Archive | Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings

The 2011 Sasquatch bill is un-frack-withable

{Sasquatch photo by asclepius6 from the Imaginary Flickr Photo Pool} Do you hear that? It is the sound of folks feverishly tweeting and posting about the amazing #Sasquatch line-up just announced. After weeks (who are we kidding, months!) of mathematically calculating probabilities based on tour schedules and record release dates, we finally have a firm […]

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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings at the Showbox at the Market

Show Date: January 31, 2009

When I last wrote about Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings a little over a year ago, I was afraid that I might have been a little excessive with the hyperbole. I pretty much wrote that their December 2007 show at Neumo’s was the closest thing an atheist could get to a religious experience. Actually, that’s […]

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Live At KEXP Volume Four


For a perfect sampler of the contemporary non-mainstream rock radio aesthetic, and rare versions of what's out there to boot, this is an essential holiday purchase (and only available for purchase through 12/31/2008). This fourth volume of the Live At KEXP series is possibly my favorite in the series, because not only is it filled […]

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Another Best of '07 list: Chop Suey booker Pete Greenberg's favorite albums

I’m a huge nerd when it comes to pouring over annual, best of lists (I’m still biting my nails in anticipation of the Idolator critic’s poll that should be out soon), and I’m always intrigued by what the favorites of people who work in the business of music but aren’t (necessarily) critics or reviewers. So, […]

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New releases for the week, from Easy Street Records

This week's new releases looks like some kinds of flashback or a Halloween trick, but alas it's true: Arrested Development, Backstreet Boys, Blues Traveler, and Britney are all back with new records. Best news of the week is the release of Carrie Akre's Last The Evening {see review}. Even if you don't know her from […]

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