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.
The 2014 Blerdy Awards: Praising The Best Music of 2014-Mostly

The 2014 Blerdy Awards: Praising The Best Music of 2014-Mostly

Adding my voice to the year-end lists...with a twist.
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...
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.
Stevie Wonder Spreads "Magic" To Boston On Key Of Life Tour

Stevie Wonder Spreads “Magic” To Boston On Key Of Life Tour

Make no mistake. Stevie's still got it.
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?
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.
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
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.

What Would You Say...To A Reissue Of Under The Table And Dreaming?

What Would You Say…To A Reissue Of Under The Table And Dreaming?

“Under The Table & Dreaming” is being reissued for its 20th anniversary. Oh, they were so angry then…

Let's Fight Over Who Gets Inducted Into The Rock Hall: 2015 Edition

Let’s Fight Over Who Gets Inducted Into The Rock Hall: 2015 Edition

The Smiths are human and they need to be loved (by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)…just like everybody else does.

Guster Goes Electro? Check Out "Simple Machine"

Guster Goes Electro? Check Out “Simple Machine”

No farm animals were hurt during the recording of Guster’s latest single.

Reviews
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.

Album Review: Prince's Art Official Age

Album Review: Prince’s Art Official Age

Is “Art Official Age” a return to form? Or is it more of the same ol’ lazy that we’ve been getting from Prince for most of the past decade?

Features
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.

Mayer Hawthorne Makes His Family "Stars" In New Video

Mayer Hawthorne Makes His Family “Stars” In New Video

Mayer Hawthorne is still working the year old “Where Does This Door Go” album, and one of its best singles, “The Stars Are Ours,” gets the video treatment.

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.

Jheri Curl Special: Ranking Every #1 R&B Hit Of The ’80s From Worst To First (20-11)

Jheri Curl Special: Ranking Every #1 R&B Hit Of The ’80s From Worst To First (20-11)

We give it up for DeBarge in the next-to-last installment of our ranking of each #1 R&B hit of the ’80s.

Playlistomania: 1989

Playlistomania: 1989

A Spotify playlist that’ll give you a pretty good idea of what I was jammin’ to in the year of Taylor Swift’s birth.