Song Of The Day: Sean O’Hagan, “Candy Clock”

September 20, 2019 • Song Of The Day

Taken from the Drag City release, Radum Calls, Radum Calls.

Album Reviews »

The Artist Formerly Known As Prince: The Versace Experience: Prelude 2 Gold (NPG Records/The Prince Estate)


For Fashion Week 1995, The Artist Formerly Known As Prince compiled a cassette that served as a prelude to his forthcoming album The Gold Experience, a release that quickly became a Holy Grail. Part remix album, part sampler, part audio collage, it offers a fascinating–and often quite frustrating–first peek into what The Kid was up to that year.

A Conversation With... »

All Is Well: A Conversation With Woo’s Clive Ives


We have a lovely and informative discussion with Clive Ives, one-half of the British experimental instrumental duo Woo, where he breaks down their latest archival release, the charming and delightful All Is Well.

Exclusive First Listens »

Exclusive First Listen: Hot Club Of Cowtown, “Easy Money


We are pleased to offer you an exclusive first listen to “Easy Money,” a song taken from the forthcoming Hot Club of Cowtown album Wild Kingdom, which will be released September 27th.

Book Excerpt »

Rabbit’s Blues: The Life And Music Of Johnny Hodges: The Coming of Bird


Legendary saxophone player Johnny Hodges is the subject of a comprehensive new biography. This excerpt addresses the changing times of the mid-1940s and the arrival of an innovative but divisive new player, Charlie Parker.

Book Reviews »

Man In The Music: The Creative Life And Work Of Michael Jackson (Vintage Press)


Journalist Joseph Vogel’s superb examination of the creative life of Michael Jackson is greatly expanded and revised, offering a critical and non-judgmental look at one of the most polarizing and controversial pop stars of our time.

DVD Reviews »

Reelz Presents: All Eyez On Me: The Real Story


A new Reelz documentary shines a very different light on the life and the persona of legendary artist Tupac Shakur, and suggests the “real” man was a very different person.