saturday night’s Rainey Street showcase at Bungalow proved the website and online community still has a finger on the pulse.

1:15PM Sun. Mar. 22, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

SXSW Live Shot: Stones Throw Records
A year removed from premiering documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records at SXSW Film, the independent left coast label was back again cultivating a cohesive evening about boogie. While last year’s showcase celebrated a love for all things played at 45rpm, the 2015 edition was dominated by bizarro funk and R&B.

10:55AM Sat. Mar. 21, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

SXSW Keynote: Snoop Dogg
The grumbling began as soon as the keynote announcement was made. The old guard wanted Dylan. Instead, on Friday morning, they got the Doggfather.

8:57AM Sat. Mar. 21, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

SXSW Live Shot: Wyclef Jean
In a SXSW Interview on Thursday at the Convention Center, Wyclef Jean sounded like a man with something to prove: “If you think Wyclef can’t rap no more, please motherfucker, try me.”

12:30PM Fri. Mar. 20, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

SXSW Live Shot: Action Bronson’s Scoot Inn BBQ
Always the charmer, Action Bronson won over a capacity crowd at Scoot Inn hours before stepping on stage.

11:15AM Thu. Mar. 19, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

SXSW Live Shot: Son Little
The music world begins to learn the name Son Little, but it’s heard his voice before. Under his given name Aaron Livingston, the Philly native offered a soulful invocation on the Roots’ 2011 album Undun.

8:30AM Wed. Mar. 18, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

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The Righteous Reverend Gean West 1936-2015
Goodbye world, so long sin. Reverend Gean West of Dallas gospel soul survivors the Relatives died yesterday at Parkland Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. The gravel-voiced preacher was the musical and spiritual leader of a group that led one of the most improbable late-career resurgences imaginable.

2:35PM Thu. Feb. 5, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Shot: Jon Batiste/Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
ACL Fest might not have quite as much soul as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, but a pair of Crescent City cats – one on Friday and the other Saturday – let the good times roll.

10:09AM Sun. Oct. 12, 2014, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

ACL Live Shot: Legendary Soul Stirrers
“Before there was soul music – before there was rock & roll – there was the Legendary Soul Stirrers.” Most bands could never live up to such a towering introduction, but this one’s true. And on Sunday at ACL Fest, the gospel quartet did exactly what it’s done for nearly 90 years: praise Jesus with the most heavenly harmonies imaginable.

9:37AM Mon. Oct. 6, 2014, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

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