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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Sweet Soul Music and the Low Down Dirty Blues at the Montreal Jazz Festival

Read "Sweet Soul Music and the Low Down Dirty Blues at the Montreal Jazz Festival" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

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The marquee on Stax Records studio in jny: Memphis, Tennessee reads “Soulsville U.S.A." Although “Soulsville of the North" may be a stretch, for 10 days in July, jny: Montreal turns into a hotbed of Soul, R&B, Funk and the Blues. From the first years ...

Emi Ferguson: Amour Cruel

Read "Amour Cruel" reviewed by Peter Jurew

Crossing musical borders is a risky business. Our culture loves certainty; the marketplace prefers easily distinguishable, homogenous categories. Whereas contemporary visual artists, at least since Rauschenberg, receive critical praise (and financial reward) for combining styles and materials previously thought to be discrete, contemporary musicians who cross boundaries put their reputations, and sometimes their careers, on the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Bombino 2012 Spring Tour / 25+ Dates

Bombino 2012 Spring Tour / 25+ Dates

Bombino, iTunes' Breakthrough Artist of 2011, is returning to North America this spring. With over 25 shows already confirmed and more to come, Bombino is bringing his rocking Desert Blues guitar wizardry to a variety of cities for the first time. If Bombino wasn't able to make it to your town last year now may be ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Electric Cowbell Records Releases New Batch of Singles

Electric Cowbell Records is hot on the heels of its critically acclaimed debut compilation 101 Things To Do In Bongolia, which is a sonic brochure of the label's first batch of singles from 2010-2011 with the addition of some bonus tracks and remixes. The compilation has sparked gushing quotes like, “Electric Cowbell is Brooklyn's hardest-working new ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Electric Cowbell Fall/Winter Vinyl Releases out October 11th

Electric Cowbell Fall/Winter Vinyl Releases out October 11th

Electric Cowbell Records is hot on the heels of its critically acclaimed debut compilation 101 Things To Do In Bongolia, which is a sonic brochure of the label's first batch of singles from 2010-2011 with the addition of some bonus tracks and remixes. The compilation has sparked gushing quotes like, “Electric Cowbell is Brooklyn's hardest-working new ...