DVD Review: The Bob Hoskins Handmade Films Collection

Review By: Boo Allen Mona Lisa, The Long Good Friday, The Raggedy Rawney, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne. Bob Hoskins’ unlikely yet prolonged and successful career is highlighted in this collection of four fine movies on four discs. His versatility shines first in “Mona Lisa” (1986, rated R, 104 minutes) and “Long/Friday,” (1980, rated […]

CD Review: Little Flowers by Antonis Ladopoulos

Little Flowers – Antonis Ladopoulos Review By: T. Mathenia   “Little Flowers” is a wonderful testament to jazz expressions where the musicians deliver fine performances and are kind enough to sprinkle the album with superb solo interpretations on each of their respective instruments. There are ten healthy five-minute plus songs on this CD.  Antonis Ladopoulos […]

CD Review: Unbelievable by Keke Wyatt

Review By: Melody Charles Few female R&B artists on the scene have a voice as piercing and as powerful as KeKe Wyatt’s: thanks to a pair of sizzling duets with another certified soul talent, Avant (“Nothing In This World” and a potent Rene & Angela remake, “My First Love”), KeKe’s debut CD went gold and […]

Film Review: Thunder Soul

Thunder Soul Director:  Mark Landsman   So for those of you out there who don’t know Thunder Soul is a documentary about how in the 1970’s Cashmere High School band director Conrad Johnson turned his band into an international funk sensation and 30 years later the students returned and they pay a tribute to him, […]

Singer Ronny Morris on his Award Winning Album “Sweet Silence”

Interview By: Mut Asheru If its taken 5 years to put out his first album I shudder to think how the long we have to wait for the second.  Luckily, Ronny Morris and his debut album “Sweet Silence” is a polished cave of gently wondrous melody and perfectly pitched vocals.  His work and energy is […]

Interview: Lyfe Jennings: Trouble Man Turned Troubadour

LYFE JENNINGS: Trouble Man Turned Troubadour By: Melody Charles He’s a troubled-man-turned troubadour with an urban edge, on the brink of a nationwide tour to promote the release of his fourth CD I Still Believe , but in an exclusive chat with Unsigned The Magazine (UTM), Lyfe Jennings sounds more like a relationship expert than […]

Music Interview: Swedish for Beginners

SWEDISH FOR BEGINNERS By: T. Mathenia Swedish For Beginners, a Swedish(surprise!) indie outfit, playing their very own kind of guitar-based, electronica-sprinkled and harmony vocal-soaked pop, were formed in 2006 by vocalist and songwriter Johan Signert. SFB were invited as the only Swedish band, to play at prestigious Manchester festival In The City, which caused a […]

Music Interview: Choklate – Incredible

By: Mut Asheru Singer/Songwriter Choklate has become an underground soul phenom.  After hearing about her repeatedly we decided to seek her out and find out what the excitement was all about. First mission was to cop her critically acclaimed debut album “Choklate” released on Kajmere Records.  After accomplishing that, we gave it a listen and […]

Sonic Bloom: Sub Rosa

By: Carolina Jones For an album recorded in someone’s bedroom, this damn thing is beautiful.  Indie band Sub Rosa’s album Slings & Arrows is moody rock played expertly. Vocalist Jennifer Boeder must have angels sleeping in her throat.  Her vocals dip and glide over ‘White Flag’ and other tunes that merge and flow into each […]