Stax Records

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    J. Roddy Walston on the Identity of the South

    By Roy Kasten Onstage -- his hair whipping like a battlefield banner, his piano splintering, his gnarled voice bellowing and his band crushing out something like rock, something like the blues -- J. Roddy Walston is surely a force, but not really a force of nature, as he is often deemed. His reckle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Can Soiled Dove Underground host rock and roll legends like Booker T. Jones?

    This isn't the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The list of upcoming artists beaming on a nearby screen includes artists like Nothing But Saxes, billed as "a smooth jazz experience." The menu includes items that feel more a propos to a Chili's than a rock venue. You can nibble on jalapeno cheese dip and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    JJ Grey & Mofro at the Fillmore, 2/21/14

    JJ GREY & MOFRO at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 2/21/14 This show at the Fillmore offered a full night of funk in various forms, from the cowfunk stomp of Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers to the slick and polished Motown meets Shel Silverstein funk of Keller Williams, culminating with JJ Grey and Mofro's down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Ten rockers who found religion

    We all dream of finding fame and fortune in our chosen fields, but when people actually do get rich and famous, they often discover that money can't buy happiness, or love, or whatever it is the Beatles were singing about. What's the answer, then? God? Meditation? E-meter auditing? When musicians ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2013

    Alabama Shakes at the Ogden Theatre, with Michael Kiwanuka, 3/9/13 (reviews, photos)

    ALABAMA SHAKES @ OGDEN THEATER | 3/9/13 There were too many musical threads to count during Alabama Shakes' dynamic and dizzying performance at the Ogden Theatre. During the most heart-rending moments of "Be Mine," for example, vocalist and guitarist Brittany Howard summoned the spirits of James Br ... More >>

  • Music

    March 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Detroit Cobras, Super 400 and Yerkish @ the Falcon

    Detroit Cobras, Super 400 and Yerkish Friday, May 9 The Falcon You'd never know that Yerkish was missing a guitar player. Down an axeman, Nate Huisgen pulled double-duty -- not an easy task considering the band's complex song structures that border on math-rock. But with his creative approach, Huis ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Electronic Music

    The year in review.

  • Music

    October 15, 1998

    Here Come the Punks

    Thinking of getting married? Then Rancid may be the band for you.

  • Music

    May 21, 1998

    Jim Dandy to the Rescue

    The Southern-rock wildman on sex, politics and firing one up with the president.

  • Music

    October 16, 1997

    System's Abnormal

    K Records founder Calvin Johnson leads Dub Narcotic Sound System down the road less traveled.

  • Music

    August 17, 1994