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The Afghan Whigs – “The Lottery”

120 days ago
StereogumThe reunited Afghan Whigs return next month with Do To The Beast, their first new album in 16 years. We posted the video for “Algiers,” the album’s first single, but “The Lottery,” the song they just shared, might be an ... more info

BOOK REVIEW: Robert Gordon, “Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion”

211 days ago
PopdoseTo me, the music of Stax Records, the seminal soul music label from Memphis, has always been sacred, from the time I was a child.  All of my life, Stax has been part of my own soul – I had singles by Booker T. and the M.G.’s, Isaac Hayes,... more info

Donald Fagen: Sunken Condos – review

646 days ago
Guardian Music(Warner Bros)When Steely Dan released Two Against Nature in 2000, it was as if their creative duo, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, had found nothing interesting musically to draw on in the two decades since their last release. But they've been on mor... more info

DJ Shadow: soundtrack of my life

688 days ago
Guardian MusicThe Californian hip-hop artist and record-digger extraordinaire on his love of James Brown, his thirst for new music, and why Dr Dre sounds like homeDuring his most intense period of collecting, Josh Davis, alias DJ Shadow, would spend several hours ... more info

Readers recommend: songs about circles – results

712 days ago
Guardian MusicThe time has come round again for this week's RR playlistAnother week, another Readers Recommend theme, regular as clockwork. Last week's call for songs about circles solicited some profoundly heady adventures into the subconscious and expressions of... more info

Rumer: Boys Don't Cry – review

788 days ago
Guardian Music(Atlantic)Releasing a covers album as the successor to Rumer's hit debut seems to have "stopgap" written all over it, but Boys Don't Cry is not entirely thus. Though made with the intention of keeping fans sated until the official followup to 2010's ... more info

New music: Rumer – A Man Needs a Maid (live at Rivoli Ballroom)

796 days ago
Guardian MusicRumer's second album features covers of songs written by men in the 70s, including this Neil Young classicIn a recent interview with Q magazine, Rumer, aka Sarah Joyce, was asked about the period following her platinum-selling debut album, Seasons of... more info

Donald 'Duck' Dunn

799 days ago
Guardian MusicBass guitarist with Booker T & the MGs, the band at the heart of the Stax soul soundThe soul music created at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, was an indelible part of the soundtrack of the 1960s. The magisterial and hypnotic bass-guitar lines on ... more info

Legendary bass player Donald 'Duck' Dunn found dead in Tokyo at age 70

800 days ago
Guardian MusicBooker T and the MGs groover was a familiar presence on blues and soul recordings and played himself in 'The Blues Brothers'Musician Donald "Duck" Dunn, the pioneering bass player whose grooves drove Booker T and the MGs and hits including Otis Reddi... more info

Solid Steel Show 2012-05-11 Coldcut, Bang On Session, Shut Up And Dance

800 days ago
Core News“Solid Steel in association with Serato (11th May) Coldcut open with the strange and wonderful Connan Mockasin and slide effortlessly into classic Issac Hayes and the Trojan sounds of Vin Gordon. It’s more reggae from Donovan Carless and ... more info

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