Jheri Curl Fridays: Kano's "I'm Ready"

Jheri Curl Fridays: Kano’s “I’m Ready”

I have no clue what Kano looks like, and apparently the internet doesn't, either.
Five January Releases That I'm Looking Forward To

Five January Releases That I’m Looking Forward To

Ne-Yo is one of several big-name artists dropping new albums in January. Check out my thoughts on this and four other upcoming releases I'm looking forward to.
2015 Coachella Lineup Announced

2015 Coachella Lineup Announced

Coachella attendees, get ready for a lot of pasty bare leg courtesy of Angus Young and AC/DC. The full lineup was announced yesterday.
Flyte Brothers XXIX: Howard Johnson's "Knees"

Flyte Brothers XXIX: Howard Johnson’s “Knees”

Get funky with Howard Johnson + Jam & Lewis in the latest Flyte Brothers column.
Jheri Curl Fridays: "You Wear It Well" by DeBarge

Jheri Curl Fridays: “You Wear It Well” by DeBarge

Jheri Curl Fridays is back for 2015. Party with us, El DeBarge, Tootie and George Clooney!
Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 18-B; 2014 In Review (Part Two)

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 18-B; 2014 In Review (Part Two)

The final Blerd Radio podcast of 2014 has arrived. Happy New Year!
Flyte Brothers XXVIII: Morris Day's "Fishnet"

Flyte Brothers XXVIII: Morris Day’s “Fishnet”

The Time reunites (kinda?) for a Morris Day #1 smash.
Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 18-A; 2014 In Review (Part One)

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 18-A; 2014 In Review (Part One)

The Blerd Radio team says goodbye to 2014 in a special two-part episode.
Kendrick Lamar, "The Colbert Report",  And Life-Affirming Music

Kendrick Lamar, “The Colbert Report”, And Life-Affirming Music

Kendrick Lamar is the illest cat out right now. Check his appearance on "The Colbert Report."
Flyte Brothers XXVII: Pia Zadora's "Dance Out Of My Head"

Flyte Brothers XXVII: Pia Zadora’s “Dance Out Of My Head”

Pia Zadora meets Jam & Lewis in a surreal installment of Flyte Brothers.
Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 17: Do The Right Thing

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 17: Do The Right Thing

25 years after "Do The Right Thing" and not much has changed. Check out our latest podcast.
Check The Technique 2: A Must-Have For Discerning "Heads"

Check The Technique 2: A Must-Have For Discerning “Heads”

A must-have for every hip-hop fan on your Christmas list.
Blerd Appreciation: Living Colour

Blerd Appreciation: Living Colour

Hey kids...these guys are a lot more than CM Punk's entrance music.
Random Thoughts: Ferguson Edition

Random Thoughts: Ferguson Edition

I’ve been thinking recently about thought suppression. I’m pretty sure anyone who has been through a traumatic incident has done it, even if they’re not aware of it. Something painful or uncomfortable pops into your head, you reflexively think of something else to try to eliminate that painful feeling as...
Jheri Curl Special: Ranking Every #1 R&B Hit Of The ’80s From Worst To First (THE TOP TEN)

Jheri Curl Special: Ranking Every #1 R&B Hit Of The ’80s From Worst To First (THE TOP TEN)

Can you stand the suspense? Well, worry no more-the top ten is here.
The 80s Cruise
News
Five January Releases That I'm Looking Forward To

Five January Releases That I’m Looking Forward To

Ne-Yo is one of several big-name artists dropping new albums in January. Check out my thoughts on this and four other upcoming releases I’m looking forward to.

New Episodes Of UnSung Begin Next Week

New Episodes Of UnSung Begin Next Week

More episodes of “UnSung” kick off next week, starting with one featuring the Super Freak himself, Rick James.

Set Your "Lampshades On Fire": Modest Mouse Is Back

Set Your “Lampshades On Fire”: Modest Mouse Is Back

Indie rock vets Modest Mouse return with “Lampshades On Fire,” heralding their first new album in eight years.

Damien Rice Announces Spring 2015 Tour

Damien Rice Announces Spring 2015 Tour

Damien Rice hits the concert trail. Check the article for dates.

Throw Up Your Ws: The Clan Is Back With "Ruckus In B-Minor"

Throw Up Your Ws: The Clan Is Back With “Ruckus In B-Minor”

Clan (still) in da front!

The Idiot Box: "Black-ish" & "Marry Me"

The Idiot Box: “Black-ish” & “Marry Me”

Don’t give up on the network sitcom just yet-“Black-ish” and “Marry Me” have serious potential.

Glen Phillips Gives Us Options With Rarities/Demos Release

Glen Phillips Gives Us Options With Rarities/Demos Release

Always a good day when you can add new music by Glen Phillips to your collection.

Bass!! How Low Can You Go? Classic P.E. Albums Being Reissued

Bass!! How Low Can You Go? Classic P.E. Albums Being Reissued

Get ready to have the noise brought all over again.

Guest Column: Michael Jackson Fans Unite To Thrill The World

Guest Column: Michael Jackson Fans Unite To Thrill The World

Honor the funk of 40,000 years and be charitable at the same time!-That’s the concept of Thrill the World.

Guster Announces 2015 Tour Dates; Season 2 of "Makin' Friends With Ryan Miller"

Guster Announces 2015 Tour Dates; Season 2 of “Makin’ Friends With Ryan Miller”

The “Evermotion” continues; Guster announces 2015 tour dates, while Ryan Miller’s reality series gets ready for Season 2.

It's An Awards Bonanza: Chris Brown Leads 2014 Soul Train Awards Nominees

It’s An Awards Bonanza: Chris Brown Leads 2014 Soul Train Awards Nominees

Wendy Williams will be hosting the 2014 Soul Train Music Awards–who are the hot nominees this year?

Iggy Azalea Leads American Music Awards Nominees

Iggy Azalea Leads American Music Awards Nominees

Pharrell Williams joins Iggy Azalea, Eminem, John Legend and others on the list of American Music Awards nominees.

Reviews
Set Your "Lampshades On Fire": Modest Mouse Is Back

Set Your “Lampshades On Fire”: Modest Mouse Is Back

Indie rock vets Modest Mouse return with “Lampshades On Fire,” heralding their first new album in eight years.

Catch "The Rhythm" With MNEK's Latest

Catch “The Rhythm” With MNEK’s Latest

Another dope joint from MNEK. Check out “The Rhythm.”

Always On Time: De La Soul & Chuck D Join Forces For "The People"

Always On Time: De La Soul & Chuck D Join Forces For “The People”

De La Soul and Chuck D on the same track? Long Island is definitely in the building.

Frank Ocean Teases New Album (Maybe?) With "Memrise"

Frank Ocean Teases New Album (Maybe?) With “Memrise”

Frank Ocean is back…or is he?

Some Way Out Funk Courtesy Of The Legendary Steve Arrington

Some Way Out Funk Courtesy Of The Legendary Steve Arrington

Have you had your funk today?

Completely Random Song Of The Day: Cause & Effect's "You Think You Know Her"

Completely Random Song Of The Day: Cause & Effect’s “You Think You Know Her”

You can enjoy the silence…or you can play the lone top 40 hit for synth duo/Depeche Mode clones Cause & Effect.

Throw Up Your Ws: The Clan Is Back With "Ruckus In B-Minor"

Throw Up Your Ws: The Clan Is Back With “Ruckus In B-Minor”

Clan (still) in da front!

Jennifer Hudson Establishes Identity; Sings Her Ass Off on JHud

Jennifer Hudson Establishes Identity; Sings Her Ass Off on JHud

Jennifer Hudson gets delightfully retro on a surprisingly good new album.

Rock The Vote With Andre Cymone

Rock The Vote With Andre Cymone

Before you go to the polls next Tuesday (and especially if you weren’t planning to go,) Andre Cymone would like a word with you.

A Diva Disaster: The Queen Of Soul Stumbles With Covers Collection

A Diva Disaster: The Queen Of Soul Stumbles With Covers Collection

No, Aretha. Just…no.

Lenny Kravitz Struts To A Dancier Beat On New Album

Lenny Kravitz Struts To A Dancier Beat On New Album

Lenny celebrates 25 years of being Lenny by…being Lenny.

"Better Days" Ahead: New Music From Bad Rabbits

“Better Days” Ahead: New Music From Bad Rabbits

A little funk, a little rock=the always dope Bad Rabbits. Check out their new song and see whether they’re coming to a town near you.

Features
Flyte Brothers XXIX: Howard Johnson's "Knees"

Flyte Brothers XXIX: Howard Johnson’s “Knees”

Get funky with Howard Johnson + Jam & Lewis in the latest Flyte Brothers column.

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 18-B; 2014 In Review (Part Two)

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 18-B; 2014 In Review (Part Two)

The final Blerd Radio podcast of 2014 has arrived. Happy New Year!

Flyte Brothers XXVIII: Morris Day's "Fishnet"

Flyte Brothers XXVIII: Morris Day’s “Fishnet”

The Time reunites (kinda?) for a Morris Day #1 smash.

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 18-A; 2014 In Review (Part One)

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 18-A; 2014 In Review (Part One)

The Blerd Radio team says goodbye to 2014 in a special two-part episode.

Flyte Brothers XXVII: Pia Zadora's "Dance Out Of My Head"

Flyte Brothers XXVII: Pia Zadora’s “Dance Out Of My Head”

Pia Zadora meets Jam & Lewis in a surreal installment of Flyte Brothers.

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 17: Do The Right Thing

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 17: Do The Right Thing

25 years after “Do The Right Thing” and not much has changed. Check out our latest podcast.

Blerd Radio 2014: Episode 16B: Let's Go To The Hall (of Fame) (Part II)

Blerd Radio 2014: Episode 16B: Let’s Go To The Hall (of Fame) (Part II)

The Hall of Fame is cool and all that, but THIS podcast has an AARON NEVILLE impression.

Flyte Brothers XXVI: Ralph Tresvant's "Sensitivity"

Flyte Brothers XXVI: Ralph Tresvant’s “Sensitivity”

As sensitive as it gets…

Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Deliver A Winter Heater With "Uptown Funk"

Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Deliver A Winter Heater With “Uptown Funk”

Get ready to boogie with Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson.

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 16 A: Let's Go To The Hall (Of Fame)

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 16 A: Let’s Go To The Hall (Of Fame)

Green Day? Nine Inch Nails? Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame? So THESE guys are the establishment now?

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 15: I Love My Dead Gay Son

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 15: I Love My Dead Gay Son

Spooky Electric would like to have a word with you about our latest podcast…

Flyte Brothers XXV: Patti Austin's "The Heat Of Heat"

Flyte Brothers XXV: Patti Austin’s “The Heat Of Heat”

Jam and Lewis meet Patti Austin-the result is appropriately heat-inducing.