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Experimental band fuses electronica, trip-hop

August 10, 2010

When aspiring drummer Nick Munos placed an ad on Craiglist searching for a band to join, he wasn’t sure who would respond. However, when Avi Ghosh — noted for his solo work and former musical...

’80s pop singer Cyndi Lauper gets case of the blues

August 10, 2010

Known for her chart-topping ’80s anthem “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” few people would expect Cyndi Lauper to come out with a blues album. But in the two and a half decades since...

Psychadelic Furs ride ‘new wave’ of ’80s nostalgia

June 30, 2010

Best known for “Pretty in Pink,” the theme song from the iconic ’80s film by the same name, the Psychedelic Furs formed in 1977, when the English punk scene was at its apex. Headed...

The Fleshtones share ‘super rock’ with eager fans

June 15, 2010

The Fleshtones emerged in the punk and new-wave scene in the 1970s and became well-known at New York venues, including CBGB, Club 57 and Danceteria. They have opened for James Brown, Chuck Berry, The...

Outkast’s Big Boi releases star-studded solo debut

June 6, 2010

In 2007, Big Boi announced that he would finally release a solo album under his own name. While he recorded Speakerboxxx as a solo album, it was released under the Outkast moniker, which only further...

Kelis release brings dancers to their feet

June 6, 2010

“We control the dance floor,” Kelis says on the first track of her latest album, Flesh Tone. Known best for her R&B hit “Milkshake,” Kelis seems to have become more ambitious...

Islands features fresh set of faces born from ashes of The Unicorns

June 5, 2010

When Canadian indie band The Unicorns broke up, fans were left wondering what went wrong. Was it us? Did their success come too fast? All of these were speculative questions as to why a band would release...

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros avoids cliches with sweetly eclectic sound

June 5, 2010

“Home, let me come home. Home is whenever I’m with you.” The sweet lyrics and whimsical sounds of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ latest hit “Home” wax...