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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 to Sufjan or “Last Christmas” or the same old yuletide indie rock. It’s time we spruced up our collective Xmas indie rock playlist with some newness! Even if Christmas isn’tMore »

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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
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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
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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
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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

Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings – “Retreat!” Video

Retro-soul force of nature Sharon Jones and her Dap-Kings had planned on releasing their new album Give The People What They Want back in August,…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2013 - 4:05 pm

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff…
stereogum | March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am
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U CAN HAZ MOAR INDIE XMAS

Our yuletide ’09 playlist keeps expanding. Yesterday we premiered Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls’ holiday jam. Now we’ve added Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings’ “Ain’t…
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2009 - 11:15 pm
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Dark Was The Night Live @ Radio City Music Hall, NYC 5/3/09

The fear with any supertalent variety show like last night's Dark Was The Night live event is that the appeal on paper will far outstri…
Amrit Singh | May 4, 2009 - 9:24 am
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David Byrne Ropes Santigold, Tori Amos Into Weird Concept Album

Details are emerging on the Renaissance Man’s Here Lies Love, a concept album about Imelda Marcos, shoe-obsessed widow of the Philippines’ former dictator. Byrne wrote…
Scott Lapatine | April 10, 2009 - 3:21 pm
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Photos From Philadelphia’s Inaugural Roots Picnic

Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford Over the past decade and change, the scene that's come to define Philadelphia -- in media exposure and…
Amrit Singh | June 9, 2008 - 1:41 pm
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New Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Video – “Tell Me”

A week after we witnessed Sharon and Bushwick's Dap-Kings get all sorts of fierce in the Mojave tent at Coachella, we get to revisit the…
Amrit Singh | May 2, 2008 - 2:18 pm
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Coachella: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy You know what sucked for every band following Les Savy Fav yesterday? The fact that they had…
brandon | April 26, 2008 - 2:29 pm
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Videos From Coachella Friday

Greetings from Indio. We saw lots of stuff yesterday: Les Savy Fav, The National, Cut Copy, The Verve (!), Aphex Twin (!!), Jack Johnson (!!!).
Scott Lapatine | April 26, 2008 - 12:25 pm
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Making Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings’ “Answer Me”

With the revival already in progress, Sharon Jones's 100 Days, 100 Nights brought the Dap-Kings vintage brand of rhythm and blues, funk and soul to…
Stereogum | December 10, 2007 - 3:41 pm
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New Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings Video – “100 Days, 100 Nights”

In this classic looking and sounding Adam Elias-directed footage — according to notes provided over at YouTube, Elias shot it with a pair of vintage…
Stereogum | November 1, 2007 - 3:31 pm
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