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A few days ago, we heard a cover of Fela Kuti's "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am" by My Morning Jacket featuring Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs) and Brittany Howard (of the Alabama Shakes). The cover is…   Read Story »
The AIDS awareness group Red Hot has given us many great benefit compilations over the years, including 1993's epochal No Alternative ("Unseen Power of the Picket Fence" FTW!) and 2009's equally…   Read Story »
Merrill Garbus's unhinged yawp turns out to be just about ideal for Afrobeat. The Red Hot Organization and the (RED) initiative are currently teaming up to release (RED) Hot + Fela, a new fundraising…   Read Story »
Record Store Day is coming April 16. It began in 2007 and has grown into a indie record store and vinyl lover's version of Christmas morning (or maybe Easter morning? RSD happens the third Sunday of…   Read Story »