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Somi: A New High Priestess of Soul

Craig Carpenter | Posted 10.01.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Cynical music fans like to talk about the things that aren't happening today; things that aren't happening in jazz, that aren't happening in R&B. A few months ago, I was invited to witness what was happening at New York's Joe's Pub, in the person of recording artist, Somi.

Matt Knudsen's American

Tony Bartolone | Posted 07.28.2014 | Comedy
Tony Bartolone

What is a comedian? Is it somebody who is able to bravely approach the deeply complicated questions that always haunt a society? A poet who incredib...

Ryan Kristobak

The One Rapper's Name You Need To Learn In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment

Perceive what you want, believe what you want My teeth had a lock I learned people will speak if you don't They'll speak if you don't They'll sp...

Monks of Mellonwah's Repeat Performance

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

The Sydney, Australian band Monks of Mellonwah, also known as MOM, have recently released their first full length album. On the music scene since 2...

Days Are Gone: HAIM Sisters Surpass Hype With Marvelous Debut Album (Review)

Thomas McKenna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Thomas McKenna

Tuesday, October 1st witnessed the long-anticipated release of HAIM's debut album, Days Are Gone. It is a masterwork. It is music that burrows in your brain and stays there.

Aurganic's Deviations: Interrupted by Wrong Voices

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 11.30.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

When a band decides to name their brand new album "deviations," one would think the goal would be to deliver something musically different from the usual. Far from being out of the usual run of things, Aurganic's new EP is missing magic.

Why Hip Hop NEEDS Drake

Amanda Seales | Posted 11.27.2013 | Black Voices
Amanda Seales

On "Nothing Was the Same" Drake does this even more successfully than on previous projects and helps to keep the hip hop album as a narrative vehicle as opposed to just a dumping ground for hyped up studio sessions

Trainwreck to Narnia - An Album Review of Cops, Crosswalks & C****

Melissa Webster | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

It's time to say Bobby Joe Ebola have truly come into their own, successfully capturing their trademark ability to find the humor, truth and irony in every given situation.

AfroPunk Album Review: The Dead Dumb Happy Life

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.26.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

With a disco-like sound of the late '70s, early '80s, the eighth track "Innocence" revs up the dance vibe again to lead us into the ninth track on the album, "Sleeping Disorder," a slow build-up to an emotional frenzy reflecting his turmoil that results in his insomnia.

Until the Quiet Comes -- We Can Enjoy

SF Critic | Posted 12.05.2012 | San Francisco
SF Critic

The music is beautiful and dark, which may pay tribute to the bigger meaning of where we stand as a culture. In a time of beauty all around us, there are the dark looming realities and atrocities of the world today.

Punk Rock Trio Death Grips Have No Regrets

SF Critic | Posted 10.03.2012 | San Francisco
SF Critic

While many heavy metal or hardcore hip hop groups also toy with the sounds of rage and lunacy, it becomes clear that the key factor behind Death Grips' unique appeal does not rest in the anger spoken, but lies in the way the emotions are portrayed.

Green Day's iUNO! - An Album Review

Melissa Webster | Posted 11.20.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

In the end, this band will never let its fans down, and their music will yet again transcend a new generation.

Review: El-P's Never Easy 'Cancer 4 Cure'

Brandon Perkins | Posted 07.22.2012 | Entertainment
Brandon Perkins

One of hip-hop's defining and most exhilarating moments is when the beat drops out and allows a particularly powerful or poignant punchline to garner all the shine. As a producer, El-P is among the best at setting up these moments.

Review: Wrecking Ball by Bruce Springsteen

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Wrecking Ball stands as Springsteen's best album release in almost thirty years. It's both wrenching and jubilant; looking back and looking forward; steeped in sorrow as well as celebratory and undaunted.

"Storydwelling" - A Review of Heatherlyn's New Album

Rev. Roger Wolsey | Posted 11.07.2011 | Arts
Rev. Roger Wolsey

What's your story? That's what singer-songwriter Heatherlyn's new album "Storydwelling" invites us to ponder. Our ears, hearts, and souls enjoy a be...

Love, Work, and Money: An Instant Classic from Josh Charles

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
2morrowknight

Josh Charles' distinctive voice is the perfect anchor (and perfect compliment) to this 10-track masterpiece. This album is a major charm offensive for music lovers in search of great tunes.

HuffPost Review: Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The singer's voice has matured significantly -- along with his haircut and wardrobe; this time out, Maxwell has recast himself as a grown-up with all its musical and lyrical upgrades.

HuffPost Review: Bruce Springsteen -- Working On A Dream

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Bruce, arm-in-arm with his old E Street gang, seems to be working on his own dream of growing old, not just gracefully, but significantly.

HuffPost Reviews: Van Morrison -- Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl / Asa -- Asa

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With a basic reverence for the original record, Morrison's live arrangements allow for musicians to add new layers of strata though jams, while acknowledging forty years has passed since the original was slated.

HuffPost Review: Kanye West -- 808s & Heartbreak

Brandon Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brandon Perkins

With a career track record comprised of doing exactly what he wanted to do and receiving hyperbolic pop-appraise, Kanye did the only thing Kanye could: He made an anti-pop album.