If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>
Mary J. Blige has the same pain and grit in her voice of having lived a very full life as artists like Billie Holliday, Etta James and others. For a burgeoning hip-hop generation, Blige's voice and signature style of taking a hip-hop beat and adding her soulful vibe to it so changed the sound of mus ... More >>
Today is 2Pac's birthday. Had the young MC lived to see this day, he would have been forty years old. It would take days of paragraphs to capture the impact 'Pac had on society, music in general, particularly hip-hop. A poet, actor, 'hood scholar and the mightiest thug, the name 2Pac is synonymous ... More >>
Hip-hop loyalist and rock-and-roll revivalist Cody ChesnuTT has guitar, headphones -- and will travel to the center of your brain.
Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.
Al Green no longer separates church from state of mind.
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