Questlove talks ‘Summer of Soul’ documentary

May 7, 2021 by

In the Hot Docs Festival keynote, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson spoke with film critic Radheyan Simonpillai about his new documentary Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised). The film chronicles a 1969 Harlem music festival that featured such artists as Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight, and Sly and the Family Stone. […]

The Paul Rigby interview, Pt 2: The Audiophile Man has more to say about CD

April 30, 2021 by

360°Sound is hoping to convince you to reconsider CD. So we tracked down Paul Rigby, known as “The Audiophile Man,” to help us make the case for compact disc digital audio. In this second installment, Paul talks about box sets and the warm fuzzy feeling you get owning CDs. He also offers some gear advice… […]

Hot Docs 2021: Preview of Music Documentaries

April 28, 2021 by

Phil Childers and I are thrilled to be covering Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival for 360°Sound. The largest documentary fest in North America, Hot Docs will be online this year and run from April 29 to May 9. Our exclusive coverage will be focused on the music documentaries making their Hot Docs premiere. Here’s a […]

10 Great ‘Best Original Song’ Oscar Winners

April 24, 2021 by

By Alex Beene and David Hopper The entertainment phrase “the show must go on” has never felt quite as relevant as now. This Sunday, the Academy Awards will take place, as have other awards shows during the pandemic, after lengthy delay. Last year’s ceremony was lucky in retrospect, as it was able to be a […]

Rocktology! Top CDs of the ’90s tournament results

April 17, 2021 by

It’s Rocktology! Our Top CDs of the ’90s tournament. And Metallica’s eponymous 1991 disc, popularly referred to as the Black Album is the winner of our annual full-field event. But this tournament was as much about the audio format as it was about the artists who released these albums. The 1990s and the compact disc […]

Savanna Chestnut shines on ‘The Voice’

March 28, 2021 by

Country singer-songwriter Savanna Chestnut, who spoke with 360°Sound last year, recently appeared on the hit NBC show The Voice, now in its 20th season. Country superstar Blake Shelton chose Chestnut for his team after her country rendition of the ‘80s pop classic “Hold Me Now” by Thompson Twins. We caught up with the Americus, Kansas […]

The Paul Rigby interview: Audiophile Man Talks CD

March 27, 2021 by

Paul Rigby wants you to make room in your heart and your life for all music formats.  Known as “The Audiophile Man,” Paul has been a technology journalist for some 35 years, building a broad base of knowledge by learning from experts he’s interviewed. He writes for British magazines Hifi World and Record Collector, and has also […]

Author Talk: Guy Mankowski on UK’s Pop Rebels and Outsiders

March 26, 2021 by

360°Sound caught up with Guy Mankowski, author of Albion’s Secret History: Snapshots of England’s Pop Rebels and Outsiders (out now on Zer0 Books), which covers such British artists as Syd Barrett, David Bowie, PJ Harvey, Kate Bush, and Goldfrapp. Mankowski is a full-time lecturer in Creative Writing at Lincoln University in Lincoln, England. He is the […]

SXSW Artist Spotlight: Kayan

March 25, 2021 by

360°Sound spoke with rising R&B and electronic artist Ambika Nayak, who performs under the name Kayan (her last name backwards). Born and raised in Mumbai, India, the 23-year-old singer/DJ/model/actor made her SXSW debut last week, performing an online set on the Third Culture showcase. Kayan’s latest single, “Cool Kids,” dropped in November 2020. In addition […]

Author Talk: Loren Glass on Carole King’s Tapestry

March 22, 2021 by

Fifty years later, Carole King’s second album, Tapestry, continues to resonate with listeners. A massive critical and commercial success, Tapestry has sold over 25 million copies. After its release in February 1971, it was the No. 1 album for 15 consecutive weeks and stayed on the LP charts for almost six years. King swept the […]