Review by: Mut Asheru Summer's almost over but the party definitely ain't over. We're happy to share with you an awesome summer-lover-cozy-chill track from one of our favorite artists Avi Wisnia. SKY BLUE SKY does not disappoint and is saturated with his silky voice and Brazilian jazz goodness. It's a light one that floats around in the atmosphere before landing squarely in … [Read more...] about Sonic Bloom: Avi Wisnia’s “Sky Blue Sky” flies high for us!
....."Give me a hit," I croaked into her ear, sure I could score a little something from her out there on the street. "I'm clean, Charlie. Have been for three years," [my cousin Shirley] said, her voice cracking. "Three years?" I yelled.....While I contemplated the thought, Shirley started to full-on cry, her face contorted, tears leaving streaks down her cheeks and chin. … [Read more...] about “I Am Charlie Wilson” – The Gap Band, despair, addiction and back. Interview with the Soul singer on his upcoming memoir and the life that’s filled its pages
Written by: Mut Asheru What’s one of the things missing from the American music market today? Ahhh, I can hear all of you chiming in with the obvious and not-so-obvious answers. And you’re right...or not. But what I bet not one you has mentioned, is the one thing or person that legendary producer / songwriter Joel Diamond has discovered...a young Indian artist by the name … [Read more...] about Music Interview: Erick Blu – teen pop sensation from India hopes to break the American market with the help of legendary producer Joel Diamond
Review by: Mut Asheru It’s with a heavy heart that I write this review. WINTER is the 7th mini album MBLAQ a Korean male group that debuted only 5 years ago and is arguably the best musical effort they have produced to date. Having steadily progressed in skills and talents this album shows maturity in songwriting, arrangement skills and vocal abilities. Thankfully their … [Read more...] about CD Review: “Winter” by MBLAQ is their best thus far!
DALLAS, Dec. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a girl, Dallas-based singer Laura Ainsworth watched starry-eyed as her dad, big band sax/clarinet master Billy Ainsworth, accompanied such lounge/jazz idols as Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett and Mel Torme. She dreamed of following in their footsteps, not realizing she was witnessing the end of an era. She never imagined she would one day … [Read more...] about Recession Launches Recording Career: “Nu-Vintage” Vocalist Laura Ainsworth Takes Unusual Road to Acclaim
Interview by: Mut Asheru Indie record label Idol Records has been in business for 20 years. *round of applause please*. This year marked the 20th year of hustle, determination, success and preservation for the Texas based label founded by Erv Karwelis. Watching Erv operate makes me tired. He's everywhere and always working. The thing that stands out about Idol Records is not … [Read more...] about TX based indie record label IDOL RECORDS celebrates 20 years of doin the damn thing!
Album review by: Melody Charles Pot liquor, smoked neck-bones, gravy puddled on a plate that you sop up with a biscuit: those flavors invoke the feel and comfort of home and that's what I feel when I hear the voice of Anthony Hamilton. Seriously----his voice is the truth. Ever since the late 90s, the NC native's gritty tenor stood out on a variety of rap jams (Tupac, Nappy … [Read more...] about CD Review: Christmas Anthony Hamilton Style…”Home for the Holidays” invokes the feel and comfort of home
Show review by: Mut Asheru Last night the delicious men of 2PM showed up and showed out in Dallas, TX with their “Go Crazy” World Tour. Since their inception the JYP managed KPOP group have grown as artists. A couple members have released solo albums and they have dabbled in film and the variety show circuit of Korea. They are performers and entertainers. While their outfits … [Read more...] about Concert Review: 2PM “Go Crazy” World Tour in Dallas, TX