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2016 In Review

You Want It Darker: 2016’s Musician Deaths & Where We Go From Here

At the tail end of last year, Lemmy Kilmister died. You could see that one coming, between recurring reports of the man’s failing health and…
Ryan Leas | December 2, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Sounding Board

Even In Death, Sharon Jones Is An Inspiration

Sharon Jones wasn't supposed to happen. She'd tried. She'd tried again and again. As a teenager, she'd sung at talent shows around New York City,…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Listomania

New Indie Rock Christmas MP3s For 2009

Even though there's something sacred about time-honored traditions, there's only so many years you and your beloveds can sit beside the Christmas tree and listen…
Amrit Singh | December 17, 2009 - 2:44 pm

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Even In Death, Sharon Jones Is An Inspiration

Sharon Jones wasn't supposed to happen. She'd tried. She'd tried again and again. As a teenager, she'd sung at talent shows around New York City,…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Sharon Jones Had A Stroke While Watching Election Results

Sharon Jones, vocalist of the retro-soul institution Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, passed away on Friday after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. And in…
Peter Helman | November 20, 2016 - 4:19 pm

R.I.P. Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones, vocalist and leader of the retro-soul band Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, has passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer. According to…
Peter Helman | November 18, 2016 - 9:09 pm

White House Fest SXSL Announces Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Jones, Stranger Things Cast

Earlier this month, the White House announced that they were teaming up with SXSW to bring a one-day miniature version of the festival to the…
Peter Helman | September 25, 2016 - 5:34 pm

Watch Iggy Pop Cover David Bowie At Tibet House Benefit

Last night, the Tibet House held its annual benefit at New York's Carnegie Hall. The great minimalist composer Philip Glass curated the lineup, which included…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2016 - 8:55 am

SXSW 2016 Film Premieres Include Sky Ferreira Thriller, Death By Audio Doc, Chet Baker Biopic

SXSW 2016 is fast approaching. We already know the full lineup of bands that will descend on Austin next month for the music side of…
Peter Helman | February 2, 2016 - 8:24 pm

Sharon Van Etten Is Going Back To College, Hopes To Become A Therapist

California Sunday Magazine and Mailchimp's Q&A series "The Thread" has been going all year, facilitating conversations between artists like Ben Gibbard & Mark Kozelek, Father
James Rettig | December 3, 2015 - 5:08 pm

FKA Twigs, Iggy Pop, Philip Glass, & More To Play Tibet House Benefit

The 26th annual Tibet House US Benefit will take place on 2/22 at New York City's Carnegie Hall, and its initial lineup was just announced.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 20, 2015 - 11:31 am

Watch Sharon Jones, Alexis Krauss, Santigold, Amanda Palmer, & More Cover Talking Heads Songs For David Byrne Tribute Concert

No matter his level of recognition, David Byrne is forever a guy about town. I've brushed past him in the East Village, seen him ride…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 24, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Watch Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Play Fallon

Just like in last week's video for "Stranger To Happiness," Sharon Jones, in the wake of beating cancer, delivered a fantastic performance on Fallon last…
Miles Bowe | January 13, 2014 - 10:48 am

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – “Stranger To My Happiness” Video

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings had to delay the release of their new album Give The People What They Want because Jones was going through…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Stream Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings Give The People What They Want

Initially, retro-soul institution Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings planned to release their new album Give The People What They Want back in August. But Jones,…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2014 - 10:15 am

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – “Goldfinger” (Shirley Bassey Cover)

If you skipped out on your family last night to go see the new Scorsese joint The Wolf Of Wall Street, you may already know…
Tom Breihan | December 26, 2013 - 10:35 am

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – “Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects” Video

If you watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings joined Joan Jett & The Blackhearts as one of the most welcome…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2013 - 11:07 am
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