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 […]

SXSW Artist Spotlight: Alice Skye

March 21, 2021 by

360°Sound caught up with Alice Skye, an up-and-coming Aboriginal artist based in Melbourne, Australia. When we spoke with the 25-year-old singer-songwriter via Zoom, she had just wrapped a tour with legendary Australian rock band Midnight Oil, best known stateside for their 1987 smash “Beds Are Burning.” Skye features on the song “Terror Australia” from Midnight […]

Charli XCX Doc ‘Alone Together’ Q&A Highlights

March 20, 2021 by

360°Sound sat in on the live Q&A session following the SXSW world premiere of the documentary Alone Together about the making of pop star Charli XCX’s quarantine album How I’m Feeling Now. In a discussion moderated by Benito Skinner, directors Bradley & Pablo and Charli XCX talk about the challenges of making the documentary and […]

Joe Atkins to co-host ‘Go, Johnny, Go!’ on TCM

March 20, 2021 by

Ole Miss journalism professor and author Joe Atkins will co-host a showing of the 1959 rock ‘n’ roll film Go, Johnny, Go! on Turner Classic Movies this Sunday, March 21 at 12 p.m. EST/11 a.m. CST. Last November, 360°Sound spoke with Atkins about his book Harry Dean Stanton: Hollywood’s Zen Rebel. Go, Johnny, Go! stars […]

SXSW Film Fest: ‘The Sparks Brothers’ Q&A Highlights

March 19, 2021 by

360° tuned in to the Q&A following the SXSW screening of the documentary The Sparks Brothers about the remarkable 50-year career of the band Sparks. In a discussion moderated by Scott Aukerman, director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver), and brothers Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks talk about the film, which is […]