“We can’t be afraid of moving on.” As I write this, I’m watching actor/comedian/musician Donald Glover talk about, essentially, the world of possibilities that lies ahead of us. It’s definitely striking a chord in me, and maybe giving me the extra kick in the ass I need to explain-to those of you that are still around to listen- what’s been happening with Popblerd for the past several months. As you may or may not have noticed-there hasn’t been a new [...]
Slim Shady sits at the head of this week’s new release table.
Keyboardist Robert Glasper (and his three bandmates who make up the Robert Glasper Experiment) might be the only act remaining who can garner pop attention while offering a sound that has at least a pinky toe in jazz. With 2012′s Black Radio, the Experiment managed to successfully integrate the worlds of jazz and R&B like no one has been able to do in maybe two decades. Featuring a who’s who of soul and hip-hop luminaries, Black Radio deservedly won the [...]
Jheri Curl Fridays is back, y’all!
Dan Wilson is back with a very pretty new tune.
Welcome back, guys. Seriously.
The Geto Boys are among the soul and rap artists profiled in this season of UnSung, which kicks off tonight.
The Arcade Fire follow up their Grammy winning smash, and more…in this week’s new release column.
New music from our friends to the North.
Not so crazy, maybe a little sexy, still cool.
The Robert Glasper Experiment is joined by Norah Jones for another slice of tasty soulfulness from ‘Black Radio 2.”