At the end of 1995, Gary Louris had a problem. A big one. His band, the critically acclaimed, Minneapolis-based Jayhawks, was just starting to gain some commercial traction after a decade of existence at the front of the No Depression/Americana/alt-country pack. Their release earlier that year, Tom ... More >>
H-Town Beat Down BBVA Compass Stadium, June 20 What better way to christen concerts at BBVA Compass Stadium than an insane hop-hop/R&B show with four top stars? BBVA may want to take out some extra coverage on natural disasters, because Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz, J. Cole and Future performing toge ... More >>
Note: this article was written by Houston-based writer Son-Christopher. This Friday Houston welcomes home Ledisi, a dynamic singer and daughter of the bayou area. But can you ever really go home again? A famous text says, "They asked us to sing songs, but how can we sing songs of Zion in a strange ... More >>
Who should be producing Xscape?
No one was more disappointed than I was with the fact that producers were deciding to capitalize on unreleased Michael Jackson material with the album Michael just one year after the King of Pop passed away. It was a crass, money-making maneuver, and the album showed it. They're doing it again this ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresJanet Jackson Reliant Stadium March 4, 2011 Keep your shirt on. Janet did. Clad in a sleek silver catsuit so tight it was a miracle she could even breathe, let alone walk, let alone shimmy, let alone writhe on the stage during "Feedback," let alone pull of the kung-fu ... More >>
Jill Scott returns to the studio after various screen projects and a son.
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